Saturday, March 29, 2014

(VIDEO) JOHN CULLUM ON JOHN GIELGUD


Right off the bat John describes wonderful old photos of Gielgud. capturing you Gielgud as an exceptionally handsome young actor.

John explains that when he auditioned for the part of Laertes, in Burton's "Hamlet," he auditioned poorly. The only reason he got the job was Burton, who insisted that John Gielgud hire him.

Rehearsals were hellish -- the great actor- director Gielgud's ideas clobbered John Cullum creatively.

John Explains how Elizabeth Taylor helped him conquer the role of Laertes.


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