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John Gielgud

Director, Actor

Secret Agent, TheSecret Agent, The (1936)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll, John Gielgud
Peter Lorre plays a reluctant officer assigned to kill a WW2 spy. Good Hitchcock fare from his early career.
Julius CaesarJulius Caesar (1953)
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud
Marlon Brando, James Mason and John Gielgud star in this beautifully staged Hollywood adaptation. Passionate drama of power, conspiracy and murder in…
Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet (1954)
Dir. Renato Castellani
Feat. Laurence Harvey, Susan Shentall, Mervyn Jones
An Italian co–production, this version benefits from magical locations in Verona and Venice and the sumptuous Renaissance–influenced eye…
Richard IIIRichard III (1955) Recommended
Dir. Laurence Olivier
Feat. Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson
Laurence Olivier's third cinematic translation of Shakespeare both as actor and director. His performance borders on high camp as the twisted 15th…
Saint JoanSaint Joan (1957)
Dir. Otto Preminger
Feat. Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark, John Gielgud
Colourized version of the Joan of Arc story with Jean Seberg in her acting debut.
BecketBecket (1964) Recommended
Dir. Peter Glenville
Feat. Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud
Stinging, fact–based epic turns the trusted relationship between King Henry II (O’Toole) and his best friend, the Archbishop of Canterbury…
HamletHamlet (1964)
Dir. Bill Colleran, John Gielgud
Feat. Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn
Highly successful Richard Burton Broadway production of "Hamlet", deliberately staged in the style of a "dress rehearsal", but performed in front of…
Chimes at MidnightChimes at Midnight (1965) Aro Favourite
Dir. Orson Welles
Feat. Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud
Orson Welles' late–career masterpiece in which one of the Bard's great supporting characters Falstaff is given his due through a series of…
Loved One, TheLoved One, The (1965)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer
Satirical take on the funeral business in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery. Doing for funerals what that DR…
Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland (1966) Recommended
Dir. Jonathan Miller
Feat. Peter Cook, Michael Redgrave, Peter Sellers
Cult BBC version of Lewis Carroll's classic children's book, in which drowsing Alice enters the dreamscape of 'Wonderland'. Influenced by the…

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