Birthday: 4/14/1904, the
Age: 96 years
Place of birth: London, UK
Date of Death: 21/05/2000 Year
Height: 180 cm
One of the best scenic Romeo and Hamlet of his time, Gielgud as an actor belongs to the romantic tradition of the theater.
Gielgud (Gielgud), John (14. 04. 1904), English actor and director.
He was born in London. Being a maternal descendant of the famous clan of actor Terry Gielgud childhood plunged into the atmosphere of the theater. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art she debuted on the scene in 1921. In the same year in films.
One of the best scenic Romeo and Hamlet of his time, Gielgud as an actor belongs to the romantic tradition of the theater. Tall, noble bearing, large molding face, tense and at the same time the rich tone of voice – all this made a spectacular actor on the stage. Like most British theater actor, filming was for him a matter of secondary importance.
Nevertheless, he began acting in silent films still and starred in the film A. Hitchcock’s early “Secret Agent» (Secret Agent, 1936). Major film credits Disraeli became his role in the biopic T. Dickinson “Prime Minister» (The Prime Minister, 1941).
The period of active work in film began in 1953.
Tiranobortsa passionate performance as Cassius in “Julius Caesar» (Julius Caesar, 1953) opens a list of several Shakespearean adaptations involving Gielgud. Role elegant schemer French King Louis VII in “Becket» (Becket, 1964) by Jean Anouilh’s play earned him a nomination for the “Oscar” for supporting actress. Since the 60s Gielgud often acted in “age” episodic roles, playing characters that are associated with the concept of the traditional British values, in whatever way, revelatory, or nostalgic, they are interpreted. In this capacity, he often appears in numerous television movies.
The role of the sharp-tongued butler in the comedy “Arthur» (Arthur, 1981 S. Gordon) earned him the “Oscar”.
From roles recently become the most significant repeatedly to play them on stage Prospero in “Prospero’s Books» (Prospero’s Books, 1991), P. Greenaway. In this post-modern version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” the action takes place in the imagination of the old wizard, alone with his books in a certain palace inhabited by spirits.
In 1953, Gielgud was erected British Queen Elizabeth II knighted.
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