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Sir John Hurt.

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Sir John Hurt. Reply with quote

Heard this sad news in bed last night. Sad

He was a truly wonderful actor....what a voice....one of our best.

His performance in The Elephant Man was an astonishing one to witness.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38778145

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oldraver



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was everything you say, Becky.

I well remember when The Naked Civil Servant was first shown. I don't remember seeing anything of John's before that - though I know his portrayal of Timothy Evans predates it, but I had yet to see it at the time.

Fair to say, his Quentin Crisp was something wonderful to behold. As was his John Merrick, Max in Midinght Express, Caligula in I Claudius and so many more roles.

A nice obit in the Guardian today...he will be very sadly missed.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jan/28/john-hurt-obituary
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He led a colourful life combined with a very successful career. Sad to read he was sexually abused as a child. Perhaps that accounted for his excessive drinking.

That obituary was an interesting read,Raver. Thanks for posting it.
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