Derbyshire actor pays tribute to tragic Philip Seymour Hoffman

John Hurt.

John Hurt.

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A well-known Derbyshire actor has paid tribute to Hollywood star Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his New York apartment after an apparent drug overdose yesterday.

John Hurt, who was born in Chesterfield and is best-known for his role in The Elephant Man, starred alongside the tragic 46-year-old in the 2003 film Owning Mahowny.

Mr Hurt, 73, said: “I can’t tell you how I feel right now. It has hit me very hard.


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