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« Reply #210 on: January 23, 2017, 01:25:34 PM »

Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit
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« Reply #211 on: January 28, 2017, 04:09:05 AM »

some of the internet is claiming JOHN HURT who played "The Elpehant Man" has died of pancreatic cancer... some of the internet claims he is still alive. bizarre! he was also the guy who the chest-burster broke out of in "Alien"... good scene!
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« Reply #212 on: January 28, 2017, 01:03:16 PM »

some of the internet is claiming JOHN HURT who played "The Elpehant Man" has died of pancreatic cancer... some of the internet claims he is still alive. bizarre! he was also the guy who the chest-burster broke out of in "Alien"... good scene!

Are the sites linked by wikipedia reliable?
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« Reply #213 on: January 28, 2017, 02:22:36 PM »

It's official. Hurt was a fine, fine actor. Played Caligula in "I, Claudius" and obviously quite relished the role. Also was a Doctor (haven't seen that episode yet, must get around to it). I recall him playing the dancer Nijinsky in a biopic of the man, he didn't have to dance but was giving a monologue, I recall it being very sombre with him saying things like "I am not mad". He had a great voice.
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« Reply #214 on: January 28, 2017, 04:52:03 PM »

Yes, great actor! RIP
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« Reply #215 on: January 28, 2017, 08:11:39 PM »

John Hurt's monologue in "The Proposition":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUVsDy0sc3k
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« Reply #216 on: January 29, 2017, 01:56:18 AM »

I always liked his versatility, particularly by being able to play Winston Smith in his earlier days in '1984', and then playing the effective opposite role later in his career as the High Chancellor Adam Sutler in 'V is for Vendetta'.
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« Reply #217 on: January 29, 2017, 03:04:22 PM »

"Versatile" is a word that's been used for him so far, and it is interesting to look at his career in the round and see the variety of roles he's played. From mainstream blockbusters to Beckett on stage, he was always able to adapt to his role. I can see why it's easy to typecast actors into certain roles. Somehow Hurt managed to avoid that.

Really must get a copy of "1984".
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« Reply #218 on: January 29, 2017, 05:09:11 PM »

playing the effective opposite role later in his career as the High Chancellor Adam Sutler in 'V is for Vendetta'.

That was a great role and a great movie, he will be really missed.
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« Reply #219 on: January 29, 2017, 07:18:47 PM »

I always liked his versatility, particularly by being able to play Winston Smith in his earlier days in '1984', and then playing the effective opposite role later in his career as the High Chancellor Adam Sutler in 'V is for Vendetta'.

I thought that was a great piece of casting.
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« Reply #220 on: February 01, 2017, 04:55:10 AM »

Richard Adams, author of, among other things, "Watership Down", one of my favourite novels. Ninety six when he died. I've never read "Plague Dogs" but have seen the animated movie based on it and found that very good. "Shardik" looks interesting as well.
Plague Dogs is very very good.
I liked Watership Down, loved Plague Dogs.

BTW found that one in a free box on a street corner. One of my favorite things is coming by books that way, and I always recycle my books the same way.
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« Reply #221 on: February 09, 2017, 12:03:58 PM »

Tara Palmer Tomkinson, England's rose, has died from 'unexplained' so that's nice. I don't care about people dying at the best of times but this was particularly under whelming. Rot in piss coke head.
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« Reply #222 on: February 10, 2017, 09:24:40 AM »

The sadness is heaped on more: a brain tumour!! (there's a lot of that going around at the moment)
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« Reply #223 on: February 11, 2017, 11:03:03 PM »

Tara Palmer Tomkinson, England's rose, has died from 'unexplained' so that's nice. I don't care about people dying at the best of times but this was particularly under whelming. Rot in piss coke head.

she was almost royalty, so pay some respect.
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« Reply #224 on: February 12, 2017, 09:21:02 AM »

Tara Palmer Tomkinson, England's rose, has died from 'unexplained' so that's nice. I don't care about people dying at the best of times but this was particularly under whelming. Rot in piss coke head.

she was almost royalty, so pay some respect.

Ok I won't make any comment about her collapsed nose.
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