John Hurt appeared in over 200 films in a remarkable career spanning 55 years. He won numerous awards including four BAFTAs, a Golden Globe and was twice nominated for an Oscar. We are delighted to be screening a selection of his favourite films introduced by his wife, Anwen, who has curated this mini-season. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with Anwen in conversation with special guests.
The Hit - Director Stephen Frears. Starring John Hurt, Terence Stamp and Tim Roth
Ex-gangster Willie Parker betrayed his former colleagues and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance. However, ten years later, two hit men show up and kidnap him with orders to escort him to Paris where he should stand trial.
1984 1h 38mins Rated 18
Image courtesy of Park Circus/ITV Studios
My view? Against all the odds, it’s a love story - John Hurt