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  • Paul Scofield

    Born on January 21, 1922 in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex

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The Crucible (1996)

Paul Scofield as "Judge Thomas Danforth"

After married man John Proctor (Daniel Day-Lewis) decides to break off his affair with his young lover, Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder), she leads other local girls in an occult rite to wish death upon his wife, Elizabeth (Joan Allen). When the ritual is discovered, the girls are brought to trial. Accusations begin to fly, and a literal witch hunt gets underway. Before long, Elizabeth is suspected of witchcraft, and John's attempt to defend her only makes matters worse.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996) Won Actor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1996) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture


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