Sir John Gielgud Overview

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Born: April 14, 1904

Often mentioned in the same breath as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud was the Energizer bunny of thespians. His film career spanned almost 80 years, and his stage work is the stuff of legend. The consummate Shakespearean actor, Gielgud debuted in a production of Henry V at London's historic Old Vic theatre in 1917. He continued to find success with the Bard's work, particularly as Hamlet, which he took to Broadway in the 1930's and ultimately appearing in three screen... See All

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