(This was written within a couple of hours of the news breaking. Unfortunately another website did not use my article so I am publishing here)
We have learned of the passing of one of the true legends of both cinema and stage, Sir John Hurt. Bear with me, this is a long one. He was born in 1970 in the coal mining village of Shirebrook in England. The son of a once time actress and an Anglican pastor, he initially showed some promise as an artist, before turning to acting as a teenager.
He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and made his debut on stage at the age of 22, and began his more than 50 years of acting. He also scored his first TV and film roles the same year (1962) in the movie “Young and Willing”, and TV sh…
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