Paul Scofield Overview:

Actor, Paul Scofield, was born David Paul Scofield on Jan 21, 1922 in Hurstpierpoint, England. Scofield died at the age of 86 on Mar 19, 2008 in West Sussex, England .



Paul Scofield was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for A Man for All Seasons (as Sir Thomas More) in 1966.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1966Best ActorA Man for All Seasons (1966)Sir Thomas MoreWon
1994Best Supporting ActorQuiz Show (1994)Mark Van DorenNominated

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Paul Scofield Facts
Was considered for the role of Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express (1974).

He happily accepted a CBE ("an honor with a hint of hard work about it"), but declined Knighthood on a couple of occasions.

Scofield was one of only eight actors who won both an Academy Award and a Tony Award for performing the same role on film and stage. The other seven were: Yul Brynner (The King and I (1956)), Joel Grey (Cabaret (1972)), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady (1964)), Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker (1962)), Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)), José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)), and Jack Albertson (The Subject Was Roses (1968)/(1965)).

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