Paul Scofield

Paul Scofield

Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Death 19 Mar 2008 (aged 86)
West Sussex, England
Burial Balcombe, Mid Sussex District, West Sussex, England
Memorial ID 25400963 · View Source
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Actor. An acclaimed performer of stage and films whose career spanned more than five decades. He won a Tony Award playing Sir Thomas More in the 1961 Broadway production of "A Man for All Seasons", and received an Academy Award after reprising the part in the 1966 film version. Scofield also created the role of Salieri in Peter Shaffer's play "Amadeus" (1979) and scored an Oscar nomination for his turn as Mark Van Doren in the film "Quiz Show" (1994). Born in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, he attended the London Mask Theatre School and began appearing on stage during the early 1940s. He later would earn the reputation as being one of the greatest Shakespearean performers during the 20th century. In 1955 he made his big screen debut in the film "That Lady" and had memorable roles in "The Train" (1965), "King Lear" (1971) and "A Delicate Balance" (1973). He died from leukemia.

Bio by: C.S.

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On stage his voice split the silence,
his whisper cast a spell;
now his stage is dark,
silence reclaims him;
and we, his wife and family,
hold close his memory for ever.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 19 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25400963
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Scofield (21 Jan 1922–19 Mar 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25400963, citing St Mary's Churchyard, Balcombe, Mid Sussex District, West Sussex, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .