John Gielgud (I) (1904–2000)

Actor | Writer | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
Arthur (1981) | Murder on the Orient Express (1974) | Julius Caesar (1953)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 26 nominations More »
AKA 
Sir John Gielgud
NICKNAME  
Johnny G.
BORN 
Apr 14, 1904 (died May 21, 2000)
HEIGHT 
5' 11¼" (1.80m)

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Past Film & Video (78 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (62 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for MerlinMerlin (TV Mini-series) King Constant (2 episodes, 1998)  Less 1998 2
    • Part 2 (Apr 27, 1998) King Constant  Less
    • Part 1 (Apr 26, 1998) King Constant  Less
  • Primary photo for A Dance to the Music of TimeA Dance to the Music of Time (TV Mini-series) St. John Clarke (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for DavidDavid (TV Mini-series) God  Less 1997– 
  • Primary photo for Gulliver's TravelsGulliver's Travels (TV Mini-series) Professor of Sunlight (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
    • Episode #1.2 (Feb 5, 1996) Professor of Sunlight (as Sir John Gielgud)  Less
  • Primary photo for Stick with Me, KidStick with Me, Kid (TV Series) Grandpa (14 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995 14
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  • Primary photo for PerformancePerformance (TV Series) Stephen Dawlish (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for ScarlettScarlett (TV Mini-series) Pierre Robillard (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Alleyn MysteriesAlleyn Mysteries (TV Series) Percival Pyke Period (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Under the HammerUnder the Hammer (TV Series) Hugo Lunt (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for LovejoyLovejoy (TV Series) Lord Wakering (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Inspector MorseInspector Morse (TV Series) Lord Hinksey (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for A TV DanteA TV Dante (TV Mini-series) Virgil (6 episodes, 1991)  Less 1991 6
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  • Primary photo for Strauss DynastyStrauss Dynasty (TV Mini-series) Drechsler (8 episodes, 1991)  Less 1991 8
    • Adele (1991) Drechsler  Less
    • Lili (1991) Drechsler  Less
    • Hetti (1991) Drechsler  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Best of FriendsThe Best of Friends (TV Movie) Sydney Cockerell  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Summer's LeaseSummer's Lease (TV Mini-series) Haverford Downs (4 episodes, 1989)  Less 1989 4
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  • Primary photo for War and RemembranceWar and Remembrance (TV Mini-series) Aaron Jastrow (11 episodes, 1988)  Less 1988–1989 11
    • Part 11 (May 10, 1989) Aaron Jastrow  Less
    • Part 10 (May 9, 1989) Aaron Jastrow  Less
    • Part 9 (May 8, 1989) Aaron Jastrow  Less
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  • Primary photo for A Man for All SeasonsA Man for All Seasons (TV Movie) Cardinal Wolsey (as Sir John Gielgud)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Screen TwoScreen Two (TV Series) Eddie / Jasper Swift (2 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986–1987 2
  • Primary photo for The Theban Plays by SophoclesThe Theban Plays by Sophocles (TV Series) Teiresias (2 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986 2
  • Primary photo for The Canterville GhostThe Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) Sir Simon de Canterville  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Romance on the Orient ExpressRomance on the Orient Express (TV Movie) Theodore Woodward  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for FrankensteinFrankenstein (TV Movie) De Lacey  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for CamilleCamille (TV Movie) Duke de Charles  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for WagnerWagner (TV Mini-series) Pfistermeister (9 episodes, 1981)  Less 1981–1984 9
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  • Primary photo for The Master of BallantraeThe Master of Ballantrae (TV Movie) Lord Durrisdeer  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Far PavilionsThe Far Pavilions (TV Mini-series) Cavagnari (2 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984 2
  • Primary photo for The Scarlet and the BlackThe Scarlet and the Black (TV Movie) Pope Pius XII (as Sir John Gielgud)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for BBC Play of the MonthBBC Play of the Month (TV Series) Lord Burleigh / Captain Shotover / Lord Henry Wotton / Charles II / The Inquisitor / Chorus (6 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967–1982 6
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  • Primary photo for Inside the Third ReichInside the Third Reich (TV Movie) Albert Speer Sr.  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The Hunchback of Notre DameThe Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie) Charmolue  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Marco PoloMarco Polo (TV Mini-series) Doge of Venice (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for Brideshead RevisitedBrideshead Revisited (TV Mini-series) Edward Ryder (5 episodes, 1981)  Less 1981 5
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  • Primary photo for Seven Dials MysterySeven Dials Mystery (TV Movie) Marquis of Caterhan  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Why Didn't They Ask Evans?Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (TV Movie) Reverend Jones  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Tales of the UnexpectedTales of the Unexpected (TV Series) Cyril Boggis / Jelks (2 episodes, 1979), Performer ("Lead Us, Heavenly Father", "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven") (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1979–1980 2
    • Parson's Pleasure (Nov 30, 1980) Cyril Boggis, Performer ("Lead Us, Heavenly Father", "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven") (uncredited)  Less
    • Neck (Apr 28, 1979) Jelks  Less
  • Primary photo for Richard IIRichard II (TV Movie) John of Gaunt  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Les MiserablesLes Miserables (TV Movie) Gillenormand  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Romeo & JulietRomeo & Juliet (TV Movie) Chorus  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for No Man's LandNo Man's Land (TV Movie) Spooner  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Peter PanPeter Pan (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Shades of GreeneShades of Greene (TV Series) Mr. Ferraro (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for Edward the SeventhEdward the Seventh (TV Series) Benjamin Disraeli (2 episodes, 1975)  Less 1975 2
  • Primary photo for QB VIIQB VII (TV Mini-series) Clinton-Meek (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for Frankenstein: The True StoryFrankenstein: The True Story (TV Movie) Chief Constable  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for MenaceMenace (TV Series) Frederick William Densham (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for ABC Afterschool SpecialsABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) Various Roles (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for ProbeProbe (TV Movie) Harold L. Streeter (as Sir John Gielgud)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Play for TodayPlay for Today (TV Series) Harry (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
    • Home (Jan 6, 1972) Harry (as Sir John Gielgud)  Less
  • Primary photo for ITV Saturday Night TheatreITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) The Ghost (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
    • Hamlet (Nov 17, 1970) The Ghost  Less
  • Primary photo for HassanHassan (TV Movie) Caliph Haroun al Raschid  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Thirty-Minute TheatreThirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) The Writer (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for From Chekhov with LoveFrom Chekhov with Love (TV Movie) Anton Chekhov  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for NET PlayhouseNET Playhouse (TV Series) Harry (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968 1
    • Home (Feb 11, 1968) Harry  Less
  • Primary photo for The Wednesday PlayThe Wednesday Play (TV Series) Gabriel Quantara (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland (TV Movie) Mock Turtle (as Sir John Gielgud)  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for ABC Stage 67ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) Rich Man (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for ITV Play of the WeekITV Play of the Week (TV Series) The Count / Julian Anson (2 episodes, 1959), Writer (adaptation) (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1959–1966 3
  • Primary photo for The Cherry OrchardThe Cherry Orchard (TV Movie) Leonid Andreyevich Gaev, Lyubov's brother, Writer (version)  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for The DuPont Show of the MonthThe DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) Andrew Crocker-Harris (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for Nude with ViolinNude with Violin (TV Movie) Sebastien, Director  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for ITV Opening Night at the GuildhallITV Opening Night at the Guildhall (TV Movie) John Worthing, JP  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Spring MeetingSpring Meeting (TV Movie) Director  Less 1938
Self (62 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on FilmCheck the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film (Video) The Protagonist  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Arena: The Sir Noel Coward TrilogyArena: The Sir Noel Coward Trilogy (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Harvest of SorrowThe Harvest of Sorrow (TV Movie) Sergei Rachmaninoff (voice)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Dennis Pennis R.I.P.Dennis Pennis R.I.P. (Video) Himself  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The Making of 'Dragonheart'The Making of 'Dragonheart' (Video) King Arthur (voice)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for To Be on Camera: A History with HamletTo Be on Camera: A History with Hamlet (Video) Himself  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Looking for RichardLooking for Richard Himself - Interviewee  Less 1996 $1.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Leopard SonThe Leopard Son Narrator (voice)  Less 1996 $419K / —
  • Primary photo for Westminster AbbeyWestminster Abbey (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Cinema Europe: The Other HollywoodCinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995
    • Opportunity Lost (Oct 29, 1995) Himself (as Sir John Gielgud)  Less
  • Primary photo for Words from JerusalemWords from Jerusalem (TV Series) Himself - Host / Himself - Narrator (7 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995
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  • Primary photo for The Thomas the Tank Engine ManThe Thomas the Tank Engine Man Himself (voice) (as Sir John Gielgud)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Hollywood U.K.Hollywood U.K. (TV Series) Himself - Contributor (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The South Bank ShowThe South Bank Show (TV Series) Himself / Narrator (2 episodes, 1990)  Less 1990–1992
  • Primary photo for A Walk Through Prospero's LibraryA Walk Through Prospero's Library (TV Short) Prospero  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Victims of IndulgenceVictims of Indulgence (Short) Narrator  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and BeyondVivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond (TV Movie) Himself (as Sir John Gielgud)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for OmnibusOmnibus (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 1969)  Less 1969–1988
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  • Primary photo for War and Remembrance: A Living HistoryWar and Remembrance: A Living History (Video) Himself  Less 1988 $130K
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself / George, Duke of Clarence / Cassius / Ghost of Hamlet's Father (3 episodes, 1983)  Less 1983–1988
  • Primary photo for Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional VaudevilleFunny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville (TV Movie) British Lord (as Sir John Gielgud)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for An Evening with Kiri Te KanawaAn Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1960)  Less 1960–1985
  • Primary photo for Six Centuries of VerseSix Centuries of Verse (TV Series) Himself - Presenter (15 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984
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  • Primary photo for IngridIngrid Himself - Narrator  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Film '72Film '72 (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1979)  Less 1979–1983
  • Primary photo for The Great HamletsThe Great Hamlets (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 1983– 
  • Primary photo for Voyage to the End of the EarthVoyage to the End of the Earth (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The British GreatsThe British Greats (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Every Night Something AtrociousEvery Night Something Atrocious (TV Movie) Interviewee  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Fall In, the StarsFall In, the Stars (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Night of 100 StarsNight of 100 Stars (TV Special) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Second City TVSecond City TV (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for En direct de...En direct de... (TV Series) Himself  Less 1956–1974
  • Primary photo for ParkinsonParkinson (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Stars on SundayStars on Sunday (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 1969)  Less 1969–1972
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  • Primary photo for The David Frost ShowThe David Frost Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for A Birthday Gala Tribute Noel CowardA Birthday Gala Tribute Noel Coward (TV Movie) Himself - Performer  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Camera ThreeCamera Three (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Carol Channing's Mad English Tea PartyCarol Channing's Mad English Tea Party (TV Special) Himself  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for NBC Experiment in TelevisionNBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Hamlet Revisited: Approaches to HamletHamlet Revisited: Approaches to Hamlet (TV Movie) Himself - Narrator / Host  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for ReviewReview (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for ReleaseRelease (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Shoes of the FishermanThe Shoes of the Fisherman (Short) Himself (uncredited)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The World of One-Man ShowsThe World of One-Man Shows (TV Movie) Self  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Révolution d'octobreRévolution d'octobre Narrator (voice) (version: English)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for ConflictConflict (TV Series) Himself - Host (23 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966–1967
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  • Primary photo for Ages of ManAges of Man (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for To Die in MadridTo Die in Madrid Narrator (English version) (voice)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Farewell to the VicFarewell to the Vic (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for The Bell Telephone HourThe Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The Big PartyThe Big Party (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Tonight Starring Jack PaarTonight Starring Jack Paar (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Shakespearean Reader / Himself (2 episodes, 1951)  Less 1951–1959
    • Episode #12.44 (Jul 19, 1959) Shakespearean Reader (as Sir John Gielgud)  Less
    • Episode #4.30 (Apr 8, 1951) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for The Immortal LandThe Immortal Land (Short) Narrator (voice)  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Salute to Show BusinessSalute to Show Business (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for Sunshine in SohoSunshine in Soho (Short) Himself  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for The Faye Emerson ShowThe Faye Emerson Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for This Is Show BusinessThis Is Show Business (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Unfinished JourneyUnfinished Journey (Short) Narrator (voice) (version: English)  Less 1943
Archive Footage (24 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Drawing the Audience in: Making the Music for 'Shine' with David HirschfelderDrawing the Audience in: Making the Music for 'Shine' with David Hirschfelder (Video) Cecil Parkes (archive footage)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Sculpting the Movie: The Experience of Directing 'Shine' with Scott HicksSculpting the Movie: The Experience of Directing 'Shine' with Scott Hicks (Video) Cecil Parkes (archive footage)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Sculpting the Movie: The Experience of Directing 'Shine' with Scott HicksSculpting the Movie: The Experience of Directing 'Shine' with Scott Hicks (Video) Cecil Parkes (archive footage)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson WellesMagician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Henry IV (clip from Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2014 $814K $16K / —
  • Primary photo for Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon FilmsElectric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Hogarth (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf'sScatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's Hobson (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2013 $497K / —
  • Primary photo for Shakespeare UncoveredShakespeare Uncovered (TV Series) John of Gaunt (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Alice in Wonderland Stills GalleryAlice in Wonderland Stills Gallery (Video) Himself / Mock Turtle (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Never ApologizeNever Apologize Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Agatha Christie: A Woman of MysteryAgatha Christie: A Woman of Mystery (Video) Beddoes (in 'Murder on the Orient Express') (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for BrandoBrando (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for There's Something About... MorseThere's Something About... Morse (TV Movie) Lord Hinksey (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for South Australia: Ocean to OutbackSouth Australia: Ocean to Outback (Video) Himself - Actor (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Heroes of ComedyHeroes of Comedy (TV Series) Self (2 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995–2002
    • Sidney James (Feb 23, 2002) Self (archive footage)  Less
    • Max Miller (Oct 27, 1995) Self (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Plenty: Days of Plenty - A Conversation with Director Fred SchepisiPlenty: Days of Plenty - A Conversation with Director Fred Schepisi (Video) Sir Leonard Darwin (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The 73rd Annual Academy AwardsThe 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Shine: The PhenomenonShine: The Phenomenon (Video) Cecil Parkes (archive footage)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Hamlet / Ghost of Hamlet's Father (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995
    • The History of Hamlet (Feb 7, 1995) Hamlet / Ghost of Hamlet's Father (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for OmnibusOmnibus (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Preminger: Anatomy of a FilmmakerPreminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker Himself (archive footage)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The South Bank ShowThe South Bank Show (TV Series) Hamlet (clip from 1944 stage production) (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985
    • Sir Alec Guinness (Oct 6, 1985) Hamlet (clip from 1944 stage production) (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hollywood: The Gift of LaughterHollywood: The Gift of Laughter (TV Movie) Hobson (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
    • Episode #20.63 (May 26, 1981) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Clapper BoardClapper Board (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980

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