John Gielgud (Director) | Playbill

John Gielgud


For much of his life, Mr. Gielgud stood as one of only a handful of actors who could be called the best the Western stage had to offer, among them Sir Ralph Richardson and Sir Laurence Olivier. Together, the three performers fairly dominated the British stage in the decade before and for many years after World War II.

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  • Also Known As: Arthur John Gielgud, Sir John Gielgud
  • Born: Apr 14, 1904 in London, England
  • Death: May 21, 2000 in Buckinghamshire, England

Roles (35)


Drama Desk Award
1977 Unique Theatrical Experience Winner
1971 Outstanding Performance Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1977 Outstanding Actor in a Play Winner
Tony Award
1971 Best Actor in a Play Nominee
1965 Best Actor in a Play Nominee
1963 Best Direction of a Play Nominee
1961 Best Direction of a Play Winner
1959 Special Award Winner
1948 Special Award Winner

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