John Gielgud

Actor · Writer · Director
IVA Star Rating : 81
Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century. A member of the Terry family theatrical dynasty, he gained his first paid acting work as a junior... read more

Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century. A member of the Terry family theatrical dynasty, he gained his first paid acting work as a junior member of his cousin Phyllis Neilson-Terry's company in 1922. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art he worked in repertory theatre and in the West End before establishing himself at the Old Vic as an exponent of Shakespeare in 1929–31.

Birth Name

Arthur John Gielgud

Born

Thursday, 14 April 1904

Died

Sunday, 21 May 2000

Actor Filmography

Hollywood Insider Self 2018
Tea With the Dames Self / Self (archive footage) 2018
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Henry IV (clip from Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)) 2014
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Hogarth 2014
Fifty Years on Stage Spooner 2013
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's Hobson 2013
Shakespeare Uncovered John of Gaunt 2012
Never Apologize Self 2008
Brando Self 2007
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 2001
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Hollywood Insider Self 2018
Tea With the Dames Self / Self (archive footage) 2018
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Henry IV (clip from Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)) 2014
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Hogarth 2014
Fifty Years on Stage Spooner 2013
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's Hobson 2013
Shakespeare Uncovered John of Gaunt 2012
Never Apologize Self 2008
Brando Self 2007
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 2001
The Scottish Play Self 2001
Elizabeth The Pope 1998
The Tichborne Claimant Cockburn 1998
Quest for Camelot Merlin / Merlin (voice) 1998
Merlin King Constant 1998
The Harvest of Sorrow Sergei Rachmaninoff 1998
A Dance to the Music of Time St. John Clarke 1997
Hamlet Priam 1996
The Portrait of a Lady Mr. Touchett 1996
The Leopard Son Narrator 1996
Looking for Richard Self - Interviewee / Himself/Interview 1996
DragonHeart King Arthur 1996
Gulliver's Travels Professor of Light, Professor of Sunlight / Professor of Light 1996
Shine Cecil Parkes 1996
Haunted Doctor Doyle 1995
First Knight Oswald 1995
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood Self 1995
Scarlett Pierre Robillard 1994
The Power of One St. John 1992
Shining Through Sunflower 1992
A Walk Through Prospero's Library Prospero 1992
Swan Song Svetlovidov 1992
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker Self 1991
Prospero's Books Prospero 1991
Performance Stephen Dawlish 1991
The Best of Friends Sydney Cockerell 1991
Alleyn Mysteries Percival Pyke Period 1990
Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond Self 1990
Strike It Rich Herbert Dreuther 1990
Summer's Lease Haverford Downs 1989
Getting It Right Sir Gordon Munday 1989
A Man for All Seasons Cardinal Wolsey 1988
War and Remembrance Aaron Jastrow 1988
Arthur 2: On the Rocks Hobson 1988
Appointment with Death Colonel Carbury 1988
Biography Hamlet / Ghost of Hamlet's Father, Self 1987
Inspector Morse Lord Hinksey 1987
An Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa Self 1987
The Whistle Blower Sir Adrian Chapple / Sir Adrian Chappie 1986
Lovejoy Lord Wakering 1986
Plenty Sir Leonard Darwin 1985
Romance on the Orient Express Theodore Woodward 1985
Screen Two Eddie, Jasper Swift 1985
Frankenstein De Lacey 1984
Camille Duke de Charles 1984
The Shooting Party Cornelius Cardew 1984
Six Centuries of Verse Himself - Presenter / Self - Presenter, Himself - Presenter / Self - Host 1984
The Master of Ballantrae Lord Durrisdeer 1984
Scandalous Uncle Willie 1984
The Far Pavilions Cavagnari 1984
Wagner Pfistermeister 1983
Bookmark Self 1983
The Wicked Lady Hogarth 1983
The Scarlet and the Black Pope Pius XII 1983
Invitation to the Wedding Reverend Clyde Ormiston 1983
Gandhi Lord Irwin 1982
Marco Polo Doge of Venice 1982
Inside the Third Reich Albert Speer Sr. 1982
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Charmolue 1982
Brideshead Revisited Edward Ryder, Edward Ryder / Edward 'Ned' Ryder 1981
Priest of Love Herbert G. Muskett 1981
Arthur Hobson 1981
Lion of the Desert Sharif El Gariani 1981
Chariots of Fire Master of Trinity 1981
Seven Dials Mystery Marquis of Caterhan 1981
Sphinx Abdu-Hamdi 1981
The Formula Dr. Esau / Dr. Abraham Esau 1980
The Elephant Man Carr Gomm 1980
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Reverend Jones 1980
The Human Factor Brigadier Tomlinson 1979
Caligula Nerva 1979
Tales of the Unexpected Cyril Boggis, Jelks 1979
Murder by Decree Prime Minister Lord Salisbury 1979
Les Miserables Gillenormand 1978
Romeo & Juliet Chorus 1978
No Man's Land Spooner 1978
The South Bank Show Hamlet (clip from 1944 stage production), Narrator, Self - Actor 1978
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man The Preacher 1977
Joseph Andrews The Doctor 1977
Providence Clive Langham 1977
SCTV Self - Special Guest Star 1976
Aces High Headmaster 1976
Edward the King Benjamin Disraeli 1975
Galileo The Old Cardinal 1975
Murder on the Orient Express Beddoes / Mr. Beddoes 1974
11 Harrowhouse Meecham 1974
Gold Farrell 1974
QB VII Clinton-Meek 1974
Frankenstein: The True Story Chief Constable 1973
Lost Horizon Chang 1973
ABC Afterschool Specials Various Roles 1972
Probe Harold L. Streeter (as Sir John Gielgud) / Harold L. Streeter 1972
Eagle in a Cage Lord Sissal 1972
Parkinson Self - Guest 1971
Play for Today Harry (as Sir John Gielgud) 1970
Julius Caesar Julius Caesar 1970
The David Frost Show Self - Guest 1969
Oh! What a Lovely War Count Leopold von Berchtold 1969
ITV Saturday Night Theatre The Ghost 1969
The Shoes of the Fisherman The Elder Pope 1968
Assignment to Kill Curt Valayan 1968
The Charge of the Light Brigade Lord Raglan 1968
Sebastian Head of Intelligence 1968
NBC Experiment in Television Self 1967
Alice in Wonderland Mock Turtle 1966
ABC Stage 67 Rich Man 1966
Ages of Man Self 1966
BBC Play of the Month Chorus, Captain Shotover, The Inquisitor, Lord Henry Wotton, Charles II, Lord Burleigh 1965
The Loved One Sir Francis Hinsley 1965
Thirty-Minute Theatre The Writer 1965
Chimes at Midnight Henry IV 1965
The Wednesday Play Gabriel Quantara 1964
Hamlet Ghost (voice) / Ghost 1964
Becket King Louis VII of France / King Louis of France 1964
NET Playhouse Harry 1964
To Die in Madrid Narrator (English version) (voice) / Narrator (English version) 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself (archive footage) 1962
The Cherry Orchard Gaev / Leonid Andreyevich Gaev, Lyubov's brother 1962
The Big Party Self 1959
The Bell Telephone Hour Self 1959
The DuPont Show of the Month Andrew Crocker-Harris 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Saint Joan Earl of Warwick 1957
The Barretts of Wimpole Street Edward Moulton-Barrett 1957
Around the World in 80 Days Foster - Fogg's Ex-Valet / Foster 1956
Camera Three Self 1956
Richard III George, Duke of Clarence 1955
This Is Your Life Self 1955
Romeo and Juliet Chorus 1954
Julius Caesar Cassius 1953
The Ed Sullivan Show Self, Shakespearean Reader 1948
Hamlet King Hamlet's Ghost 1948
A Diary for Timothy Hamlet 1945
An Airman's Letter to His Mother Narrator 1941
The Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli 1941
Secret Agent Richard Ashenden / Edgar Brodie / Edgar Brodie/Richard Ashenden 1936
The Good Companions Inigo Jollifant 1933
The Clue of the New Pin Rex Trasmere 1929

Director Filmography

Hamlet 1964
1991 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1990 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1989 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1989 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1985 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1982 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1982 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Won
1982 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1965 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
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