Appeared (as "Cassius") in "Julius Ceasar"
10 Print Biographies |
16 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.81 m)
Did You Know?
[on theatre actor, designer, director and theoretician, Gordon Craig] He enjoyed becoming a legend, but he was too suspicious to let anybody manage him or help him carry out his ideas. When I knew him, he was a very old man but still in wonderful spirits. He had no teeth but ate enormous meals and chattered away, looking picturesquely sly and coy and nodding, like an old raven, with his head on ...
Archive footage of Gielgud as Hamlet appears briefly on the computer screen of Ethan Hawke
(2000) in the year 2000 version of Shakespeare's play. The role is considered the summit for a tragedian, and Gielgud was the most celebrated Hamlet of the 20th century, surpassing even John Barrymore
, Laurence Olivier
and Richard Burton
in acclaim for his stage portrayal of the melancholy Dane.
Rich baritone voice