Paul Scofield

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Paul Scofield
Scofield in 1974
Born(1922-01-21)21 January 1922
Died19 March 2008(2008-03-19) (aged 86)
Sussex, England, UK
Resting placeSt Mary's Churchyard, Balcombe
Years active1940–2006[1]
SpouseJoy Parker (1943–2008; his death)

David Paul Scofield (21 January 1922 – 19 March 2008), better known as Paul Scofield, was an English actor. He was known for his distinctive voice and delivery.

Scofield received an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for his performance as Sir Thomas More in the 1966 movie A Man for All Seasons. He later reprised his role when he played in the stage version of the movie at the West End and on Broadway for which he received a Tony Award.

Scofield was born on 21 January 1922 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He was raised in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. Scofield studied at Varndean Secondary School.

He was married to Joy Parker from 1943 until his death 2008. They had two children. Scofield died on 19 March 2008 in Sussex, England from leukemia, aged 86.

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  1. Ian McKellen says Scofield's last public performance was on 19 April 2004, Scofield recorded his last radio play, "Swan Song" in 2006. He is credited with an appearance on BBC's "Poetry Please" program on 27 January 2008, but it is not clear if the recording was made from a live performance or whether material from the BBC archives was used.

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