Scofield, Paul, 1922-2008

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Paul Scofield (1922-2008) was educated at Varndean School for boys, Croydon Repertory School and the London Mask Theatre School. He started his stage career in the 1940s, unable to sign up due to medical reasons. He's career which soon became synonymous with Classical theatre began first with the Eileen Thorndike and Herbert Scott Group and secondly the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Further on in his career Scofield worked closely with the Royal Shakespeare Company for a number of years as well as The National Theatre, his roles were numerous and diverse. Some of his most notable performances included King Lear, I am not Rapport, Volpone and The Madra's house. Beyond the theatre Scofield won acclaim through a number of films including 'A Man For All Seasons'(1966) and 'Expresso Bongo'(1958), as well as copious amounts of audiobooks and plays for BBC radio. Throughout his career Scofield was nominated for a number of awards but it was for his roles in the films 'Man For All Seasons'(1966) through which he won an Oscar and 'The Crucible' (1996) where he won a BAFTA for best supporting role. Alongside his awards in theatre Paul Scofield was also awarded a number of honorary degrees from universities including the University of St Andrews and Sussex University; in 1956 he received a CBE and in 2000 he was made a Companion of Honour. In 1943 Scofield married the actress Joy Parker, they had two children, Martin and Sarah Scofield.

From the guide to the Paul Scofield Collection, 1807 - 2010, (V&A Department of Theatre and Performance)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Ellen Van Volkenburg-Maurice Browne general correspondence, 1911- University of Michigan
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection of photographs of stage and screen actors and entertainers, ca. 1920-1979. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Paul Scofield Collection, 1807 - 2010 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Warner Bros. production slides [graphic], 1979-1991 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Papers of J.C. Trewin, 1783-1990 Reading University : Special Collections Services
creatorOf Howard, Elizabeth Jane. Papers of Elizabeth Jane Howard, 1933-2009. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Sir, Michael Redgrave, Archive, 1890-1996 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
creatorOf Fugard, Athol. Papers, 1918-1997. Indiana University
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Sir Alec Guinness Archive, 1914-2003 British Library: Western Manuscripts
referencedIn Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich, 1933-. Papers, ca. 1920-1999, ca. 1945-1997 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Nora Nicholson Archive, 1879-Apr 25 1988 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
creatorOf Murphy, Hugh M. (Hugh Mack), 1952-. Papers, [ca. 1981-ca. 1986]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Philip Gibbons collection of William Squire materials, 1937-1989 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn New York Shakespeare Festival records. Series VI: Development Office, 1954-1989 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Dace, Letitia. Tish Dace papers, 1950-2002. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) corporateBody
associatedWith Brook, Peter person
associatedWith Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. person
associatedWith Burton, Richard person
associatedWith Conti, Thomas person
associatedWith Donne, John person
associatedWith Fry, Christopher person
associatedWith Fugard, Athol. person
associatedWith Gibbons, Philip person
associatedWith Gielgud, John person
associatedWith Gielgud, John. Sir person
associatedWith Glasgow University corporateBody
correspondedWith Guinness, Sir, Alec, 1914-2000 person
associatedWith Heaney, Seamus person
associatedWith Howard, Elizabeth Jane. person
associatedWith J. C. Trewin, 1908-1990 person
associatedWith Kerr, Deborah person
associatedWith Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), collector. person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith McKellen, Ian person
associatedWith Murphy, Hugh M. (Hugh Mack), 1952- person
associatedWith New York Shakespeare Festival corporateBody
associatedWith Nicholson, Nora., 1892-1973 person
associatedWith Olivier, Laurence person
associatedWith Papp, Joseph person
associatedWith Parker, Joy person
correspondedWith Redgrave, Michael person
associatedWith Royal Shakespeare Company corporateBody
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William person
associatedWith The National Theatre corporateBody
associatedWith Thorndike, Sybil person
associatedWith University of Kent corporateBody
associatedWith University of St Andrews corporateBody
associatedWith University of Sussex corporateBody
associatedWith Warner Bros corporateBody
associatedWith Worth, Irene person
associatedWith Yevtushenko, Yevgeny person
associatedWith Zinnemann, Fred person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
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Birth 1922-01-21

Death 2008-03-19





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SNAC ID: 8646525