Scofield, Paul

▪ British actor
in full  David Paul Scofield 
born January 21, 1922, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England
died March 19, 2008
 English actor noted for his powerful performances in Shakespearean and other stage roles.

      Scofield was trained as an actor at the Croydon Repertory Theatre School (1939) and at the Mask Theatre School (1940) in London. After touring with companies entertaining the troops during World War II, he joined the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and in 1946 moved to Stratford-upon-Avon, where he had his first great success—playing the title role in Henry V, Cloten in Cymbeline, Don Adriano de Armado in Love's Labour's Lost, Lucio in Measure for Measure, and Hamlet, among other Shakespearean roles. He had his first starring role in commercial theatre in 1949, playing Alexander the Great in Terence Rattigan's ill-fated Adventure Story.

      Scofield had his greatest success in the role of Sir Thomas More in Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, in which he appeared in London in 1960 and in New York City in 1961–62, winning the Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award (1962) and other honours. The next year he appeared at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, playing in Coriolanus and Love's Labour's Lost. His later successes in the theatre included the roles of Uncle Vanya (1970) and Volpone (1977).

      Scofield made his motion-picture debut in 1955, and he played More in the film version of A Man for All Seasons (1966), for which he won the Academy Award for best actor. He later played Lear in Peter Brook (Brook, Peter)'s motion-picture version of King Lear (1971) and Tobias in A Delicate Balance (1973), written by Edward Albee and directed by Tony Richardson, from the Albee play. He also played the French king in Kenneth Branagh's version of Henry V (1989) and Judge Thomas Danforth in a film adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Crucible (1996).

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Scofield, Paul —  (1922–) British actor …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Paul Scofield — Infobox actor name = Paul Scofield birthname = David Paul Scofield birthdate = birth date|1922|1|21|df=yes location = Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England deathdate = death date and age|2008|3|19|1922|1|21|df=y occupation = Actor yearsactive = 1940… …   Wikipedia

  • Paul Scofield — en 1974 Données clés Nom de naissance David Paul Scofield …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Paul Scofield — (1974) David Paul Scofield, CH, CBE (* 21. Januar 1922 in Hurstpierpoint, heute West Sussex; † 19. März 2008 in Sussex) war ein britischer Schauspieler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Paul Scofield — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda David Paul Scofield, CBE (Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, 21 de enero de 1922 Sussex, Reino Unido, 19 de marzo de 2008) fue un actor de teatro y de cine, ganador de un Premio de la Academia. Rechazó el nombramiento de Sir en …   Wikipedia Español

  • Paul Kellerman — Personnage de fiction apparaissant dans Prison Break …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Scofield — can refer to: NOTOC People* Cyrus Scofield, theologian, minister, writer * Dean Scofield, voice actor * Edward Scofield, politician * Hiram Scofield, American Civil War general * John Scofield, jazz guitarist, composer * Paul Scofield, actor *… …   Wikipedia

  • Scofield — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Cyrus I. Scofield (1843–1921), amerikanischer Jurist und Theologe Edward Scofield (1842–1925), amerikanischer Politiker John Scofield (* 1951), amerikanischer Jazzmusiker Paul Scofield (1922–2008),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Paul Kellerman — Prison Break character Congressman Paul Kellerman First appearance …   Wikipedia

  • Paul Lukas — Dans Les Quatre Filles du docteur March (1933). Données clés N …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.