John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    Matinee Idol to Movie Star

    Jonathan Croall

    Methuen Drama 2012

    Paperback 734pp Illustrated

    9781408179451   Product Code: 20588

    John Gielgud was both a consummate Shakespearean and a much-loved film star. Drawing on interviews with family, colleagues and friends, along with hundreds of unpublished letters, this authoritative, hugely entertaining biography charts his glittering career in full. It explores Gielgud's volatile relationship with Laurence Olivier, his tribulations as a gay man in an era of prejudice, and his extraordinary late flowering in the plays of Harold Pinter, to provide a rounded portrait of a brilliant, complex and mercurial man.

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