John Gielgud

English actor and theatre director (1904-2000)

Sir Arthur John Gielgud OM CH (14 April 1904 - 21 May 2000) was a British actor and director.[1] Gielgud was born in South Kensington, London and attended Westminster School. He acted in theatre, on radio, television and in movies.

Sir John Gielgud

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Gielgud in 1973, by Allan Warren
Arthur John Gielgud

(1904-04-14)14 April 1904
Died21 May 2000(2000-05-21) (aged 96)
OccupationActor, singer, director
Years active1924–2000
Partner(s)Martin Hensler (ca. 1963–1998)

Gielgud won many awards, including an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards, a Grammy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.[2] In 1992 he received a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, a lifetime achievement award. The Globe Theatre in London was renamed the Gielgud Theatre in 1994 in his honour.

Gielgud was gay.[1] He was in a long-term relationship until his partner died in 1998. Gielgud died in Wootton Underwood, Buckinghamshire.


Laurence Olivier AwardsEdit

  • 1985: Special Award

Academy AwardsEdit

Emmy AwardsEdit

Tony AwardsEdit

Gielgud in a 1930s publicity photograph

Evening Standard AwardsEdit

Grammy AwardsEdit

New York Film Critics Circle AwardsEdit

Los Angeles Movie Critics Association AwardsEdit

  • 1981: Best Supporting Actor, for Arthur
  • 1985: Best Supporting Actor, for Plenty

Golden Globe AwardsEdit

  • 1981: Winner for Best Supporting Actor, for Arthur
  • 1988: Winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, for War and Remembrance
  • 1989: Nominated for Best Actor in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, for War and Remembrance


  1. 1.0 1.1 Guardian obituary
  2. Nicole Lyn Pesce; Joe Dziemianowicz and Margaret Eby (3 March 2014). "Oscars 2014: Bobby Lopez becomes youngest person to get an EGOT with Best Original Song win for 'Let It Go'". New York Daily News. Retrieved 6 March 2014.

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