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Edited Jan 28, 2017, 12:16
Re: John Hurt D
Jan 28, 2017, 12:08
Sin Agog wrote:
It was based on Quentin's diaries about his time in New York, which became the basis of that Sting song, An Englishman In New York. Once met QC on the set of a Jarman film where he played Queen Liz I. Lifelong hero.

As to Hurt's voice, didn't he give Attenborough a run for his money narrating a bunch of BBC nature docs at the end there? So glad that a slight hint of Derbyshire accent survived all that Shakespearean brainwashing.


I'm not one for spoken books, but if I were, then John Hurt could've probably read anything and make it sound good. Unlike that Welsh drunk, who could only read Dylan Thomas!

'Actoirs' of that time went to RADA, so Shakespeare was the man. Even Kenneth Williams went to RADA.

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