RIP Paul Scofield

Paul Scofield was truly one of the greats.

“Of the 10 greatest moments in the theatre, eight are Scofield’s,” the actor Richard Burton once said. He was bestowed a CBE in 1956, and it’s rumored he turned down offers of knighthood.

I think the first time I recall seeing him was in high school watching Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V, in which he played the worn-down French king.

He was 86.

I’ll leave you with a clip I found of YouTube of him in the Oscar-winning film A Man For All Seasons. He won the 1967 Oscar for this role.


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