British actor, John Gielgud, a GB star

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On stage from the early 1920s, John Gielgud made his reputation playing Shakespeare at the Old Vic in the 30s, establishing himself as a pre-eminent speaker of verse, particularly in the roles of Romeo and Hamlet and, later, Prospero.

In the 1970s he formed a notable partnership with Ralph Richardson in modern plays by Pinter and David Storey, but his greatness has been captured rarely on film.

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A Diary for Timothy (1945)
Julius Caesar (1953)
Romeo and Juliet (1954)
Richard III (1955)
George, Duke of Clarence
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Foster – Fogg's Ex-Valet
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
Edward Moulton-Barrett
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Lord Raglan
Julius Caesar (1970)
Julius Caesar
Lost Horizon (1973)
and Chang
Gold (1974)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Aces High (1976)
The Human Factor (1979)
Brigadier Tomlinson
Murder by Decree (1979)
Prime Minister Lord Salisbury
The Elephant Man (1980)
Carr Gomm
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Master of Trinity
Priest of Love (1981)
Herbert G Muskett
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)
Gandhi (1982)
Lord Irwin
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Pope Pius XII
Plenty (1985)
Sir Leonard Darwin
Appointment with Death (1988)
Colonel Carbury
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
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