John Hurt

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Dexter Fletcher: ‘I sat on Diana Dors’s knee and she said: “Aren’t you lovely!”’
The actor and director on getting shouted at by Ken Russell, keeping it real for Elton John and when Jodie Foster made a moustache out of his hair

As told to Rich Pelley

25, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Hear me out: why Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending maligned films is a reappraisal for the fun fourth Indiana Jones adventure

Luke Walpole

16, Feb, 2021 @7:14 AM

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Conclusions by John Boorman review – film gossip and nostalgia
The filmmaker on Gerard Depardieu’s snoring, Burt Reynolds’s sexual skills and why boxset TV is disappointing

Sukhdev Sandhu

25, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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The Elephant Man review – David Lynch's tragic tale of compassion
Four decades on, John Hurt’s performance gives this biopic a poignancy that marks it apart from the rest of director’s work

Peter Bradshaw

12, Mar, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Dr Alien, PhD: the horror classic that academia loves
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the sci-film inspires an industry of papers, talks and research

Robin McKie

24, Mar, 2019 @7:00 AM

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10 of the strangest star cameos in video games
Rami Malek’s slasher horror, Bowie as a cyberpunk hacker, streetfighting Carmen Electra, and John Hurt down and dirty … improbable roles for A-listers

Keith Stuart

23, Mar, 2019 @1:36 PM

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Damascus Cover review – stolid, dreary spy thriller
John Hurt’s final screen role is a saving grace in this film, which otherwise lacks action or mystery

Peter Bradshaw

02, Aug, 2018 @3:00 PM

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That Good Night review – a workmanlike swansong for John Hurt
Eric Styles’s film fails to match its star’s performance as a spiteful dying writer

Wendy Ide

13, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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That Good Night review – John Hurt shines in final lead role
Sadly, he’s the best thing in this over-sentimental drama about a gruff writer’s final days in picture-perfect Portugal

Mike McCahill

11, May, 2018 @5:00 AM

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John Hurt, by his final director: 'Impish, unsentimental – and as generous as Julie Andrews'
In Hurt’s last film, That Good Night, he played a screenwriter with a terminal illness. Here, director Eric Styles recalls the actor’s good humour despite his own diagnosis

Eric Styles

10, May, 2018 @10:27 AM

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John Hurt remembered by John Boorman
The film director remembers his friend, the actor with ‘a single malt of a voice’, who despite his ups and downs, remained a great professional

17, Dec, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Play it again, Sam: why Krapp's Last Tape still leaves us reeling
Albert Finney sobbed like an animal, Harold Pinter ramped up the terror and John Hurt even resembled Beckett himself. Now, at the Edinburgh festival, Barry McGovern takes on the role that never ceases to astonish

Michael Billington

08, Aug, 2017 @3:11 PM

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