John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    Matinee Idol to Movie Star

    Jonathan Croall

    Methuen Drama 2011

    Hardback 736pp Illustrated

    9781408131060   Product Code: 18262

    A matinee idol in his twenties, John Gielgud went on to become the greatest classical actor of the 20th century. This entertaining but critical biography charts the ups and downs of his life, his stage roles, his rivalry with Olivier, his personal relationships - and the arrest that nearly wrecked his career. Drawing on Gielgud's own frank correspondence and on interviews with colleagues and friends, Croall draws an intimate, often startling portrait of this great and much-loved actor.

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