John Gielgud: An Actor's Life

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Sutton Publishing, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 196 pages
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When Sir John Gielgud died in May 2000 he was honoured as the giant of twentieth century theatre. Making his first appearance at the Old Vic in London in 1921, he would dominate his profession through eight decades, first as a classical actor, later in plays by Harold Pinter and Alan Bennett, then emerging late in his career as a Hollywood star, winning his first Oscar at the age of 78.

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User Review  - Ray - Goodreads

Fascinating look at an actor whose work I knew very little about, but always liked. One of the greatest stars of the English theatre, considered by many to be 'the preeminent stage actor of the 20th Century, he performed for almost 80 years. Very entertaining biography. Read full review


Arthur John Gielgud 19041929
The worlds best Hamlet 19331946
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