He acted in Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," at the Streatham Hill Theatre in Streatham Hill, London, England with Edith Evans, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Jack Hawkins, Peggy Ashcroft, Margaret Rutherford, and George Howe in the cast.
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Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on reading bad reviews] It's wonderful when it isn't you.
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.
Rich baritone voice