He directed William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," in a Shakespeare Memorial Theatre production at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Paul Scofield, Eric Porter, Herbert Lomas, Paul Daneman, Brewster Mason, Joy Parker, Veronica Turleigh, Richard Wordsworth, and John Whiting in the cast. John Gielgud was ...
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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.
Three-time Tony winner, Gielgud graced the Broadway boards as a live performer 15 times between 1928 and 1976, yet never won an acting Tony Award. He was nominated twice for Best Actor (Dramatic): Edward Albee
's "Tiny Alice" and in 1971 for David Storey
's "Home." It was as a director that he was honored, with the 1961 Tony as Best Director (Dramatic) for "Big Fish, Little Fish." Directing a total...
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile