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John Gielgud

Director, Performer, Producer, Writer
( b. Apr 14, 1904 London, ENGLAND - d. May 21, 2000 Aylesbury, ENGLAND ) Male
Also known as: Arthur John Gielgud [Birthname]
Sir John Gielgud

Biography: John Gielgud was born on April 14, 1904 in London to Kate and Frank Gielgud. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and became known as a revolutionary Shakespearean actor of his time. He performed in many productions at the Old Vic and on the West End. He directed in the 1950s and 1960s. He was president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1977 to 1989. His partner was Martin Hensler.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Caligula," "The Elephant Man," "Gandhi," "Elizabeth," "DragonHeart," "Chariots of Fire," "Murder on the Orient Express," "Shine," "Hamlet," and "Arthur." Television credits include: "Agatha Christie's Poirot," "Inspector Morse," "Lovejoy," "Tales of the Unexpected," "ABC Afterschool Specials," and "SCTV."

Other Awards: Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for the Album "Ages of Man: Reading from Shakespeare" in 1980. Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Arthur" in 1982. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for "Summer's Lease" in 1991.

Trivia:
His books include two collections of essays, ''Stage Directions'' and ''Distinguished Company," and the autobiographies ''Early Stages'' and ''An Actor and His Time.''
His state honours were Knight Bachelor (UK, 1953), Legion of Honour (France, 1960), Companion of Honour (UK, 1977), and Order of Merit (UK, 1996).
One of only a few people to have won an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on May 23, 2000.



ProductionsDate of Productions
No Man's Land
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: John Gielgud [Spooner]
Nov 09, 1976 - Dec 18, 1976
The Constant Wife
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
Apr 14, 1975 - May 10, 1975
Private Lives
[Play, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Revival]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
Feb 06, 1975 - Apr 26, 1975
Irene
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
Mar 13, 1973 - Sep 08, 1974
All Over
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
Mar 28, 1971 - May 01, 1971
Home
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: John Gielgud [Harry]
Nov 17, 1970 - Feb 20, 1971
Ivanov
[Play, Revival]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
  • Starring: John Gielgud [Nikolai Ivanov]
  • Book adapted by John Gielgud
May 03, 1966 - Jun 11, 1966
Tiny Alice
[Play, Original]
  • Starring: John Gielgud [Julian]
Dec 29, 1964 - May 22, 1965
Hamlet
[Play, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
  • Performer: John Gielgud [Ghost]
  • Originally produced by John Gielgud
Apr 09, 1964 - Aug 08, 1964
Ages of Man
[Play, Solo, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Sir John Gielgud
Apr 14, 1963 - Apr 21, 1963
The School for Scandal
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
  • Starring: John Gielgud [Joseph Surface]
Jan 24, 1963 - Mar 16, 1963
Big Fish, Little Fish
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
Mar 15, 1961 - Jun 10, 1961
Five Finger Exercise
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
Dec 02, 1959 - Oct 01, 1960
Much Ado About Nothing
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
  • Starring: John Gielgud [Signior Benedick of Padua]
Sep 17, 1959 - Nov 07, 1959
Ages of Man
[Play, Solo, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: John Gielgud
Dec 28, 1958 - Jan 31, 1959
The Lady's Not For Burning
[Play, Romantic Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
  • Starring: John Gielgud [Thomas Mendip]
Nov 08, 1950 - Mar 17, 1951
Crime and Punishment
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: John Gielgud [Rodion Romanitch Raskolnikoff]
Dec 22, 1947 - Jan 24, 1948
Medea
[Play, Drama, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
  • Starring: John Gielgud [Jason]
Oct 20, 1947 - May 15, 1948
Love for Love
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Staged by John Gielgud
  • Performer: John Gielgud [Valentine]
May 26, 1947 - Jul 05, 1947
The Importance of Being Earnest
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
  • Performer: John Gielgud [John Worthing, J.P.]
  • Originally produced by John Gielgud
Mar 03, 1947 - May 10, 1947
Spring Meeting
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by John Gielgud
Dec 08, 1938 - Mar 1939
Hamlet
[Play, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Starring: John Gielgud [Hamlet]
Oct 08, 1936 - Closing date unknown
The Patriot
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: John Gielgud [Grand Duke Alexander]
Jan 19, 1928 - Jan 1928
1977 Drama Desk Award Unique Theatrical Experience
winner No Man's Land [winner]
Starring: John Gielgud
1971 Tony Award® Best Actor in Play
Home [nominee]
Starring: John Gielgud
1971 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Performance
winner Home [winner]
Starring: John Gielgud
1965 Tony Award® Best Actor in Play
Tiny Alice [nominee]
Starring: John Gielgud
1963 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
The School for Scandal [nominee]
Directed by John Gielgud
1961 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
winner Big Fish, Little Fish [winner]
Directed by John Gielgud
1959 Tony Award® Special Awards
winner Ages of Man [recipient]
Starring: John Gielgud (for contribution to theatre for his extraordinary insight into the writings of Shakespeare)
1948 Tony Award® Oustanding Foreign Company
winner The Importance of Being Earnest [recipient]
Performer: John Gielgud
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