He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Winter's Tale," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Diana Wynyard, Flora Robson, Virginia McKenna, Brewster Mason, Lewis Casson, John Moffatt, John Whiting, Paul Hardwick, George Howe, George Rose, and Richard Gale in the cast. Peter Brook was director.
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Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on theatre actor, designer, director and theoretician, Gordon Craig] He enjoyed becoming a legend, but he was too suspicious to let anybody manage him or help him carry out his ideas. When I knew him, he was a very old man but still in wonderful spirits. He had no teeth but ate enormous meals and chattered away, looking picturesquely sly and coy and nodding, like an old raven, with his head on ...
Actor William Redfield
, who appeared as Guildernstern in the Gielgud-directed stage version of Richard Burton
's "Hamlet" (a filmed version of the stage production was released in 1964, as Hamlet
(1964)) wrote in his 1967 memoir of the event, "Notes of an Actor", that Gielgud had an encyclopedia knowledge of the play and could play any and all parts of it from memory for his cast as he directed ...
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile