He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Peggy Ashcroft, Max Adrian, Leon Quartermaine, Miles Malleson, Leslie Banks, John Blatchley, Rosalie Crutchley, Isabel Dean, Marian Spencer and Richard Johnson in the cast. Nevill Coghill was director.
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Sir John Gielgud
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[on James Mason] He was a punctilious man, beautifully mannered, quiet, generous and amusing. I never heard him say a vicious or bitter thing about anything or anyone.
Three-time Tony winner, Gielgud graced the Broadway boards as a live performer 15 times between 1928 and 1976, yet never won an acting Tony Award. He was nominated twice for Best Actor (Dramatic): Edward Albee
's "Tiny Alice" and in 1971 for David Storey
's "Home." It was as a director that he was honored, with the 1961 Tony as Best Director (Dramatic) for "Big Fish, Little Fish." Directing a total...
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile