John Gielgud

John Gielgud

actor, writer, director

John Gielgud was born on Apr 14, 1904 in UK. John Gielgud's big-screen debut came with The Good Companions directed by Victor Saville in 1933, strarring Inigo Jollifant. John Gielgud is known for Elizabeth directed by Shekhar Kapur, Liz Giles stars as Female Martyr and Rod Culbertson as Master Ridley. John Gielgud has got 16 awards and 27 nominations so far. The most recent award John Gielgud achieved is London Critics Circle Film Awards. The upcoming new movie John Gielgud plays is Trouser Bar which will be released on Oct 17, 2016.

Born in London, England, John Gielgud trained at Lady Benson's Acting School and RADA, London. Best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26. He worked under the tutelage of Lilian Bayliss with friend and fellow performer Laurence Olivier and other contemporaries of the National Theatre at the "Old Vic", London. He made his screen debut in 1924. Academy Award Best Supporting Actor, 1981, for Arthur (1981), Academy Award Nomination, 1964, for Becket (1964).

  • Birthday

    Apr 14, 1904
  • Place of Birth

    South Kensington, London, England, UK

Known For


16 wins & 27 nominations

London Critics Circle Film Awards
Winner - Special Achievement Award
BAFTA Awards
Winner - Academy Fellowship
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - BAFTA Film Award
Best British Actor
Winner - BAFTA Film Award
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