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    Sir John Hurt dies

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

    Sir John Hurt's wife, Anwen, has led tributes to the veteran actor after he died at the age of 77.The Bafta-winning star, known for his roles in Alien and The Elephant Man, had been treated for pancreatic cancer in 2015.

    shame, a tremendous actor


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    Very sorry to hear this.

    I first saw him in 'I, Claudius' where he played Caligula - very camp, way OTT, extremely funny and totally convincingly terrifying.

    He was brilliant as Quentin Crisp in 'The Naked Civil Servant', too. Wonderful actor - he was advised not to take the Quentin Crisp role as it would be a 'career-stopper'. (Gay subjects not appreciated back in the day.) He said that it wasn't about being gay as such - it was about the brutality of the 'many' towards the 'one' - and did it, and it was a triumph.

    He was a brilliant actor and a very good man, IMO.


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    He was great at playing men under stress. His face showed fear and confusion like no other. I am thinking of 10 Rillington Place with the brilliant Richard Attenborough. Also the adaptation of Orwell's 1984.

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