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John Gielgud in The Loved One

John Gielgud (1904 - 2000)

Film Deaths[]

TV Deaths[]

  • Hamlet (1970 TV) [The Ghost]: Once again, plays the ghost of Richard Chamberlain's father, who was murdered by Richard Johnson pouring poison in his ear. (I haven't seen this version, so I don't know whether the murder was depicted on-screen or not.)
  • Richard II (King Richard the Second) (1978 TV) [John of Gaunt]: Dies (I can't recall the exact cause) after delivering a speech to Derek Jacobi. (I haven't seen this, but I've read a summary of Shakespeare's play.)
  • The Far Pavilions (1984) [Cavagnari, the British Resident]: Shot in the stomach when the unpaid Afghan soldiers, hoping the British will pick up the tab, storm the building when John refuses to do so. (Thanks to Brian)
  • War and Remembrance: October 28, 1944 - March 18, 1945 (1989 TV) [Aaron Jastrow]: Executed by gas chamber in Auschwitz. Unlike in many other Holocaust-related films, we actually see the gas chamber in action, so this scene may be difficult to watch. We later see his body being cremated in the Auschwitz crematorium.
  • Merlin (1998 mini-series) [King Constant]: His shadow is seen while he is being executed by command of Rutger Hauer.