Person    | Male  Born 14/4/1904  Died 21/5/2000

Sir John Gielgud

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.

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Sir John Gielgud

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Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre Originally intended for musicals the Apollo Theatre opened in ...

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Queen's Theatre - Wardour Street

Queen's Theatre Built by W G R Sprague, the Queen's Theatre opened in 1908 w...

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Sir John Gielgud - SW1

Plaque unveiled by Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellan.

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Oscar Wilde - Haymarket Theatre

Unveiled by Sir John Gielgud on the centenary of the first night of An Ideal ...

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Davis Theatre

Davis Theatre

Built by Grace and Marsh and operated by Israel Davis and his family. The largest cinema built in England at that time, equipped with the largest Compton organ ever built, it opened with the Britis...

Building, Cinema

1 memorial
Hannah Taylor-Gordon

Hannah Taylor-Gordon

Actor. She started acting at the age of four, and trained at the New York City Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Graduated in 2012 from LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). Aft...

Person, Cinema, TV & Radio, USA

1 memorial
Jean Simmons, OBE

Jean Simmons, OBE

Actor. Born Crouch Hill. Played Estelle in David Lean's 1946 Great Expectations, Ophelia in Laurence Olivier's 1948 Hamlet. Became American citizen in 1956. Died California.

Person, Cinema, USA

1 memorial
Emlyn Williams

Emlyn Williams

Welsh dramatist and actor. Born Flintshire, North Wales. Died at home, Flat 3, 123 Dovehouse Street.

Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio, Wales

1 memorial
Cunard / Broadwest Film Studio

Cunard / Broadwest Film Studio

The Cunard Film Company Limited moved into a purpose-built studio, close to the Precision Film Studio. It had a capacious glass-roofed daylight stage with extra lighting from 30 Westminster arc lam...

Building, Cinema

1 memorial