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John Gielgud

Also Credited As: Sir John Gielgud
 
John Gielgud Headshot
Date of Birth: April 14, 1904
Date of Death: May 21, 2000 (96)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1976
Spooner
  [Broadway]
1970
Harry
  [Broadway]
1966
Nikolai Ivanov
  [Broadway]
1964
Julian
  [Broadway]
1964
Ghost
  [Broadway]
1963
Joseph Surface
  [Broadway]
1959
Signior Benedick of Padua
  [Broadway]
1958
Performer
  [Broadway]
1950
Thomas Mendip
  [Broadway]
1947
Rodion Romanitch Raskolnikoff
  [Broadway]
1947
Jason
  [Broadway]
1947
Valentine
  [Broadway]
1947
John Worthing, J.P.
  [Broadway]
1936
Hamlet
  [Broadway]
1928
Grand Duke Alexander

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1975]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1971]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1964]
Producer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1961]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1959]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1959]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1950]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1947]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1947]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1947]
Director
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1938]
Director

John Gielgud Movies

Who Is the Man?
 
[1924]
Daniel
Insult
 
[1932]
Henri Dubois
The Good Companions
 
[1933]
Inigo Jollifant
The Prime Minister
 
[1941]
Benjamin Disraeli
Romeo and Juliet
 
[1954]
Chorus
Richard III
 
[1955]
George, Duke of Clarence
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
 
[1957]
Edward Moulton-Barrett
Saint Joan
 
[1957]
Earl of Warwick
Becket
 
[1964]
King Louis of France, King Louis VII of France
Hamlet
 
[1964]
Ghost
Chimes at Midnight
 
[1965]
Henry IV
The Loved One
 
[1965]
Sir Francis Hinsley
Sebastian
 
[1968]
Head of Intelligence
Assignment to Kill
 
[1968]
Curt Valayan
The Charge of the Light Brigade
 
[1968]
Lord Raglan
Oh! What a Lovely War
 
[1969]
Count Leopold von Berchtold
Eagle in a Cage
 
[1972]
Lord Sissal
Lost Horizon
 
[1973]
Chang
11 Harrowhouse
 
[1974]
Meecham
Gold
 
[1974]
Farrell
Murder on the Orient Express
 
[1974]
Beddoes
Galileo
 
[1975]
The Old Cardinal
Joseph Andrews
 
[1977]
The Doctor
Providence
 
[1977]
Clive Langham
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
 
[1977]
The Preacher
The Human Factor
 
[1979]
Brigadier Tomlinson
Caligula
 
[1979]
Nerva
Murder by Decree
 
[1979]
Prime Minister Lord Salisbury
The Formula
 
[1980]
Dr. Esau
The Elephant Man
 
[1980]
Carr Gomm
The Lion of the Desert
 
[1980]
Sharif El Gariani
Arthur
 
[1981]
Hobson
Priest of Love
 
[1981]
Herbert G. Muskett
Gandhi
 
[1982]
Lord Irwin
The Wicked Lady
 
[1983]
Hogarth
Invitation to the Wedding
 
[1983]
Reverend Clyde Ormiston
Scandalous
 
[1984]
Uncle Willie
The Shooting Party
 
[1984]
Cornelius Cardew
Plenty
 
[1985]
Sir Leonard Darwin
Leave All Fair
 
[1985]
John Middleton Murry
The Whistle Blower
 
[1986]
Sir Adrian Chapple
Barbabl√Ļ, Barbabl√Ļ
 
[1987]
Barbabl√Ļ
Arthur 2: On the Rocks
 
[1988]
Hobson
Appointment with Death
 
[1988]
Colonel Carbury
Getting It Right
 
[1989]
Sir Gordon Munday
Strike It Rich
 
[1990]
Herbert Dreuther
Prospero's Books
 
[1991]
Prospero
The Power of One
 
[1992]
St. John
Shining Through
 
[1992]
Sunflower
Haunted
 
[1995]
Doctor Doyle
First Knight
 
[1995]
Oswald
The Portrait of a Lady
 
[1996]
Mr. Touchett
Shine
 
[1996]
Cecil Parkes
The Tichborne Claimant
 
[1998]
Cockburn
Elizabeth
 
[1998]
The Pope
Quest for Camelot
 
[1998]
Merlin, Sir John Gielgud

John Gielgud TV Shows

Tales of the Unexpected
 
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Cyril Boggis, Jelks

John Gielgud Awards and Nominations

 
Evening Standard Awards - 1982 - Lebedev Special Award Gold Star
John Gielgud
 
Olivier Awards - 1978 - Actor of the Year in a New Play
John GielgudHalf-Life
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Unique Theatrical Experience Gold Star
John Gielgud, No Man's Land
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1977 - Best Actor Gold Star
John Gielgud, No Man's Land
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
John Gielgud, Home
 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
John Gielgud, Home
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
John Gielgud, Tiny Alice
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Direction of a Play
John Gielgud , The School for Scandal
 
Tony Awards - 1959 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
John Gielgud

John Gielgud News

Full Cast Announced for Sam Mendes' THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE Photo Full Cast Announced for Sam Mendes' THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 27, 2023

With a week to go before rehearsals begin, the full cast for Jack Thorne’s new play, The Motive and the Cue, directed by Sam Mendes, is revealed. 

The Vandens Karta Ensemble to Present THE CATHEDRAL at VAULT Festival Photo The Vandens Karta Ensemble to Present THE CATHEDRAL at VAULT Festival
by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 25, 2023

VAULT Festival 2023 will present the Vandens Karta Ensemble's The Cathedral from 14-17 March 2023 (21:15) at The Studio.

FAT HAM Full Cast and Design Team Announced Photo FAT HAM Full Cast and Design Team Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2023

The full cast and design team has been announced for the Broadway production of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Fat Ham by James Ijames. See who is starring in the show, how to purchase tickets and more!

Viola Davis Achieves EGOT Status at the GRAMMYs Photo Viola Davis Achieves EGOT Status at the GRAMMYs
by Michael Major - Feb 5, 2023

Following her new GRAMMY win, Viola Davis has become the 18th person in history to achieve the EGOT status. Davis has won two Tony Awards for King Hedley II in 2001 and then for Fences in 2010. She won an Emmy Award for How to Get Away With Murder and an Oscar for reprising her stage role in the film adaptation of Fences.

Jack Thorne Reveals How DESERT ISLAND DISCS Appearance Led to Autism Diagnosis Photo Jack Thorne Reveals How DESERT ISLAND DISCS Appearance Led to Autism Diagnosis
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 5, 2023

BAFTA-winning screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne has revealed he was diagnosed with autism after a listener got in touch about his interview on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.

Saheem Ali and Josh Prince Receive Callaway Awards From Stage Directors and Choreogra Photo Saheem Ali and Josh Prince Receive Callaway Awards From Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2023

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation announced that the 2022 Joe A. Callaway Awards will be awarded to Saheem Ali for excellence in directing for Fat Ham (The Public Theater) and Josh Prince for excellence in choreography for Trevor: the Musical (Stage 42).

Christopher Tucker, Who Designed Prosthetics For THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Dies at 76 Photo Christopher Tucker, Who Designed Prosthetics For THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Dies at 76
by Stephi Wild - Dec 22, 2022

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Christopher Tucker, who designed the original prosthetics for the title role in The Phantom of the Opera, has died at age 76.

Sh√° Cage Completes Residency At Cornerstone Theater Company With World Premiere Of 3 Photo Sh√° Cage Completes Residency At Cornerstone Theater Company With World Premiere Of 36 YESSES
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2022

This week, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) shared that one of the inaugural SDCF Lloyd Richards New Futures Resident Artists, Shá Cage, is completing her residency with Cornerstone Theater Company by directing Michael John Garcés's play, 36 Yesses.

James Ijames' Pulitzer Prize-Winning FAT HAM Will Open on Broadway in 2023 Photo James Ijames' Pulitzer Prize-Winning FAT HAM Will Open on Broadway in 2023
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 5, 2022

The 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Fat Ham by James Ijames will make its Broadway premiere in 2023. The Public‚Äôs Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali returns to direct the complete original Off-Broadway cast, including Nikki Crawford as ‚ÄúTedra,‚ÄĚ Chris Herbie Holland as ‚ÄúTio,‚ÄĚ Billy Eugene Jones as ‚ÄúRev‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúPap,‚ÄĚ Adrianna Mitchell as ‚ÄúOpal,‚ÄĚ Calvin Leon Smith as ‚ÄúLarry,‚ÄĚ Marcel Spears as ‚ÄúJuicy,‚ÄĚ and Benja Kay Thomas as ‚ÄúRabby.‚ÄĚ

National Theatre Announces DANCING AT LUGHNASA, DIXON AND DAUGHTERS, and More Photo National Theatre Announces DANCING AT LUGHNASA, DIXON AND DAUGHTERS, and More
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2022

The National Theatre has announced three new productions for 2023 and the revival of the critically acclaimed The Father and the Assassin. A new production devised by The PappyShow will tour directly to 55 schools across England, and National Theatre Live brings The Crucible, Othello and GOOD to cinema goers around the world.

John Gielgud Videos

VIDEO: Watch Stage and Screen Legend Rosemary Harris Accept 2019 Lifetime Achievement Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Stage and Screen Legend Rosemary Harris Accept 2019 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

Rosemary Harris won her first Tony Award nearly 55 years ago in THE LION IN WINTER, now starring in the Lincoln Center Broadway revival of MY FAIR LADY, at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, she received a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch her accept the award here.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Reunite On RAGTIME Duet Videoplay
VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Reunite On RAGTIME Duet

by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Twenty years after they first performed the roles, Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell re-united to sing 'Wheels of a Dream' from Ragtime LIVE at the Kennedy Center at the et Freedom Ring! concert in collaboration with Georgetown University on January 21st, 2019. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: On This Day, October 16- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, October 16- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!

by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2018

Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career without precedent. Her professional career spans more than half-a-century, during which she has flourished, first as a star of motion pictures, then as a four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical star, and most recently as the star of 'Murder, She Wrote,' the longest running detective drama series in the history of television.

VIDEO: Strike the Band Up! It's Today- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury! Videoplay
VIDEO: Strike the Band Up! It's Today- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!

by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2017

Today we celebrate the birth of one of the stage's greatest legends, Angela Lansbury!

BWW Review: DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER ME, Latitude Festival Videoplay
BWW Review: DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER ME, Latitude Festival

by Rona Kelly - Jul 19, 2017

'Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you: trippingly on the tongue.' Without uttering almost a single word until the final scene, Dickie Beau speaks volumes in his latest show. Mixing mediums, lip synching and Shakespeare, Dickie Beau: Re-Member Me is an eclectic Hamlet mixtape.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/23/15 - ROMEO AND JULIET
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2015

Today in 1935, Romeo and Juliet opened at the Martin Beck Theatre. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular archetypal stories of young, teenage lovers.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/23 - ROMEO AND JULIET
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2014

Today in 1935, Romeo and Juliet opened at the Martin Beck Theatre. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular archetypal stories of young, teenage lovers.

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Tribute Broadway Legend Marian Seldes
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Tony winner and premier actress of the American stage Marian Seldes, 86, died peacefully at her home Monday after an extended illness. Her brother Timothy Seldes made the announcement. Below, watch a special tribute to Seldes as complied by Rick McKay as a part of the Broadway: The Golden Age Film Trilogy.

Video Flashback: Remembering Tony Winner Marian Seldes
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the legend with a selection of video footage from some of her more recent appearances.

VIDEO: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Talk Broadway, Online Antics
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

BuzzFeed Brews interview with Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, moderated by Tommy Wesely, BuzzFeed's Director of Development. The internet's favorite bromance will discuss their current Broadway run, their iconic roles in television and film, and why the online world may just be their best stage yet.


John Gielgud Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Gielgud been in?
John Gielgud has appeared on Broadway in 15 shows.

How many West End shows has John Gielgud been in?
John Gielgud has not appeared in the West End

What awards has John Gielgud been nominated for?
Lebedev Special Award (Evening Standard Awards) , Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Half-Life , Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for No Man's Land , Best Actor (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for No Man's Land , Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Home , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Home , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Tiny Alice Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The School for Scandal and Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) .

What awards has John Gielgud won?
Lebedev Special Award (Evening Standard Awards), Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for No Man's Land, Best Actor (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for No Man's Land Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Homeand Special Tony Award (Tony Awards).