He acted in the play, "Love for Love," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Leslie Banks, Yvonne Arnaud, Leon Quartermaine, Miles Malleson, Max Adrian, Rosalie Crutchley, Cecil Trouncer, Marian Spencer, Angela Baddeley, and Isabel Dean in the cast.
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Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on Richard Burton:] I have never known such a gifted actor who was so lacking in confidence.
Gielgud stated in his autobiography that he wanted desperately to be cast as The Chorus in Laurence Olivier
's film Henry V
(1944). He understood why Olivier did not cast him, as when the two had acted together in Shakespearean repertory in the mid-'30s, Gielgud got the better notices. Blessed with a beautiful voice, Gielgud played Shakespeare traditionally, a style Olivier thought of as too close...
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile