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List of John Gielgud Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Lion of the Desert (1980)
12
2
Lion of the Desert
PG
12
2

This war drama film takes us to 1929, and it revolves around the story of Omar Mukhtar, a Libyan leader and his resistance against the Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, who wants to conquer the former’s nation.

As:
Cast
Director:
Moustapha Akkad
Genres:
History, Biography, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Rod Steiger, Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Raf Vallone, Irene Papas
2. The Elephant Man (1980)
13
2
The Elephant Man
PG
13
2

The Elephant Man is based on the true-life story of Joseph Merrick, who is referred to as John Merrick in the movie. Dr. Frederick Treves discovers John, born with severe physical deformities, earning his living as the Elephant Man. The movie depicts John’s rise in high London society, his refined soul, and his tragic death.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Carr Gomm
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
3. Gandhi (1982)
14
2
Gandhi
PG
14
2

Based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the movie begins in South Africa when a young Gandhi is thrown out of the train for travelling in the first class compartment despite having tickets for it. He begins a nonviolent protest campaign and later uses it in India’s fight for independence. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lord Irwin
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama
4. Becket (1964)
12
2
Becket
12
2

King Henry installs his close friend Thomas Becket as the Archbishop of Canterbury, as he hopes that his old friend will help him and be compliant in his ongoing battles with the church. However, things don’t go according to the King’s plans.  

As:
Cast
Role:
King Louis of France / King Louis VII of France
Director:
Peter Glenville
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Elizabeth Taylor, Gino Cervi, Paolo Stoppa
5. Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)
13
2
Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight)
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Henry IV
Director:
Genres:
Drama, History, Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Orson Welles, Margaret Rutherford, Jeanne Moreau, Marina Vlady
6. Providence (1977)
13
3
Providence
R
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Clive Langham
Director:
Alain Resnais
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elaine Stritch, Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, David Warner
7. Hamlet (1964)
11
2
Hamlet
11
2

Based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, this film tells the story of the young prince Hamlet, who returns home to find that his father, the King of Denmark, is dead, and his uncle Claudius has usurped the throne and married Hamlet’s widowed mother. As Hamlet tries to uncover the truth behind his father’s death, he is visited by his father’s spirit, who asks him to avenge Claudius for his murder. 

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
John Gielgud, Bill Colleran
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn, Richard Burton, William Redfield, Alfred Drake, Eileen Herlie
8. Richard III (1955)
11
2
Richard III
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
George, Duke of Clarence
Director:
Genres:
War, Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen
10. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
11
2
Murder on the Orient Express
PG
11
2

Detective Hercule Poirot is journeying home aboard the Orient Express, when a billionaire is murdered en route. Poirot takes up the case, and everyone on board becomes a suspect, as he realizes that many of them have revenge as a motive. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Mystery
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
12. An Airman's Letter to His Mother (1941)
11
2
An Airman's Letter to His Mother
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Michael Powell
Genres:
War, Short
Star Cast:
Michael Powell,
13. Shine (1996)
11
2
Shine
PG-13
11
2

Shine is a 1996 biographical drama film, which tells the story of pianist David Helfgott, who has to struggle a lot throughout his childhood due to the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father. Due to this, he suffers a mental breakdown years later, but manages to return as a legend. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Scott Hicks
Genres:
Romance, Music, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Noah Taylor, Lynn Redgrave, Geoffrey Rush, Chris Haywood
14. Chariots of Fire (1981)
11
2
Chariots of Fire
PG
11
2

This British historical drama film, tells the true story of two British athletes taking part in the 1924 Olympics. One is a devout Christian who is running for the glory of God, while the other is an English Jew, who is running to overcome the prejudices his community faces. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Hugh Hudson
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Biography
Star Cast:
Ian Holm, Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Nigel Havers, Ben Cross, Nicholas Farrell
15. The Good Companions (1933)
11
2
The Good Companions
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Inigo Jollifant
Director:
Victor Saville
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Edmund Gwenn, Jessie Matthews, Mary Glynne, Percy Parsons
16. The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
12
2
The Shoes of the Fisherman
G
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, Anthony Quinn, Vittorio De Sica, David Janssen, Oskar Werner
18. The Conductor (1980)
11
2
The Conductor
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
John Lasocki
Director:
Andrzej Wajda
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Jan Ciecierski, Andrzej Seweryn, Krystyna Janda, Maria Seweryn
20. Elizabeth (1998)
11
2
Elizabeth
R
11
2

After the death of Catholic Queen Mary, in 1558, her Protestant half-sister Elizabeth becomes the Queen of England. But the country is in debt, under attack from Mary of Guise, and her court is full of treacherous novels. Elizabeth must rise to become ‘the virgin Queen’ with the help of Francis Walsingham. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Shekhar Kapur
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Cate Blanchett, Joseph Fiennes, Daniel Craig, Richard Attenborough, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston
22. Arthur (1981)
10
2
Arthur
PG
10
2

Arthur is a young billionaire playboy who is about to marry a woman whom he does not love. Turning away from the marriage would make him lose his inheritance of $ 750 million. But he soon finds himself falling for a poor waitress, and now he must choose if money is more important or true love.

As:
Cast
Role:
Hobson
Director:
Steve Gordon
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jill Eikenberry
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture
23. Galileo (1975)
11
2
Galileo
PG
11
2

The film depicts life of 17th century Italian scientist Galileo Galilei. Using the new scientific instrument, telescope, he confirms the Copernican theory that Sun is at the center of the universe, not the Earth. When he moves to Florence for a teaching position, Galileo faces conflicts with Roman Catholic Church; he is called before Inquisition, and is made to retract his views.

As:
Cast
Director:
Joseph Losey
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Tom Conti, Chaim Topol, Colin Blakely, Clive Revill, Georgia Brown, Topol
24. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
10
2
Around the World in 80 Days
10
2

Around the World in 80 Days is an Oscar winning adventure comedy film which is based on a novel of the same name by Jules Verne. The story revolves around Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman, living in the 19th century, who makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days.  Along with his French valet Passepartout, he sets out on an adventurous journey.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Romance, Adventure
25. The Power of One (1992)
10
2
The Power of One
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John G. Avildsen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Daniel Craig, Nomadlozi Kubheka, Agatha Hurle, Nigel Ivy
27. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
10
2
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Edward Moulton-Barrett
Director:
Sidney Franklin
Genres:
Drama, History, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
Jennifer Jones, Susan Stephen, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna
28. Priest of Love (1981)
10
2
Priest of Love
R
10
2

Priest of Love is a British biographical drama film which tells the story of an author DH Lawrence, whose novel ‘The Rainbow’, attracts huge controversy and gets banned, due to which he is forced to leave his native country England, and go to the US, in order to escape the outrage. He soon writes ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’, which becomes his greatest work.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Miles
Genres:
Biography, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Ava Gardner, Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Penelope Keith, Jorge Rivero
29. Secret Agent (1936)
11
2
Secret Agent
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Ashenden / Brodie
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Peter Lorre, Robert Young, Percy Marmont, Madeleine Carroll
31. Sebastian (1968)
10
2
Sebastian
10
2

During the Cold War, a former Oxford Professor, who is also now an officer for the British intelligence, falls in love with a woman, after she is able to spell his name backwards. He offers her a job, but soon after she joins, there is a security breach, and everything goes into jeopardy. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Head of Intelligence
Director:
David Greene
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Dirk Bogarde, Donald Sutherland, Lilli Palmer, Janet Munro
32. The Shooting Party (1985)
10
2
The Shooting Party
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cornelius Cardew
Director:
Alan Bridges
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
James Mason, Gordon Jackson, Dorothy Tutin, Edward Fox
33. Saint Joan (1957)
10
2
Saint Joan
10
2

Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw, the movie tells the story of Joan of Arc. The French saint and heroine led the French army in many successful battles against the English until she was tragically betrayed and burnt at the stake for her connection to God.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Earl of Warwick
Director:
Otto Preminger
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Todd, Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark, Felix Aylmer, Anton Walbrook
34. 11 Harrowhouse (1974)
10
2
11 Harrowhouse
PG
10
2

Small-time diamond merchant, Howard R. Chesser, is asked to supervise the cutting of a massive diamond owned by Clyde Massey. Unfortunately, when the diamond is stolen from him, he has to plan a major heist at The System, a vault full of gems, with the help of his girlfriend and inside man, Watts. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Meecham
Director:
Aram Avakian
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Charles Grodin, Trevor Howard, James Mason, Candice Bergen, John Bindon
35. Prospero's Books (1991)
10
2
Prospero's Books
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Prospero
Director:
Peter Greenaway
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Erland Josephson, Michel Blanc, Isabelle Pasco, Michael Clark
36. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1977)
10
2
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Preacher
Director:
Joseph Strick
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
T.P. McKenna, Bosco Hogan, Rosaleen Linehan, Maureen Potter
37. Romeo and Juliet (1954)
9
2
Romeo and Juliet
9
2

Adapted from the famous play of William Shakespeare, of the same name, this romantic drama film tells the story of a son of the Montagues family, and a daughter of the Capulets family, who fall in love, despite the fact that their families have hated each other strongly for years. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Renato Castellani
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Laurence Harvey, Flora Robson, Mervyn Johns, Susan Shentall
38. The Human Factor (1979)
9
2
The Human Factor
R
9
2

The adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel ‘The Human Factor’, follows mid-level MI6 bureaucrat Maurice Castle, who unwittingly becomes a mole leaking information to the Soviets, while trying to get his African wife out of apartheid South Africa. Castle will be tested with the MI6 out to find and kill the mole. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Brigadier Tomlinson
Director:
Otto Preminger
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Derek Jacobi, Richard Attenborough, Robert Morley, Joop Doderer
39. Assignment to Kill (1968)
9
2
Assignment to Kill
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Curt Valayan
Director:
Sheldon Reynolds
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Eric Portman, Herbert Lom, Patrick O'Neal, Joan Hackett
41. Eagle in a Cage (1972)
9
2
Eagle in a Cage
GP
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lord Sissal
Director:
Fielder Cook
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ralph Richardson, Kenneth Haigh, Billie Whitelaw, Moses Gunn
42. DragonHeart (1996)
10
2
DragonHeart
PG-13
10
2

A Saxon prince is mortally wounded in an uprising against the king; but is saved when a dragon offers him half of his heart, only to become more tyrannical than his father. Pinning the blame on his dragon heart, his disillusioned mentor starts killing all the dragons; but a twist of fate compels him to cooperate with the last dragon, the one that gave the prince half of his heart.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Cohen
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, Julie Christie, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer
45. Joseph Andrews (1977)
10
2
Joseph Andrews
R
10
2

Joseph Andrews is a British period comedy film, which tells the story of an innocent 18th century villager Joseph, and his romantic misadventures.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Ann-Margret, Hugh Griffith, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid
46. The Prime Minister (1941)
9
2
The Prime Minister
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Benjamin Disraeli
Director:
Thorold Dickinson
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography, Romance, War
Star Cast:
Owen Nares, Fay Compton, Diana Wynyard, Will Fyffe
47. Haunted (1995)
9
2
Haunted
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Doctor Doyle
Director:
Lewis Gilbert
Genres:
Horror, Drama
Star Cast:
Kate Beckinsale, Aidan Quinn, Anna Massey, Anthony Andrews
48. Appointment with Death (1988)
9
2
Appointment with Death
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Carbury
Director:
Michael Winner
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall, Peter Ustinov, Piper Laurie
49. The Whistle Blower (1986)
9
2
The Whistle Blower
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sir Adrian Chapple
Director:
Simon Langton
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Nigel Havers, James Fox, Felicity Dean
50. Gold (1974)
9
2
Gold
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Farrell
Director:
Peter R. Hunt
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller
Star Cast:
Roger Moore, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman, Susannah York
53. First Knight (1995)
9
2
First Knight
PG-13
9
2

The film about medieval times features King Arthur of Camelot, who is set to marry Lady Guinevere of Lyonesse. As rebel knight Malagant attacks Camelot, and abducts Guinevere, gifted swordsman Lancelot saves her and earns knighthood. Lancelot falls in love with her, and though Guinevere struggles with her feelings, she too is drawn towards him; however, Arthur remains unaware of the budding romance.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Jerry Zucker
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Richard Gere, Rob Brydon, Sean Connery, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross, Liam Cunningham
54. Sphinx (1981)
8
2
Sphinx
PG
8
2

An adventure film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, Sphinx follows the life of  Egyptologist Erica Baron who is conducting research on the chief architect to Pharaoh Seti. She witnesses a brutal murder and is befriended by a mysterious man over the course of her research. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Abdu-Hamdi (as Sir John Gielgud)
Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Adventure
Star Cast:
Frank Langella, John Rhys-Davies, Maurice Ronet, Lesley-Anne Down
55. Caligula (1979)
9
2
Caligula
9
2

Caligula is a historical drama film, which revolves around the tragic story of Gaius Germanicus Caligula, Rome’s most infamous Caesar. The film depicts how he rises to power and how he eventually meets his downfall.

As:
Cast
Role:
Nerva
Director:
Genres:
History, Drama
57. Scandalous (1984)
8
1
Scandalous
PG
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Uncle Willie
Director:
Rob Cohen
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Robert Hays, M. Emmet Walsh, Pamela Stephenson, Ron Travis
58. The Wicked Lady (1983)
9
1
The Wicked Lady
R
9
1

When Caroline is about to get married to Sir Ralph, he invites her sister, Barbara, to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph and marries him herself, but soon, she gets bored of her new status, despite the fact that she is now wealthy. She decides to turn to robbery on the highway, just for the sake of thrills.

As:
Cast
Role:
Hogarth
Director:
Michael Winner
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Faye Dunaway, Denholm Elliott, Prunella Scales, Alan Bates
59. Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
7
2
Arthur 2: On the Rocks
PG
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hobson
Director:
Bud Yorkin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, Geraldine Fitzgerald
60. Treasure Island (1965)
13
2
Treasure Island
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Squire Trelawney
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Orson Welles, Tony Beckley, Keith Baxter, McIntosh Fergusin
61. Swan Song (1992)
11
2
Swan Song
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Svetlovidov
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Richard Briers
62. Who Is the Man? (1924)
10
2
Who Is the Man?
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Daniel
Director:
Walter Summers
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mary Rorke, Isobel Elsom, Lewis Dayton, Langhorn Burton
64. Catastrophe (2000)
9
2
Catastrophe
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Protagonist
Director:
David Mamet
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Harold Pinter, Rebecca Pidgeon
65. The Tichborne Claimant (1998)
9
2
The Tichborne Claimant
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cockburn
Director:
David Yates
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Stephen Fry, Robert Pugh, Robert Hardy, John Kani
66. Trouser Bar (2016)
9
2
Trouser Bar
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Kristen Bjorn
Genres:
Fantasy, Short
Star Cast:
Julian Clary, Denholm Spurr, Ashley Ryder, Zac Renfree, Craig Daniel
67. Leave All Fair (1985)
8
2
Leave All Fair
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
John Middleton Murry
Director:
John Reid
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Birkin, Simon Ward, Féodor Atkine, Louba Guertchikoff
68. The Clue of the New Pin (1929)
8
2
The Clue of the New Pin
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rex Trasmere
Director:
Arthur Maude
Genres:
Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Donald Calthrop, Benita Hume, Kim Peacock, H. Saxon-Snell
69. Invitation to the Wedding (1985)
8
3
Invitation to the Wedding
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Reverend Clyde Ormiston
Director:
Joseph Brooks
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Nicholas, Ralph Richardson, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Standing
70. Strike It Rich (1990)
7
1
Strike It Rich
PG
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
James Scott
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Molly Ringwald, Jeffrey Robert, Robert Lindsay, Marianne Price, Willy Ross

TV Movie(s)

1. No Man's Land (1978)
13
3
No Man's Land
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Spooner
Director:
Julian Aymes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ralph Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Terence Rigby
2. Ages of Man (1966)
13
3
Ages of Man
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Paul Bogart
Genres:
Drama
3. Richard II (1978)
12
2
Richard II
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
John of Gaunt
Director:
David Giles
Genres:
Biography, War, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Derek Jacobi, Wendy Hiller, Charles Gray, Jon Finch
4. The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
11
2
The Scarlet and the Black
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pope Pius XII (as Sir John Gielgud)
Director:
Jerry London
Genres:
History, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, Kenneth Colley, Raf Vallone
7. Les Miserables (1978)
11
2
Les Miserables
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gillenormand
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Perkins, Ian Holm, Claude Dauphin, Celia Johnson, Cyril Cusack
8. Peter Pan (1976)
11
2
Peter Pan
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Dwight Hemion
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Musical
Star Cast:
Mia Farrow, Danny Kaye, Paula Kelly, Lynsey Baxter, Peppi Borza
10. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980)
11
2
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Reverend Jones
Director:
John Davies, Tony Wharmby
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Connie Booth, Bernard Miles, Eric Porter, Francesca Annis, Leigh Lawson
11. Probe (1972)
11
2
Probe
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Russ Mayberry
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Burgess Meredith, Hugh O'Brian, Lilia Skala, Elke Sommer
12. The Master of Ballantrae (1984)
11
2
The Master of Ballantrae
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lord Durrisdeer
Director:
Douglas Hickox
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed, Michael York, Ian Richardson
13. The Cherry Orchard (1962)
11
2
The Cherry Orchard
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Leonid Andreyevich Gaev, Lyubov's brother
Director:
Michael Elliott
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Peggy Ashcroft, Dorothy Tutin, George Murcell
14. Romeo & Juliet (1978)
10
2
Romeo & Juliet
TV-14
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chorus
Director:
Alvin Rakoff
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Rickman, Patrick Ryecart, Rebecca Saire, Celia Johnson, Michael Hordern
15. Seven Dials Mystery (1981)
10
3
Seven Dials Mystery
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Marquis of Caterhan
Director:
Tony Wharmby
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Mystery, Adventure
Star Cast:
Harry Andrews, Joyce Redman, James Warwick, Cheryl Campbell
16. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)
10
2
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Tuchner
Genres:
Horror, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, Gerry Sundquist, Tim Pigott-Smith
17. Camille (1984)
10
2
Camille
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Duke de Charles
Director:
Desmond Davis
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Greta Scacchi, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Ryecart
18. Frankenstein (1984)
8
2
Frankenstein
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
De Lacey
Director:
James Ormerod
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Carrie Fisher, Robert Powell, David Warner, Michael Cochrane
19. Hassan (1971)
12
2
Hassan
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Haroun al Raschid
Director:
Rex Tucker
Star Cast:
Corin Redgrave, Nyree Dawn Porter, Edward de Souza, Anthony Ainley
20. The Best of Friends (1991)
11
2
The Best of Friends
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sydney Cockerell
Director:
Alvin Rakoff
Genres:
Biography
Star Cast:
Wendy Hiller, Patrick McGoohan, Amma Asante, Paul Keown
21. A Man for All Seasons (1988)
11
2
A Man for All Seasons
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cardinal Wolsey (as Sir John Gielgud)
Director:
Charlton Heston
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Johnson, Roy Kinnear
22. David (1997)
10
2
David
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Markowitz
Genres:
Biography, Adventure, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Franco Nero, Leonard Nimoy, Jonathan Pryce, Nathaniel Parker, Ben Daniels, Sheryl Lee
23. Romance on the Orient Express (1985)
10
2
Romance on the Orient Express
TV-PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Theodore Woodward
Director:
Lawrence Gordon Clark
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Stuart Wilson, Cheryl Ladd, Ruby Wax, Danielle Tylke
24. The Canterville Ghost (1986)
9
2
The Canterville Ghost
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sir Simon de Canterville
Director:
Paul Bogart
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Alyssa Milano, Andrea Marcovicci, Ted Wass, Jeff Harding

Animation(s)

Quest for Camelot (1998)
Quest for Camelot
G
Plot:

Kayley is an adventurous girl who wants to become a knight like her father, Sir Lionel. In order to save King Arthur from disaster, she goes looking for the lost sword Excalibur. She is accompanied by a blind hermit, his falcon and a two headed dragon.

As:
Cast
Director:
Frederik Du Chau
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Family, Drama

TV Shows and Videos

Menace (1970)
Menace
As:
Cast
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Sheila Hancock, Annette Crosbie, Hannah Gordon, David Wood
Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Brideshead Revisited
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Sturridge, Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Laurence Olivier, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls
Six Centuries of Verse (1984)
Six Centuries of Verse
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Presenter (15 episodes, 1984)
Director:
Richard Mervyn
Star Cast:
Edward the King (1975)
Edward the King
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, War, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Felicity Kendal, Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan
Shades of Greene (1975)
Shades of Greene
As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Cooke, Philip Saville, Graham Evans, Alastair Reid, Peter Hammond
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, John Hurt, Elaine Stritch, Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips
Stick with Me, Kid (1995)
Stick with Me, Kid
As:
Cast
Role:
Grandpa (14 episodes, 1995)
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Leigh Lawson, Kristopher Milnes, Che Grant, Jane How
Alleyn Mysteries (1990)
Alleyn Mysteries
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Winterbottom
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, William Simons, Tim Dutton
Boys on Film 15: Time & Tied (2016)
Boys on Film 15: Time & Tied
As:
Writer
Director:
Kristen Bjorn, Simon Anderson, Karl Eccleston
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Crime, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Amrou Al-Kadhi, Nigel Allen, Janet Bamford, Ashley Campbell, Marc Kibo Rovira Cenar
The Far Pavilions (1984)
The Far Pavilions
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Duffell
Genres:
History, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Amy Irving, Omar Sharif, Christopher Lee, Ben Cross, Robert Hardy, Rossano Brazzi
A TV Dante (1989)
A TV Dante
As:
Cast
Role:
Virgil (6 episodes, 1991)
Director:
Raoul Ruiz, Peter Greenaway, Tom Phillips
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robin Wright, Joanne Whalley, Bob Peck, Fernando Bordeu
Under the Hammer (1993)
Under the Hammer
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Lang, Jan Francis, Marsha Fitzalan, Richard Wilson
The Theban Plays by Sophocles (1986)
The Theban Plays by Sophocles
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cyril Cusack, Anthony Quayle, Robert Eddison, Donald Eccles

John Gielgud Awards

Academy Awards
Arthur Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1982
Golden Globe Awards
War and Remembrance Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 1989
Arthur Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture 1982
Primetime Emmy Awards
Summer's Lease Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special 1991
BAFTA Awards
Murder on the Orient Express Best Supporting Actor 1975
Julius Caesar Best British Actor 1954
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Spoken Word, Documentary Or Drama Recording 1980