SIR JOHN GIELGUD
(Sir Arthur John Gielgud)
 
* 14. April 1904 (in London, UK)

+ 21. May 2000 (in London, UK)
 

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1981 as Hobson in 'Arthur'
 
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1964 as King Louis VII. in 'Becket'
 
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Gielgud was knighted in 1953 and received the title 'Sir' for his performing skills

he had his first movie role as Daniel in 'Who is the Man ?'(1924) and his last as Pope Paul IV. in 'Elizabeth'(1998)

he began his career on stage in 1921 and retired from stage in 1988

actor Sir Laurence Olivier was one of his best friends

he had his first nude scene in a movie at the age of 87 in 'Prospero's Books' (1991)
 
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