Sir John Gielgud
Person Male Born 14/4/1904 Died 21/5/2000
Actor. Born 7 Gledhow Gardens, South Kensington as Arthur John Gielgud, great nephew to Ellen Terry. The name indicates his Lithuanian descent. A great Shakespearean actor, he is possibly best known nowadays as Dudley Moore's butler in the 1981 film 'Arthur'. A homosexual before it was legalised, he suffered humiliation when arrested for 'cottaging' in Chelsea in 1953. Died at his home at Wotton Underwood, near Aylesbury. The Gielgud Theatre was named for him.