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QUAD to pay tribute to Sir John Hurt at Derby Film Festival

25 April 2017

Sir John Hurt was a Derbyshire native who had his first experiences of cinema in Derby. Sir John became patron of QUAD in 2008 and 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 earlier this year we wanted to celebrate his stellar career and links to our city.

John's widow Anwen will be joining us at Derby Film Festival to speak about his links to Derby and lifelong devotion to charitable work falling outside the spotlight of mainstream cinema. There will also be an illustrated talk on his illustrious acting career and we will officially rename QUAD's Cinema 1 as the Sir John Hurt Cinema. This will be followed by a screening of one of Sir John's final films, The Journey (Advised 15) in which he plays the head of MI5 as Unionist leader Ian Paisley and former IRA leader Martin McGuinness must find a way to work together when appointed leader and deputy leader of Northern Ireland. 

This event will take place on Sunday 7th May at 5:30pm. Tickets are on sale now. £10 standard, £9 concessions and QUAD members. Please click here to book.