John Gielgud is a Actor and Director British born on 14 april 1904 at Kensington (United-kingdom)
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Birth name John Arthur GielgudNationality United-kingdomBirth 14 april 1904Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (/ˈɡiːlɡʊd/; 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". Referring to the mellifluousness of his speech, John Steinbeck described Gielgud as "a great musician" while Laurence Olivier, his rival as the greatest Shakespearean actor of their generation, said he possessed a voice that "wooed the world."
at Kensington (United-kingdom
)Death 21 may 2000
(at 96 years)Awards
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Laurence Olivier Award
Gielgud is one of the few performers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.