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  • John Gielgud

    Born on April 14, 1904 in South Kensington, London, England

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Shine (1996)

John Gielgud as "Cecil Parkes"

As a child piano prodigy, David Helfgott's (Geoffrey Rush) musical ambitions generate friction with his overbearing father, Peter (Armin Mueller-Stahl). When Helfgott travels to London on a musical scholarship, his career as a pianist blossoms. However, the pressures of his newfound fame, coupled with the echoes of his tumultuous childhood, conspire to bring Helfgott's latent schizophrenia boiling to the surface, and he spends years in and out of various mental institutions.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role

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