Saturday, January 28, 2017


Your passing really jolted me, for though you've starred in so many roles over the decades, I was certain there were so many more to come. Nonetheless, I will savor the marvelous work you've done in the genres you've covered, particularly those in fantasy, including "Alien"; "Black Cauldron"; "Frankenstein Unbound"; "The Ghoul '75"; "Hercules '14"; "The Immortals"; "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"; "Lost Souls"; "Outlander '08"; "Plague Dogs"; "The Shout"; "The Skeleton Key"; "Snowpiercer"; "V for Vendetta"; "Watership Down"; and Michael Radford's version of George Orwell's "1984"; plus let's not overlook your appearances in the worlds of "Harry Potter" and "Doctor Who". You will, however, always be closest to my heart for your portrayal of John Merrick in David Lynch's "The Elephant Man". You were beyond any doubt one of the greatest thespians ever to live and will be cherished in the hearts of film fans for generations to come. 

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  1. PS: Another wonderful Hurt film is "Cry of the Penguins", which costars Hayley Mills. It's the best darn penguin movie ever made, and Hurt's performance, as a womanizer who ends up a champion of the little creatures, is remarkable and touching. I highly recommend it.