Sir John Hurt. R I P.
I had a nodding acquaintance with John Hurt when I was a ‘Jack the Lad’ around town. I also had dinner with him once, at a table for two, he never knew as he was under the table, out like a light, it was the only free table. Mandy who ran the restaurant/club said she’d wake him up when she closed and put him in a taxi, those were the days.
Thank you Sir John for the wonderful characters you played, you were more than a good actor, you were a great actor and a ‘good guy’, I never heard a bad word about him. Except from an eighty year old Hollywood producer who lent him his house in Malibu, but that’s another story and I didn’t like the producer anyway, so well done Sir John.