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John Gielgud

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When Gielgud opened at the Empire Theatre in October the reviews were mixed, [n 12] but, as the actor wrote to his mother, the audience response was extraordinary.

Howard's version closed within a month; the run of Gielgud's production beat Broadway records for the play. Its failure, so soon after his Shakespearean triumphs, prompted Gielgud to examine his career and his life.

His domestic relationship with Perry was comfortable but unexciting, he saw no future in a film career, and the Old Vic could not afford to stage the classics on the large scale to which he aspired.

He decided that he must form his own company to play Shakespeare and other classic plays in the West End.

Agate considered his Richard II, "probably the best piece of Shakespearean acting on the English stage today".

The venture did not make much money, [] and in July Gielgud turned to more conventional West End enterprises, in unconventional circumstances.

Somehow the three men remained on excellent terms. They were gratified when Allan Aynesworth , who had played Algernon in the premiere, said that the new production "caught the gaiety and exactly the right atmosphere.

It's all delightful! At the start of the Second World War Gielgud volunteered for active service, but was told that men of his age, thirty-five, would not be wanted for at least six months.

The government quickly came to the view that most actors would do more good performing to entertain the troops and the general public than serving, whether suitable or not, in the armed forces.

This was a chaotic affair: Gielgud's direction confused his star, and when Redgrave lost his voice Gielgud had to step in and sing the role as best he could.

Gielgud felt that something serious or even solemn was necessary for wartime London , where most entertainment was light-hearted.

His King Lear once again divided the critics, but his Prospero was a considerable success. He played the role quite differently from his attempt on the same stage in in place of the "manic conjurer" [] his Prospero was "very far from the usual mixture of Father Christmas, a Colonial Bishop, and the President of the Magicians' Union Following the example of several of his stage colleagues, Gielgud joined tours of military camps.

He gave recitals of prose and poetry, and acted in a triple bill of short plays, including two from Coward's Tonight at 8.

In this morale-boosting film he portrayed the politician from ages thirty to seventy; this was, in Morley's view, the first time he seemed at home before the camera.

He and Leigh were close friends, and Shaw tried hard to persuade him to play the part, but Gielgud had taken a strong dislike to the director, Gabriel Pascal.

Unwilling to take sole charge, Richardson proposed a managing triumvirate of Gielgud, Olivier and himself. Gielgud declined: "It would be a disaster, you would have to spend your whole time as referee between Larry and me.

A —45 season at the Haymarket for Beaumont included a Hamlet that many considered his finest. Agate wrote, "Mr Gielgud is now completely and authoritatively master of this tremendous part.

I hold that this is, and is likely to remain, the best Hamlet of our time. Olivier was celebrated for his recent film of Henry V , and with Richardson and John Burrell in Gielgud's stead was making the Old Vic "the most famous theatre in the Anglo-Saxon world" according to the critic Harold Hobson.

During this tour he played Hamlet on stage for the last time. Edith Evans was tired of the role of Lady Bracknell, and refused to join him; Margaret Rutherford played the part to great acclaim.

They included The Heiress in , when he was brought in at the last moment to direct Richardson and Ashcroft, saving what seemed a doomed production; it ran for performances.

His cold, unsympathetic Angelo in Peter Brook 's production of Measure for Measure showed the public a new, naturalistic manner in his playing.

In Gielgud made his first Hollywood film, the sole classical actor in Joseph L. Mankiewicz 's Julius Caesar , playing Cassius.

Returning to London later in Gielgud took over management of the Lyric, Hammersmith, for a classical season of Richard II , Congreve's The Way of the World , and Thomas Otway 's Venice Preserv'd , directing the first, acting in the last, and doing both in the second.

Feeling he was too old for Richard, he cast the young Paul Scofield ; both the actor and the production were a critical and commercial success. On the evening of 20 October , Gielgud, usually highly discreet about casual sex, was arrested in Chelsea for cruising in a public lavatory.

Until the s sexual activity of any kind between men was illegal in Britain. According to the biographer Richard Huggett , Gielgud was so paralysed by nerves that the prospect of going onstage as usual seemed impossible, but his fellow players, led by Sybil Thorndike , encouraged him:.

She grabbed him and whispered fiercely, "Come on, John darling, they won't boo me ", and led him firmly on to the stage.

To everybody's astonishment and indescribable relief, the audience gave him a standing ovation. They cheered, they applauded, they shouted.

The message was quite clear. The English public had always been loyal to its favourites, and this was their chance to show that they didn't care tuppence what he had done in his private life It was a moment never to be forgotten by those who witnessed it.

His career was safe, but the episode briefly affected Gielgud's health; he suffered a nervous breakdown some months afterwards.

He never spoke publicly about the incident, and it was quickly sidelined by the press and politely ignored by writers during his lifetime.

Privately he made donations to gay campaign groups , but did not endorse them in public. In his later years he said to the actor Simon Callow , "I do admire people like you and Ian McKellen for coming out, but I can't be doing with that myself.

Between December and June Gielgud concentrated on directing and did not appear on stage. In the second half of the s Gielgud's career was in the doldrums as far as new plays were concerned.

Olivier had a great success in John Osborne 's The Entertainer in , [] but Gielgud was not in tune with the new wave of writers. He directed and played the lead in Coward's Nude with Violin in , which was dismissed by the critics as old-fashioned, though it ran for more than a year.

He did not consider his performance as the tyrannical father convincing, and confessed that he undertook it only for the large fee "it will set me up for a couple of years" and to keep him before the public in America, where he had not performed for over four years.

During Gielgud directed Berlioz 's The Trojans at Covent Garden and played Prospero at Drury Lane , [29] but the production central to his career over the late s and into the s was his one-man show The Ages of Man.

He first appeared in this in and revived it every year until It was an anthology of Shakespearean speeches and sonnets , compiled by George Rylands , in which, wearing modern evening clothes on a plain stage, Gielgud recited the verses, with his own linking commentary.

When there's a beautiful girl above you on a balcony, or lying on a tomb with candles round her, naturally the audience look at her the whole time, and Romeo has to pull out all the stops to get any attention.

Gielgud continued to try, without much success, to find new plays that suited him as an actor, but his direction of Peter Shaffer 's first play, Five Finger Exercise , received acclaim.

Most of the New York critics praised the production, and they all praised the co-stars. During the early s Gielgud had more successes as a director than as an actor.

In Gielgud met Martin Hensler —99 , an interior designer exiled from Hungary. He was temperamental, and Gielgud's friends often found him difficult, but the two became a long-term couple and lived together until Hensler's death.

Under his influence Gielgud moved his main residence from central London to Wotton Underwood in Buckinghamshire.

Morley comments, "A minor but flashy role, this had considerable and long-lasting importance; his unrivalled theatrical dignity could greatly enhance a film.

Burton's performance received reviews ranging from polite to hostile, but the production was a box-office success, and a film was made of it.

He told his agent to accept any reasonable film offers. From the great mandarin of the theatre, a delicious comic creation.

Having finally embraced film-making, Gielgud appeared in six films in — The play is set in the gardens of a nursing home for mental patients, though this is not clear at first.

The two elderly men converse in a desultory way, are joined and briefly enlivened by two more extrovert female patients, are slightly scared by another male patient, and are then left together, conversing even more emptily.

The Punch critic, Jeremy Kingston, wrote:. At the end of the play, as the climax to two perfect, delicate performances, Sir Ralph and Sir John are standing, staring out above the heads of the audience, cheeks wet with tears in memory of some unnamed misery, weeping soundlessly as the lights fade on them.

It makes a tragic, unforgettable close. The play transferred to the West End and then to Broadway. In The New York Times Clive Barnes wrote, "The two men, bleakly examining the little nothingness of their lives, are John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson giving two of the greatest performances of two careers that have been among the glories of the English-speaking theater.

In the first half of the decade Gielgud made seven films and six television dramas. Morley describes his choice as indiscriminate, but singles out for praise his performances in as the Old Cardinal in Joseph Losey 's Galileo and the manservant Beddoes in Sidney Lumet 's Murder on the Orient Express.

The critic of The Illustrated London News said that viewers would "shiver at a towering performance by Gielgud, as a Caliph with all the purring beauty and ruthlessness of a great golden leopard".

Richardson played Hirst, a prosperous but isolated and vulnerable author, and Gielgud was Spooner, a down-at-heel sponger and opportunist.

Hall found the play "extremely funny and also extremely bleak". In the latter part of the decade Gielgud worked more for cinema and television than on stage.

His film work included what Morley calls "his most embarrassing professional appearance", [1] in Caligula , Gore Vidal 's story of Ancient Rome, spiced with pornographic scenes.

Gielgud thought it "by far the most exciting film I have ever made". In the s Gielgud appeared in more than twenty films. Tony Palmer 's Wagner was the only film in which Gielgud, Richardson, and Olivier played scenes together.

It's nice at my age to be able to travel all over the world at other people's expense. Gielgud's most successful film performance of the decade was Steve Gordon 's comedy Arthur , which starred Dudley Moore as a self-indulgent playboy.

Gielgud played Hobson, Moore's butler. For television Gielgud played nineteen roles during the s; they included Edward Ryder in an eleven-part adaptation of Waugh 's Brideshead Revisited ; The Times said that he gave the role "a desolate and calculated malice which carries almost singlehandedly [the] first two episodes".

Reviews for the film were mixed, but Gielgud's performance in one of his signature roles was much praised.

Priestley 's rarely-revived Summer Day's Dream. Subsequently, he made further cameo appearances in films including Branagh's Hamlet as King Priam, , [n 22] Dragonheart as the voice of King Arthur , , and Shine as Cecil Parkes, Gielgud's partner, Martin Hensler, died in After this, Gielgud went into a physical and psychological decline; [] he died at home on 21 May the following year, at the age of At his request there was no memorial service, and his funeral at Wotton Underwood parish church was private, for family and close friends.

He was awarded honorary degrees by St Andrews , Oxford and Brandeis universities. From to Gielgud was president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art—a symbolic position—and was the academy's first honorary fellow He had not acted on stage for eight years, and felt out of touch with the West End: he commented on the renaming of the theatre, "At last there is a name in lights on the Avenue which I actually recognise, even if it is my own.

Gielgud was uninterested in religion or politics. As a boy he had been fascinated by the rituals at Westminster Abbey, but his brief attraction to religion quickly faded, and as an adult he was a non-believer.

The critic Nicholas de Jongh wrote that Gielgud's personality was "such infinite, mischievous fun", [] and Coward's biographer Cole Lesley recalled the pleasure of Gielgud's company, "the words tumbling out of his mouth in an avalanche, frequently having to wipe away his own tears of laughter at the funniness of the disasters he recounted, disasters always against himself".

Together with Richardson and Olivier, Gielgud was internationally recognised as one of the "great trinity of theatrical knights" [] who dominated the British stage for more than fifty years during the middle and later decades of the 20th century.

Gielgud is the lone survivor of those great actors whose careers laid the foundation stones of modern theatre.

He is acclaimed as the greatest speaker of Shakespearean verse this century. People my age and younger can only take on trust the impact of the Hamlet whose influence lasted more than 30 years.

Even the recordings do not quite convey the mellifluous magic of the voice once described by Guinness as a "silver trumpet muffled in silk".

He is indelibly linked with the roles of Prospero and King Lear — regarded as pinnacles of theatrical achievement — yet he is also widely remembered for his wonderful comic touch as Jack Worthing in Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

But his influence goes far beyond his performances. He was a pioneer in establishing the first permanent companies in the West End. In an obituary in The Independent Alan Strachan, having discussed Gielgud's work for cinema, radio and television, concluded that "any consideration of Gielgud's rich and often astonishing career must return to the stage; as he wrote at the close of An Actor and his Time , he saw the theatre as 'more than an occupation or a profession; for me it has been a life'.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. English actor and theatre director. Details of Gielgud's work, — Stage. If your great-aunt happens to be Ellen Terry, your great-uncle Fred Terry, your cousins Gordon Craig and Phyllis Neilson-Terry, and your grandmother the greatest Shakespearean actress in all Lithuania, you are hardly likely to drift into the fish trade.

Details of Gielgud's work, — Stage , Radio , Film. But Mr Gielgud spoke most of the poetry far better than Mr Olivier Yet — I must out with it — the fire of Mr Olivier's passion carried the play along as Mr Gielgud's doesn't quite.

Details of Gielgud's work, — Stage , Director , Radio. Main article: John Gielgud, roles and awards. Autobiography [ edit ] Early Stages.

London: Macmillan. Stage Directions. London: Heinemann. Distinguished Company. An Actor and His Time. London: Sidgwick and Jackson.

Backward Glances. John Miller, ed. Acting Shakespeare. New York: Scribner, Maxwell, Macmillan. Richard Mangan, ed. London: Nick Hern.

Gielgud's Letters. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. New York: Caedmon. Acting versions [ edit ] Chekhov, Anton The Cherry Orchard.

New York: Theatre Arts Books. Chekhov, Anton Based on a translation by Edward Nicolaeff. The film was directed by Viktor Tourjansky ; [46] Komisarjevsky directed the live prologue, in which a scene from the film was enacted "with prominent British stage players taking the principal roles and scores of dancing girls and others making up the colorful Tartar atmosphere".

While Knoblock and Gielgud were dining one day at The Ivy a man passed their table, and Gielgud said, "Thank God he didn't stop, he's a bigger bore than Eddie Knoblock — oh, not you, Eddie!

But there is a coarser ferocity to Shakespeare's tragedy that is sound theatre, and that is wanting in Mr Gielgud's art. I don't know what happened to him.

I think he failed and went to America. It was not repealed until the passage of the Sexual Offences Act Richardson later deeply regretted taking his friend's advice, recognising the work as "the greatest play of my generation".

Gielgud told Hall, "I never pause in the West End. The first time I played there I took a big pause, and a woman cried out in the balcony, 'Oh, you beast.

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He was the New Young Man of his time and I didn't like him. He gave me about two hundred ideas, as he usually does, twenty-five of which I eagerly seized on, and when I went away I thought, "This chap, you know, I don't like him very much but by God he knows something about this here play.

And then out of that we formed a friendship. The friendship and professional association lasted for more than fifty years, until the end of Richardson's life.

His performance divided opinion. The Times commented, "It is a mountain of a part, and at the end of the evening the peak remains unscaled"; [65] in The Manchester Guardian , however, Brown wrote that Gielgud "is a match for the thunder, and at length takes the Dover road with a broken tranquillity that allowed every word of the King's agony to be clear as well as poignant".

This crowd-pleaser drew disapproval from the more austere reviewers, who felt Gielgud should be doing something more demanding, [69] but he found playing a conventional juvenile lead had challenges of its own and helped him improve his technique.

In Gielgud turned to directing. Between seasons of Richard , in Gielgud returned to Hamlet in London and on tour, directing and playing the title role.

The production was a box-office success, and the critics were lavish in their praise. If I see a better performance of this play than this before I die, it will be a miracle.

Herbert Farjeon on the rival Romeos. The following year Gielgud staged perhaps his most famous Shakespeare production, a Romeo and Juliet in which he co-starred with Ashcroft and Olivier.

Gielgud had spotted Olivier's potential and gave him a major step up in his career. The production broke all box-office records for the play, running at the New Theatre for performances.

The friendship between the two men was prickly, on Olivier's side, for the rest of his life. Komisarjevsky directed, which made rehearsals difficult as Ashcroft, with whom he had been living, had just left him.

Nonetheless, Morley writes, the critical reception was ecstatic. The director's insensitivity to actors made Gielgud nervous and further increased his dislike of filming.

He was nervous about starring on Broadway for the first time, particularly as it became known that the popular actor Leslie Howard was to appear there in a rival production of the play.

When Gielgud opened at the Empire Theatre in October the reviews were mixed, [n 12] but, as the actor wrote to his mother, the audience response was extraordinary.

Howard's version closed within a month; the run of Gielgud's production beat Broadway records for the play. Its failure, so soon after his Shakespearean triumphs, prompted Gielgud to examine his career and his life.

His domestic relationship with Perry was comfortable but unexciting, he saw no future in a film career, and the Old Vic could not afford to stage the classics on the large scale to which he aspired.

He decided that he must form his own company to play Shakespeare and other classic plays in the West End. Agate considered his Richard II, "probably the best piece of Shakespearean acting on the English stage today".

The venture did not make much money, [] and in July Gielgud turned to more conventional West End enterprises, in unconventional circumstances.

Somehow the three men remained on excellent terms. They were gratified when Allan Aynesworth , who had played Algernon in the premiere, said that the new production "caught the gaiety and exactly the right atmosphere.

It's all delightful! At the start of the Second World War Gielgud volunteered for active service, but was told that men of his age, thirty-five, would not be wanted for at least six months.

The government quickly came to the view that most actors would do more good performing to entertain the troops and the general public than serving, whether suitable or not, in the armed forces.

This was a chaotic affair: Gielgud's direction confused his star, and when Redgrave lost his voice Gielgud had to step in and sing the role as best he could.

Gielgud felt that something serious or even solemn was necessary for wartime London , where most entertainment was light-hearted.

His King Lear once again divided the critics, but his Prospero was a considerable success. He played the role quite differently from his attempt on the same stage in in place of the "manic conjurer" [] his Prospero was "very far from the usual mixture of Father Christmas, a Colonial Bishop, and the President of the Magicians' Union Following the example of several of his stage colleagues, Gielgud joined tours of military camps.

He gave recitals of prose and poetry, and acted in a triple bill of short plays, including two from Coward's Tonight at 8.

In this morale-boosting film he portrayed the politician from ages thirty to seventy; this was, in Morley's view, the first time he seemed at home before the camera.

He and Leigh were close friends, and Shaw tried hard to persuade him to play the part, but Gielgud had taken a strong dislike to the director, Gabriel Pascal.

Unwilling to take sole charge, Richardson proposed a managing triumvirate of Gielgud, Olivier and himself. Gielgud declined: "It would be a disaster, you would have to spend your whole time as referee between Larry and me.

A —45 season at the Haymarket for Beaumont included a Hamlet that many considered his finest. Agate wrote, "Mr Gielgud is now completely and authoritatively master of this tremendous part.

I hold that this is, and is likely to remain, the best Hamlet of our time. Olivier was celebrated for his recent film of Henry V , and with Richardson and John Burrell in Gielgud's stead was making the Old Vic "the most famous theatre in the Anglo-Saxon world" according to the critic Harold Hobson.

During this tour he played Hamlet on stage for the last time. Edith Evans was tired of the role of Lady Bracknell, and refused to join him; Margaret Rutherford played the part to great acclaim.

They included The Heiress in , when he was brought in at the last moment to direct Richardson and Ashcroft, saving what seemed a doomed production; it ran for performances.

His cold, unsympathetic Angelo in Peter Brook 's production of Measure for Measure showed the public a new, naturalistic manner in his playing.

In Gielgud made his first Hollywood film, the sole classical actor in Joseph L. Mankiewicz 's Julius Caesar , playing Cassius. Returning to London later in Gielgud took over management of the Lyric, Hammersmith, for a classical season of Richard II , Congreve's The Way of the World , and Thomas Otway 's Venice Preserv'd , directing the first, acting in the last, and doing both in the second.

Feeling he was too old for Richard, he cast the young Paul Scofield ; both the actor and the production were a critical and commercial success.

On the evening of 20 October , Gielgud, usually highly discreet about casual sex, was arrested in Chelsea for cruising in a public lavatory.

Until the s sexual activity of any kind between men was illegal in Britain. According to the biographer Richard Huggett , Gielgud was so paralysed by nerves that the prospect of going onstage as usual seemed impossible, but his fellow players, led by Sybil Thorndike , encouraged him:.

She grabbed him and whispered fiercely, "Come on, John darling, they won't boo me ", and led him firmly on to the stage. To everybody's astonishment and indescribable relief, the audience gave him a standing ovation.

They cheered, they applauded, they shouted. The message was quite clear. The English public had always been loyal to its favourites, and this was their chance to show that they didn't care tuppence what he had done in his private life It was a moment never to be forgotten by those who witnessed it.

His career was safe, but the episode briefly affected Gielgud's health; he suffered a nervous breakdown some months afterwards. He never spoke publicly about the incident, and it was quickly sidelined by the press and politely ignored by writers during his lifetime.

Privately he made donations to gay campaign groups , but did not endorse them in public. In his later years he said to the actor Simon Callow , "I do admire people like you and Ian McKellen for coming out, but I can't be doing with that myself.

Between December and June Gielgud concentrated on directing and did not appear on stage. In the second half of the s Gielgud's career was in the doldrums as far as new plays were concerned.

Olivier had a great success in John Osborne 's The Entertainer in , [] but Gielgud was not in tune with the new wave of writers.

He directed and played the lead in Coward's Nude with Violin in , which was dismissed by the critics as old-fashioned, though it ran for more than a year.

He did not consider his performance as the tyrannical father convincing, and confessed that he undertook it only for the large fee "it will set me up for a couple of years" and to keep him before the public in America, where he had not performed for over four years.

During Gielgud directed Berlioz 's The Trojans at Covent Garden and played Prospero at Drury Lane , [29] but the production central to his career over the late s and into the s was his one-man show The Ages of Man.

He first appeared in this in and revived it every year until It was an anthology of Shakespearean speeches and sonnets , compiled by George Rylands , in which, wearing modern evening clothes on a plain stage, Gielgud recited the verses, with his own linking commentary.

When there's a beautiful girl above you on a balcony, or lying on a tomb with candles round her, naturally the audience look at her the whole time, and Romeo has to pull out all the stops to get any attention.

Gielgud continued to try, without much success, to find new plays that suited him as an actor, but his direction of Peter Shaffer 's first play, Five Finger Exercise , received acclaim.

Most of the New York critics praised the production, and they all praised the co-stars. During the early s Gielgud had more successes as a director than as an actor.

In Gielgud met Martin Hensler —99 , an interior designer exiled from Hungary. He was temperamental, and Gielgud's friends often found him difficult, but the two became a long-term couple and lived together until Hensler's death.

Under his influence Gielgud moved his main residence from central London to Wotton Underwood in Buckinghamshire. Morley comments, "A minor but flashy role, this had considerable and long-lasting importance; his unrivalled theatrical dignity could greatly enhance a film.

Burton's performance received reviews ranging from polite to hostile, but the production was a box-office success, and a film was made of it. He told his agent to accept any reasonable film offers.

From the great mandarin of the theatre, a delicious comic creation. Having finally embraced film-making, Gielgud appeared in six films in — The play is set in the gardens of a nursing home for mental patients, though this is not clear at first.

The two elderly men converse in a desultory way, are joined and briefly enlivened by two more extrovert female patients, are slightly scared by another male patient, and are then left together, conversing even more emptily.

The Punch critic, Jeremy Kingston, wrote:. At the end of the play, as the climax to two perfect, delicate performances, Sir Ralph and Sir John are standing, staring out above the heads of the audience, cheeks wet with tears in memory of some unnamed misery, weeping soundlessly as the lights fade on them.

It makes a tragic, unforgettable close. The play transferred to the West End and then to Broadway. In The New York Times Clive Barnes wrote, "The two men, bleakly examining the little nothingness of their lives, are John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson giving two of the greatest performances of two careers that have been among the glories of the English-speaking theater.

In the first half of the decade Gielgud made seven films and six television dramas. Morley describes his choice as indiscriminate, but singles out for praise his performances in as the Old Cardinal in Joseph Losey 's Galileo and the manservant Beddoes in Sidney Lumet 's Murder on the Orient Express.

The critic of The Illustrated London News said that viewers would "shiver at a towering performance by Gielgud, as a Caliph with all the purring beauty and ruthlessness of a great golden leopard".

Richardson played Hirst, a prosperous but isolated and vulnerable author, and Gielgud was Spooner, a down-at-heel sponger and opportunist. Hall found the play "extremely funny and also extremely bleak".

In the latter part of the decade Gielgud worked more for cinema and television than on stage. His film work included what Morley calls "his most embarrassing professional appearance", [1] in Caligula , Gore Vidal 's story of Ancient Rome, spiced with pornographic scenes.

Gielgud thought it "by far the most exciting film I have ever made". In the s Gielgud appeared in more than twenty films.

Tony Palmer 's Wagner was the only film in which Gielgud, Richardson, and Olivier played scenes together. It's nice at my age to be able to travel all over the world at other people's expense.

Gielgud's most successful film performance of the decade was Steve Gordon 's comedy Arthur , which starred Dudley Moore as a self-indulgent playboy.

Gielgud played Hobson, Moore's butler. For television Gielgud played nineteen roles during the s; they included Edward Ryder in an eleven-part adaptation of Waugh 's Brideshead Revisited ; The Times said that he gave the role "a desolate and calculated malice which carries almost singlehandedly [the] first two episodes".

Reviews for the film were mixed, but Gielgud's performance in one of his signature roles was much praised.

Priestley 's rarely-revived Summer Day's Dream. Subsequently, he made further cameo appearances in films including Branagh's Hamlet as King Priam, , [n 22] Dragonheart as the voice of King Arthur , , and Shine as Cecil Parkes, Gielgud's partner, Martin Hensler, died in After this, Gielgud went into a physical and psychological decline; [] he died at home on 21 May the following year, at the age of At his request there was no memorial service, and his funeral at Wotton Underwood parish church was private, for family and close friends.

He was awarded honorary degrees by St Andrews , Oxford and Brandeis universities. From to Gielgud was president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art—a symbolic position—and was the academy's first honorary fellow He had not acted on stage for eight years, and felt out of touch with the West End: he commented on the renaming of the theatre, "At last there is a name in lights on the Avenue which I actually recognise, even if it is my own.

Gielgud was uninterested in religion or politics. As a boy he had been fascinated by the rituals at Westminster Abbey, but his brief attraction to religion quickly faded, and as an adult he was a non-believer.

The critic Nicholas de Jongh wrote that Gielgud's personality was "such infinite, mischievous fun", [] and Coward's biographer Cole Lesley recalled the pleasure of Gielgud's company, "the words tumbling out of his mouth in an avalanche, frequently having to wipe away his own tears of laughter at the funniness of the disasters he recounted, disasters always against himself".

Together with Richardson and Olivier, Gielgud was internationally recognised as one of the "great trinity of theatrical knights" [] who dominated the British stage for more than fifty years during the middle and later decades of the 20th century.

Gielgud is the lone survivor of those great actors whose careers laid the foundation stones of modern theatre. He is acclaimed as the greatest speaker of Shakespearean verse this century.

People my age and younger can only take on trust the impact of the Hamlet whose influence lasted more than 30 years.

Even the recordings do not quite convey the mellifluous magic of the voice once described by Guinness as a "silver trumpet muffled in silk".

He is indelibly linked with the roles of Prospero and King Lear — regarded as pinnacles of theatrical achievement — yet he is also widely remembered for his wonderful comic touch as Jack Worthing in Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

But his influence goes far beyond his performances. He was a pioneer in establishing the first permanent companies in the West End. In an obituary in The Independent Alan Strachan, having discussed Gielgud's work for cinema, radio and television, concluded that "any consideration of Gielgud's rich and often astonishing career must return to the stage; as he wrote at the close of An Actor and his Time , he saw the theatre as 'more than an occupation or a profession; for me it has been a life'.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. English actor and theatre director. Details of Gielgud's work, — Stage.

If your great-aunt happens to be Ellen Terry, your great-uncle Fred Terry, your cousins Gordon Craig and Phyllis Neilson-Terry, and your grandmother the greatest Shakespearean actress in all Lithuania, you are hardly likely to drift into the fish trade.

Details of Gielgud's work, — Stage , Radio , Film. But Mr Gielgud spoke most of the poetry far better than Mr Olivier Yet — I must out with it — the fire of Mr Olivier's passion carried the play along as Mr Gielgud's doesn't quite.

Details of Gielgud's work, — Stage , Director , Radio. Main article: John Gielgud, roles and awards. Autobiography [ edit ] Early Stages.

London: Macmillan. Stage Directions. London: Heinemann. Distinguished Company. An Actor and His Time. London: Sidgwick and Jackson. Backward Glances.

John Miller, ed. Acting Shakespeare. New York: Scribner, Maxwell, Macmillan. Richard Mangan, ed.

London: Nick Hern. Gielgud's Letters. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. New York: Caedmon. Acting versions [ edit ] Chekhov, Anton The Cherry Orchard.

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