John G: The Authorised Biography of John Gielgud

John G The Authorised Biography of John Gielgud John Gielgud s career spanning almost eighty years could be described as the history of twentieth century British theatre Seven years before his death John Gielgud invited Sheridan Morley to become

  • Title: John G: The Authorised Biography of John Gielgud
  • Author: Sheridan Morley
  • ISBN: 9780340368039
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover
  • John Gielgud s career, spanning almost eighty years, could be described as the history of twentieth century British theatre Seven years before his death, John Gielgud invited Sheridan Morley to become his only authorised biographer, handing over to him letters and diaries and personal files In addition to this huge archive, Morley has interviewed than two hundred ofJohn Gielgud s career, spanning almost eighty years, could be described as the history of twentieth century British theatre Seven years before his death, John Gielgud invited Sheridan Morley to become his only authorised biographer, handing over to him letters and diaries and personal files In addition to this huge archive, Morley has interviewed than two hundred of John s colleagues, friends, rivals and critics to form a fully rounded and detailed portrait of the great man Sheridan Morley has produced the definitive portrait of one of the most loved actors of the twentieth century.

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  • This is an exhaustively thorough book! It has hidden in here a fascinating story of an actor brilliant at many genres (Shakespeare, Restoration, modern farce). However, Gielgud became famous playing fops. (He'd often compete with Noel Coward and Ivor Novello for the same roles.) Yet, he also had to navigate or hide his homosexuality for years and years on end. Scandal wrecked his career for years; he had to keep working to reinstate his deserved reputation. Three stars? Yes. There probably is a [...]


  • Always loved Johns acting within the shakespeare boundaries, still a classical actor from the 50s onwards to modern era before his passing, a great read and revealing in parts into early his youth days and his aspiring acting path.


  • I found this hard going. It was merely a catalogue of the productions he had either appeared in or directed. Like so many books by or about famous actors this book was a trifle boring.



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