John Gielgud

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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

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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