John Gielgud

Total Box Office:
 $319.3M
Highest Rated:
100% Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Lowest Rated:
13% Arthur 2 - On the Rocks (1988)
Birthday:
Apr 14
Birthplace:
South Kensington, London, England, UK
Bio:
Considered with Sir Laurence Olivier as one of the finest actors of the 20th century, the versatile and prolific Sir John Gielgud has fashioned a career spanning more than 75 years of theater, film and television. Scion of an illustrious stage family--his maternal grand-aunt was the celebrated 19th…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
In From the Cold?: The World of Richard Burton
  • Actor
-- 2010
51% Alice in Wonderland
  • Mock Turtle
$319.3M 2010
The Harvest of Sorrow
  • Actor
-- 2007
67% Never Apologize: A Personal Visit with Lindsay Anderson
  • Actor
-- 2007
Beckett on Film
  • Actor
-- 2001
English House & The English Garden
  • Actor
-- 1999
The Noel Coward Trilogy
  • Actor
-- 1998
36% Quest For Camelot
  • Merlin
-- 1998
81% Elizabeth
  • The Pope
-- 1998
80% Merlin
  • King Constant
-- 1998
Tichborne Claimant
  • Cockburn
-- 1998
A Dance to the Music of Time
  • Actor
-- 1997
Gulliver's Travels
  • Actor
-- 1996
91% Shine
  • Prof. Cecil Parks
-- 1996
81% Looking for Richard
  • Interviewee
-- 1996
43% The Portrait of a Lady
  • Mr.Touchett
-- 1996
50% The Leopard Son
  • Narrator
-- 1996
95% Hamlet
  • Actor
-- 1996
50% Dragonheart
  • King Arthur
-- 1996
80% Haunted
  • Dr. Doyle
-- 1995
47% First Knight
  • Oswald
-- 1995
Best of Friends
  • Actor
-- 1994
Scarlett
  • Actor
-- 1994
36% Shining Through
  • Sunflower
-- 1992
39% The Power of One
  • Headmaster St. John
-- 1992
Rabbit Ears - The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Narrator
-- 1991
The Best of Friends
  • Sydney Cockerell
-- 1991
67% Prospero's Books
  • Prospero
-- 1991
Strike It Rich
  • Herbert Dreuther
-- 1990
Summer's Lease
  • Haverford Downs
-- 1989
67% Getting It Right
  • Sir Gordon Munday
-- 1989
Romance on the Orient Express
  • Actor
-- 1989
13% Arthur 2 - On the Rocks
  • Hobson
-- 1988
Appointment with Death
  • Col. Carbury
-- 1988
An Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Actor
-- 1987
86% The Whistle Blower
  • Sir Adrian Chapple
-- 1986
The Canterville Ghost
  • Sir Simon de Canterville
-- 1986
The Prime Minister
  • Actor
-- 1986
Romance on the Orient Express
  • Mr. Woodward
-- 1985
71% Plenty
  • Sir Leonard Darwin
-- 1985
The Shooting Party
  • Cornelius Cardew
-- 1984
Six Centuries of Verse
  • Actor
-- 1984
Far Pavilions
  • Actor
-- 1984
Scandalous
  • Uncle Willie
-- 1984
Camille
  • Duke de Charles
-- 1984
Wagner
  • Actor
-- 1983
The Wicked Lady
  • Hogarth
-- 1983
Invitation to a Wedding
  • Reverend Clyde Ormiston
-- 1983
The Scarlet and the Black (The Vatican Pimpernel)
  • Pope Pius XII
-- 1983
87% Gandhi
  • Lord Irwin
-- 1982
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Charmolue
-- 1982
Frankenstein
  • Actor
-- 1982
Inside the Third Reich
  • Albert Speer Sr.
-- 1982
Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery
  • Marquis of Caterhan
-- 1981
84% Chariots of Fire
  • Master of Trinity
-- 1981
Priest Of Love
  • Herbert G. Muskett
-- 1981
Gielgud's Chekhov 1
  • Actor
-- 1981
Gielgud's Chekhov 2
  • Actor
-- 1981
Sphinx
  • Abdu Hamdi
-- 1981
Gielgud's Chekhov 3
  • Actor
-- 1981
80% Lion of the Desert (Omar Mukhtar)
  • Sharif El Gariani
-- 1981
Agatha Christie's Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
  • Reverend Jones
-- 1980
30% The Formula
  • Dr. Esau
-- 1980
90% The Elephant Man
  • Carr Gomm
-- 1980
86% Murder by Decree
  • Lord Salisbury Prime Minister
-- 1979
24% Caligula
  • Nerva
-- 1979
James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Preacher
-- 1979
Richard II
  • John of Gaunt
-- 1979
Romeo & Juliet
  • Chorus
-- 1979
The Conductor (Dyrygent)
  • Actor
-- 1979
Les Miserables
  • Gillenormand
-- 1978
Joseph Andrews
  • Doctor
-- 1977
Heartbreak House
  • Actor
-- 1977
90% Arthur
  • Mr. Hobson
-- 1977
88% Providence
  • Clive
-- 1977
The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Actor
-- 1976
Aces High
  • Headmaster
-- 1976
33% The Human Factor
  • Brigadier Tomlinson
-- 1975
Edward the King
  • Actor
-- 1975
Galileo
  • Old Cardinal
-- 1975
Luther
  • Actor
-- 1974
Gold
  • Farrell
-- 1974
QB VII
  • Actor
-- 1974
11 Harrowhouse
  • Meecham
-- 1974
100% Murder on the Orient Express
  • Beddoes
-- 1974
Lost Horizon
  • Chang
-- 1973
Frankenstein: The True Story
  • Chief Constable (Police)
-- 1973
Probe
  • Actor
-- 1972
Home
  • Actor
-- 1972
Julius Caesar
  • Julius Caesar
-- 1970
Oh! What a Lovely War
  • Count Berchtold
-- 1969
Sebastian
  • Head of Intelligence
-- 1968
50% The Shoes of the Fisherman
  • The Elder Pope
-- 1968
The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Lord Raglan
-- 1968
93% Campanadas a medianoche (Chimes at Midnight) (Falstaff)
  • Henry IV of England
-- 1966
53% The Loved One
  • Sir Francis Hinsley
-- 1965
75% Becket
  • Louis VII
-- 1964
Hamlet
  • The Ghost
-- 1964
100% Gamlet (Hamlet)
  • Priam
-- 1964
Mourir Madrid (To Die in Madrid)
  • Actor
-- 1963
Cherry Orchard
  • Actor
-- 1962
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
  • Edward Moulton-Barrett
-- 1957
33% Saint Joan
  • Earl of Warwick
-- 1957
73% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Foster the Butler
-- 1956
80% Richard III
  • George Duke of Clarence
-- 1955
Romeo and Juliet
  • Chorus
-- 1954
100% Julius Caesar
  • Cassius
-- 1953
90% Hamlet
  • The Ghost
-- 1948
A Diary for Timothy
  • Actor
-- 1945
Prime Minister
  • Benjamin Disraeli
-- 1941
100% Secret Agent
  • Richard Ashenden
-- 1936
Good Companions
  • Inigo Jolifant
-- 1933

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Quotes from John Gielgud's Characters

    1. Arthur Bach: I'm going to take a bath now.
    2. Mr. Hobson: I'll alert the media.
    From Arthur. Submitted by George P (4 months ago)
    1. Mr. Hobson: If I begin to die, please take this off my head. It is not how I wish to be remembered.
    From Arthur. Submitted by Chris C (15 months ago)
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