Left: Paul Scofield in The Train
Right: Paul Scofield's death in The Train

Paul Scofield (1922 - 2008)

Film Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • A Man for All Seasons (1966) [Sir Thomas More]: Executed (off-screen) by beheading the movie ends with him approaching the block. (Thanks to Ken)
  • King Lear (1971) [King Lear]: Dies of old age, compounded by grief over the loss of his daughter (Anne-Lise Gabold).
  • Hamlet (1990) [The Ghost]: Poisoned (off-screen) when Alan Bates pours poison into Paul's ear, some time before the movie begins. He appears as a ghost to Mel Gibson.
  • Animal Farm (1999) [Boxer]: Providing the voice of a horse (using both animatronics and live animals with Paul's voice dubbed in), he is slaughtered (off-screen) after Napoleon (voiced by Patrick Stewart) sells him to the knacker.

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