He acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England in the Royal Shakespeare/Stratford-On-Avon Company production with Peggy Ashcroft, Dorothy Tutin, Judi Dench, George Murcell, Paul Hardwick, and Ian Holm in the cast. Michel Saint-Denis was ...
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Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on Claude Rains] He was a great influence on me. I don't know what happened to him. I think he failed and went to America.
Appeared with Laurence Olivier
in a 1935 production of "Romeo and Juliet" in which he and Olivier alternated the roles of Romeo and Mercutio. Gielgud got the better reviews in the lead as Romeo, which spurred Olivier on to become a better actor.
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile