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Gielgud, John 1904-2000

Overview
Works: 1,624 works in 5,182 publications in 12 languages and 97,795 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, Director, Adapter, Costume designer, Author of introduction, Contributor, Speaker, Interviewee, Other, Commentator, nar, per, Correspondent, wpr, sgd, Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about John Gielgud
 
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Most widely held works by John Gielgud
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

98 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,102 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

97 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

108 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III: 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. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
Elizabeth : the Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

53 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic against Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter Mary, a fervent Catholic, is Queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. After Mary's death, Elizabeth ascends to the throne, thrust into an edgy world of political and religious flux she struggles to protect her power, life, and independence as the court boils with intrigue and conspiracy. Elizabeth begins her reign in a land divided by bloody turmoil, and becomes a cunning strategist, weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

60 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,450 WorldCat member 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
Oedipus the king by Sophocles( Visual )

60 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 2,096 WorldCat member 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
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

64 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,002 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

65 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV)
Shine by Scott Hicks( Visual )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,682 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

66 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of John Merrick, a 19th century Englishman afflicted with a disfiguring congenital disease. With the help of a kindly doctor, he regains some of the dignity he lost during years as a side-show freak
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express by Fiona Beddall( Visual )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A train full of suspects and one murder victim travels from Istanbul to Calais
William Shakespeare's The winter's tale by William Shakespeare( Recording )

50 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member 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"--Container
Arthur by Marc Brown( Visual )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Bach is very, very rich, and he's next in line for a 750 million dollar inheritance. 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( Visual )

6 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,150 WorldCat member 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
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 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin by Isaac Albéniz( Visual )

45 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member 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 and Mordred, her son by Arthur, and their cohorts. Through it all, Merlin tries to keep Arthur from the destructive path set by fate
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

130 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PK, an English orphan, is bullied by his Afrikaner classmates over his political beliefs, but an African teaches him how to box and that one person can make a difference
Distinguished company by John Gielgud( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, one of the greatest actors ot today recalls with affection the renowned figures in the theatre during the early decades of the century, many of whom he knew and acted with in later years
 
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Gandhi
Alternative Names
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

ジョン・ギールグッド

約翰·吉爾古德

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William Shakespeare's Julius CaesarRichard IIIOedipus the kingShineWilliam Shakespeare's The winter's taleAround the world in 80 daysMerlinSecret agent