He played Cassius in William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Barbara Jefford, Andrew Cruickshank, Alan Badel, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Robert Hardy, Paul Hardwick, and Robert Shaw (...
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Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.81 m)
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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.
Actor William Redfield
, who appeared as Guildernstern in the Gielgud-directed stage version of Richard Burton
's "Hamlet" (a filmed version of the stage production was released in 1964, as Hamlet
(1964)) wrote in his 1967 memoir of the event, "Notes of an Actor", that Gielgud had an encyclopedia knowledge of the play and could play any and all parts of it from memory for his cast as he directed ...
Rich baritone voice