How John Gielgud Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

John Gielgud reached the astounding age of 96 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous stage actor.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Prolific British actor who played Hamlet over 500 times and had the distinction of winning an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

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.

His longtime partner Martin Hensler died in 1998, only 16 months before his own death.

He was good friends with Sir Laurence Olivier, albeit competitors professionally, as both were known as the greatest Shakespearean actors of their generation.

How did John Gielgud die?

Information about the death of John Gielgud
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death96 years
ProfessionStage Actor
BirthdayApril 14, 1904
Death dateMay 21, 2000
Place of deathWotton Underwood, United Kingdom
Place of burialN/A


Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed. I speak figuratively, of course.

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Before you can do something you must first be something.

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Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.

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