He directed Nikolai Gogol's play, "The Government Inspector," in a British National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England with Rik Mayall, Jim Broadbent, Ian Bartholomew, Ron Pember, Tim McInnery, and Nigel Le Vaillant in the cast.
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Sir Richard Eyre
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[on Paul Scofield
] For me he was the most interesting, the most alluring actor of that generation.
He was awarded the 1998 Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award for Best Director of the 1997 season for "King Lear", at the Royal National Theatre: Cottesloe.