John Gielgud was born in South Kensington in London to Kate Terry and Frank Gielgud. Gielgud’s father, Franciszek Giełgud, born 1880, was a descendant of a Lithuanian noble family, residing at a manor in Gelgaudiškis, dating back to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (now a town in Marijampole County).
Sir Arthur John Gielgud, was an English actor, director, and producer. He achieved early international acclaim for his Hamlet, which broke box office records on Broadway in 1937. Gielgud is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.