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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Parts of the comedy film Chick-Lit were filmed at the Hunny Bell. Pictures: Stody Estate

A north Norfolk pub frequented by Hollywood’s finest is seeking a new community-focused tenant.

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John Hurt
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
John Hurt at Cinema City in Norwich for a screening of The Elephant Man. Photo: Bill Smith

The news that Sir John Hurt passed away last week has hit us all pretty hard at Cinema City. In 2012 it came to our attention that he was, by then, a resident of Norfolk. We first made contact with him due to his appearance in the Norfolk-shot film In Love with Alma Cogan – which subsequently became quite a hit with Cinema City audiences. We decided to ask if he would consider becoming patron of Cinema City and were absolutely delighted when he agreed.

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John Hurt
Monday, January 30, 2017
Actor John Hurt in Cromer.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

“He really adopted Norfolk and Norfolk adopted him.”

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Debbie Thompson
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Pantomime press night, Norwich Theatre Royal, on December 20, 2012.
Anwen Hurt, John Hurt.
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The widow of Norfolk actor Sir John Hurt said it will be a “strange world” without him following his death.

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John Hurt
Saturday, January 28, 2017
John Hurt at Cinema City in Norwich for a screening of The Elephant Man.
Photo: Bill Smith

The veteran actor Sir John Hurt, who lived in Norfolk, has died at 77 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The Oscar-nominated star was well known for roles including Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant, the title role in The Elephant Man and wand merchant Mr Ollivander in the Harry Potter films.

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John Hurt
Saturday, January 28, 2017
John Hurt at Cinema City in Norwich for a screening of The Elephant Man.
Photo: Bill Smith

Stars have paid tribute to “magnificent talent” and “friend of Norfolk’ Sir John Hurt, who has died aged 77 following a battle with cancer.

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John Hurt
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Stephen Fry hands over a mystery script to actor John Hurt to perform at The Auden Theatre, Holt.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

JOHN HURT, actor, born January 22, 1940.

Sir John Hurt, the rebel-rousing star of The Elephant Man and Harry Potter’s Mr Ollivander, was one of Britain’s most formidable and successful actors.

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John Hurt
Friday, July 22, 2016
The Searchers

A north Norfolk market town frequented by the royal family is set to welcome show business royalty to its heart this week.

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