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
5' 11" (1.81 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.
Gielgud stated in his autobiography that he wanted desperately to be cast as The Chorus in Laurence Olivier
's film Henry V
(1944). He understood why Olivier did not cast him, as when the two had acted together in Shakespearean repertory in the mid-'30s, Gielgud got the better notices. Blessed with a beautiful voice, Gielgud played Shakespeare traditionally, a style Olivier thought of as too close...
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile