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      John Gielgud

      John Gielgud

      Highest Rated: 100% The Shooting Party (1984)

      Lowest Rated: 13% Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

      Birthday: Apr 14, 1904

      Birthplace: South Kensington, London, England, UK

      Widely considered one of the finest actors of the 20th-Century, the versatile and prolific Sir John Gielgud fashioned an astounding career that spanned nearly 80 years. Born into a renowned English theater family, Gielgud began performing on stage in 1921 and was soon touted as one of the leading Shakespearian actors of his day. His continued efforts producing other classic works at the renowned Queen's Theatre throughout the 1930s and 1940s further solidified his growing reputation. Gielgud's film output began to increase mid-century with notable productions like "Julius Caesar" (1953) and "Richard III" (1955), in addition to a growing recognition on the stages of Broadway for such productions as "Ages of Man" and "Little Fish, Big Fish," both of which earned him a Tony Award. Modern-era works by the likes of David Storey and Harold Pinter occupied Gielgud's time throughout much of the 1970s, but it was near the dawn of the following decade when the heralded stage actor also became one of the most respected film actors ever to grace the screen. Following acclaimed performances in efforts like Alain Resnais' "Providence" (1977), the septuagenarian actor won an Oscar for his supporting role as the less-than-amused butler in the hit comedy "Arthur" (1981). Accolades continued to come for his work on such miniseries as "Brideshead Revisited" (PBS, 1982), as well as on radio plays alongside protégé Kenneth Branagh. One of the few performers to win an Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy, Gielgud's placement in the pantheon of all-time greats was inarguably secure.

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Shooting Party
      96% Chimes at Midnight
      96% Julius Caesar
      95% Hamlet
      92% The Elephant Man
      91% Shine
      90% Murder on the Orient Express 89% Gandhi

      Photos

      THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET, Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud, Bill Travers, 1957 ASSIGNMENT TO KILL, John Gielgud, 1969 LOST HORIZON, John Gielgud, 1973 MURDER BY DECREE, John Gielgud, 1979, (c) Avco Embassy SCANDALOUS, John Gielgud, 1984, (c) Orion EAGLE IN A CAGE, John Gielgud, 1972 THE FORMULA, John Gielgud, 1980, (c) MGM LOST HORIZON, Peter Finch, John Gielgud, 1973 JULIUS CAESAR, R. Johnson, R. Chamberlain, R. Vaughn, D. Rigg, J. Gielgud, C. Heston, J. Bennett, J. Robards, 1970 THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN, Anthony Quinn, Sir John Gielgud, Vittorio De Sica, Leo McKern, 1968 JULIUS CAESAR, Louis Calhern, Richard Hale, John Gielgud, 1953 GALILEO, (aka GALILEO GALILEI), John Gielgud, (in red), 1975 RICHARD III, John Gielgud, Mary Kerridge, Cedric Hardwicke, Paul Huson, Laurence Olivier, 1955 JULIUS CAESAR, Jill Bennett, (background), John Gielgud, 1953 EAGLE IN A CAGE, John Gielgud, 1972 JULIUS CAESAR, Greer Garson, Louis Calhern, Richard Hale, John Gielgud, James Mason, 1953 MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, Albert Finney, John Gielgud, 1974 RICHARD III, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, 1955 THE PRIME MINISTER, John Gielgud (center), Fay Compton, 1941 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, Noel Coward, John Gielgud, 1956.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Caligula: The Ultimate Cut Nerva (Character) - 2023
      43% 60% Quest for Camelot Merlin (Voice) $22.7M 1998
      84% 86% Elizabeth The Pope (Character) $30.1M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tichborne Claimant Cockburn (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 78% A Dance to the Music of Time Unknown (Character) - 1997
      91% 90% Shine Cecil Parkes (Character) $35.9M 1996
      95% 89% Hamlet Priam (Character) $4.4M 1996
      56% No Score Yet The Leopard Son Narrator $439.8K 1996
      80% 51% Haunted Dr. Doyle (Character) - 1995
      44% 54% First Knight Oswald (Character) $36.7M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Summer Day's Dream Stephen Dawlish (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hand in Glove Percival Pyke Period (Character) - 1993
      41% 72% Shining Through Sunflower (Character) $21.4M 1992
      39% 87% The Power of One St. John (Character) $2.7M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of Friends Sydney Cockerell (Character) - 1992
      62% 83% Prospero's Books Prospero (Character) $1.1M 1991
      No Score Yet 62% Strike It Rich Herbert Dreuther (Character) $177.9K 1990
      71% 74% Getting It Right Sir Gordon Munday (Character) $73.2K 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man for All Seasons Cardinal Wolsey (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 42% Appointment With Death Colonel Carbury (Character) $603.6K 1988
      13% 30% Arthur 2: On the Rocks Hobson (Character) $14.1M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Time After Time Jasper Swift (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 58% The Canterville Ghost Sir Simon de Canterville (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 60% Romance on the Orient Express Booking Clerk (Character) - 1985
      59% 52% Plenty Sir Leonard Darwin (Character) $6.1M 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave All Fair John Middleton Murry (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 36% Camille Duke de Charles (Character) - 1984
      100% 61% The Shooting Party Cornelius Cardew (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Master of Ballantrae Lord Durrisdeer (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandalous Uncle Willie (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 38% The Wicked Lady Hogarth (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 87% The Scarlet and the Black Pope Pius XII (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 67% Wagner Pfistermeister (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Invitation to the Wedding Reverend Clyde Ormiston (Character) - 1983
      89% 92% Gandhi Lord Irwin, Viceroy (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 51% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Charmolue (Character) - 1982
      83% 80% Chariots of Fire Master of Trinity (as Sir John Gielgud) (Character) - 1981
      86% 77% Arthur Hobson (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 55% Seven Dials Mystery Marquis of Caterhan (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 57% Priest of Love Herbert G. Muskett (Character) - 1981
      75% 93% Lion of the Desert Sharif El Gariani (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 33% Sphinx Abdu-Hamdi (Character) - 1981
      92% 93% The Elephant Man Carr Gomm (Character) - 1980
      30% 22% The Formula Dr. Abraham Esau (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 70% Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Reverend Jones (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Conductor John Lasocki (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 64% Dyrygent Unknown (Character) - 1980
      86% 64% Murder by Decree Prime Minister Lord Salisbury (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 29% A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man The Preacher (Character) - 1979
      33% 28% The Human Factor Brigadier Tomlinson (Character) - 1979
      22% 38% Caligula Nerva (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 76% Les Misérables Gillenormand (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 73% Romeo and Juliet Chorus (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet King Richard the Second John of Gaunt (Character) - 1978
      73% 86% Providence Clive Langham (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 67% Aces High Headmaster (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 78% 11 Harrowhouse Meecham (Character) - 1974
      90% 78% Murder on the Orient Express Mr. Beddoes (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 25% Gold Farrell (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 57% QB VII Unknown (Character) - 1974
      14% 45% Lost Horizon Chang (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 47% Galileo Unknown (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 67% Frankenstein: The True Story Chief Constable (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Probe Harold L. Streeter (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Unknown (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eagle in a Cage Lord Sissal (Character) - 1971
      40% 36% Julius Caesar Julius Caesar (Character) - 1970
      75% 73% Oh! What a Lovely War Count Leopold Von Berchtold (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment to Kill Curt Valayan (Character) - 1968
      43% 75% The Shoes of the Fisherman The Elder Pope (Character) - 1968
      60% 59% The Charge of the Light Brigade Lord Raglan (Character) - 1968
      29% 55% Sebastian Head of Intelligence (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland Mock Turtle (Character) - 1966
      47% 76% The Loved One Sir Francis Hinsley (Character) - 1965
      96% 85% Chimes at Midnight Henry IV (Character) $123.4K 1965
      75% 87% Becket King Louis VII of France (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cherry Orchard Leonid Andreyevich Gaev (Character),
      Writer
      - 1962
      No Score Yet 54% The Barretts of Wimpole Street Edward Moulton-Barrett (Character) - 1957
      25% 52% Saint Joan Earl of Warwick (Character) - 1957
      72% 57% Around the World in 80 Days Mr. Foster, previous valet to Mr. Fogg (Character) - 1956
      81% 78% Richard III George (Character) - 1955
      80% 43% Romeo and Juliet Chorus (Character) - 1954
      96% 81% Julius Caesar Cassius (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli (Character) - 1941
      87% 47% Secret Agent Edgar Brodie/Richard Ashenden (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Companions Inigo Jollifant (Character) - 1933

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scarlett Pierre Robillard (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inspector Alleyn Mysteries Percival Pyke Period (Character) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet War and Remembrance Aaron Jastrow (Character) 1988-1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Far Pavilions Unknown (Character) 1984
      83% 80% Brideshead Revisited Edward Ryder (Character) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Cyril Boggis (Character) 1979-1980