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RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 5:34:26 AM   
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A wonderful actor - with an unmistakable voice.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 5:53:36 AM   
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I wonder if they finished filming Darkest Hour? Hurt was down to play Neville Chamberlain...

Let's hope so.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 8:27:09 AM   
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He had the most famous case of heartburn in 1979('ish).

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 8:39:07 AM   
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He had the most famous case of heartburn in 1979('ish).
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Indeed. I've always thought that, if one is contemplating giving birth, it is better to leave such a job to the ladies. The female of the species are, after all, equipped with the appropriate plumbing that is necessary for a successful outcome.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 10:33:22 AM   
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RIP

And he dies now that 1984 is just around the corner: "alternative facts" A wise guy.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 10:58:31 AM   
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Elephant Man and playing Quentin Crisp in a UK TV series - plus Alien, of course - are what I remember him for most of all. Just a damned good actor!

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 11:00:07 AM   
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Elephant Man and playing Quentin Crisp in a UK TV series - plus Alien, of course - are what I remember him for most of all. Just a damned good actor!

Plus Dr. Who and Caligula in I, Claudius.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 11:08:00 AM   
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Great actor. RIP.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 11:14:49 AM   
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Elephant Man and playing Quentin Crisp in a UK TV series - plus Alien, of course - are what I remember him for most of all. Just a damned good actor!

Plus Dr. Who and Caligula in I, Claudius.
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Do not forget King Ralph

I first recall seeing him in 10 Rillington Place where he was superb at playing the vulnerable (and ultimately tragic) Timothy Evans



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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 11:22:51 AM   
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Awesome actor, loved him.
People have already mentioned some of his best screen work - 10 Rillington place, the naked civil servant, I Claudius and 1984.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 11:44:44 AM   
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Caligula and a priest in Africa. I can't remember the second movie. but as usual he was excellent. I forgot Richard Rich.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 11:48:55 AM   
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Rest in Peace, John...a wonderful talent!

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 2:59:01 PM   
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Marvelous voice. Even his TV adds sounded good. Brilliant Caligula and Elephant Man. A gentleman. RIP.







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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 3:00:03 PM   
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RIP.

I have seen him in many movies. The link said he was 79. I always thought that he looked so old in the movies, and that he was much older.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 7:03:49 PM   
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RIP The best Caligula ever


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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 7:31:28 PM   
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RIP

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 7:32:06 PM   
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I see that he was in Rob Roy as well.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/28/2017 11:51:04 PM   
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He was a great actor. Terrible loss.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/29/2017 7:38:46 AM   
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The man was a great actor and played some iconic roles such as Kane, Joseph Merrick, Winston Smith and Quentin Crisp. I watched Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull again recently and I always forget he is in that movie.

He was also probably the last of the great hell-raising actors these islands have produced.



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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/29/2017 9:02:25 AM   
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Go in peace, John Hurt, you were truly one of the all time greats.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/29/2017 12:36:32 PM   
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Rest in peace, John. You will be missed.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/29/2017 9:27:10 PM   
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His role in Rob Roy was my favorite.

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RE: RIP Sir John Hurt - 1/30/2017 6:40:24 AM   
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Great actor with a great easily recognisable voice which was similar to Jeremy Irons.

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