Much Ado About Nothing (1959). Comedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare
. Dances by Pauline Grant. Incidental music by Leslie Bridgewater. Production Stage Manager: Keene Curtis
. Assistant Stage Mgr: Howard Fischer. Directed by John Gielgud
. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 17 Sep 1959- 7 Nov 1959 (58 performances). Produced by ...
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Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[During an interview on US television the interviewer asked who had inspired him] It was during my time at RADA, there was a man who inspired us all. Claude Rains
. I don't know what happened to him, I think he failed and went to America.
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.
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile