Other film credits include: St Joan, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Becket (for which he was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of King Louis VII of France), Chimes At Midnight, The Loved One, Sebastian, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Shoes of The Fisherman, Lost Horizon, Galileo, 11 Harrowhouse, Murder on the Orient Express, Providence, Joseph Andrews, Orchestra Conductor, Oh What A Lovely War, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, The Elephant Man, Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, Scandalous, The Shooting Party, Plenty, The Whistle Blower, Bluebeard, Arthur, Arthur 2: On The Rocks, Prospero's Books, Shining Through, The Best of Friends, The Power of One and most recently, First Knight with Sean Connery and Richard Gere.
The more recent of his numerous television credits include the acclaimed series Brideshead Revisited, Wagner, The Far Pavilions, The Master of Ballantrae, Oedipus, War and Remembrance, Quartermain's Terms, A Man For All Seasons, Dante and Virgil, Scarlett and Inspector Alleyn.
Winner of the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role as Dudley Moore's impeccable butler in Arthur, Gielgud has also written the theatre books - ìEarly Stagesì(1939), ìStage Directionsî (1963) and ìDistinguished Companyî (1972) and ìAn Actor and His Time ìwhich is being republished this year.
John Gielgud Facts
|Birth Name||Sir Arthur John Gielgud|
|Birthday||April 14, 1904|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Date of death||May 21, 2000 (age 96)|
|Height||5' 11" (1m80) How tall is John Gielgud compared to you?|
|Awards||1989 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Film (for War and Remembrance)|
|1982 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for Arthur)|
|1982 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Arthur)|
|The Secret Agent|
|Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery|
|Quest for Camelot|
|Chariots Of Fire|