John Gielgud, Best Supporting Actor 1981: MovieMonday.com

ARTHUR

(Comedy - PG)

Sir John Gielgud won his Supporting Oscar for playing Arthur's (Moore) caustic valet in this romantic comedy.


Sir John Gielgud (1904 - 2000)

A graduate of Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London,Gielgud made his stage debut in 1921 at the Old Vic Theatre with one line in Henry VII. He made his film debut in 1924 in Who is the Man. Sir John Gielgud focused more in the threatre and has been considered by some to be the best Hamlet, a role that he first played in 1930,of this century. Sir John Gielgud won a Tony for directing the broadway play, "Big Fish, Little Fish" .

While still performing on the stag on bothe sides of the Atlantic, Gielard did some excellent work in such movies as Richard III (1955, opposite Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson), Becket ( he was nominated for the Best Supporting Oscar award in 1964), and in Gandhi (1982)

Sir John Gielgud was knighted in 1953 and was appointed a Companion of Honour in 1977.

His other films include:

JULIUS CAESAR
RICHARD III
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN
LOST HORIZON
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
PROVIDENCE
MURDER BY DECREE
THE ELEPHANT MAN
THE FORMULA
LION OF THE DESERT
CHARIOTS OF FIRE
GANDHI
THE WICKED LADY
THE FAR PAVILIONS
APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH
THE WHISTLE BLOWER
GETTING IT RIGHT
SHINING THROUGH
THE POWER OF ONE
SWAN SONG
FIRST KNIGHT
HAUNTED
DRAGONHEART
SHINE
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY
HAMLET
ELIZABETH
THE TICHBORNE CLAIMANT
CATASTROPHE

His television credits include:

QB VII
LES MISERABLES
MARCO POLO
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
INSIDE THE 3RD REICH
CAMILLE
WAR AND REMEMBRANCE (Mini-Series)
SUMMER'S LEASE (TV Mini-Series)
THE STRAUSS DYNASTY (TV Mini-Series)
SCARLETT (TV Mini-Series)
A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME (TV Mini-Series)
MERLIN

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