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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.

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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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