Paul Scofield

Birth Name: David Paul Scofield

Date of Birth: January 21, 1922

Place of Birth: Kings Norton, Worcestershire, England (according to birth record)

Date of Death: March 19, 2008

Place of Death: Balcombe, West Sussex, England

Ethnicity: English

Paul Scofield was an English actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for A Man for All Seasons (1966).

Paul is the son of Mary (Wild) and Edward Harry Scofield. His father was a headmaster of the Hurstpierpoint Church of England School, and his mother was a Roman Catholic. Paul was baptized Catholic. He expressed a “lack of direction in spiritual matters”, and felt divided between his parents’ faiths growing up.

Paul’s maternal grandparents were John Wild (the son of Robert Wild and Mary Ann Tigh) and Elizabeth Mathilde Roberts (the daughter of Alexander Roberts and Elizabeth Yates).


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