Oscar-winning actor Paul Scofield has died after a long battle with leukaemia. He was 86.
The English star of stage and screen passed away on Thursday (20Mar08).
His agent Rosalind Chatto says, "He had leukaemia and had not been well for some time."
Famed for his distinctive voice, Scofield won an Academy Award and a BAFTA for his role as Sir Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons in 1967.
He rejected the offer of a knighthood on three occasions, but was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of The British Empire in 1956 and became a Companion of Honour).
Scofield leaves a wife, actress Joy Parker, and two children.