Paul Scofield is one of the greatest actors of our time, and as one of Britain’s finest stage and screen actors he certainly deserves a presence on the web. The first Paul Scofield film I saw that inspired me with this great actor’s beautiful talent was BARTLEBY (1972). This sad and unusual film is still my favorite of Scofield’s films along with the award-winning A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS and the tv film ANNA KARENINA. Scofield also shines in several films he made with Burt Lancaster, THE TRAIN and SCORPIO. Soon I will add galleries to Scofield’s first two films, CARVE HER NAME WITH PRIDE and THAT LADY (which I have just recently seen) so please visit my page again soon!
My webpage is a visual tribute to the films that Scofield has appeared in, I think that is the best way to capture the poetry of his performances because words wouldn’t do justice to Scofield’s eloquence onscreen. Also, please visit my Paul Scofield Pinterest Board for more photos of this great actor.
That Lady 1955
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Carve Her Name With Pride 1958
The Train 1965
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A Man for All Seasons 1966
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King Lear 1971
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A Delicate Balance 1973
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Anna Karenina 1985
The Attic 1988
Henry V 1989
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Quiz Show 1994
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Martin Chuzzlewit (TV Miniseries) 1995
The Crucible 1996
Buy Paul Scofield’s Films
A fascinating look at the artistic career of the famed British Prime Minister, this documentary tells, in Churchill’s own words and interviews with colleagues, how he turned to painting to escape the pressures of his office. Paul Scofield narrates. 54 min.
The Train [DVD](1964) DVD
In this riveting World War II tale, Burt Lancaster plays a railway engineer who enlists the help of members of the French Resistance to stop a train filled with art treasures that’s being routed to Germany by the Nazis. Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau and Michel Simon also star in John Frankenheimer’s exciting wartime thriller. 133 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby mono; Subtitles: English, French; audio commentary by Frankenheimer; isolated music score; theatrical trailer.
A Man For All Seasons [DVD](1966) DVD
Splendid film account of the conflict between England’s King Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More over the monarch’s divorcing of his first wife and break with the Catholic Church. Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Wendy Hiller and Orson Welles head an impressive cast; Fred Zinnemann directs. Winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture. 134 min. Widescreen and Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; scene access.
Bartleby [DVD](1970) DVD
At once funny, dramatic, ironic, and perplexing, Herman Melville’s short story of an office clerk who slowly and inexorably shuts himself off from his job, his society, and ultimately his own life stars John McEnery and Paul Scofield. 78 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; production notes; original shooting script.
A Delicate Balance [DVD](1973) DVD
Involving drama, based on Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, stars Katharine Hepburn and Paul Scofield as an upper-middle class couple whose quiet Connecticut home becomes a refuge for their emotionally unbalanced friends and family. Among the unwelcome houseguests are Hepburn’s volatile, alcoholic sister, the couple’s divorce-prone daughter, and their autophobic best friends. Kate Reid, Lee Remick and Joseph Cotten co-star. 132 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; interviews; featurettes; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.
Scorpio [DVD](1973) DVD
Expert globe-trotting espionage story stars Alain Delon as a hired assassin who is told that his associate, super CIA operative Burt Lancaster, is a double agent. A cat-and-mouse game around the world ensues, involving other agents and pitting crafty veteran Lancaster against young, slick Delon. Paul Scofield, John Colicos and Gayle Hunnicutt also star. 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, French mono; Subtitles: English, French; theatrical trailer.
When The Whales Came(1989) VHS
A lyrical drama that will delight nature fans. A school of narwhal whales washes up on the shore of a British island, prompting an enigmatic sculptor to believe the island will be cursed. Paul Scofield, Helen Mirren and Max Rennie star. 100 min.
Quiz Show [DVD](1994) DVD
Director Robert Redford’s acclaimed look at the scandal that rocked America during the Golden Age of Television, the revelation that popular game shows like “Twenty-One” and “The $64,000 Question” were rigged and champions were fed answers for the sake of ratings, features a superlative cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Rob Morrow, John Turturro, David Paymer and Paul Scofield. 133 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; theatrical trailer; scene access.
The Crucible(1996) VHS
Arthur Miller wrote the screenplay for director Nicholas Hytner’s acclaimed adaptation of his allegorical drama set during the Salem Witch Trials in 17th-century Massachusetts. A young girl’s spurning by her married lover leads to accusations of witchcraft, and soon an entire village is gripped in a fever of hysteria, bigotry and fear. Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Joan Allen and Paul Scofield star. 123 min.
Broken Music: The Recorded Performances of Paul Scofield – a wonderful resource!