Paul Scofield

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Paul Scofield, CH, CBE (21 January 1922 – 19 March 2008), better known as Paul Scofield, was an English actor of stage and screen. Noted 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 film A Man for All Seasons, a reprise of the role he played in the stage version at the West End and on Broadway for which he received a Tony Award. Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Scofield, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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A Man for All Seasons (1966)

A depiction of the conflict between King Henry VIII of England and his Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, who refuses to swear the Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry Supreme Head of the Church in England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Leo McKern  •  Robert Shaw

A depiction of the conflict between King Henry VIII of England and his Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, who refuses to swear the Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry Supreme Head of the Church in England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Leo McKern  •  Robert Shaw

Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and takes him back for the family Bastille day celebrations. They fall in love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Paul Scofield  •  Jack Warner  •  Denise Grey

Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and takes him back for the family Bastille day celebrations. They fall in love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Paul Scofield  •  Jack Warner  •  Denise Grey

Hamlet (1990)

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Glenn Close  •  Alan Bates  •  Paul Scofield

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Glenn Close  •  Alan Bates  •  Paul Scofield

Henry V (1989)

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Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Derek Jacobi  •  Brian Blessed  •  James Larkin

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Derek Jacobi  •  Brian Blessed  •  James Larkin

Quiz Show (1994)

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Lawyer Richard Goodwin discovers that 'Twenty-One', a successful TV quiz show, is rigged and decides to expose the team behind the show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Rob Morrow  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Paul Scofield

Lawyer Richard Goodwin discovers that 'Twenty-One', a successful TV quiz show, is rigged and decides to expose the team behind the show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Rob Morrow  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Paul Scofield

The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)

During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic above the office. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Mary Steenburgen  •  Paul Scofield  •  Victor Spinetti  •  Tom Wilkinson

During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic above the office. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Mary Steenburgen  •  Paul Scofield  •  Victor Spinetti  •  Tom Wilkinson

The Train (1964)

As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat descends upon them. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Paul Scofield  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Suzanne Flon

As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat descends upon them. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Paul Scofield  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Suzanne Flon

When the Whales Came (1989)

A pair of children befriend an eccentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. But it turns out that the old man knows a terrible secret about the island and the whales who sometimes come. Meanwhile WWI is making life hard in the village.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Rees
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  David Threlfall  •  Helen Mirren  •  Helen Pearce

A pair of children befriend an eccentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. But it turns out that the old man knows a terrible secret about the island and the whales who sometimes come. Meanwhile WWI is making life hard in the village.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Rees
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  David Threlfall  •  Helen Mirren  •  Helen Pearce

Anna Karenina (1985)

Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Langton
CAST:  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Paul Scofield  •  Ian Ogilvy

Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Langton
CAST:  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Paul Scofield  •  Ian Ogilvy

The Crucible (1996)

Based upon the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller (who wrote the screen adaptation), the Salem witch trials in 1692 plunge the Massachusetts Bay colony into chaos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Winona Ryder  •  Paul Scofield  •  Joan Allen

Based upon the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller (who wrote the screen adaptation), the Salem witch trials in 1692 plunge the Massachusetts Bay colony into chaos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Winona Ryder  •  Paul Scofield  •  Joan Allen

Utz (1992)

Hugh Whitemore adapted Bruce Chatwin's novel for this tale of a New York antique dealer who travels to Prague to buy the porcelain collection of the late Baron Utz, only to become embroiled in the wreckage of the dead man's unusual life history after he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Brenda Fricker  •  Peter Riegert  •  Paul Scofield

Hugh Whitemore adapted Bruce Chatwin's novel for this tale of a New York antique dealer who travels to Prague to buy the porcelain collection of the late Baron Utz, only to become embroiled in the wreckage of the dead man's unusual life history after he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Brenda Fricker  •  Peter Riegert  •  Paul Scofield

Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994)

An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the darkness ... Among them, a very old man. He reassures the child, exhorting him to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ermanno Olmi
CAST:  Omero Antonutti  •  Sabir Aziz  •  Haddou Zoubida  •  Annabi Abdelialil

An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the darkness ... Among them, a very old man. He reassures the child, exhorting him to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ermanno Olmi
CAST:  Omero Antonutti  •  Sabir Aziz  •  Haddou Zoubida  •  Annabi Abdelialil

Nineteen Nineteen (1985)

Two former patients of Sigmund Freud meet again and discuss their psychiatric treatment 65 years earlier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Brody
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Maria Schell  •  Frank Finlay  •  Diana Quick

Two former patients of Sigmund Freud meet again and discuss their psychiatric treatment 65 years earlier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Brody
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Maria Schell  •  Frank Finlay  •  Diana Quick

Come Into The Garden Maud (1982)

A henpecked American visiting Europe is able to throw off his ghastly wife and find love.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Geraldine McEwan  •  Toby Robins  •  Bruce Lidington

A henpecked American visiting Europe is able to throw off his ghastly wife and find love.  (more)

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CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Geraldine McEwan  •  Toby Robins  •  Bruce Lidington

Bartleby (1970)

Updated to 1970s London, this faithful adaptation of Herman Melville's classic follows a young accounting clerk rebelling against his employer by responding to demands to do work by saying, "I prefer not to." This is carried on ad absurdum until the office is in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Friedman
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  John McEnery  •  Thorley Walters  •  Colin Jeavons

Updated to 1970s London, this faithful adaptation of Herman Melville's classic follows a young accounting clerk rebelling against his employer by responding to demands to do work by saying, "I prefer not to." This is carried on ad absurdum until the office is in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Friedman
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  John McEnery  •  Thorley Walters  •  Colin Jeavons

London (1994)

The first film in Patrick Keiller's Robinson trilogy, preceding Robinson In Space and Robinson In Ruins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Keiller
CAST:  Paul Scofield

The first film in Patrick Keiller's Robinson trilogy, preceding Robinson In Space and Robinson In Ruins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Keiller
CAST:  Paul Scofield

Kurosawa (2000)

Documentary on film maker Akira Kurosawa  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Low
CAST:  Akira Kurosawa  •  Sam Shepard  •  Paul Scofield  •  James Coburn

Documentary on film maker Akira Kurosawa  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Low
CAST:  Akira Kurosawa  •  Sam Shepard  •  Paul Scofield  •  James Coburn

Summer Lightning (1985)

Sir Robert Clarke looks back on his life and the summer when as a 16-year-old he first fell in love with Louise St. Leger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Joyce
CAST:  Edward Rawle-Hicks  •  Paul Scofield  •  Leonie Mellinger  •  Tom Bell

Sir Robert Clarke looks back on his life and the summer when as a 16-year-old he first fell in love with Louise St. Leger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Joyce
CAST:  Edward Rawle-Hicks  •  Paul Scofield  •  Leonie Mellinger  •  Tom Bell

Tell Me Lies (1968)

Adapted and directed by Peter Brook from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘production-in-progress US’, this long-unseen agitprop drama-doc – shot in London in 1967 and released only briefly in the UK and New York at the height of the Vietnam War – remains both ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Brook
CAST:  Mark Jones  •  Robert Langdon Llyod  •  Ursula Mohan  •  Glenda Jackson

Adapted and directed by Peter Brook from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘production-in-progress US’, this long-unseen agitprop drama-doc – shot in London in 1967 and released only briefly in the UK and New York at the height of the Vietnam War – remains both ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Brook
CAST:  Mark Jones  •  Robert Langdon Llyod  •  Ursula Mohan  •  Glenda Jackson

King Lear (1971)

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Brook
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Irene Worth  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Susan Engel

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Brook
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Irene Worth  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Susan Engel
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