John Gielgud is de achterneef van de beroemde toneelactrice Ellen Terry en een achterkleinzoon van de Poolse toneelactrice Aniela Aszpergerowa. Na de Westminster School te hebben afgerond ging hij studeren aan de Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1922). Zijn acteercarrière vlotte voorspoedig en hij speelde op jonge leeftijd al in klassieke rollen.
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Biografia. John Gielgud nacque nel distretto di Kensington, a Londra, da Kate Terry e Frank Gielgud (cattolico di origini lituane).Nipote di Kate Terry, sorella della celebre attrice Ellen Terry, frequentò la scuola di Westminster, dove ottenne la King's Scholarship, dopodiché studiò alla Royal Academy of Dramatic Art ed ebbe un iniziale successo come attore teatrale in ruoli classici.
The Gielgud Theatre is a West End theatre, located on Shaftesbury Avenue, at the corner of Rupert Street, in the City of Westminster, London. The house currently has 986 seats on three levels. The theatre was designed by W. G. R. Sprague and opened on 27 December 1906 as the Hicks Theatre , named after Seymour Hicks , for whom it was built.
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Early life and career. Pilbeam was born in Wimbledon, London.Her parents were Arnold Pilbeam, an actor and theatre manager, and Margery Stopher Pilbeam. Time magazine reported that the actress, whose first name was an homage to her maternal grandmother from Nova Scotia, opted to keep her birth name, which she considered far less ridiculous than "Myrna Loy" or "Greta Garbo".
1928 John Gielgud made the first of 15 appearances at the theatre in a short-lived farce entitled Holding Out the Apple. 1937 H M Tennent presented their first production, of G B Shaw's Candida, at the theatre that subsequently became the company's headquarters until 1991.