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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I was very hesitant of making this program because one's bound to reveal one's self and one is not very proud of it. Although in a way acting depends on your scraping away the details of your personality and using all of your qualities to some extent, but I was also so ashamed of them being so lacking. I never had interest in politics or sport, two great wars have sort of passed me by in a way. I...
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