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List of John Gielgud Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Lion of the Desert (1980)
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2
The 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.

Starring:
Rod Steiger, Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Raf Vallone, Irene Papas
Directed By:
Moustapha Akkad
2. The Elephant Man (1980)
14
2
The Elephant Man
PG
14
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.  

Role:
Carr Gomm
Directed By:
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. 

Role:
Lord Irwin
Directed By:
4. Becket (1964)
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2
Becket
13
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.  

Role:
King Louis of France / King Louis VII of France
Starring:
Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Elizabeth Taylor, Gino Cervi, Paolo Stoppa
Directed By:
Peter Glenville
5. Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)
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2
Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight)
13
2

This historical war comedy film gives us a look at life of Sir John Falstaff, a fun-loving habitual liar, who tries to keep Prince Hal company, after King Henry IV ascends to the throne. The film shows us the reign of Kign Henry IV and the rise of Henry V, through the eyes of Falstaff.

Role:
Henry IV
Starring:
Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, Marina Vlady
Directed By:
6. Providence (1977)
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3
Providence
R
13
3
Role:
Clive Langham
Starring:
Dirk Bogarde, Elaine Stritch, Ellen Burstyn, David Warner
Directed By:
Alain Resnais
7. Hamlet (1964)
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Hamlet
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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. 

Starring:
Hume Cronyn, Richard Burton, William Redfield, Alfred Drake, Eileen Herlie
Directed By:
John Gielgud, Bill Colleran
8. Richard III (1955)
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2
Richard III
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2
Role:
George, Duke of Clarence
Starring:
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen
Directed By:
9. Julius Caesar (1953)
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Julius Caesar
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2

This biographical drama film tells the story of Julius Caesar, who manages to defeat Pompey the Great, and returns to Rome. Do to his successful conquests, in tne eyes of other high-ranking Romans, he becomes a dictator. Therefore together they conspire to get rid of him.

Role:
Cassius
Starring:
James Mason, Marlon Brando, Deborah Kerr, Greer Garson, Louis Calhern, Edmond O'Brien
Directed By:
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
10. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
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2
Murder on the Orient Express
PG
13
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. 

Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
11. Hamlet (1996)
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2
Hamlet
PG-13
11
2

An adaptation of the well-known play by William Shakespeare, this drama film tells the story of the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, who returns home to find his father murdered. Meanwhile his mother is getting married to his uncle, the very man responsible for his father’s death.  

Starring:
Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Derek Jacobi, Billy Crystal, Brian Blessed, Julie Christie, Judi Dench
Directed By:
12. An Airman's Letter to His Mother (1941)
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An Airman's Letter to His Mother
11
2

An airman for the Royal Air Force who is killed during a mission has left a letter for his mother, which is to be sent upon his death. As the mother reads through his letter, she begins to remember his youth, and she learns why he joined the Air Force, despite knowing that he might die. 

Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Michael Powell,
Directed By:
Michael Powell
13. Chariots of Fire (1981)
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2
Chariots of Fire
PG
13
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. 

Starring:
Ian Holm, Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Fry, Nigel Havers, Ben Cross, Nicholas Farrell
Directed By:
Hugh Hudson
14. Shine (1996)
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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. 

Starring:
Lynn Redgrave, Noah Taylor, Geoffrey Rush, Chris Haywood
Directed By:
Scott Hicks
15. The Good Companions (1933)
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2
The Good Companions
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2
Role:
Inigo Jollifant
Starring:
Edmund Gwenn, Jessie Matthews, Mary Glynne, Percy Parsons
Directed By:
Victor Saville
16. The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
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2
The Shoes of the Fisherman
G
12
2
Starring:
Laurence Olivier, Anthony Quinn, Vittorio De Sica, David Janssen, Oskar Werner
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
17. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
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2
Oh! What a Lovely War
G
11
2
Starring:
Maggie Smith, Jane Seymour, Vanessa Redgrave, Corin Redgrave, Ian Holm, Sir John Mills, Dirk Bogarde
Directed By:
18. The Conductor (1980)
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2
The Conductor
11
2
Role:
John Lasocki
Starring:
Jan Ciecierski, Andrzej Seweryn, Krystyna Janda, Maria Seweryn
Directed By:
Andrzej Wajda
19. The Loved One (1965)
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3
The Loved One
11
3
Starring:
James Coburn, Milton Berle, Liberace, Rod Steiger, Dana Andrews, Robert Morse
Directed By:
20. Elizabeth (1998)
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2
Elizabeth
R
12
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. 

Starring:
Cate Blanchett, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston
Directed By:
Shekhar Kapur
21. Murder by Decree (1979)
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2
Murder by Decree
PG
11
2
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, James Mason, Anthony Quayle
Directed By:
Bob Clark
22. Arthur (1981)
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2
Arthur
PG
11
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.

Role:
Hobson
Starring:
Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jill Eikenberry
Directed By:
Steve Gordon
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)
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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.

Starring:
Tom Conti, Chaim Topol, Colin Blakely, Clive Revill, Georgia Brown, Topol
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
24. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
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Around the World in 80 Days
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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.

Starring:
David Niven, John Carradine, Marion Ross, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Peter Lorre, Red Skelton
Directed By:
25. The Power of One (1992)
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The Power of One
PG-13
10
2

The Power of One is a drama film which tells the story of an English boy named Peekay, living in Africa during the time of the Second World War. He lives in a village where most of the people he cares about are leaving the place or passing away. He befriends an older man and learns boxing from him, and soon he also falls for a girl named Maria.

Starring:
Morgan Freeman, Daniel Craig, Nomadlozi Kubheka, Agatha Hurle, Nigel Ivy
Directed By:
John G. Avildsen
26. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
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2
The Charge of the Light Brigade
PG-13
10
2
Role:
Lord Raglan
Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Corin Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews
Directed By:
27. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
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2
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
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2
Role:
Edward Moulton-Barrett
Starring:
Jennifer Jones, Susan Stephen, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna
Directed By:
Sidney Franklin
28. Priest of Love (1981)
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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.  

Starring:
Ava Gardner, Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Penelope Keith, Jorge Rivero
Directed By:
Christopher Miles
29. Secret Agent (1936)
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2
Secret Agent
11
2

During the First World War, three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy. However, things get complicated when two of them find themselves in conflict with their conscience, regarding the morality of their mission.

Role:
Richard Ashenden / Brodie
Starring:
Peter Lorre, Robert Young, Percy Marmont, Madeleine Carroll
Directed By:
30. Aces High (1976)
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2
Aces High
PG
10
2
Starring:
Malcolm McDowell, Ray Milland, Christopher Plummer, Trevor Howard
Directed By:
Jack Gold
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. 

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

Role:
Earl of Warwick
Starring:
Richard Todd, Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark, Felix Aylmer, Anton Walbrook
Directed By:
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. 

Role:
Meecham
Starring:
Charles Grodin, Trevor Howard, James Mason, Candice Bergen, John Bindon
Directed By:
Aram Avakian
35. Prospero's Books (1991)
10
2
Prospero's Books
R
10
2
Role:
Prospero
Starring:
Erland Josephson, Michel Blanc, Isabelle Pasco, Michael Clark
Directed By:
Peter Greenaway
36. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1977)
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2
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
11
2
Role:
The Preacher
Starring:
T.P. McKenna, Bosco Hogan, Rosaleen Linehan, Maureen Potter
Directed By:
Joseph Strick
37. Romeo and Juliet (1954)
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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. 

Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Flora Robson, Mervyn Johns, Susan Shentall
Directed By:
Renato Castellani
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. 

Role:
Brigadier Tomlinson
Starring:
Derek Jacobi, Richard Attenborough, Robert Morley, Joop Doderer
Directed By:
39. Assignment to Kill (1968)
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2
Assignment to Kill
9
2

Detective Richard Cutting is a private investigator who is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping tycoon who is suspected of sinking his own ships deliberately, in order to get the insurance money. Cutting soon finds himself in a web of deception and murder.

Role:
Curt Valayan
Starring:
Eric Portman, Herbert Lom, Patrick O'Neal, Joan Hackett
Directed By:
Sheldon Reynolds
40. Julius Caesar (1970)
9
2
Julius Caesar
G
9
2
Role:
Julius Caesar (as Sir John Gielgud)
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee, Richard Chamberlain, Jason Robards, Richard Johnson
Directed By:
Stuart Burge
41. Eagle in a Cage (1972)
9
2
Eagle in a Cage
GP
9
2
Role:
Lord Sissal
Starring:
Ralph Richardson, Kenneth Haigh, Billie Whitelaw, Moses Gunn
Directed By:
Fielder Cook
42. DragonHeart (1996)
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2
DragonHeart
PG-13
11
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.   

Starring:
Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, Julie Christie, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer
Directed By:
Rob Cohen
43. Shining Through (1992)
9
2
Shining Through
R
9
2

A woman from New York falls in love with an international lawyer just before America goes into war with the Axis powers. When World War II begins, she acts as a spy on behalf of the United States and sets out on a journey to discover the fate of her Jewish relatives.

Role:
Sunflower
Starring:
Melanie Griffith, Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas, Joely Richardson
Directed By:
David Seltzer
44. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
9
2
The Portrait of a Lady
PG-13
9
2

Based on a 1881 novel of the same name, The Portrait of a Lady is a drama film which tells the story of Isabel Archer, a woman who is known for being extremely beautiful. After her uncle passes away, Isabel receives a huge fortune. In order to explore herself, she decides to travel to Europe, where she gets entangled in several misfortunate events.

Starring:
Shelley Winters, Viggo Mortensen, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Christian Bale, Nicole Kidman, Barbara Hershey
Directed By:
Jane Campion
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.  

Starring:
Ann-Margret, Hugh Griffith, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid
Directed By:
46. The Prime Minister (1941)
9
2
The Prime Minister
9
2
Role:
Benjamin Disraeli
Starring:
Owen Nares, Fay Compton, Diana Wynyard, Will Fyffe
Directed By:
Thorold Dickinson
47. Haunted (1995)
9
2
Haunted
R
9
2

Haunted is a horror film which tells the story of the skeptical Professor David Ash, who visits a British estate in a remote region in order to debunk allegations of supernatural phenomena. However, shortly after arriving, David is confused himself and feels haunted by demons from his own past.

Role:
Doctor Doyle
Starring:
Kate Beckinsale, Aidan Quinn, Anna Massey, Anthony Andrews
Directed By:
Lewis Gilbert
48. Appointment with Death (1988)
9
2
Appointment with Death
PG
9
2
Role:
Colonel Carbury
Starring:
Hayley Mills, Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall, Peter Ustinov, Piper Laurie
Directed By:
Michael Winner
49. The Whistle Blower (1986)
9
2
The Whistle Blower
PG
9
2
Role:
Sir Adrian Chapple
Starring:
Michael Caine, Nigel Havers, James Fox, Felicity Dean
Directed By:
Simon Langton
50. Gold (1974)
9
2
Gold
PG
9
2
Role:
Farrell
Starring:
Roger Moore, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman, Susannah York
Directed By:
Peter R. Hunt
51. Plenty (1985)
9
2
Plenty
R
9
2
Starring:
Sam Neill, Hugh Laurie, Meryl Streep, Ian McKellen, Charles Dance, André Maranne
Directed By:
Fred Schepisi
52. The Formula (1980)
9
2
The Formula
R
9
2
Role:
Dr. Esau
Starring:
Craig T. Nelson, George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller, G.D. Spradlin
Directed By:
John G. Avildsen
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.  

Starring:
Richard Gere, Rob Brydon, Sean Connery, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross, Liam Cunningham
Directed By:
Jerry Zucker
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. 

Role:
Abdu-Hamdi (as Sir John Gielgud)
Starring:
Frank Langella, John Rhys-Davies, Maurice Ronet, Lesley-Anne Down
Directed By:
Franklin J. Schaffner
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.

Role:
Nerva
Starring:
Helen Mirren, Sidney Sheldon, Joss Ackland, Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Sidney Sheldon
Directed By:
56. Lost Horizon (1973)
8
2
Lost Horizon
G
8
2
Starring:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Charles Boyer, Liv Ullmann, Olivia Hussey, Peter Finch, Michael York, George Kennedy
Directed By:
Charles Jarrott
57. Scandalous (1984)
9
2
Scandalous
PG
9
2
Role:
Uncle Willie
Starring:
Robert Hays, M. Emmet Walsh, Pamela Stephenson, Ron Travis
Directed By:
Rob Cohen
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.

Role:
Hogarth
Starring:
Faye Dunaway, Denholm Elliott, Prunella Scales, Alan Bates
Directed By:
Michael Winner
59. Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
7
2
Arthur 2: On the Rocks
PG
7
2

Arthur is happily married to Linda, but their lives take a turn when Arthur is informed that he will lose his entire fortune of $ 750 million, if he doesn’t divorce Linda, and marry Susan, his ex-fiancée. Since Arthur loves Linda more than his lifestyle, he refuses. They move in with Linda’s father Ralph, and Linda begins to work as a waitress. However, Susan’s father Burt starts to make life hell for them. After being confronted by Susan, Linda leaves a note for Arthur, stating that it is best for him to get married to Susan.

Role:
Hobson
Starring:
Kathy Bates, Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Directed By:
Bud Yorkin
60. Treasure Island (1965)
13
2
Treasure Island
13
2
Role:
Squire Trelawney
Starring:
Orson Welles, Tony Beckley, Keith Baxter, McIntosh Fergusin
Directed By:
Orson Welles
61. Swan Song (1992)
11
2
Swan Song
11
2
Role:
Svetlovidov
Starring:
Richard Briers
Directed By:
Kenneth Branagh
62. Who Is the Man? (1924)
10
2
Who Is the Man?
10
2
Role:
Daniel
Starring:
Mary Rorke, Isobel Elsom, Lewis Dayton, Langhorn Burton
Directed By:
Walter Summers
63. Getting It Right (1989)
10
2
Getting It Right
R
10
2
Starring:
Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Edward Cook, Lynn Redgrave, Jane Horrocks, Bryan Pringle, Pat Heywood, Jesse Birdsall
Directed By:
Randal Kleiser
64. Catastrophe (2000)
9
2
Catastrophe
9
2
Role:
The Protagonist
Starring:
Harold Pinter, Rebecca Pidgeon
Directed By:
David Mamet
65. The Tichborne Claimant (1998)
9
2
The Tichborne Claimant
9
2
Role:
Cockburn
Starring:
Stephen Fry, Robert Pugh, Robert Hardy, John Kani
Directed By:
David Yates
66. Trouser Bar (2016)
9
2
Trouser Bar
9
2
Starring:
Julian Clary, Denholm Spurr, Ashley Ryder, Zac Renfree, Craig Daniel
Directed By:
Kristen Bjorn
67. Leave All Fair (1985)
8
2
Leave All Fair
8
2
Role:
John Middleton Murry
Starring:
Jane Birkin, Simon Ward, Féodor Atkine, Louba Guertchikoff
Directed By:
John Reid
68. The Clue of the New Pin (1929)
8
2
The Clue of the New Pin
8
2
Role:
Rex Trasmere
Starring:
Donald Calthrop, Benita Hume, Kim Peacock, H. Saxon-Snell
Directed By:
Arthur Maude
69. Invitation to the Wedding (1985)
8
3
Invitation to the Wedding
8
3
Role:
Reverend Clyde Ormiston
Starring:
Paul Nicholas, Ralph Richardson, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Standing
Directed By:
Joseph Brooks
70. Strike It Rich (1990)
7
1
Strike It Rich
PG
7
1
Starring:
Molly Ringwald, Jeffrey Robert, Robert Lindsay, Marianne Price, Willy Ross
Directed By:
James Scott

TV Movie(s)

1. Ages of Man (1966)
13
3
Ages of Man
13
3
Role:
Himself
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
2. No Man's Land (1978)
13
4
No Man's Land
13
4
Role:
Spooner
Starring:
Ralph Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Terence Rigby
Directed By:
Julian Aymes
3. Richard II (1978)
12
2
Richard II
12
2
Role:
John of Gaunt
Starring:
Derek Jacobi, Wendy Hiller, Charles Gray, Jon Finch
Directed By:
David Giles
4. The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
11
2
The Scarlet and the Black
11
2
Role:
Pope Pius XII (as Sir John Gielgud)
Starring:
Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, Kenneth Colley, Raf Vallone
Directed By:
Jerry London
5. Inside the Third Reich (1982)
11
2
Inside the Third Reich
11
2
Role:
Albert Speer Sr.
Starring:
Randy Quaid, Blythe Danner, Ian Holm, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Howard, Maria Schell
Directed By:
Marvin J. Chomsky
6. Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
11
2
Frankenstein: The True Story
11
2
Starring:
David McCallum, Agnes Moorehead, Jane Seymour, James Mason, Nicola Pagett, Leonard Whiting
Directed By:
Jack Smight
7. Les Miserables (1978)
11
2
Les Miserables
11
2
Role:
Gillenormand
Starring:
Anthony Perkins, Ian Holm, Claude Dauphin, Celia Johnson, Cyril Cusack
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
8. Peter Pan (1976)
11
2
Peter Pan
11
2
Starring:
Mia Farrow, Danny Kaye, Paula Kelly, Lynsey Baxter, Peppi Borza
Directed By:
Dwight Hemion
9. Alice in Wonderland (1966)
11
2
Alice in Wonderland
11
2
Starring:
Eric Idle, Alan Bennett, Peter Sellers, Peter Edward Cook, Wilfrid Brambell, Finlay Currie
Directed By:
Jonathan Miller
10. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980)
11
2
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
11
2
Role:
Reverend Jones
Starring:
Connie Booth, Bernard Miles, Eric Porter, Francesca Annis, Leigh Lawson
Directed By:
John Davies, Tony Wharmby
11. Probe (1972)
11
2
Probe
11
2
Starring:
Burgess Meredith, Hugh O'Brian, Lilia Skala, Elke Sommer
Directed By:
Russ Mayberry
12. The Master of Ballantrae (1984)
11
2
The Master of Ballantrae
11
2
Role:
Lord Durrisdeer
Starring:
Timothy Dalton, Michael York, Brian Blessed, Ian Richardson
Directed By:
Douglas Hickox
13. The Cherry Orchard (1962)
11
2
The Cherry Orchard
11
2
Role:
Leonid Andreyevich Gaev, Lyubov's brother
Starring:
Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Peggy Ashcroft, Dorothy Tutin, George Murcell
Directed By:
Michael Elliott
14. Romeo & Juliet (1978)
10
2
Romeo & Juliet
TV-14
10
2
Role:
Chorus
Starring:
Alan Rickman, Patrick Ryecart, Rebecca Saire, Celia Johnson, Michael Hordern
Directed By:
Alvin Rakoff
15. Seven Dials Mystery (1981)
10
3
Seven Dials Mystery
10
3
Role:
Marquis of Caterhan
Starring:
Harry Andrews, Joyce Redman, James Warwick, Cheryl Campbell
Directed By:
Tony Wharmby
16. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)
10
2
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
10
2
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, Gerry Sundquist, Tim Pigott-Smith
Directed By:
Michael Tuchner
17. Camille (1984)
10
2
Camille
10
2
Role:
Duke de Charles
Starring:
Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Greta Scacchi, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Ryecart
Directed By:
Desmond Davis
18. Frankenstein (1984)
8
2
Frankenstein
8
2
Role:
De Lacey
Starring:
Carrie Fisher, Robert Powell, David Warner, Michael Cochrane
Directed By:
James Ormerod
19. Hassan (1971)
12
2
Hassan
12
2
Role:
Haroun al Raschid
Starring:
Corin Redgrave, Nyree Dawn Porter, Edward de Souza, Anthony Ainley
Directed By:
Rex Tucker
20. The Best of Friends (1991)
11
2
The Best of Friends
11
2
Role:
Sydney Cockerell
Starring:
Wendy Hiller, Patrick McGoohan, Amma Asante, Paul Keown
Directed By:
Alvin Rakoff
21. A Man for All Seasons (1988)
11
2
A Man for All Seasons
11
2
Role:
Cardinal Wolsey (as Sir John Gielgud)
Starring:
Vanessa Redgrave, Charlton Heston, Richard Johnson, Roy Kinnear
Directed By:
Charlton Heston
22. David (1997)
10
2
David
10
2
Starring:
Franco Nero, Jonathan Pryce, Leonard Nimoy, Nathaniel Parker, Ben Daniels, Sheryl Lee
Directed By:
Robert Markowitz
23. Romance on the Orient Express (1985)
10
2
Romance on the Orient Express
TV-PG
10
2
Role:
Theodore Woodward
Starring:
Stuart Wilson, Cheryl Ladd, Ruby Wax, Danielle Tylke
Directed By:
Lawrence Gordon Clark
24. The Canterville Ghost (1986)
9
2
The Canterville Ghost
PG
9
2
Role:
Sir Simon de Canterville
Starring:
Alyssa Milano, Andrea Marcovicci, Ted Wass, Jeff Harding
Directed By:
Paul Bogart

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.

Starring:
Celine Dion, Gabriel Byrne, Al Roker, Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan, Don Rickles, Eric Idle
Directed By:
Frederik Du Chau

TV Shows and Videos

Menace (1970)
Menace
Starring:
Sheila Hancock, Annette Crosbie, Hannah Gordon, David Wood
Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Brideshead Revisited
Starring:
Jeremy Irons, Laurence Olivier, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls
Directed By:
Charles Sturridge, Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Six Centuries of Verse (1984)
Six Centuries of Verse
Role:
Himself - Presenter (15 episodes, 1984)
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Hopkins
Directed By:
Richard Mervyn
Edward the King (1975)
Edward the King
Starring:
Felicity Kendal, Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan
Shades of Greene (1975)
Shades of Greene
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, John Hurt, Elaine Stritch, Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips
Directed By:
Alan Cooke, Philip Saville, Graham Evans, Alastair Reid, Peter Hammond
NET Playhouse (1964)
NET Playhouse
Starring:
June Carter Cash, Jon Voight, Jack Palance, James Earl Jones, Helen Hayes, Sam Waterston, Laurence Olivier
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
Marco Polo (1982)
Marco Polo
Starring:
Ian McShane, Burt Lancaster, F. Murray Abraham, Anne Bancroft, Leonard Nimoy, David Warner, Denholm Elliott
Directed By:
Giuliano Montaldo
QB VII (1974)
QB VII
Starring:
Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Leslie Caron, Anthony Hopkins, Dan O'Herlihy, Robert Stephens
Directed By:
Tom Gries
Wagner (1981)
Wagner
Role:
Pfistermeister (9 episodes, 1981-1984)
Starring:
Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Burton, Corin Redgrave, Gabriel Byrne, Franco Nero, László Gálffi
Directed By:
Tony Palmer
ABC Stage 67 (1966)
ABC Stage 67
Starring:
Olivia de Havilland, Dustin Hoffman, Ingrid Bergman, Connie Stevens, Dina Merrill, Cliff Robertson, John Huston
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff, Stanley Prager
War and Remembrance (1988)
War and Remembrance
Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Eddie Albert, Sharon Stone, Peter Graves, Ian McShane, Chaim Topol, Jane Seymour
Directed By:
Dan Curtis
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
ITV Play of the Week (1955)
ITV Play of the Week
Starring:
Richard Harris, Vivien Leigh, Glenda Jackson, Jeremy Brett, Louis Jourdan, Michael Crawford, Lois Maxwell
Directed By:
Cyril Coke, John Llewellyn Moxey, Tania Lieven, David Boisseau, Joan Kemp-Welch
Tales of the Unexpected (1979)
Tales of the Unexpected
Starring:
George Peppard, Janet Leigh, Rod Taylor, Joan Collins, Miriam Margolyes, Eli Wallach, Heather Locklear
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Ray Danton, John Peyser, Barry Davis, Simon Langton
Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965)
Thirty-Minute Theatre
Starring:
Phil Collins, Diane Cilento, Marianne Faithfull, Alec Guinness, Jack Wild, Joss Ackland, Peter Edward Cook
Directed By:
Michael Hart, Geoffrey Nethercott, Rodney Bennett, Piers Haggard, Tristan Cole de Vere
Stick with Me, Kid (1995)
Stick with Me, Kid
Role:
Grandpa (14 episodes, 1995)
Starring:
Leigh Lawson, Kristopher Milnes, Che Grant, Jane How
Play for Today (1970)
Play for Today
Starring:
Billy Connolly, Tim Curry, Patrick Stewart, George Lazenby, Phyllis Logan, Chris Langham, Richard Beckinsale
Directed By:
Barry Davis, Alan Clarke, John Mackenzie, Philip Saville, Claude Whatham
BBC Play of the Month (1965)
BBC Play of the Month
Role:
Captain Shotover / ... (6 episodes, 1967-1982)
Starring:
Vincent Price, Pam Ferris, Ronnie Barker, Rex Harrison, Anthony Hopkins, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen
Directed By:
Cedric Messina, Rudolph Cartier, John Gorrie, Waris Hussein, Alan Cooke
Inspector Morse (1987)
Inspector Morse
TV-14
Starring:
Elizabeth Hurley, Ian McDiarmid, Rachel Weisz, Sean Bean, Phyllis Logan, Noah Taylor, John Thaw
Directed By:
John Madden, Peter Hammond, Herbert Wise, Adrian Shergold, Alastair Reid
Lovejoy (1986)
Lovejoy
Starring:
Joanna Lumley, Mako Iwamatsu, Minnie Driver, Donald Pleasence, Phyllis Logan, Ian McShane, Brian Blessed
Directed By:
Ian McShane, Peter Barber-Fleming, Bill Hays, Baz Taylor, Gordon Flemyng
The Wednesday Play (1964)
The Wednesday Play
Starring:
Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams, Marty Feldman, Ken Loach, Glenda Jackson, Joanna Lumley, Jack Wild
Directed By:
Alan Cooke, Alan Clarke, Moira Armstrong, Don Taylor, Christopher Morahan
Alleyn Mysteries (1990)
Alleyn Mysteries
Starring:
Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, William Simons, Tim Dutton
Directed By:
Michael Winterbottom
The DuPont Show of the Month (1957)
The DuPont Show of the Month
Starring:
Art Carney, Harpo Marx, Fredric March, William Shatner, Mike Nichols, Larry Hagman, Jackie Cooper
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Ralph Nelson, Alex Segal, Sidney Lumet, Daniel Petrie
Boys on Film 15: Time & Tied (2016)
Boys on Film 15: Time & Tied
Starring:
Amrou Al-Kadhi, Nigel Allen, Janet Bamford, Ashley Campbell, Marc Kibo Rovira Cenar
Directed By:
Kristen Bjorn, Simon Anderson, Karl Eccleston
The Far Pavilions (1984)
The Far Pavilions
Starring:
Omar Sharif, Amy Irving, Christopher Lee, Ben Cross, Robert Hardy, Rossano Brazzi
Directed By:
Peter Duffell
A TV Dante (1989)
A TV Dante
Role:
Virgil (6 episodes, 1991)
Starring:
Robin Wright, Joanne Whalley, Bob Peck, Fernando Bordeu
Directed By:
Raoul Ruiz, Peter Greenaway, Tom Phillips
Under the Hammer (1993)
Under the Hammer
Starring:
Robert Lang, Jan Francis, Marsha Fitzalan, Richard Wilson
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)
ABC Afterschool Specials
Starring:
Ron Leibman, Meagan Good, Ed Begley Jr., Kyra Sedgwick, Lisa Bonet, Adam Sandler, Scott Baio
Directed By:
Larry Elikann, Arthur Allan Seidelman, Richard C. Bennett, Robert Fuest, Robert C. Thompson
Merlin (1998)
Merlin
Role:
King Constant (2 episodes, 1998)
Starring:
Miranda Richardson, Isabella Rossellini, Martin Short, Lena Headey, James Earl Jones, Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Neill
Directed By:
Steve Barron
Gulliver's Travels (1996)
Gulliver's Travels
PG
Starring:
Mary Steenburgen, Shashi Kapoor, Ted Danson, Tom Sturridge, Kristin Scott Thomas, Geraldine Chaplin, Peter O'Toole
Directed By:
Charles Sturridge
ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969)
ITV Saturday Night Theatre
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Anthony Hopkins, Glenda Jackson, George C. Scott, Corin Redgrave, Sean Connery, Laurence Olivier
Directed By:
John Jacobs, Marc Miller, Valerie Hanson, Barry Davis, John Sichel
The Theban Plays by Sophocles (1986)
The Theban Plays by Sophocles
Starring:
Cyril Cusack, Anthony Quayle, Robert Eddison, Donald Eccles
Screen Two (1985)
Screen Two
Starring:
Alan Cumming, Tommy Lee Jones, Jerry Stiller, Ralph Fiennes, Clive Owen, Tim Roth, Brian Dennehy
Directed By:
Tristram Powell, Christopher Morahan, Udayan Prasad, Michael Whyte, Jim Goddard
Performance (1992)
Performance
Starring:
Hugh Grant, Bob Hoskins, Elizabeth McGovern, Charles Durning, Emily Watson, Alfred Molina, Miranda Richardson
Directed By:
Simon Curtis, David Thacker, Harold Pinter

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