"We were all saddened to hear of Sir John Hurt's passing. Most importantly our thoughts are with his wife Anwen and his family at this most difficult time. John was a Patron and friend to QUAD and will always be remembered as one of the most caring, inspiring and brilliant people who have visited us. Add this to his immense talent, humility and love for Derby and its people and you can see how deeply he will be missed. In the near future we will celebrate his life with an event here at QUAD and will always cherish the memories of his visits to us and many kind words."
Adam Buss, QUAD CEO
Image credit: Sir John Hurt at Derby Film Festival 2014, by Graham Lucas Commons