a man for all seasons

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a man for all seasons

A man who is successful and talented in many areas. Harold is a talented writer, director, and actor. He's a man for all seasons.
See also: all, man, season

a man for all seasons

a man who is ready to cope with any contingency and whose behaviour is always appropriate to every occasion.
Robert Whittington applied this description to the English statesman and scholar Sir Thomas More ( 1478–1535 ), and it was used by Robert Bolt as the title of his 1960 play about More.
See also: all, man, season
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We will never see his like again - a man for all seasons.
He could be a man for all seasons or a man for one season.
Sir John's stellar roles included Winston Smith in 1984 and Rich in the 1966 classic A Man For All Seasons.
I am responding to the Remembrance of a respected colleague ("Mel Sabshin--Truly a Man for All Seasons," CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY NEWS, July 2011, p.
The star of movies like X-Men, Lord Of The Rings and Gods And Monsters was just 22 when he joined the Belgrade company in 1961 and his first role was in A Man For All Seasons on September 4, 1961.
She was also in the 1966 movie A Man For All Seasons and played Christopher Reeve's mum in the Superman films.
Arena: Paul Scofield (Wednesday, BBC2, 10.15pm) pays tribute to the Man For All Seasons acting legend who died in March of this year.
Aside from his role in "A Man for All Seasons"--a part he also performed on stage--Scofield drew plaudits for his perfs in Tony Richardson's "A Delicate Balance" alongside Katharine Hepburn in 1973, Kenneth Branagh's 1989 adaptation of "Henry V," Robert Redford's "Quiz Show" in 1995, and Nicholas Hytner's "The Crucible" the following year.
He won an Oscar in 1966 for his portrayal of the Tudor statesman Sir Thomas More in the film, A Man For All Seasons.
The actor was most famous for his role as Sir Thomas More in the 1966 film A Man For All Seasons, which earned him a best actor Oscar.
The Grade One listed building was renovated in 1986-1988 and reopened on January 11 with A Man For All Seasons starring Charlton Heston.
Thomas More's son-in-law in A Man for All Seasons, our government has been prepared to cut down every law in the land to get at the devil of terrorism--and so made us lawless.
Recall the scene in A Man For All Seasons, in which the shrewd Thomas More, locked in the Tower, says to Mice: "If they'd open a crack that wide (between finger and thumb) I'd be through it." But there is a shrewdness that belongs to darkness, namely cunning, and it too looks for small cracks, as any cunning lawyer will tell you.
Sir Thomas More, the 16th century English statesman, was famously called "A Man for all Seasons".
Now, at 60, he's back on the boards, fulfilling a long-held dream of his own and his friend's, producer Bill Kenwright, to stage A Man For All Seasons.