Thursday, March 20, 2008

Paul Scofield: 1922-2008

Paul Scofield, who won both a Tony and an Oscar as Sir Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons, passed away yesterday.

Known as one of the most gifted actors of the British stage, Scofield made his mark on film as well in such Shakespearean adaptations as Peter Brook's King Lear, Kenneth Branagh's Henry V and Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet, plus Quiz Show (receiving his second Academy Award nomination) and The Crucible. He also originated the role of Antonio Salieri in the London production of Amadeus.

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