A Man for All Seasons


Release Date 1966-12-12
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A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British film based on Robert Bolt's play of the same name about Sir Thomas More. It was released on 12 December 1966. Paul Scofield, who had played More in the West End stage premiere, also took the role in the film. It was directed by Fred Zinnemann, who had previously directed such films as High Noon and From Here to Eternity. The film won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor. The film ranked number 43 on the British Film Institute's list of the top 100 British films. In 1995, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of cinema, the Vatican listed it among the greatest religious movies of all time.

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Actors & Characters

Paul Scofield Paul Scofield Sir Thomas More Sir Thomas More
Wendy Hiller Wendy Hiller Lady Alice More Lady Alice More
Orson Welles Orson Welles Cardinal Wolsey Cardinal Wolsey
Leo McKern Leo McKern Thomas Cromwell Thomas Cromwell
John Hurt John Hurt Richard Rich Richard Rich
Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Henry VIII of England Henry VIII of England
Nigel Davenport Nigel Davenport Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk
Susannah York Susannah York Margaret More Margaret More
Vanessa Redgrave Vanessa Redgrave Anne Boleyn Anne Boleyn
Corin Redgrave Corin Redgrave William Roper William Roper


Ted Moore Cinematography
Fred Zinnemann Director
Ralph Kemplen Editor
Georges Delerue Music
Fred Zinnemann Producer
Robert Bolt Writer