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« on: March 20, 2008, 10:40:27 AM »

Oscar-winning actor Paul Scofield dies

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Thursday March 20, 2008

The British actor Paul Scofield, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons, has died, aged 86.

His agent said he died peacefully yesterday in hospital near his Sussex home after being diagnosed with leukaemia.

Scofield was voted to have produced the finest ever performance as Shakespeare's King Lear by his contemporaries and was widely thought of as one of the best actors of his generation.

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 11:22:50 AM »

Have to confess I did not know his name but did see him portray Sir (St. to RCs of course) Thomas More in a Man For All Seasons which is an excellent book and movie. Memory eternal.

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 12:28:01 AM »

A great actor. Memory eternal.

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008, 06:51:35 PM »

I loved his King Lear. Memory eternal.

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008, 11:19:01 PM »

A Man for All Seasons is an absolute must-see and a superb acting performance by Scofield.  May his memory be eternal!

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