John Gielgud an actor"s life by Gyles Brandreth

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  • Gielgud, John, -- Sir, -- 1904-,
  • Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography.

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StatementGyles Brandreth.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 196 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages196
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Open LibraryOL19697899M
ISBN 100750927526

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This unique volume brings together two of these for the first time: EARLY STAGES, his classic memoir of childhood, of growing up and taking to the stage, with vivid evocations of his family and the people he knew and worked /5(8).

Sir John Gielgud's acting career was among the most distinguished of his generation. In a lifetime that lasted nearly a century, he appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions and films, receiving virtually every acting honor given, including an Academy Award for his performance as Hobson the butler in the filmin this insightful authorized biography, written with /5(5).

The book has many wonderful pictures of Gielgud and his contemporaries in their roles. There are also playbills, photos of directors and others involved in the productions as well. Gielgud also is interesting talking about stagecraft and the stage direction of the different productions, the costumes and how all of it goes into creating a role/5(3).

Arthur John Gielgud was born Apat 7 Gledhow Gardens in South Kensington. He was the third of four children of a father, Frank Gielgud, who served almost fifty years on the London Stock Exchange, working for the family firm of Leonard Messel, who was himself the great-grandfather of the designer Oliver ed on:   The NOOK Book (eBook) of the John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star by Jonathan Croall at Barnes & Noble.

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All but two of the poems were first published in a quarto entitled Shake-Speares Sonnets: Never before imprinted. John Gielgud tells the story of his life in the theatre, from the time of the great actor/managers like Tree and du Maurier and star actresses like Sarah Bernhardt and his own great aunt Ellen Terry, to his famous partnerships with Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson.

With his own unique warmth and humour, he describes the plays he has starred in and directed, the films he has 3/5(1).

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Though he had film success (e.g., Arthur), he was John Gielgud book legend in the theater. His autobiography, John Read full reviewReviews: 1. The theatre was renamed the Gielgud as a special tribute to Sir John and to distinguish it from the newly opened Shakespeare's Globe on the South Bank.

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Injust weeks after Gielgud had been knighted by the Queen, he was arrested in a public men's room and charged with solicitation. the book also. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Description: pages: illustrations ; 22 cm.

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Sir Arthur John Gielgud OM CH (14 April - 21 May ) was a British actor and director. Gielgud was born in South Kensington, London and attended Westminster acted in theatre, on radio, television and in movies.

Gielgud won many awards, including an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards, a Grammy Award and two Golden Globe : Arthur John Gielgud, 14 April.

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John Gielgud was a homosexual, but because of the times he lived in, he took care to hide it. Weidenfeld & Nicolson published a book based on his letters to trusted friends, Gielgud's Letters in His long-term partner was Martin Hensler.

John Gielgud died on the 21 May in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. He was 96 years of age. His book The Coming of Godot: A Short History of a Masterpiece (also published by Oberon) was short listed for the Theatre Book Prize. The new edition of his biography of John Gielgud was published in May by Methuen Drama as John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star/5(13).

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Waspish: Sir John Gielgud in - the actor had a great career but was also dogged by scandal In his famously mellifluous voice, Gielgud corrected his host.

'That's not his name,' he said. John Gielgud was born on 14 April Coming from a famous theatrical family, his acting career started early and he had already become a leading man inLondon’s West End by the mids. His first major success in Shakespeare came during the season at the Old Vic, when at 25 he become the youngest to play Hamlet in living memory.

See below for a list of John Gielgud’s GRAMMY Awards history. John Gielgud. See below for a list of John Gielgud’s GRAMMY Awards history. Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats (Album) 25th Annual GRAMMY Awards () See All Awards for This Year. Nominations. According to the more than pages of text and notes in Jonathan Croall’s “John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star,” disdain for one’s.

John Gielgud. AKA Arthur John Gielgud. Born: Apr Birthplace: London, England Died: May Location of death: Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Cau. Father: Frank Gielgud Mother: Kate Terry Boyfriend: Martin Hensler (d.

) High School: Westminster School Conservatory: Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London Garrick Club Born: For the Album "Sir John Gielgud Reads Alice in Wonderland" Nominee Grammy: Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Recording.

For the Album "Gulliver" Nominee Grammy: Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Recording. Shared with: Irene Worth. For "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats". Nominee Grammy: Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama.

Actor. Born Arthur John Gielgud in South Kensington, London, he attended Hillside preparatory school, where he first appeared onstage in a production of Shakespeare's ‘Merchant of Venice'. At 17 he made his professional debut at the Old Vic in in a minor role in ‘Henry V.' He studied his craft at Lady Benson's Memorial ID: View Source.

First edition of this profusely illustrated autobiography by Sir John Gielgud, inscribed on the title page by him, “Sincerely, John Gielgud,” featuring over color and black-and-white illustrations, with printed laid-in leaf (4 by 5 inches): “With the Compliments of Sir John Gielgud.” “The first words Sir John Gielgud ever spoke on.SIR JOHN GIELGUD: A Life in Letters John Gielgud, Author.

Arcade $30 (p) ISBN The book's publication date coincides with the centenary of Gielgud's birth.We learn that the family name "Gielgud" is Polish, and was originally "Gielgaudski."There is the expected contrasting of Sir John with Laurence, Lord Olivier; and in Croall's book, Olivier does not come off very well, intensely competitive to the point of being resentful, brash to the point of learn of Gielgud as director for many 5/5(3).

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