Berlin Fest to Pay Tribute to John Hurt With Special 'Englishman in New York' Screening

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He had regularly attended the event and over the years starred in 12 films presented as part of its lineup.

The Berlin film festival will present a special screening of An Englishman in New York by Richard Laxton to commemorate John Hurt, who recently died.

"Since the 1990s, he had attended the Berlinale with regularity and starred in 12 films presented at the festival," organizers said. "The British actor is considered one of the most brilliant performers of the stage and screen in the last 50 years."

German moviegoers can currently see Hurt in Jackie, starring Natalie Portman. Berlinale entries featuring Hurt have included the likes of The Commissioner, V for Vendetta and Resident Alien.

In 2009, Hurt received the Teddy Award n Berlin for his performance in An Englishman in New York. The festival will show the film on Feb. 17.

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