John Gielgud

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

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

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 Awards

  • 1985: Special Award

Academy Awards

Emmy Awards

Tony Awards

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Gielgud in a 1930s publicity photograph

Evening Standard Awards

Grammy Awards

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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


  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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