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John Gielgud

Also Credited As: Sir John Gielgud

Date of Death: May 21, 2000 (96)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

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John Gielgud 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

John Gielgud Productions

 
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[Broadway, 1973]
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[Broadway, 1971]
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[Broadway, 1966]
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[Broadway, 1964]
Producer
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[Broadway, 1963]
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[Broadway, 1961]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1950]
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[Broadway, 1938]
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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
Barbablù, Barbablù
[ 1987 ] Barbablù
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
Cyril Boggis, Jelks

John Gielgud Awards and Nominations


winner
Evening Standard Awards - 1982 - Lebedev Special Award

John Gielgud

Olivier Awards - 1978 - Actor of the Year in a New Play

John GielgudHalf-Life


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Unique Theatrical Experience

John Gielgud, No Man's Land


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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1977 - Best Actor

John Gielgud, No Man's Land


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Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Outstanding Performance

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


winner
Tony Awards - 1959 - Special Tony Award

John Gielgud

John Gielgud News


Rialto Chatter: Could THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE Transfer to Broadway This Spring?

Sam Mendes' The Motive and the Cue, which ran at The National Theatre and then in the West End, is hoping to transfer to 'a Shubert theater this spring,' says Baz Bamigboye for Deadline.
National Theatre Live Screenings Begin at Alleyway Theatre

Ian McKellan will appear on screen at Alleyway Theatre this August, as National Theatre Live comes to Buffalo.
Interview: Simon Godwin on How MACBETH Can Connect to Audiences Today

Simon Godwin is no stranger to the work of Shakespeare. Until May 5, his production of Macbeth is playing in D.C. with a cast led by Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma. The film version of this same production will hit theaters on May 2. BroadwayWorld sat down with Godwin to discuss his take on Shakespeare’s tragedy, Fiennes’ performance, and what the play means for contemporary audiences.
BroadwayWorld's Olivier Awards 2024 Predictions

The 2024 Olivier Awards are fast approaching on April 14. Ahead of one of the most exciting nights in theatreland, our critics – Aliya Al-Hassan, Mica Blackwell, Alexander Cohen, Katie Kirkpatrick, Kat Mokrynski, Gary Naylor, Kerrie Nicholson, Matthew Paluch and Christiana Rose share their thoughts about who and what will triumph on the night, as well as who should twin each category.
Drafthouse Films Acquires NA Rights To CALIGULA: THE ULTIMATE CUT

Drafthouse Films has announced their acquisition of Caligula: The Ultimate Cut, a complete reconstruction of one of cinema's most lavish-yet-notorious productions in a glorious 4K Ultra High Definition restoration.
F. Murray Abraham to Star in Benefit Reading of Edward Albee's FRAGMENTS

Stage and screen star F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) will star in a benefit performance of Edward Albee's Fragments. See when and where you can catch the performance and learn how to purchase tickets.
Patti LuPone & More to Join Atlantic Theater Company 2024 Gala

Atlantic Theater Company will present their 2024 Gala on Monday, April 29, 2024 at The Plaza. See who is taking part and learn how to purchase tickets.
24 Theater Books for Your Spring 2024 Reading List

Need a great book to spring into the new season? This spring, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 24 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's spring reading list.
F. Murray Abraham Will Appear in a Benefit Reading of Edward Albee's FRAGMENTS

​​​​​​​F. Murray Abraham will appear in a special benefit performance of Edward Albee's FRAGMENTS on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, 8:00PM at Debonair Music Hall.
Review: TURNING THE SCREW, King's Head Theatre

English composer Benjamin Britten is writing The Turn of the Screw. Based on a novella by Henry James, it follows the worries of a young governess sent to the countryside to take care of a pair of children. As Britten is building his melodies, the government is working hard to shut down the influence of what they call “high profile homosexuals’’ (think John Gielgud and friends).
Theatrical Producer Martin McCallum Has Passed Away

Martin McCallum, FRSA, has passed away at age 73.
Elton John Achieves EGOT Status With Emmy Win

Elton John is now an EGOT. He won a Tony Award in 2000 for Best Original Score for Aida with Tim Rice. He was awarded with his first Oscar in 1995 for 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' from the Lion King. Other EGOT winners include Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, Marvin Hamlisch, Helen Hayes, Alan Menken, Rita Moreno, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more.
THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE Will Come to UK Cinemas in March

The Motive and the Cue is headed to cinemas in the UK beginning in March! The production, which closes in the West End on 23 March, will be showing on the big screen beginning just days before on 21 March.
Director Jon Royal Selected As The SDCF 2023 Lloyd Richards New Futures Resident Artist At St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces that Jon Royal, a director, teaching artist, and facilitator from Nashville, TN, has been selected as the 2023 Lloyd Richards New Futures Resident Artist at St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, where he will work with Founder and Producing Director Ron Himes.
Johnny Flynn Bought Richard Burton's Rehearsal Diaries for £3

Actor Johnny Flynn managed to buy Richard Burton's copy of the rehearsal diaires for The Motive and the Cue for just £3.
Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE

All new photos have been released from opening night of the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions' The Motive and the Cue at the Noel Coward Theatre, as well as the post-show party at The Crypt, St-Martins-in-the-Fields.
Review: THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE, Noël Coward Theatre

Jack Thorne gives his audience a backstage pass in his new play, which has now transferred to the West End after a stellar run at the National Theatre. Helmed by Sam Mendes and starring all the original cast: Johnny Flynn as Burton, Mark Gatiss as Gielgud, and Tuppence Middleton as Elizabeth Taylor. Their roaring, gripping success continues.
Rambert's PEAKY BLINDERS to be Broadcast as Part of BBC's Festive Line-Up

The BBC have revealed their festive line-up, including many theatrical treats. Among the announcements are Rambert's Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty and The Hound of the Baskervilles, recorded on the stage of London’s Barbican Theatre.
STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW Leads Our Top Ten Shows for December

The West End says farewell to 2023 in style with some incredible theatre. We visit the world before it went upside down, go inside the government during the pandemic and get a London transfer of a time-travelling comedy.
Photos: Inside Rehearsal for West End Transfer of THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE

Rehearsal images have been released for the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions critically acclaimed West End transfer, The Motive and the Cue.  See the photos below.

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?

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

What awards has John Gielgud won?

John Gielgud has won several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable wins include the Lebedev Special Award at the Evening Standard Awards, the Unique Theatrical Experience award at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in "No Man's Land," the Best Actor award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards also for "No Man's Land," the Outstanding Performance award at the Drama Desk Awards for "Home," and a Special Tony Award at the Tony Awards.

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