Paul Scofield
Date of Birth
Jan 21, 1922
Birth Place:
Hurst Pierpoint, England

Biography

A professional since the age of fourteen, British actor Paul Scofield was widely regarded as one of the 20th century's finest interpreters of Shakespeare. His first role of note was as The Bastard in a Birmingham Repertory staging of Shakespeare's King John; following that, he performed in more than 80 plays over the course of his long and distinguished career. Scofield's Hamlet, in particular,...