John Gielgud

John Gielgud bio

Birth Name: Sir John Gielgud

Occupation: Stage Actor

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: April 14, 1904

Date Of Death: May 21, 2000

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: British

John Gielgud was born on the 14th of April, 1904. He was best known for being a Stage Actor. Prolific British actor who played Hamlet over 500 times and had the distinction of winning an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

John Gielgud was born in England. He came from a long line of actors, and his first stage experiences involved playing Shylock and Humpty Dumpty before receiving a scholarship to Westminster school in London. He was knighted in 1953, became a Companion of Honour in 1977, and was admitted to the Order of Merit in 1996, fifteen years after winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Arthur.

John Gielgud was a Aries and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Sir John Gielgud is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


John’s Sir John Gielgud attended Westminster School, London, UK and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.


John Gielgud’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on John Gielgud’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, John Gielgud kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

John Gielgud was born in the Year of the Dragon.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Sir John Gielgud
NICKNAME: Arthur John Gielgud
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: John Gielgud was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: John Gielgud was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: John Gielgud had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

John Gielgud’s birth sign is Aries and he had a ruling planet of Mars.

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