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   Features  >  LATEST LONDON NEWS

 
PAUL SCOFIELD DEAD AT 86

GOODNIGHT SWEET PRINCE
By Roger B. Harris
Published March 20 2008

  Paul Scofield

Paul Scofield, the renowned British actor, at home equally on stage and in the movies , has died at the age of 86.( He was born on January 21, 1922). According to published reports, the cause of death was leukemia. He died at a hospital close to his home in southern England.

Scofield is probably most familiar to American audiences for A Man for All Seasons, where he played Sir Thomas More. He won a Tony for the 1962 stage version, and picked up an Oscar for the 1966 film adaptation of the play. A master of Shakespearean roles, he played the title role in King Lear, for the Peter Brooks film version. He also played the French king in Kenneth Branagh's Henry V and Judge Danforth in The Crucible. He was nominated for an Oscar for his work in Quiz Show, where he played the literary giant Mark Van Doren (father of disgraced TV quiz show fixer Charles Van Doren)

Other plays that Scofield appeared in included John Gabriel Borkman, Amadeus, The Power and the Glory and The Seagull. The actor is survived by his wife Joy Parker and children Martin and Sarah.

 


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