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Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor, director, and producer. A descendant of the renowned Terry acting family, he achieved early international acclaim for his youthful, emotionally expressive Hamlet which broke box office records on Broadway in 1937. He was known for his beautiful speaking of verse and particularly for his warm and expressive voice, which his colleague Sir Alec Guinness likened to "a silver trumpet muffled in silk". Gielgud is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Gielgud, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Thursday, April 14, 1904, South Kensington, London, England, UK
Sunday, May 21, 2000
1936 Secret AgentEdgar Brodie/Richard Ashenden 1956 Around the World in 80 DaysFoster 1964 BecketKing Louis of France / King Louis VII of France 1974 Murder on the Orient ExpressMr. Beddoes 1979 CaligulaNerva 1980 The Elefant ManCarr Gomm 1981 ArthurHobson 1981 Chariots of FireMaster of Trinity 1981 Lion of the DesertSharif El Gariani 1982 GandhiLord Irwin 1988 Appointment with DeathColonel Carbury 1995 First KnightOswald 1996 DragonheartKing Arthur (voice) (uncredited) 1998 Quest for CamelotMerlin (voice) 1998 ElizabethThe PopeLimited to the 15 most popular items