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Terry Gilliam Finishes The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Terry Gilliam has finished filming 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' after 17 years.The 'Time Bandits' director originally started making the movie back in 1998 but due to financial issues, the film was put on...

Billy Crudup Won't Let His Son See Alien: Covenant

Billy Crudup won't let his son see 'Alien: Covenant'.The 'Almost Famous' star is currently starring in Sir Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller and prequel to the 'Alien' franchise but admits he won't let his teenage son...

Ian Mcshane Regrets Never Starring In A Film With His Friend John Hurt

Ian McShane's biggest regret in life is not starring in a film with his late friend Sir John Hurt.The 74-year-old actor has had a stellar career with memorable roles in movies such as 'John Wick',...

Jason Isaacs' Funniest Memory Of Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman stole from Gringotts bank in 'Harry Potter'.His co-star Jason Isaacs had a hard time trying to ''steal'' any props from the set as the late actor - who portrayed Professor Severus Snape -...

Rupert Grint Didn't Realise He Was On Fire

Rupert Grint once caught on fire and didn't realise.The 'Harry Potter' star recalled how he managed to accidentally set his clothes alight at Edinburgh Festival and didn't even realise until John Hurt pointed out the...

Ian Mcshane Thought John Hurt Would Survive Cancer

Ian McShane always believed his friend John Hurt would make a ''miraculous recovery'' from cancer.The 74-year-old actor had been friends with the 'Elephant Man' star - who died in January after a battle with pancreatic...

Jennifer Aniston Remembers Bill Paxton In Oscars Tribute

Jennifer Aniston was moved to tears as she paid tribute to Bill Paxton before introducing the In Memoriam segment at the Oscars.The 'Cake' actress took the time to honour the 'Twister' star - who died...

Natalie Portman Pays Tribute To John Hurt

Natalie Portman has praised ''incredible'' Sir John Hurt for his work on 'Jackie'.The 35-year-old actress was left devastated by the passing of the veteran actor - who died of pancreatic cancer last week - as...

Fans Can Invest In John Hurt's Final Film

The Harry Potter star wrapped That Good Night before his death last week (ends27Jan17), but producers are still scrambling to pull together the finances they need to release the film, which also features...

Hellboy Ron Perlman Remembers Movie Dad John Hurt In Moving Essay

Hurt portrayed Professor Trevor Bruttenholm opposite Perlman's Hellboy in two comic book adaptations, and the two stars became good friends. The American actor was one of the first people to pay tribute...

From Doctor Who To Elephant Man: 10 Of John Hurt's Most Memorable Acting Roles

It was a great shock to movie lovers everywhere that Sir John Hurt had passed away at the age of 77. He was a unique star in that he never became outdated, and his versatility...

Natalie Portman Pays Tribute To 'Most Talented Actor' John Hurt

The Black Swan star, who worked with the late Brit on both V For Vendetta and her new film Jackie, has called the 77-year-old "the most talented actor". "I’m so extremely sad...

Mel Brooks Leads Tributes To Veteran Actor John Hurt

The British star passed away on Friday (27Jan17) at the age of 77 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Hurt, well-known for playing Kane in Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller Alien, earned two Oscar nominations during...

Sir John Hurt Dies Aged 77

Veteran actor Sir John Hurt has died aged 77, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.Hurt rose to fame in the 1970s, following his role as the flamboyant Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant. In...

Sir John Hurt Dead At 77

Sir John Hurt has died.The 'Elephant Man' actor - who battled pancreatic cancer in 2015 - has passed away at the age of 77.John is survived by his fourth wife Anwen Rees-Myers, who he married...

Gary Oldman Is Unrecognisable As He Transforms Into Winston Churchill

In a newly released image obtained by the Daily Mail, the actor, who rose to fame after starring as Sex Pistols' rocker Sid Vicious, is practically unrecognisable as the portly former British Prime Minister in...

Screenwriter Eric Bergren Dies

The writer passed away on 14 July (16) in his hometown of Pasadena, California surrounded by his friends and daughters Erin Condit-Bergren and Elysse Condit due to complications from liver cancer, which he...

John Hurt Withdraws From Play Due To Ill Health

The Alien star, who fought cancer last year (15), was due to perform opposite Kenneth Branagh as father and son Billy and Archie Rice in John Osborne's play about a music hall performer....

John Hurt Returning To West End Stage

The Alien actor, who was recently given the all-clear after a battle with pancreatic cancer, will star in the revival of the 1957 drama, about a family of music hall stars. He will...

John Hurt Honoured At Radio Awards

The British star, who appeared in a BBC radio production of Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace last year (15), picked up the Outstanding Contribution Award at the ceremony, which was held at...

John Hurt: 'I Knew I Would Beat Cancer'

In June (15), the Alien star announced he was battling pancreatic cancer, but he was given the all-clear in October (15) following months of treatment. Hurt, 75, has now revealed he maintained...

Actress Shirley Stelfox Dies

The Emmerdale star passed away on Monday (07Dec15) at her home following a short battle with cancer, her management confirmed. Stelfox was best known in the U.K. for playing Edna Birch...

David Bowie Creates Moody New Track 'Blackstar' For ‘The Last Panthers’ Opening Credits – Listen Here

David Bowie has turned his considerable talents to create a new track, entitled ‘Blackstar’, especially for the opening credits of The Last Panthers. The moody new track plays over dark opening credits which include snapshots...

John Hurt Gets All-clear

Sir John Hurt has been given the all-clear from cancer.The 75-year-old actor, who announced in June that he'd been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, is overjoyed that his treatment has gone ''brilliantly'' and he is now...

John Hurt Given All Clear On Cancer, Four Months After Revealing Diagnosis

Four months after John Hurt revealed his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, the 75-year-old British actor has been given the all clear by his doctors. Appearing at the Man Booker Prize in London on Tuesday evening (13th...

John Hurt Given All-clear In Cancer Battle

The Elephant Man star, 75, was given the all-clear by doctors this week (begs12Oct15), and he announced the good news during an appearance at the Man Booker prize ceremony in London on Tuesday...

Eddie Redmayne Plays Talking Train In New Thomas & Friends Movie

The Theory of Everything star has taken on the role of steam train Ryan in Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, which premiered on TV in America on Monday (12Oct15). Producer Ian...

Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote Postponed Over John Hurt's Cancer

The Monty Python star has been trying to get The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, his film adaptation of the Cervantes novel, off the ground for more than 20 years, but production has...

John Hurt Receives Knighthood One Month After Revealing Cancer Diagnosis

Veteran actor John Hurt has been awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama. The 75 year old received the honour during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on Friday, where...

John Hurt Knighted Amid Cancer Battle

The Oscar nominated actor told reporters invited to the royal ceremony his oncologist is "incredibly optimistic" just weeks after Hurt revealed he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The 75 year old,...

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