Gielgud


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English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)

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She sent a copy to actor John Gielgud, who she had seen in plays while in London visiting her sister.
Gielgud recalled elsewhere that he had begun by imitating Claude Rains, his teacher at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and the precise imitation of a template is the foundation of any apprenticeship, in which training provided by the master is exchanged for labor offered by the apprentice.
Gielgud, in a typically generous gesture, gave the sword to Olivier inscribed with the words "This sword, given to him by his mother Kate Terry Gielgud 1938, is given to Laurence Olivier by his friend John Gielgud in appreciation of his performance of Richard III at the New Theatre, 1944.
Gielgud recalled helping the US movie star with his speeches in Joe Mankiewicz's film of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
The newly knighted Gielgud (Michael Feast) is presented as a somewhat reluctant doyen of the gay demimonde, trading waspish quips with theater-critic sidekick Chiltern Moncrieffe (John Warnaby) but secretly tortured by demons we never learn enough about.
Ironically a 1955 production starring Sir John Gielgud, Britain's greatest 20th century Shakespearean actor, was a failure.
ART; HOMES HE owns seven London theatres, including the Theatre Royal, the London Palladium, the Adelphi and the Gielgud.
TONY and Cherie Blair have splashed out pounds 4million on a stately home once owned by Sir John Gielgud.
He was a great actor who was probably more akin to the type of actor representing the style of Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir Godfrey Tearle and Lye-born Sir Cedric Hardwicke.
Gielgud "sailed through the piece, his usual self," and the actors "were somehow at odds" with the setting: "the magnificent Venice of Tiepolo and Veronese was meant to emphasize the nobility of the character and the poetry" (Zeffirelli 1986, 166).
Before turning, however, to Milton, I will scrutinize two recordings by Sir John Gielgud, sixteen years apart, of the last line of Shakespeare's Sonnet 129:
But had not two other women directors of classical companies, Maina Gielgud, late of both the Australian Ballet and The Royal Danish Ballet, and Anna-Marie Holmes, late of the Boston Ballet, encountered unusual difficulty with heavily male-oriented directorates?
We will consider how Gielgud and other reciters handle the two difficulties in their readings.
SIR JOHN GIELGUD (1904-2000) was a towering figure in 20th-century English theatre, an actor to rank alongside Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness, Richard Burton, and John Mills.
TEXT: CONTRARY to reports published last week and in yesterday's Racing Post, the 25,000gns purchase of Gielgud at last Tuesday's Doncaster August Sale was not for John Maxse, but for his mother Sue.