John Gielgud - Gielgud's Letters


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Actor Sir John Gielgud's remarkable life told through his letters. In 1936, he was Hamlet in New York. Read by Derek Jacobi.

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In 1952, John Gielgud travelled to Hollywood to star in Julius Caesar. Derek Jacobi reads his remarkable letters.

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In 1959, actor John Gielgud faced the threat of blackmail over his homosexuality. Derek Jacobi reads his remarkable letters.

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In 1970, Gielgud contemplates taking a part in an exciting new play at London's Royal Court Theatre. Read by Derek Jacobi.

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Now in his 70s, Gielgud appears in a film called Arthur. He continues to act well into his 90s. Concluded by Derek Jacobi.