Gielgud: A Theatrical Life

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Based on interviews with over 100 friends and colleagues who worked with Gielgud, this biography covers Gielgud's childhood amongst his famous Terry relations, his early struggles as a young actor, his triumphs in Shakespeare at the Old Vic and his late flowering as an Oscar-winning film star.>

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GIELGUD: A Theatrical Life, 1904-2000

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The career of one of the 20th century's greatest classical actors, explored at length in this respectful biography.Gielgud's movie success late in life (most notably his Oscar-winning performance in ... Read full review

Gielgud: a theatrical life

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When Sir John Gielgud died last year at the age of 96, he left a legacy that included almost 80 years as an actor/director/producer. He worked in film, radio, and TV, but most agree that the theater ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Jonathan Croall is the author of twelve books, and has directed and written plays for the London fringe. Since 1991, he has been editor of the National Theatre's magazine StageWrite. He is currently working on a book about the National Theatre's production of Hamlet. He lives in London.

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