This is Sir John Gielgud reading William Shakespeare’s poem “There is a Tide in the Affairs of Men”, from Julius Caesar, as part of Neil French’s ad series for UBS.
This a Brilliant piece of Literature.
“There is a time in the affairs of men, which taken by the flood leads onto fortune,
Omitted, all the voyage of? they’re life is bound in shallows and miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when t serves or lose all our ventures.