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Gielgud, John 1904-2000

Works: 1,654 works in 5,136 publications in 12 languages and 97,449 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Biography  Comedy films  Epic films  Sports films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Host, Editor, Singer, Adapter, Costume designer, Author of introduction, Director, Contributor, Speaker, Interviewee, Other, Commentator, sgd, Collector, per, Correspondent, wpr, nar
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by John Gielgud
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( visu )
97 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,093 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( visu )
95 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,929 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar
Richard III by William Shakespeare( visu )
102 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,878 libraries worldwide
Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth
Elizabeth : the Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( visu )
52 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,792 libraries worldwide
Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head
Becket by Peter Glenville( visu )
60 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,450 libraries worldwide
Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson( visu )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 2,094 libraries worldwide
The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively
Oedipus the king by Sophocles( visu )
58 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,053 libraries worldwide
This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, whose stubborn pride drives him to seek the truth at all costs
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
64 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,004 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( visu )
64 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,784 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingboke (later Henry IV)
Shine by Scott Hicks( visu )
38 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,681 libraries worldwide
The story of Australian pianist David Helfgott. Driven by his father and his teachers he experiences a nervous breakdown and is hospitalized, but later returns to the concert hall
The elephant man by David Lynch( visu )
66 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man" when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express by Fiona Beddall( visu )
18 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,568 libraries worldwide
Hercule Poirot is a dapper detective for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise. When a murder occurs aboard the Orient Express, Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous train's Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionarie before the local police arrive
William Shakespeare's The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
51 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,265 libraries worldwide
"King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He believes the child Hermione is bearing to have been fathered by his friend Polixenes, and when the baby girl is born he orders her to be taken to some wild place and left to die. Though Hermione's child escapes death, Leontes' cruelty has terrible consequences. Loss paves the way for reunion, and life and hope are born out of desolation and despair."
Arthur by Marc Brown( visu )
23 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,256 libraries worldwide
Arthur Bach is very, very rich, and he's next in line for three-quarters of a billion dollars. He stands to lose his inheritance--and a life in the lush style to which he is accustomed--if he doesn't marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within thirty days. Unfortunately, Arthur has just discovered the girl of his dreams
Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne( visu )
6 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,148 libraries worldwide
Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time
Merlin by Isaac Albéniz( visu )
45 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
The legend of King Arthur, this time from the perspective of the King's Wizard, Merlin. Merlin is a creature born of pagan magic, living in a world converting to Christianity. Merlin is beside Arthur as he gains Excalibur, builds Camelot and is betrayed by his wife, Guinevere. Merlin and Arthur are both menaced by the plots of Morgan Le Fey, her son (by Arthur) Mordred, and their cohorts. Through it all, Merlin tries to keep Arthur from the destructive path set by fate
John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet; a journal of rehearsals by Richard L Sterne( Book )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
129 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 878 libraries worldwide
An espionage thriller set in Geneva, seasoned with romance. Two British Intelligence Service agents pose as husband and wife in an attempt to eliminate an agent for the Central Powers
The Power of one by Bryce Courtenay( visu )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 844 libraries worldwide
The story focuses on a young English boy named PK. Orphaned in a foreign land and terrorized for his political beliefs by his schoolmates, the pint-sized youngster turns to the only friend who can help him: a kindly yet world-wise prison inmate who teaches him how to box. As he grows to manhood, PK takes on the system and the social injustices he sees around him -and finds that one person can really make a difference
Falstaff : (Chimes at midnight) by Orson Welles( visu )
50 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 767 libraries worldwide
Story of the friendship between a bohemian, boisterous Sir John Falstaff and the young Prince of Wales in medieval England. Dramatizes the betrayal of that friendship and Falstaff's disillusionment when the Prince becomes King of England
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Džon Gilgud
Džons Gilguds
Gielgud, .. 1904-2000
Gielgud, Arthur
Gielgud Arthur John
Gielgud, Arthur John 1904-2000
Gielgud, Arthur John 1904-2000 Sir
Gielgud, Arthur John, Sir, 1904-2000
Gielgud, John 1904-2000 Sir
Gielgud, John 1904- Sir
Gielgud, John, Sir, 1904-
Gielgud, John Sir 1904-2000
Gilguds, Džons 1904-2000
Ioannes Gielgud
John Gielgud acteur britannique
John Gielgud aktor brytyjski
John Gielgud attore britannico
John Gielgud britischer Schauspieler
John Gielgud britisk skodespelar
John Gielgud britisk skuespiller
John Gielgud Brits acteur
Τζον Γκίλγκουντ
Гилгуд, Джон 1904-2000
Джон Гилгуд
Джон Гілгуд
Џон Гилгуд
Џон Гилгуд англиски глумец и драмски режисер
Ջոն Գիլգուդ
ג'ון גילגוד
جان گیلگد بازیگر بریتانیایی
جون غيلغد
ჯონ გილგუდი
존 길구드
English (1,260)
German (27)
Spanish (25)
French (17)
Italian (10)
Catalan (3)
Polish (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Turkish (1)
Japanese (1)
Danish (1)
Hindi (1)
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