Sir John Hurt, 1940-2017


#21

That’s half the fun!

Also my own ‘go to’ source for fairly reliable info; has been for years now.


#22

And…like that 2017 begins the cycle…

Soon all we’ll have left is Keith Richards and Haley Joel Osment.

Bon voyage Sir John!


#23

Welllll… shit it.


#24

2017, this is NOT what I asked for :cry:


#25

Well, this sucks mightily. He was insanely good as Caligula in I, Claudius.

Also kind of prescient of modern day America…


#26

Moore… Hurt… more hurt.


#27

For everyone who thought 2017 would be better than 2016…

This pint’s for you, sir.

A minor role, but great in “The Field”, with Potter alum Richard Harris and Sean Bean.


#28

Cross-posting for tribute.


#29

I was thinking about posting that, and wondered if it was too soon.

It’s too bad this one was for real.


#30

Anyone who has Sean Bean beat deserves credit for it.

RIP, Sir John.


#31

The natural heir to Claude Rains, I always thought…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oo0Nj3fMf8


#32

I’m probably going to hell for saying this, but since he’s had so much experience brilliantly playing the part of someone who died, I really hope they double checked this wasn’t one of those times.


#33

The story of the BBS.


#34

And just when we needed a War Doctor. RIP, Sir John.


#35

I only know him from the “War Doctor” story, which I thought was pointless.

What else should I watch him in? (Er, pick two things.)


#36

A pendant walks into a bar. It says, “I swing both ways.”


#37

Being a Whovian I’ll always appreciate him grounding the otherwise silly (but fun) 50th anniversary episode.


#38

Well there have been a lot of good suggestions here. Alien I like a lot but he dies early in that.
1984 was good.


#39

The Elephant Man and The Naked Civil Servant.


#40

Oh ,. . . now . . that hurts. No better Caligula, Fool, or Raskolnikov.