Arena (1975– )
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A tribute to one of Britain's most acclaimed actors.


David Thompson


Episode complete credited cast:
Paul Scofield ... Self / Various
Juliet Stevenson ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eileen Atkins ... Self (as Dame Eileen Atkins)
Michael Billington Michael Billington ... Self
Peter Brook ... Self
Simon Callow ... Self
Richard Eyre ... Self (as Sir Richard Eyre)
Peter Hall ... Self (as Sir Peter Hall)
Christopher Hampton ... Self
John Harrison John Harrison ... Self
John Hurt ... Self
Nicholas Hytner ... Self
Felicity Kendal ... Self
Alec McCowen ... Self
Virginia McKenna ... Self


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A tribute to one of Britain's most acclaimed actors.

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Arena = Paul Scofield
10 January 2009 | by JuneTabearSee all my reviews

Richard Burton once said, "Of the 10 greatest moments in the theatre, eight are Paul Scofield's." Paul Scofield was one of the greatest actors of the 20th century--blessed with an achingly beautiful voice, an astonishing emotional range and incredible versatility. Sought after by Hollywood, Scofield shunned celebrity to live a quiet life in rural England. Today he is mostly known by one performance, Sir Thomas More in "A Man for All Seasons."

This documentary overview of his career presents wonderful footage--most of which can only be viewed in archives because much of his work has gone quietly out of print (if one can apply the term to radio, TV and film). This is partly due to Scofield, who seemed to have no interest in self-promotion and focused totally on his work, and not on creating a media franchise.

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24 December 2008 (UK) See more »

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