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John Gielgud
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Gielgud in 1973, by Allan Warren
Born
Arthur John Gielgud

(1904-04-14)14 April 1904
South Kensington, London, England
Died 21 May 2000(2000-05-21) (aged 96)
Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England
Occupation Actor, singer, director
Years active 1924–2000
Partner(s) Martin Hensler (ca. 1963–1998)

Sir Arthur John Gielgud OM CH (14 April 1904 - 21 May 2000) was a British actor and director. Gielgud was born in South Kensington, London and attended Westminster School. He 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 Awards. 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. He was in a long-term relationship until his partner died in 1998. Gielgud died in Wootton Underwood, Buckinghamshire.

Awards

Laurence Olivier Awards

  • 1985: Special Award

Academy Awards

  • 1964: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, for Becket
  • 1981: Winner for Best Supporting Actor, for Arthur

Emmy Awards

  • 1966: Emmy for Outstanding Dramatic Program, for Gielgud's Ages of Man
  • 1982: Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special, for Brideshead Revisited
  • 1984: Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special, for The Master of Ballantrae
  • 1985: Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special, for Romance on the Orient Express
  • 1989: Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a miniseries or Special, for War and Remembrance
  • 1991: Winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, for Summer's Lease

Tony Awards

John Gielgud in Secret Agent (1936)
Gielgud in a 1930s publicity photograph
  • 1948: Winner for Outstanding Foreign Company, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • 1959: Winner, Special Award, for contribution to theatre for his extraordinary insight into the writings of Shakespeare as demonstrated in his one-man show, Ages of Man
  • 1961: Winner for Best Director (Dramatic), for Big Fish, Little Fish, a play by Hugh Wheeler
  • 1963: Nominated for Best Director (Dramatic), for The School for Scandal
  • 1965: Nominated for Best Actor (Dramatic), for Tiny Alice
  • 1971: Nominated for Best Actor (Dramatic), for Home

Evening Standard Awards

  • 1970 Co-winner for Best Actor for Home (with Ralph Richardson)
  • 1975 Winner for Best Actor for No Man's Land
  • 1982 Winner, Special Award for Lifetime Achievement

Grammy Awards

  • 1959: Nominated for Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording, for Ages of Man
  • 1964: Nominated for Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording, for Hamlet with Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake, George Voskovec, Eileen Herlie, William Redfield and George Rose
  • 1964: Nominated for Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording, for Ages of Man, Volume 2 (One Man in His Time) Part Two - Shakespeare
  • 1979: Winner for Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording, for Ages of Man - Recordings from Shakespeare
  • 1982: Nominated for Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording, for No Man's Land with Ralph Richardson
  • 1983: Nominated for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording, for Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats with Irene Worth
  • 1986: Nominated for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording, for Gulliver
  • 1988: Nominated for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording, for A Christmas Carol
  • 1989: Nominated for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording, for Sir John Gielgud Reads Alice in Wonderland
  • 1991: Nominated for Best Album for Children, for The Emperor's New Clothes with Mark Isham

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • 1977: Best Actor, for Providence
  • 1981: Best Supporting Actor, for Arthur

Los Angeles Movie Critics Association Awards

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

Golden Globe Awards

  • 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

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