(Applause Books). Sir John Gielgud's acting career was among the most distinguished of his generation. In a lifetime that lasted nearly a century, he appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions and films, receiving virtually every acting honor given, including an Academy Award for his performance as Hobson the butler in the film Arthur . Now, in this insightful authorized biography, written with unprecedented access to Gielgud's diaries and personal letters, author Sheridan Morley traces not only the actor's career, but gives a refreshingly frank look into Gielgud the man, and how his professional success as an actor often came at the expense of his personal happiness.
." . . Sheridan Morley's portrait of the beloved and remarkable John Gielgud . . . brings down the house . . ."
." . . It will likely stand as the definitive biography . . ."
." . . Reading Morley is like being smuggled into Gielgud's dressing room while that famously lyrical voice rains down showers of gossip . . ."
"Sir John Gielgud knew what he was doing when he authorized Sheridan Morley to write his life story. He takes the reader on a wonderful journey through the English and American theatre of the century passed. It's a treat from start to finish."
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st April 2003
Publisher: Applause Theatre Book Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.5 x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.89