Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
John Gielgud
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Actor
    (April 14, 1904-May 21, 2000)
    Knighted (1953)
    Won the 1981 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (Arthur)
    Nominated for 1964 Best Supporting Actor Oscar (Becket)
    Won 1961 Tony for Best Director (Big Fish/Little Fish)
    Acted in 'Julius Caesar,' 'Around the World in 80 Days,' 'The Elephant Man,' 'Gandhi,' 'Chariots of Fire' and 'Elizabeth'
    He was arrested and fined for solicitation of gay sex in 1953, a few months after his knighthood.
    The arrest prompted Dame Edith Evans to say: 'When I consented to becoming a dame, I gave up the privilege of going out on the streets if I felt like it.'
    He was known for being tactless.
    He was perhaps the greatest Shakespearean actor of the 20th century.
    He played the role of Hamlet over 500 times in six different productions.
    Alec Guinness (then a complete stranger) telephoned Gielgud in 1934 for advice on how to become an actor, and Gielgud cast him as Osric in his London production of 'Hamlet.'
    He turned his back on films for the first 20 years of his career for the Shakespearean stage, turning down the invitation to played Romeo in MGM's lavish 1936 film version of 'Romeo and Juliet.'
    He performed a one-man show based on Shakespeare's work, 'The Ages of Man,' which won a Tony Award and an Emmy when he performed it on television.

Credit: Jon Mullich


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 25 Votes: 48.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 40 Votes: 32.50% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 228 Votes: 77.19% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 188 Votes: 66.49% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 80 Votes: 36.25% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 31 Votes: 29.03% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 102 Votes: 44.12% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 307 Votes: 42.02% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 395 Votes: 43.29% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 403 Votes: 42.43% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 3479 Votes: 42.45% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 13748 Votes: 35.07% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News