Norwich Film Center to Be Renamed After Sir John Hurt
A Norwich film heritage center will be renamed the John Hurt Studio in honor of the actor’s support of the Norwich at the Pictures project. Sir John Hurt played wandmaker Garrick Ollivander in the Potter films.
The new John Hurt Studio aims to make the film education and community activities at Cinema City more accessible to people of all ages, from school children learning about film history to older people taking part in reminiscence sessions.
Sir John, who has also starred in The Elephant Man and Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, has supported the project since the beginning and recently narrated the project’s documentary The Final Reel. The actor said,
Film has played a major part in my life, and I am a great believer in the power of the moving image to educate and inspire and improve people’s lives. It is marvelous to see this new facility come to fruition and a delight and an honor to have my name associated with it. I am sure that it will be an inspiring space for people in Norfolk to take part in the courses, workshops and film education activities provided by Cinema City Education.
The center will be opened this September.
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