British film star attends 35th anniversary celebrations at Cinema City in Norwich

Hugo Weaving as V and John Hurt as Adam Sutler in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Virtual Studios' 2005 a

Hugo Weaving as V and John Hurt as Adam Sutler in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Virtual Studios' 2005 action thriller V for Vendetta. - Credit: David Appleby

Acting royalty is in Norwich this evening to help Cinema City celebrate 35 years since it was first opened.

Twice Oscar nominated actor John Hurt has been the focus of attention for a special screening of one of his most famous films, The Elephant Man.

Mr Hurt, a patron of the St Andrews Street cinema, introduced a sold-out screening of the film at 5.30pm and will take part in a question and answer session following the screening.

The event is also raising funds for Cinema City's media education programme Cinema Plus.

Managed by the Norfolk and Norwich Film Theatre Ltd charitable trust, the programme is a member of the national Media Education Networking Group.

Mr Hurt said: '35 years is a good length of time in the history of film when you consider that really that is the last century and a little of this one. So a little over 110 years and for Cinema City to have been here for 35 years of that is very good.'

- To read our full interview with the British acting star, as well as photos from the event, see tomorrow's Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.

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