He acted and directed William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the New Theatre in London, England with Frank Vosper, Laura Cowie, Jessica Tandy, George Devine, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Quayle, Alec Guinness (played Osric), William Devlin, Glen Byam Shaw, George Howe, Sam Beazley, Geoffrey Toone, and Frith Banbury in the cast.
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Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[At age 84] When you're my age, you just never risk being ill - because then everyone says, "Oh, he's done for".
His 1953 arrest for "soliciting homosexual acts" in a public lavatory was dramatized in 2008 as the play Plague Over England by Nicholas de Jongh
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile