John Gielgud

1904 - 2000

John Gielgud

Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (; 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who dominated the British stage for much of the 20th century. A member of the Terry family theatrical dynasty, he gained his first paid acting work as a junior member of his cousin Phyllis Neilson-Terry's company in 1922. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Gielgud has received more than 1,778,567 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 534th most popular actor.

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Among actors, John Gielgud ranks 530 out of 8,832Before him are Linda Hamilton, Dan Aykroyd, Max Linder, Brandon Lee, Paul Hogan, and Erland Josephson. After him are Benedict Cumberbatch, Graham Chapman, Frances McDormand, Daniel Auteuil, Faten Hamama, and Alberto Sordi.

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Among people born in 1904, John Gielgud ranks 46Before him are Nikolai Ostrovsky, Alejo Carpentier, Clifford D. Simak, Héctor Castro, Arshile Gorky, and Karl Rahner. After him are George Balanchine, George F. Kennan, Peter Lorre, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Count Basie, and Charles J. Pedersen. Among people deceased in 2000, John Gielgud ranks 34Before him are Erich Mielke, Ofra Haza, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Giovanna of Italy, Bettino Craxi, and John Harsanyi. After him are Frederick Herzberg, Friedrich Gulda, Merton Miller, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Heinz Harmel, and Willard Van Orman Quine.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Gielgud ranks 733 out of 5,347Before him are James Mill (1773), Robbie Coltrane (1950), Alec Douglas-Home (1903), William Bateson (1861), Alan Hodgkin (1914), and Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet (1892). After him are Benedict Cumberbatch (1976), Bob Paisley (1919), Graham Chapman (1941), Chris Rea (1951), John Pople (1925), and David Harvey (1935).