- 608 Pages
- Released: May 1, 2002
- Publisher: Continuum
Description by OLDIES.com:
On his death, John Gielgud was widely acclaimed as the greatest classical actor of the twentieth century and the finest modern interpreter of Shakespeare. This biography is the first to cover in full an astonishing career, spanning nearly eighty years in films, radio, television and the theater.
Based on interviews with over 100 friends and colleagues who worked with Gielgud, this biography covers Gielgud's childhood amongst his famous Terry relations, his early struggles as a young actor, his triumphs in Shakespeare at the Old Vic and his late flowering as an Oscar-winning film star.