He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Brian Bedford, Richard Johnson, Doreen Aris, Robert Harris, Toby Robertson, Alec Clunes, Clive Revill, Patrick Wymark, Eileen Atkins and Julian Glover in the cast. Peter Brook was director, designer, and musical...
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Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.81 m)
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[At age 84] When you're my age, you just never risk being ill - because then everyone says, "Oh, he's done for".
He was succeeded by Helen Mirren
in two roles after the characters' gender was changed: (1) Gielgud played Prospero in a 1957 production of "The Tempest" in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane while Mirren played Prospera in The Tempest
(2010) (2) Gielgud played Hobson in Arthur
(1981) and Arthur 2: On the Rocks
(1988) while Mirren played Lillian Hobson in Arthur
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile