VINTAGE FILM A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons

Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Thomas More, Cardinal what’s-his-name…it’s all a blur from school, and you’d never pass that quiz again – unless you let Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Shaw and Paul Scofield burn in onto your brain. Telling a 500-year-old story, this film beat out Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? for several top awards – 50 years further on, is it still the must-see film of 1966?

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Screenplay by: Robert Bolt

Starring: Orson Welles, Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award® for Best Picture (won), Best Director (won), Best Actor Scofield (won), Best Supporting Actor Shaw, Supporting Actress Hiller, Best Adapted Screenplay (won). BAFTA nominations for Best Film (won), Best British Film (won), Best Actor Scofield (won), Best Supporting Actor Shaw, Best Screenplay (won).

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