Derby Film Festival to Commemorate the Late Sir John Hurt
The festival, hosted in Hurt’s local county, will celebrate his long and remarkable career on our screens after his sad passing earlier in the year. He worked tirelessly in the local area to give everyone the opportunity to experience various film-related events. It seems this commemoration of his life will see his dream finally come true.
Despite an impressive resume of movies and television programs he has acted in, we Potterheads will miss him most for his inspiring take on the old wandmaker, Ollivander, whom we first fell in love with in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
As one final gesture of gratitude to all of the late actor’s fine work, QUAD (a movie theater, gallery, café bar, digital resource, and workshop in Derby) will officially rename its Cinema 1 as the Sir John Hurt Cinema.
QUAD will also be screening one of the last movies Hurt worked on, The Journey, in which Hurt takes on the role as the head of the MI5 while the advocate for Northern Ireland and the former head of the IRA negotiate with each other and change the course of history. The film also stars Timothy Spall, who played our least favorite wizard (besides Voldemort), Peter Pettigrew. This, therefore, makes The Journey an unmissable watch for Harry Potter fans everywhere!
Head on down to the Derby Film Festival this Sunday if you’re nearby. If you do attend, let us know what you think in the comments below!