Directed Broadway play "Big Fish, Little Fish", for which he won a Tony award, 1961.
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Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on Trevor Howard
] An enormously versatile and powerful actor. He was a star who had no pretensions, something rare in an actor. It was a shame that despite his stage success, Howard had chosen to concentrate on film work in later years. He was torn between the two mediums. He was a generous man and he had beautiful manners. He was also Bohemian and wild, which was fun.
Archive footage of Gielgud as Hamlet appears briefly on the computer screen of Ethan Hawke
(2000) in the year 2000 version of Shakespeare's play. The role is considered the summit for a tragedian, and Gielgud was the most celebrated Hamlet of the 20th century, surpassing even John Barrymore
, Laurence Olivier
and Richard Burton
in acclaim for his stage portrayal of the melancholy Dane.
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile