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John Gielgud

Gielgud, born in London, England and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, is best known for his Shakespearian roles in the theater, making his first stage appearance in 1921 at the "Old Vic". He received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Beckett, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1981 for his role in Arthur. Recent film credits include The Portrait of a Lady, William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Shine, and Looking for Richard.