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John Gielgud (Arthur John Gielgud)

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Biography

South Kensington, London, England, UK
Born in London, England, John Gielgud trained at Lady Benson's Acting School and RADA, London. Best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26. He worked under the tutelage of Lilian Bayliss with friend and fellow performer Laurence Olivier and other contemporaries of the National Theatre at the "Old Vic", London. He made his screen debut in 1924. Academy Award Best Supporting Actor, 1981, for Arthur (1981), Academy Award Nomination, 1964, for Becket (1964). Read more...

Actor

Character: Richard Ashenden / Brodie

Secret Agent 1936

17
Character: Himself

Sunshine in Soho 1956

1
Character: Sir Francis Hinsley

The Loved One 1965

1
Character: Count Leopold von Berchtold

Oh! What a Lovely War 1969

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11
Character: Farrell

Gold 1974

9
Character: John Lasocki

Dyrygent 1980

1
Character: Master of Trinity

Chariots of Fire 1981

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19
Character: Sharif El Gariani

Lion of the Desert 1981

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38
Character: God

David 1997

0
Character: Cecil Parkes

Shine 1996

85
Character: Priam

Hamlet 1996

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Character: Mr. Touchett

The Portrait of a Lady 1996

12
39
Character: Doctor Doyle

Haunted 1995

0
Character: Sydney Cockerell

The Best of Friends 1991

0
Character: Herbert Dreuther

Strike It Rich 1990

8
Character: Sir Gordon Munday

Getting It Right 1989

7
Character: Colonel Carbury

Appointment with Death 1988

17
Character: Sir Leonard Darwin

Plenty 1985

2
Character: Theodore Woodward

Romance on the Orient Express 1985

2
Character: Lord Durrisdeer

The Master of Ballantrae 1984

1
Character: Lord Irwin

Gandhi 1982

1
Character: Professor of Sunlight

Gulliver's Travels 1996

18
Character: Himself

Dennis Pennis R.I.P. 1997

0
Character: Himself / Mock Turtle

Alice in Wonderland Stills Gallery 2010

0
Character: Himself

Camera Three 1955

0
Character: King Constant

Merlin 1998

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6
Character: Himself

Parkinson 1971

0
Character: Edward Ryder

Brideshead Revisited 1981

0
Character: St. John Clarke

A Dance to the Music of Time 1997

1
Character: Clinton-Meek

QB VII 1974

0
Character: King Louis of France / King Louis VII of France

Becket 1964

0
Character: Albert Speer Sr.

Inside the Third Reich 1982

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Character: The Elder Pope

The Shoes of the Fisherman 1968

0
Character: Frederick William Densham

Menace 1970

0
Character: Haverford Downs

Summer's Lease 1989

0
Character: Cyril Boggis

Tales of the Unexpected 1979

0
Character: Cornelius Cardew

The Shooting Party 1985

0
Character: Himself

Ages of Man 1966

0
Character: Lord Hinksey

Inspector Morse 1987

0
Character: Clive Langham

Providence 1977

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0
Character: Himself

The South Bank Show 1978

0
Character: Lord Wakering

Lovejoy 1986

0
Character: Dr. Abraham Esau, Director Reich Energy

The Formula 1980

0
Character: Cavagnari

The Far Pavilions 1984

0
Character: Prime Minister Lord Salisbury

Murder by Decree 1979

7
Character: Himself

Brando 2007

8
Character: Himself

Looking for Richard 1996

0
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Character: Duke de Charles

Camille 1984

0
Character: Actor 'Arthur'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

5
Character: Sir Adrian Chapple

The Whistle Blower 1986

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Writing