John Hurt announced as new patron of Norwich’s Cinema City

John Hurt at Cinema City. Picture by Simon Buck.

John Hurt at Cinema City. Picture by Simon Buck. - Credit: Archant

Actor John Hurt has been announced as patron of Cinema City and Cinema Plus as it celebrates its 35th year.

Famous for films such as An Englishman in New York and The Elephant Man, the BAFTA-winning actor has been in the industry for more than 50 years.

Already provost of Norwich University College of the Arts, Mr Hurt, who lives in Norfolk, will bring his wealth of experience to the position.

Since making his stage debut in 1962, Mr Hurst has worked in theatre, television and film across the globe.

In a specially recorded birthday message, Mr Hurt said: 'I often admire the culture of film in France and sometimes feel that our own voice has been somewhat lost.

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'Cinema City goes from strength to strength, not only as a cinema showing a wide range of films otherwise unavailable on the big screen but also within its education wing Cinema Plus.

'We need to re-educate and Cinema Plus is deeply involved in bringing on another generation and developing a new audience in the appreciation of film. It is my great pleasure as patron of Cinema City to say happy 35th birthday.'

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Roy Townsend, chair of Cinema City's trust, said: 'Having moved to Norfolk, he has shown a terrific interest in education and the arts in the area and it is great that someone still so busy in both film and the theatre can find the time and energy to give something back.'

Mr. Hurt will be appearing on stage for an interview and screening of The Elephant Man on Sunday, April 28 at 5.30pm.

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