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Animation whiz Eddie White makes live-action debut with Odessa Young

9 February 2017 7:17 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Director Eddie White is best known for writing and co-directing 2009.s The Cat Piano, an eight-and-a-half-minute marvel narrated by Nick Cave and shortlisted for best animated short at the Oscars alongside films by Pixar and Aardman.

White and co-director Ari Gibson made the short at The People.s Republic of Animation, the company White founded with high-school friends in Adelaide while studying acting at Flinders University.

The shingle was eventually bought by video game developer Halfbrick Studios (creators of Fruit Ninja), but White had already moved on, in 2012, as the company began to specialise in video games and apps..

.I chose to go freelance, because I just wanted to make films at that stage, and I could see that wasn.t the business model for them,. he said.

White spent a couple of years developing an animated feature with Gibson which never got off the ground, as well as churning out short animations on commission. »

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Spiceworld! Denis Villeneuve has signed on to direct the Dune reboot

1 February 2017 4:42 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

The recent swathe of awards nominations for Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival restored the faith of sci-fi fans around the world. Ted Chiang’s beautifully constructed tale ‘Stories of Your Life’ was adapted perfectly to the big screen by Villeneuve and screenwriter Eric Heisserer, and was a wonderful alternative to the plotless CG action sci-fi films we’ve seen so many of. The director has been circling another epic sci-fi project for a number of weeks, and today it has been confirmed that he’s taking on the Dune reboot for Legendary pictures.

Earlier today Brian Herbert (son of Dune creator Frank Herbert, and sci-fi author in his own right) tweeted the following good news:

It's official — Legendary Pictures has signed the very talented Denis Villeneuve to direct the exciting new Dune series film project.

Brian Herbert (@DuneAuthor) February 1, 2017

The famously divisive 1984 film version from David Lynch is »

- Jon Lyus

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A Look Back at John Hurt’s Greatest Film Roles

31 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

No actor was more perfectly named than John Hurt. It’s not as if the characters he played were always in pain, though more often than not, they were. Yet he was graced with a seductively layered and tricky personality — you sensed that his characters were sly, furtive, and complicated, because he was all those things as well.

Hurt died, at age 77, of pancreatic cancer Jan. 27 at his home in Norfolk, England. These are my favorites of his films.

The Naked Civil Servant

The performance that put Hurt on the map was his channeling of Quentin 
Crisp in a 1975 British TV movie. Cloaked in white makeup, with a shock of orange hair and a bombs-away bitchery as unapologetic as Johnny Rotten’s sneer, Hurt’s Crisp is effete , delicate, and merciless. The beauty of the performance is that it’s not a plea for “tolerance” so much as for the insane glory of the individual. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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John Hurt: Remembering the Master of Outsiders

30 January 2017 5:35 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

For a man whose first claim to screen immortality came when an extraterrestrial freak of nature ripped a hole in his chest and screeched bloody murder in Alien, John Hurt was a hell of an actor. "The alien won the Oscar," a laughing Hurt told me nearly three decades later, referring to the Academy Award that Ridley Scott's 1979 film took home for H.R. Giger's visual effects. It might be the only time in his 55-year career that anyone, let alone a creature that looked like a penis with teeth, »

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John Hurt, ‘Harry Potter’ & ‘Doctor Who’ Star, Dies At 77

28 January 2017 3:49 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Oscar-nominated British actor John Hurt died Wednesday after a long bout of pancreatic cancer. Hurt was well-renowned for his role in David Lynch’s The Elephant Man and what is likely the most widely viewed adaptation of Orwell’s 1984. The actor also starred in the Harry Potter movies as Mr. Ollivander, V for Vendetta, Tinker Tailor Soldier […]

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Remembering John Hurt by Anne-Katrin Titze

28 January 2017 12:38 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Atom Egoyan on John Hurt in Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape: "I had the great privilege to work with this astonishing actor."

Sir John Hurt, who died this morning on January 28, 2017, was given the honor Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004. In 2012, he received a BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award. Hurt won a Best Actor BAFTA for David Lynch's The Elephant Man, produced by Mel Brooks, and a Best Supporting Actor for Alan Parker's Midnight Express, screenplay by Oliver Stone.

When John Hurt was in New York for Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, we also discussed his work with John Huston, Fred Zinnemann, Richard Fleischer, Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, the triad with Lars von Trier - Dogville - Manderlay - Melancholia, and the genius of Bertolt Brecht.

John Hurt in New York Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

John Hurt is Neville »

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Hollywood Reacts to ‘Incomparable’ Actor John Hurt’s Death

28 January 2017 12:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The entertainment industry took to social media on Friday into Saturday to mourn the loss of actor “John Hurt” who died Wednesday at his home in Norfolk.

The actor, known for films such as “Midnight Express,” “Alien,” the title character in “The Elephant Man,” was 77.

“It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt’s passing. He was a truly magnificent talent,” Mel Brooks wrote. “No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. He carried that film into cinematic immortality. He will be sorely missed.”

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It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent.

Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017

No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. He carried that film into cinematic immortality. He will be sorely missed.

Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017

“Simply an inspiration to all of us artists, »

- Seth Kelley

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John Hurt Remembered by Mel Brooks, Guillermo del Toro, Edgar Wright and More

28 January 2017 12:07 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Beloved British actor Sir John Hurt passed away at the age of 77 after battling pancreatic cancer. The two-time Oscar nominee had over 200 acting credits to his name, including “Alien,” “V for Vendetta,” “The Elephant Man,” the “Harry Potter” franchise, and most recently Pablo Larraín’s “Jackie.”

Following the announcement of his death on Friday, his Hollywood peers and friends paid tribute to him on social media, sending their condolences and remembering the great times they’ve had together, as well as his incredible filmography.

Read More: John Hurt, ‘Alien’ and ‘The Elephant Man’ Star, Dies At 77

Mel Brooks, who worked with Hurt on “The Elephant Man” and “Spaceballs,” tweeted that he was “a truly magnificent talent” and that “he will sorely be missed.”

It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent.

Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017

No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. »

- Liz Calvario

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Sir John Hurt, Acclaimed British Actor, Dead At Age 77

28 January 2017 11:30 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Sir John Hurt, the chameleon-like British character actor with an ability to immerse himself in an astonishingly wide variety of roles, has died from pancreatic cancer at age 77. The son of a British clergyman and engineer, Hurt originally studied to be an artist before the lure of the stage led him to the acting profession. His first major film role was in the Oscar-winning 1966 film "A Man for All Seasons". Acclaim followed quickly and Hurt made his next big impression on screen in the 1970 British crime thriller "10 Rillington Place". He received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for the 1978 film "Midnight Express" and was nominated for Best Actor for his most acclaimed role as the tragic, disfigured John Merrick in the 1980 film "The Elephant Man". He earned a place in pop culture history for his role in Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi classic "Alien" for a scene in which »

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John Hurt, Alien and Harry Potter Star, Passes Away at 77

28 January 2017 9:15 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

British actor Sir John Hurt, whose illustrious career spans six decades, has sadly passed away at the age of 77. The gravelly voiced man of many roles was perhaps best known for his classic movies such as Alien, Harry Potter and The Elephant Man. Publicist Charles McDonald confirmed the death late Friday. According to CNN, no cause of death is given.

John Hurt made a name for himself playing tormented characters. And he was actually known as an actor who most often times died on screen. Throughout his many projects, he had 47 death scenes. Perhaps no more memorable than when he introduced the world to the iconic Chestburster in Ridley Scott's 1979 classic Alien, where a baby xenomorph came ripping through his chest during a dinner scene inside a spaceship mess hall.

John Hurt's first role was in the 1962 TV show Z cars, and he has worked steadily ever since. »

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From the People Archive: John Hurt on His Amazing Career: ‘I’m Not Ordinary’

28 January 2017 7:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This story originally appeared in the Nov. 17, 1980 issue of People.

His Roles May Veer Far from the Straight and Narrow, but John Hurt Acts on a Fast Track

Only one part is now out of the question: Husband.

A depraved Roman emperor, a brilliantly outrageous homosexual, an eccentric junkie convict, a tortured student murderer, a pitiable sideshow freak, an astronaut who has his chest ripped open from the inside by an alien monster… Hardly everyday folk, but 40-year-old British actor John Hurt—who has portrayed them all—is no mundane talent. “I don’t believe there is any such thing as an ordinary person, »

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John Hurt, diverse actor of screen and stage, dies at 77 – video obituary

28 January 2017 3:51 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

John Hurt, the British actor famed for his wide-ranging roles in films as diverse as Harry Potter, Alien and The Elephant Man, has died at the age of 77. He rose to prominence after portraying Quentin Crisp in the 1975 TV film The Naked Civil Servant and went on to become a versatile, Oscar-nominated actor. Hurt, who had been suffering from pancreatic cancer since 2015, died in London on Friday

John Hurt, versatile star of The Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter, dies aged 77 Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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Rip John Hurt

28 January 2017 3:17 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

I think the tragic losses we have experienced in the world of cinema in only the last year has seen us try to harden ourselves to any other celebrity death life cares to throw at us. But no matter how much we try, I don’t think any one was ready for the news that greeted us this morning: legendary actor John Hurt has passed away at the age of 77. With a career that has spanned over six decades, that includes two Oscar nominations for Midnight Express and The Elephant Man, you will be hard pressed to say you don’t know who John Hurt is. He has bled into nearly every corner of pop culture, most famously as Nostromo crew member Ash, whose encounter with a face hugger leads to a memorable breakfast in Alien. But people also know him as kindly wand maker Olivander in the Harry Potter franchise, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Peter Bradshaw on John Hurt: 'A virtual folk memory of wisdom and style'

28 January 2017 3:14 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In his staggeringly productive screen career, Hurt’s performances brought depth and texture to everything he was in, from science fiction to Roman epic

John Hurt: 10 key performances from Alien to Doctor Who

Right now, John Hurt can be seen in Jackie, opposite Natalie Portman as the newly widowed Mrs Kennedy’s father confessor. He is gaunt, lined, ascetic, a face redolent of wisdom leavened with a touch of kindly and sympathetic wit. It is piquant to watch his scene with her again now, talking to a fictionalised Jackie Kennedy about life and death when he himself was frankly facing death. The fact that he was suffering cancer was no secret; he wanted to keep working to the end. It was a classic John Hurt cameo. He brought depth and texture to any film he appeared in.

Related: John Hurt, versatile star of The Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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John Hurt: 10 key performances from Alien to Doctor Who

28 January 2017 2:06 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

John Hurt, who died on Friday, was a brilliant and versatile actor who made memorable film appearances over five decades. Here we look at ten of the best

Hurt’s first major film role was as the hapless Timothy Evans, executed for murders committed by his neighbour John Christie. Richard Attenborough, as Christie, set a world standard for creepiness, but Hurt excelled as the pathetic, wronged Evans.

Related: John Hurt, versatile star of The Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter, dies aged 77

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Veteran Actor John Hurt Passes Away of Pancreatic Cancer at Age 77

28 January 2017 1:12 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

English actor Sir John Hurt has passed away at age 77. The sad news was confirmed by his agent, via BBC. Hurt died of pancreatic cancer, after first being diagnosed in 2015. John Hurt appeared in over 120 different films across multiple decades, as well as numerous stage and television roles. He most recently appeared in the films Jackie, The Journey, Hercules and Snowpiercer. Hurt earned two Academy Award nominations years ago, for The Elephant Man in 1980, and Midnight Express in 1978. He won two BAFTA Awards for Acting, and was recognized for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema in 2012. He was one of those talented actors who would always give a great performance no matter the role. It's sad to lose another actor. It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent.— Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017 John Hurt was born on January 22nd, 1940 in Chesterfield in Derbyshire, »

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John Hurt: Industry Mourns “Acting Legend” & “Truly Magnificent Talent”

28 January 2017 1:10 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Update: Tributes hit social media Friday night and Saturday morning European time for John Hurt, the prolific two-time Oscar nominee who played so many memorable characters in so many memorable films. Along with Academy Awards noms for The Elephant Man and Midnight Express, he appeared in Best Picture winner A Man for All Seasons, the first and last two Harry Potter films and such popular pics as Alien, V for Vendetta, Rob Roy, 1984, The Osterman Weekend and Mel Brooks’ Hi… »

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John Hurt: Industry Mourns “Acting Legend” & “Truly Magnificent Talent”

28 January 2017 1:10 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Update: Tributes hit social media Friday night and Saturday morning European time for John Hurt, the prolific two-time Oscar nominee who played so many memorable characters in so many memorable films. Along with Academy Awards noms for The Elephant Man and Midnight Express, he appeared in Best Picture winner A Man for All Seasons, the first and last two Harry Potter films and such popular pics as Alien, V for Vendetta, Rob Roy, 1984, The Osterman Weekend and Mel Brooks’ Hi… »

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John Hurt: 1940-2017

28 January 2017 12:56 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Den Of Geek Jan 28, 2017

We've lost the brilliant Sir John Hurt, at the age of 77.

Some very sad news this morning. The wonderful Sir John Hurt has died, at the age of 77. Hurt had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two years ago, eventually being given the all clear. But his agent announced today that we’d lost him.

Sir John Hurt always felt like one of us. For geeks of various ages, he was Joseph Merrick in The Elephant Man, he was Winston Smith in Michael Radford’s film of 1984. He was, of course, Kane in Alien, the heart of a genuinely iconic scene of cinema. And, more recently, he was, of course, The War Doctor in Doctor Who. Remember that cliffhanger? We certainly do.

He also brought his gravitas to projects such as V For Vendetta, Hellboy, and Snowpiercer. Heck, the list of what he’s given the world is not a short one. »

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Acting legend Sir John Hurt dies aged 77

28 January 2017 12:17 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: David Sztypuljak

Extremely sad news to report this morning as we learn of the death of acting royalty John Hurt. Hurt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 but was given the all-clear but last year puled out performing in Kenneth Branagh’s production of Billy Rice. Hurt was probably best known as John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Kane in 1979’s Alien and more recently for his role as wand-maker Ollivander in the Harry Potter franchise but just looking at his think to behold but his back-catalogue of films is hugely impressive.

Hurt’s other recent varied work includes roles in Doctor Who as The Doctor in 3 episodes in 2013, as Professor Oxley in Steve Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in Hercules alongside Dwayne Johnson (see our interview here) and just last year worked in the Natalie Portman’s Oscar nominated movie Jackie as Father Richard McSorley. »

- David Sztypuljak

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