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Paul Scofield

 
Paul Scofield Headshot
Date of Birth: January 21, 1922 (100)

Birth Place: Hurstpierpoint, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1965
Reader
  [Broadway]
1961
Sir Thomas More
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1958
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1965
Reader

  [Broadway]
1961
Sir Thomas More

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1958
Performer


Paul Scofield Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Actor
Paul ScofieldJohn Gabriel Borkman
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1996 - Best Actor Gold Star
Paul ScofieldJohn Gabriel Borkman
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Actor
Paul ScofieldHeartbreak House
 
Olivier Awards - 1986 - Comedy Performance of the Year
Paul ScofieldI'm Not Rappaport
 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Actor of the Year in a New Play
Paul ScofieldAmadeus
 
Drama League Awards - 1962 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Paul Scofield
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1962 - Best Actor Gold Star
Paul ScofieldKing Lear
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Paul Scofield , A Man for All Seasons
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1956 - Best Actor Gold Star
Paul Scofield The Power and the Glory

Paul Scofield News

Austin Pendleton Will Direct KING LEAR Reading at AMT Theater Photo Austin Pendleton Will Direct KING LEAR Reading at AMT Theater
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 24, 2022

Austin Pendleton, the award winning actor/writer/director currently starring in 'The Minutes' on Broadway, will direct a reading of 'King Lear' at the AMT Theater May 1st, 6pm.  The reading stars Charles E. Gerber as Lear and is produced by the Workshop Theater Company as part of its annual 'Will-A-Thon' celebrating the week of Shakespeare's birthday.  It will be presented at AMT, 354 West 45th Street.

World-Acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand Releases New Book SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON S Photo World-Acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand Releases New Book SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2021

For the first time ever, Ronald Rand allows us to enter into his two-hour transformation as he embodies 79-year-old Harold Clurman, the 'Elder Statesman of the American Theatre,' as he brings him to life in his world-acclaimed solo play, LET IT BE ART! performing in 25 countries and twenty states.

Ronald Rand Stars in LET IT BE ART! At Greece's International Festival Photo Ronald Rand Stars in LET IT BE ART! At Greece's International Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2021

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand, during his 20th year touring around the world to 25 countries will perform at the Theatre of Changes' 17th International Festival of Making Theater in his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! as Harold Clurman, 'the Elder Statesman of the American Theatre,' on August 2nd at Theatre of Change, 19a Tritus Septemuriou Street in Athens, Greece.

Guest Blog: Tricia Thorns Talks Up 'Staircase' Photo Guest Blog: Tricia Thorns Talks Up 'Staircase'
by BWW Staff - Jun 14, 2021

Tricia Thorns has been a professional actress for some 35 years and has of late added directing to her distinguished CV. Her latest production is a revival of Staircase, a two-hander from 1966 that was made into a 1969 movie starring, of all people, Rex Harrison and Richard Burton. Charles Dyer's play about two gay Brixton hairdressers starts a monthlong run at Southwark Playhouse on June 23, with Paul Rider and John Sackville as its cast. Thorns explains her attraction to the material below and to a play that, she says, has in no way aged with time. 

Guest Blog: Jenny Caron Hall On A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Photo Guest Blog: Jenny Caron Hall On A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW Staff - Mar 29, 2021

On Wednesday, we're due to give a one-off, live, online performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall, Luisa Omielan, and Wendy Morgan and I'm cautiously excited about what we're making here!

The Actors' Gang to Host Conversation with Peter Brook & Tim Robbins, March 25 Photo The Actors' Gang to Host Conversation with Peter Brook & Tim Robbins, March 25
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2021

The Actors'¬†Gang Theater announces a new Axis Mundi evening as part of its digital season:¬†Axis Mundi ‚Äď In Conversation with Tim Robbins and theatrical legend and visionary director, Peter Brook. The free event, produced in partnership with¬†Fundaci√≥n Teatro a Mill, will be translated into French and Spanish and will be streamed Thursday, March 25th at 7 pm PST through Zoom and Facebook Live. The live translation is only available through Zoom.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE CRUCIBLE Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE CRUCIBLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Arthur Miller. Today's play, The Crucible!

Ronald Rand Celebrates 20 Years Touring As Harold Clurman In LET IT BE ART! Photo Ronald Rand Celebrates 20 Years Touring As Harold Clurman In LET IT BE ART!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2020

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand, recently returned from performing at Nairobi's National Theatre in The Kenya International Theater Festival, will celebrate his 20th year of touring, performing his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! in a special performance presented by Tennessee Valley Art Association (TVAA) at The Ritz Theatre's Ritz Studio in Sheffield, Alabama on February 29th.

BWW Review: LIVING THE SHUFFLE at The Marsh Berkeley Tells Entertaining Tales from Ro Photo BWW Review: LIVING THE SHUFFLE at The Marsh Berkeley Tells Entertaining Tales from Robert Townsend's Hollywood Roller Coaster Ride
by Jim Munson - Nov 13, 2019

Filmmaker Robert Townsend is a born entertainer, and his solo show a?oeLiving the Shufflea?? is perhaps more than anything about the pleasure of his company. He seems so comfortable onstage, knowing precisely how to scale his performance to the size of the room, how to punctuate a laugh line for maximum effect, when to pull back a bit to give the material some room to breathe, that it's startling to realize it's been decades since he's done live performance. He first came to national prominence with his groundbreaking, satirical 1987 film, a?oeThe Hollywood Shufflea?? from which his stage show obviously takes its name. In the intervening years, Townsend has had a prolific career as an actor-writer-director-producer in film and TV. Based on the evidence currently onstage at The Marsh Berkeley, it's lucky for us that he's turned his focus to live theater.

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand Represents USA In LET IT BE ART! At Kenya In Photo Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand Represents USA In LET IT BE ART! At Kenya International Theatre Festival
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019

Performing in his 25th country, Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand will represent the United States at the Kenya International Theatre Festival, during his 20th year touring around the world in his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! as Harold Clurman, 'the elder statesman of the American Theatre' on November 3rd in Nakuru at the Nakuru Players Theatre, and on November 5th at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi.

Paul Scofield Videos

STAGE TUBE: Young Vic's Short Film THE ROOF Pays Tribute to Director Peter Brook
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2016

Young Vic has released a short film honoring legendary director Peter Brook with a star-studded cast, including Ian McKellen, Natalie Dormer, Jude Law, David Lan, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Rory Kinnear, Marcello Magni, Sinead Matthews, Hugh Skinner, Noma Dumezweni, and Peter Brook himself.


Paul Scofield Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Paul Scofield been in?
Paul Scofield has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Paul Scofield been in?
Paul Scofield has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Paul Scofield's first West End show?
Paul Scofield's first West End show was Expresso Bongo which opened in 1958

What awards has Paul Scofield been nominated for?
Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for John Gabriel Borkman , Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for John Gabriel Borkman , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Heartbreak House , Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for I'm Not Rappaport , Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Amadeus , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) , Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for King Lear Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Man for All Seasons and Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for The Power and the Glory .

What awards has Paul Scofield won?
Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for John Gabriel Borkman, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards), Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for King Lear Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Man for All Seasonsand Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for The Power and the Glory.