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Appreciation

'A Man for All Seasons' was an actor for all roles

Paul Scofield was the portrait of smooth defiance as Thomas More. Paul Scofield was the portrait of smooth defiance as Thomas More. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / March 21, 2008

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The names are like glittering jewels on Elizabethan velvet - or, if you prefer, half of an ultimate Manchester United 11 - Olivier, Gielgud, Richardson, Guinness, Scofield. You can argue forever which of the great English actors of the last century was most talented, but there's no argument who among them had the oddest career. It's the least familiar, Paul ... (Full article: 569 words)

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