Thursday, March 20, 2008

Actor Paul Scofield - Who Won Oscar for Portrayal of St. Thomas More - Dead at 86


Associated Press has the story on the death of British actor Paul Scofield - who originated the role of St. Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons on both stage (for which he won a Tony Award) and screen (winning a Best Actor Oscar) - from leukemia at the age of 86.

Read Margaret Cabaniss' tribute to Scofield at InsideCatholic. See also Tito's tribute at Custos Fidei.

Requiescat in pace.



UPDATE (21 March)
This description of Scofield's family life would have made him a man after the heart of the saint he so famously portrayed:
Scofield was an unusual star - a family man who lived almost his whole life within a few miles of his birthplace in southern England and hurried home after work to his wife and children... When he married actress Joy Parker in 1943, they settled only 10 miles north, in the country village of Balcombe, where they raised their son and daughter and where Scofield was in easy striking distance of London's West End theaters.

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1 Comments:

At 3/21/2008 7:57 AM, Blogger Tito said...

Excellent actor and a great film (A Man for All Seasons).

 

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