He played Alberto and Felipe Rivas in Quintero's plays, "Fortunato," and "The Lady from Alfaqueque, at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with O.B. Clarence, Ann Trevor, Margaret Webster, John Fernald, and Anthony Ireland in the cast. James Whale was director.
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Sir John Gielgud
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[on Peggy Ashcroft] I'm absolutely devoted to her. People can't behave badly when she's around. She has such integrity.
John's paternal grandparents, Adam Jerzy Konstanty Gielgud and Leontyna Aniela Aszperger, were Polish (Adam also had distant Lithuanian ancestry, with the family surname having originally been "Gelgaudas"). Leontyna's mother, Aniela (Wasinskiej) Aszperger, was a prominent Polish stage actress. John's maternal grandparents, Arthur James Lewis and Kate Terry, were English, and Kate was also a ...
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile