He directed and played the title role in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at the New Theatre in London, England with Frank Vosper, Laura Cowie, Jessica Tandy, Glen Byam Shaw, George Howe, George Devine, Jack Hawkins, William Devlin, Anthony Quayle, Alec Guinness, Ben Field, and Geoffrey Toone in the cast. John Gielgud was ...
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Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.81 m)
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[on Edith Evans as Millimant in William Congreve's 'The Way of the World'] She purred and challenged, mocked and melted, showing her changing moods by subtly shifting the angles of her head, neck and shoulders. Poised and cool, like a porcelain figure in a vitrine, she used her fan - which she never opened - as an instrument for attack or defense, now coquettishly pointing it upwards beneath her ...
In 1936, he and Leslie Howard
appeared on Broadway in "rival" productions of "Hamlet". Gielgud's was the more successful of the two.
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile