Paul Scofield

A quarter-century ago, Robert Bolt’s A Man For All Seasons worked its way into the head and heart of a boy who thought he hated high-school English. Eventually I saw the movie and, years later, a very good NAC Theatre production whose star was nonetheless too arch for all the dark business happening around him. Paul Scofield’s portrayal of one of the great roles in English literature remains definitive and, after Scofield’s passing last week, he will be missed.

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