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Paul Scofield

Paul Scofield


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Also Known As: Died: March 19, 2008
Born: January 21, 1922 Cause of Death: leukemia
Birth Place: Hurstpierpoint, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Named a Commander in the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1956.

Scofield is the only British actor ever to decline a knighthood. (He did so in 1968.) He was awarded the title of Companion of Honour, however, in December 2000.

Awarded honorary degree (LL.D.) from University of Glasgow in 1968.

Awarded honorary degree (D.Litt.) from University of Kent at Canterbury in 1973.

Awarded honorary degree (D.Litt.) from Oxford University in June 2002.

John Gielgud once described Paul Scofield by saying, "He is withdrawn, remote, a sphinx without a secret."

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