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John Hurt was a mercurial actor who excelled at playing the downtrodden | The Independent

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Contemplating John Hurt’s career, it’s hard not to marvel at the sheer longevity of it and the extraordinary number of brilliant performances he gave in films of every conceivable hue. He is in cinemas now as the priest counselling Jackie Kennedy and officiating at JFK’s funeral in Pablo Larrain’s Jackie (released last week). This was one of the last films he made and his health problems had been well chronicled but, on screen, he retained that familiar magnetism.

Hurt was the most mercurial of actors, able to switch in an instant from…

Source: John Hurt was a mercurial actor who excelled at playing the downtrodden | The Independent

3 comments on “John Hurt was a mercurial actor who excelled at playing the downtrodden | The Independent

  1. hitandrun1964
    01/29/2017

    I had great respect for him. I loved his work. He was truly wonderful.

  2. First Night Design
    01/29/2017

    Absolutely. I’m very sad he’s gone. I had lunch with some friends once upon a time and he was a fellow guest. I fell hook, line and sinker for him as a person!

  3. beetleypete
    01/30/2017

    That’s a nice tribute, and good to see ‘Heaven’s Gate’ and ‘Scandal’ get a mention. Both highly underrated films.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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