The actor who most famously portrayed Sir Thomas More in the classic A Man for All Seasons has died of leukemia at age 86 .

From the encomia, Scofield will most probably be remembered by his peers more for his theater work than his film work, which was relatively sparse. I never had the chance to see him onstage, but if you want to see his Lear, check out Peter Brooks’ wild film rendition.

“Why Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world . . . but for Wales?”

Articles by Anthony Sacramone

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