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Paul Scofield (I) (1922–2008)


Though his number of film roles amount to a bit over 30, Paul Scofield has cast a giant shadow in the world of stage and film acting. He grew up in West Sussex, the son of a schoolmaster. He attended the Varndean School for Boys in Brighton. The love of acting came early. While still high school age, he began training as an actor at the Croydon ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2000 Great Performances (TV Series)
Voice of Kurosawa
- Kurosawa (2000) ... Voice of Kurosawa (voice)
 1999 Animal Farm (TV Movie)
Boxer (voice)
 1996 The Little Riders (TV Movie)
Grandpa Roden
 1992 Utz
Doctor Vaclav Orlik
 1990 Hamlet
The Ghost
 1989 When the Whales Came
The Birdman
 1987 Mister Corbett's Ghost (TV Movie)
Mr. Corbett
 1985 Anna Karenina (TV Movie)
Karenin
 1984 Summer Lightning
Old Robert Clarke
 1984 A Kind of Alaska (TV Movie)
Dr. Hornby
 1983 Ill Fares the Land (voice)
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Hugo Latymer / Verner Conklin
- Come Into the Garden, Maud (1982) ... Verner Conklin
 1981 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
James Callifer
- The Potting Shed (1981) ... James Callifer
 1980 The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Fennick
- When Greek Meets Greek (1975) ... Fennick
 1973 A Delicate Balance
Tobias
 1973 Scorpio
Zharkov
 1968 Tell Me Lies
 1956-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Captain / Doctor Gary Lewis / Hamlet
- The Dance of Death (1966) ... Captain
- Heaven and Earth (1957) ... Doctor Gary Lewis
- Hamlet (1956) ... Hamlet
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
'Henry IV'
- Henry IV (1959) ... 'Henry IV'
 1958 Expresso Bongo (TV Movie)
Johnny Jackson
 1958 Carve Her Name with Pride
Capt. Tony Fraser
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Love's Labour's Lost", in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Laurence Payne, John Harrison, Donald Sinden, Veronica Turleigh, Joy Parker, John Blatchley, Margaret Courtenay and Joss Ackland in the cast. Peter Brook was the ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 20 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on repeated attempts of declining knighthood] If you want a title, what's wrong with 'Mister'? If you have always been that, then why lose your title? I have a title, which is the same one that I have always had. But it's not political. I have a CBE, which I accepted very gratefully. See more »

Trivia:

Playwright Arthur Miller considers him the finest English-speaking actor. Scofield appeared in the film version of Miller's "The Crucible". See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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