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Paul Scofield

1922-01-21 Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, England, UK

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David Paul Scofield CH CBE (21 January 1922 – 19 March 2008) was an English actor. During a seven-decade career, Scofield achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, winning an Academy Award, Emmy, and Tony for his work. He won the three awards in a seven-year span, the fastest of any performer to accomplish the feat. Scofield received Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play at the 1962 Tony Awards for portraying Sir Thomas More in the Broadway production of A Man for All Seasons. Four years later, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor when he reprised the role in the 1966 film adaptation, making him one of nine to receive a Tony and Academy Award for the same role. His Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie was achieved for the 1969 television film Male of the Species. Preferring the stage to the screen and putting his family before his career, Scofield nonetheless established a reputation as one of the greatest Shakespearean performers. Among other accolades, his performance as Mark Van Doren in Quiz Show (1994) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and he won Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the BAFTA Awards for portraying Thomas Danforth in The Crucible (1996). Scofield declined the honour of a knighthood, but was appointed CBE in 1956 and became a Companion of Honour in 2001. Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Scofield, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Discovering Hamlet The Ghost (Archival Footage) 2011-11-01
Kurosawa Kurosawa (voice) 2000-12-24
Animal Farm Boxer (voice) 1999-10-03
Rashi: A Light After The Dark Ages Narrator (voice) 1999-01-01
Robinson in Space Narrator (voice) 1997-01-10
The Little Riders Grandpa Roden 1996-03-23
The Crucible Judge Thomas Danforth 1996-11-27
Quiz Show Mark Van Doren 1994-08-25
Genesi: La creazione e il diluvio Der alte Mann 1994-09-16
London Narrator (voice) 1994-06-03
Utz Dr. Vaclav Orlik 1992-03-15
Hamlet The Ghost 1990-12-19
When the Whales Came The Birdman 1989-03-28
Henry V French King 1989-10-05
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank Otto Frank 1988-04-17
Mr. Corbett's Ghost Mr. Corbett 1987-12-31
Nineteen Nineteen Alexander Scherbatov 1985-11-14
Summer Lightning Old Robert Clarke 1985-05-30
Anna Karenina Karenin 1985-01-01
A Kind of Alaska Dr. Hornby 1984-12-16
The Life and Times of Don Luis Buñuel Narrator (voice) 1983-10-26
A Song At Twilight Hugo Latymer 1982-07-09
Come Into The Garden Maud Verner Conklin 1982-07-07
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Narrator (voice) 1980-05-08
Scorpio Sergei Zharkov 1973-04-11
A Delicate Balance Tobias 1973-11-12
The Hotel in Amsterdam 1971-01-02
King Lear King Lear 1971-02-04
Bartleby The Accountant 1970-10-30
Male of the Species Sir Emlyn Bowen, Q. C. 1969-01-03
Красная палатка Main Judge (uncredited) 1969-12-23
Tell Me Lies 1968-02-02
A Man for All Seasons Thomas More 1966-12-13
The Train von Waldheim 1964-09-24
Carve Her Name with Pride Tony Fraser 1958-02-18
That Lady King Philip II of Spain 1955-05-11