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QUAD's Cinema One renamed Sir John Hurt Cinema

09 May 2017

Actor Sir John Hurt became a Patron of QUAD in 2008. He was a Derbyshire native who had his first experiences of cinema in Derby. His support was both unflinching and rooted in a desire for everyone in the city to have a chance to experience inspiring cinema and film related events. After Sir John's sad passing in January 2017 we wanted to celebrate his stellar career and links to our city.


John's widow Anwen joined us at Derby Film Festival in May 2017 to speak about Sir John's links to Derby and lifelong devotion to charitable work falling outside the spotlight of mainstream cinema. There was an illustrated talk on his illustrious acting career and we officially renamed QUAD's Cinema One as the Sir John Hurt Cinema.