John Gielgud: An Actor's Life
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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Arthur John Gielgud 19041929
The worlds best Hamlet 19331946
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