Paul Scofield Biography (1922-)

Full name, David Paul Scofield; born January 21, 1922, in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England; married Joy Parker (an actress), May 15, 1943; children: Martin, Sarah. Addresses: Manager: c/o Buena Vista, 350 South Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521.; Publicist: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
January 21, 1922
Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • One of the crowd, The Only Way, Theatre Royale, Brighton, England,1936
  • Desire under the Elms, Westminster Theatre, London, 1940
  • Third clerk and first soldier, Abraham Lincoln, Westminster Theatre, 1940
  • Alex Morden, The Moon Is Down, Whitehall Theatre, London, 1943
  • Reginald, Getting Married, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, England, 1944
  • The prince, The Circle of Chalk, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1944
  • The clown, The Winter's Tale, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1944
  • William D'Albini, The Empress Maud, Birmingham Repertory Theatre,1944
  • Valentine, Doctor's Delight, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1945
  • Young Marlow, She Stoops to Conquer, Birmingham Repertory Theatre,1945
  • Konstantin, The Seagull, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1945
  • John Tanner, Man and Superman, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1945
  • Philip, King John, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1945
  • Title role, Henry V, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, England, 1946-47
  • Don Armado, Love's Labour's Lost, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1946-47
  • Malcolm, Macbeth, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1946-47
  • Lucio, Measure for Measure, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1946-47
  • Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1946-47,then Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1947
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre,1946-47, then Her Majesty's Theatre, 1947
  • Cloten, Cymbeline, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1946-47
  • Title role, Pericles, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1946-47
  • Mephistophilis, Faust, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1946-47
  • Tegeus-Chromis, A Phoenix Too Frequent, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, Arts Theatre, London, 1946
  • Young Fashion, The Relapse, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1947, then Phoenix Theatre, London, 1948
  • King Philip, King John, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1948
  • Bassanio, The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1948
  • Title role, Hamlet, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1948
  • The clown, The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1948
  • Troilus, Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1948
  • Roderigo, Othello, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1948
  • Alexander, Adventure Story, St. James Theatre, London, 1949
  • Treplef, The Seagull, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 1949
  • Hugo and Frederic, Ring 'Round the Moon, Globe Theatre, London, 1950
  • Title role, Pericles, Rudolf Steiner Hall, London, 1950
  • Don Pedro, Much Ado about Nothing, Phoenix Theatre, 1952
  • Philip Sturgess, The River Line, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, then Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, later Strand Theatre, London, all 1952
  • Title role, Richard II, Lyric Theatre, 1952
  • Witwoud, The Way of the World, Lyric Theatre, 1953
  • Pierre, Venice Preserved, Lyric Theatre, 1953
  • Paul Gardiner, A Question of Fact, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1953
  • Prince Albert Troubiscoi, Time Remembered, Lyric Theatre, 1954, then New Theatre, London, 1955
  • Title role, Hamlet, Phoenix Theatre, 1955
  • The priest, The Power and the Glory, Phoenix Theatre, 1956
  • Harry, The Family Reunion, Phoenix Theatre, 1956
  • Fred Dyson, A Dead Secret, Piccadilly Theatre, 1957
  • Johnnie, Expresso Bongo, Saville Theatre, London, 1958
  • Clive Root, The Complaisant Lover, Globe Theatre, 1959
  • Sir Thomas More, A Man for All Seasons, Globe Theatre, 1960, thenAmerican National Theatre and Academy (ANTA) Theatre, New York City, 1961
  • Title role, Coriolanus, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford,Ontario, 1961
  • Don Armado, Love's Labour's Lost, Stratford Shakespeare Festival,1961
  • Title role, King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon, then Aldwych Theatre, London, 1962, later Sarah Bernhardt Theatre, Paris,1963, and State Theatre, New York City, 1964
  • Title role, Timon of Athens, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1965
  • Ivan Alexandrovitch Khlestakov, The Government Inspector, AldwychTheatre, 1966
  • Charlie Dyer, Staircase, Aldwych Theatre, 1966
  • The dragon, The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew, Aldwych Theatre, 1966
  • Title role, Macbeth, Aldwych Theatre, 1967-68
  • Laurie, The Hotel in Amsterdam, Royal Court Theatre, London, thenNew Theatre and Duke of York's Theatre, London, all 1968
  • Title role, Uncle Vanya, Royal Court Theatre, 1970
  • Wilhelm Voigt, The Captain of Kopenick, National Theatre Company,Old Vic Theatre, London, 1971
  • Leone, The Rules of the Game, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1971
  • Alan West, Savages, National Theatre Company, Royal Court Theatre,then Comedy Theatre, London, both 1973
  • Prospero, The Tempest, Leeds Playhouse, Leeds, England, then Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1974
  • Title role, Dimetos, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, England, then Comedy Theatre, both 1976
  • Title role, Volpone, Olivier Theatre, London, 1977
  • Constantine Madras, The Madras House, Olivier Theatre, 1977
  • Freddie Kilner, A Family, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, then Haymarket Theatre, London, both 1978
  • Salieri, Amadeus, Olivier Theatre, 1979
  • Title role, Othello, Olivier Theatre, 1980
  • Shotover, Heartbreak House, Theatre Royale, Haymarket, London, 1992
  • Appeared in the title role, Don Quixote, London, 1982; also appeared in I'm Not Rappaport, 1986-87. Performed with Bideford Repertory Theatre Company, Bideford, England, 1941.
  • Major Tours
  • Vincentio and Tranio, The Taming of the Shrew, Entertainments National Service Association, British cities, 1941
  • Stephen Undershaft, Major Barbara, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, British cities, 1942
  • Horatio, Hamlet, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, British cities, 1942
  • Title role, Hamlet, Russian cities, 1955
  • Title role, King Lear, RSC, European and Russian cities, 1964
  • Stage Work
  • Director, Pericles, Rudolf Steiner Hall, London, 1950
  • Film Appearances
  • Carve Her Name with Pride, 1954
  • Philip II, That Lady, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955
  • The Train, 1963
  • Narrator, The Other World of Winston Churchill, 1964
  • Sir Thomas More, A Man for All Seasons, Columbia, 1966
  • Tell Me Lies, 1968
  • Title role, King Lear, 1970
  • Sergei Diaghilev, Nijinsky-Project, 1970
  • Tobias, A Delicate Balance, American Film Institute, 1972
  • Bartleby, 1972
  • Zharkov, Scorpio, United Artists, 1973
  • Alexander Scherbatov, 1919, 1974
  • Old Robert Clarke, Summer Lightning, 1984
  • Mister Corbett's Ghost, 1986
  • The birdman, When the Whales Come, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • The French king, Henry V, Goldwyn, 1990
  • The ghost, Hamlet, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Dr. Vaclav Orlik, UTZ, Castle Hill Productions, 1993
  • Narrator, London (documentary), British Film Institute, 1994
  • Mark Van Doren, Quiz Show, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Judge Thomas Danforth, The Crucible, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Narrator, Robinson in Space, Koninck, 1997
  • Voice, Rashi: A Light after the Dark Ages (animated), 1999
  • Appeared in The Conspiracy, CAC Productions.
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • The Ambassadors, 1977
  • James Callifer, The Potting Shed, 1981
  • If Winter Comes, 1981
  • Song at Twilight, 1982
  • Come into the Garden, Maud, 1982
  • A Kind of Alaska, 1984
  • Mr. Corbett, Mr. Corbett's Ghost, 1984
  • Karenin, Anna Karenina, CBS, 1985
  • Pieter Roden, The Little Riders, The Disney Channel, 1996
  • Voice of the box, Animal Farm, TNT, 1999
  • Miniseries
  • Old Martin Chuzzlewit, Martin Chuzzlewit, PBS, 1994
  • The Disabled Century, 1999
  • Episodic
  • "Male of the Species," Prudential's on Stage, NBC, 1969
  • "The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank," General Foods Golden Showcase, CBS, 1988
  • Specials
  • Narrator, The Curse of King Tut's Tomb, NBC, 1980
  • Classic Mel: The Making of Mel Gibson's Hamlet, HBO, 1991

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