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Anthony Head, the winner of the incredibly trivial Radio Times online poll to find the best Doctor Who guest star (he beat – incredibly – Sir John Hurt!) has declared that he believes the time has come for a return to the show. Could School Reunion‘s demonic headmaster Mr Finch have survived the modified chip...
- Christian Cawley
Exciting news here – the rumoured return for River Song to Doctor Who has been confirmed, but not in the way you might expect. Alex Kingston’s character won’t be teaming up with Peter Capaldi on TV, but instead joining Paul McGann in the audio world of Big Finish.
River will join the eighth Doctor, as well as his companions Liv (Nicola Walker) and Helen (Hattie Morahan) for Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2. Seeing as this Doctor hasn’t met River yet (David Tennant’s version, in Silence In The Library, was the first to meet her), River will have to help him without revealing too much about herself.
Seventy-five-year-old veteran actor John Hurt has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. "I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team," Hurt said in a statement. "I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life's small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4." Hurt hasn't slowed down at all in his 70s: He was in Bong Joon-ho's dystopic thriller Snowpiercer, and most recently was filming The History of Love as well as the new Tarzan film. You'll also see him on (British) TV in the six-part crime series The Last Panthers alongside Samantha Morton. Unfortunately, this probably means another hiccup for Terry Gilliam's white whale project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, in which Hurt is set to play the Man from La Mancha. We wish you a speedy recovery, »
- E. Alex Jung
John Hurt revealed via his website on Tuesday, June 16, that he was diagnosed recently with cancer. The veteran actor, 75, is currently undergoing treatment, but expects to continue working. "I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement," he wrote on his Tumblr. "I have recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer." Hurt went on to say he was "more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the [...] »
British actor John Hurt revealed Tuesday he is battling pancreatic cancer. The 75-year-old Oscar nominee, who is best known for his role in 1980’s “The Elephant Man” and more recently as wand-maker Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter franchise, said he is undergoing treatment but that his doctors are providing a positive prognosis. “I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team,” Hurt said, according to BBC News. “I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording ‘Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell’ (one of life’s small ironies! »
- Debbie Emery
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Sad news today, as Sir John Hurt has revealed he’s been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. However, the actor said he remains optimistic and dedicated to his work. He told the Press Association: “I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make...
- Philip Bates
He’s probably been your favorite character more times than you know. Always a fan favorite, John Hurt‘s top 10 performances were compiled in a video below.Now it is revealed that the veteran British actor known for playing the Elephant Man and Caligula was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. His publicist gave the information to People.The actor is reportedly “optimistic” about his prognosis. In a statement to People, Hurt, 75, said: “I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement. I have recently been diagnosed with […] »
- April Neale
Sir John Hurt is battling early stage pancreatic cancer. The 75-year-old veteran actor revealed his diagnosis Tuesday, telling the Press Association, "I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement. I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team." "I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments," he added, "and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life's small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4." Story developing »
Sir John Hurt, recently knighted for his services to drama, revealed today that he has been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. He is undergoing treatment, says he is optimistic about it, and intends to continue working.
Celebrated for his work in films like The Elephant Man, Midnight Express and Alien, the 75 year old actor recently appeared alongside Dways 'The Rock' Johnson in Hercules and is currently filming The History Of Love with Gemma Arterton and Derek Jacobi. He spoke with us last year about his lengthy career and the fun he had on the set of Snowpiercer.
Pancreatic cancer affects around 9,000 people in the UK every year. The most obvious early symptom is pain in the abdomen, but many people have no symptoms at all until the diseases has »
- Jennie Kermode
Actor says disease is in its early stages and is undergoing treatment while continuing to focus on his work
The 75-year-old actor, who intends to keep on working, said: “I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement.
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- Caroline Davies and agencies
Sir John Hurt has confirmed that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
"I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement," he told Pa.
"I have recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team.
He added: "I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life's small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4."
He most recently »
Filmed in London, Marseille, Belgrade and Montenegro, the trilingual thriller (English, French and Serbian) follows a diamond heist across Europe, where “a shadowy alliance of gangsters and ‘banksters’ now rules”. With Samantha Morton as Naomi, a British loss adjuster charged with recovering the stolen diamonds, John Hurt as her boss Tom and Tahar Rahim as French-Algerian policeman Khalil.
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- Guardian TV
Unless you’re talking about Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters or Toy Story 3, it’s usually not a good sign to hear of a sequel to a long retired franchise, least of all from a new, upstart director (just ask Jurassic World). This week however a director started a project that might even be an improvement on the original.
Deadline exclusively reported Joe Carnahan’s (The Grey) possible involvement in Bad Boys 3. David Guggenheim (Safe House) penned a screenplay for the sequel to Michael Bay’s 1995 and 2003 films, and the studio is hoping to move negotiations along quickly, as they plan to approach both Will Smith and Martin Lawrence to return.
We talked recently about Brad Pitt‘s involvement on a new project just bought by Netflix, but their top competitor Amazon has signed another major name: Terry Gilliam. Indiewire spoke with the cult director and Monty Python alum, »
- Brian Welk
Terry Gilliam's abortive attempts to make his big screen riff on Cervantes' famous novel are well documented in the wonderful film, Lost in La Mancha. But at various film Q&As and other settings, people have been asking the director for years if he would ever attempt it again. And Gilliam has always been forthcoming that he would, some day return to making The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.And that day is apparently here, in an interview with Indiewire, Gilliam has indicated that Amazon is ponying up the cash and giving him the artistic freedom he desires. The film is to shoot in 2016 with John Hurt in the leading role, with a theatrical release followed by an Amazon-only streaming release.The article quotes Gilliam as saying, "Amazon...
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Once finished, the film will now receive a theatrical release before being streamed on Amazon.
Speaking to Indiewire about the Amazon deal - which was signed last month, but with no details of what was involved known before now - Gilliam said: "I'm intrigued by their way of doing it. They go into the cinemas first and then a month or two afterwards they go into streaming."
He added: "I think that's good because you get a chance to see it on the big screen, and yet I know that more people have seen my films on DVD than they have in the cinemas and that's the reality of life now."
Speaking about the benefits of working with Amazon, Gilliam said: "Amazon and the like are »
Benedict Cumberbatch is to receive a Cbe at the Queen's birthday honors on Saturday. The '12 Years a Slave' actor will reportedly be given the award, which is one rank below a knighthood, for his services to drama despite being just 38 years old. A source said: ''Benedict is clearly very talented but a Cbe is normally for those coming towards the end of their careers.'' And although private and government nominations are ruled upon by a selection committee, some believe Benedict - who is expecting his first child with wife Sophie Hunter - is lucky to be recognised at such a young age. An insider told The Sun newspaper: ''It's not a though he's a veteran actor such as John Hurt, who didn't get the Cbe until he was 64.'' The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star is thought to have been told about the honour a number »
Terry Gilliam has confirmed that his long-gestating dream project, "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," is a part of his not long ago announced deal with Amazon Studios who will distribute in the United States. Filming aims to begin early next year
Jack O'Connell and John Hurt are currently slated for the lead roles in which O'Connell plays a jaundiced freelance commercials director who heads to Spain for a shoot where he encounters a mysterious gypsy (Hurt). Of the deal with Amazon, Gilliam says:
"I'm intrigued by their way of doing it. They go into the cinemas first and then a month or two afterwards they go into streaming. And I think that's good because you get a chance to see it on the big screen, and yet I know that more people have seen my films on DVD than they have in the cinemas and that's the reality of life now. »
- Garth Franklin
It was about a month ago when it was quietly revealed Terry Gilliam signed a deal with Amazon to have his latest project housed by the streaming service company. It wasn't official at the time, but it seemed more likely than not the project in question would be his long, long, long, long in development The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and, indeed, the U.S. distribution and partial funding of the film is in the cards. But there may be more than that involvement, it seems. Talking with The Playlist ahead of the Criterion Collection release of The Fisher King, Gilliam continued to talk about the project which has stuck with him despite many failed starts all these years. "It's my madness," he proclaimed with a laugh. And while past history hasn't been in its favor, plans at the moment are to shoot in early 2016, with Jack O'Connell (Unbroken »
- Will Ashton
Alright, everybody. For the next few days, at least, avoid black cats as best you can, step around any ladders you might come upon, and if you spill salt, be sure to throw some over your shoulder. The Playlist reports that the recently announced Amazon Studios deal to bring Terry Gilliam on to produce, write, and direct original content for them includes that most infamous of troubled productions: Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. You may also know this as that movie that produced an acclaimed documentary, Lost in La Mancha, focused solely on how hopeless the production was when Gilliam last tried to create his would-be masterwork, which, at the time, had wrangled none other than Johnny Depp. The current incarnation will feature John Hurt as Quixote with Jack O'Connell, of Unbroken, Starred Up, and this year's excellent '71, as the secondary lead. According to Gilliam, the way »
- Chris Cabin
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