Helen Mirren pays loving tribute to John Hurt

The passing of film legend John Hurt rocked those who got the chance to work with him and the fans that loved to watch him work.

Actress Helen Mirren got to work on the London West End stage with John Hurt in A Month in the Country and film in the 2010 movie Brighton Rock.  In a statement made to the press, Helen Mirren said of the late John Hurt:

“John Hurt, kind, non-judgmental, fragile, like an alpine flower that trembles in the freezing wind, but tenaciously holds on and survives.  He wore his humanity on his sleeve, and this was one of the qualities that made him into the great actor he was. He also had a core of great strength and humour that made him able to face the world and achieve so much. We will miss you, dear colleague.”

Other Hollywood actors have paid tribute to Hurt including Dwayne Johnson, Eric Idle, and Mel Brooks.

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