Gielgud's Letters

The remarkable life of John Gielgud, told through his letters.

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Selected letters written by Sir John Gielgud from the 1930s to the 1990s.

Read by Derek Jacobi.

Gielgud stars in Guthrie McClintic's 1936 New York production of Hamlet.

The remarkable life of the actor told through his letters.

In 1936, he was Hamlet in New York.

The life of the actor, told through his letters.

Actor Sir John Gielgud's remarkable life told through his letters.

In 1936 the actor was Hamlet in New York.

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20110104 (BBC7)

Selected letters written by Sir John Gielgud from the 1930s to the 1990s.

Read by Derek Jacobi.

Gielgud travels to Hollywood to star in Julius Caesar opposite Marlon Brando.

The acclaimed actor's remarkable life told through his letters.

In 1952, he was a Hollywood star.

The actor's remarkable life told through his letters.

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Selected letters written by Sir John Gielgud from the 1930s to the 1990s.

Read by Derek Jacobi.

In the late 1950s, Gielgud tours the United States, but he also has to cope with a blackmail threat.

The celebrated actor's remarkable life told through his letters.

The 1950s saw the threat of blackmail.

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Selected letters written by Sir John Gielgud from the 1930s to the 1990s.

Read by Derek Jacobi.

1970.

Gielgud contemplates taking a part in an exciting new play at the Royal Court Theatre.

The renowned actor's remarkable life told through his letters.

1970 saw news of a new London role.

The actor's remarkable life told through his letters.

Actor Sir John Gielgud's remarkable life told through his letters.

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Selected letters written by Sir John Gielgud from the 1930s to the 1990s.

Read by Derek Jacobi.

Now in his 70s, Gielgud agrees to a part in a film called Arthur.

With no thought of retirement, he continues to act well into his 90s.

The actor's remarkable life told through his letters.

Via 'Arthur', he's still acting well into his 90s.

The actor's life told through his letters.

Via 'Arthur', he's acting well into his 90s.

Actor Sir John Gielgud's remarkable life told through his letters.

Acting in 'Arthur' well into his 90s.