John Hurt News

Portraits from Snowdon Archive to Be Displayed at National Portrait Gallery, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

An important display of portraits by Snowdon from the 1950s to the 1990s has opened at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today, Friday 26 September, 2014. The display includes portraits from his recently announced gift, one of the largest in its history, of 130 original prints to the gallery, of some of his most iconic photographs. Highlights include from 1978 actor Terence Stamp dramatically clothed up to his neck in a cape and Dame Maggie Smith photographed with a cigarette and script in hand rehearsing the title role in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler for Ingmar Bergman in 1970. (more...)

HERCULES with Dwayne Johnson Coming to Blu-Ray & Blu-Ray 3D Combo on 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

'Fast-paced and packed with eye-popping action' (Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News), Paramount Pictures' and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' wildly entertaining epic adventure HERCULES debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and DVD November 4, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD October 21. Global superstar Dwayne Johnson delivers an unforgettable performance as the mighty Hercules in this thrilling story of strength, courage and heroism. When a terrifying new enemy threatens the innocent, Hercules and his fearless team of warriors must lead their army in a battle against overwhelming odds. HERCULES boasts a sensational cast of acclaimed actors including Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Joseph Fiennes (TV's 'American Horror Story'), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist), and John Hurt (Immortals). (more...)

Strand-Capitol to Welcome David Bromberg Quintet, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

On Dec. 6, 2014, downtown York's historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center will welcome David Bromberg Quintet, led by the 'Godfather of Americana' David Bromberg. Tickets are on sale now to Strand-Capitol members and go on sale to the general public on Thursday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Honor John Hurt, Stacy Keach & Diana Rigg at 2014 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) has selected John Hurt, Stacy Keach and Dame Diana Rigg as the 2014 recipients of The William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award), which recognizes artists who have made significant contributions to classical theatre in America. The Beech Street Foundation will be awarded the Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts. The awards will be presented at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sunday, October 5, 2014, hosted by STC at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) and the National Building Museum (440 G Street NW). (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 10, 2014

A collection of two of the most acclaimed Shakespeare performances in recent memory is now available to order featuring master thespian and Bard interpreter Laurence Olivier titled SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER'S SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Rock Turns into a Grecian Superhero in HERCULES
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 27, 2014

Hercules, as the story goes, is the half-mortal son of Zeus, King of the Gods… or is he? The new “Hercules” movie out this week, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the most famous of Greek God offspring, asks the audience to question everything that they know about this millennia-old myth. The film's script asks us to wonder if Hercules is truly a demi-god or just a mercenary with good PR. But the film's look and feel presents us with a less philosophical version of the same question, is he more Superman or Batman? (more...)

The Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE opens at the Young Vic on Monday, July 28, with previews from tonight, July 23 and is booking to Friday, September 19, 2014. Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster is Stanley and Vanessa Kirby is Stella in Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece. (more...)

National Theatre Live Will Broadcast Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster & More this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, directed by Benedict Andrews. It will be broadcast live from London's Young Vic Theatre on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

VIDEO: DOCTOR WHO's 50th Anniversary Special Gets Lego Treatment
by - Jul 16, 2014

Below, check out scenes from the DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary special recreated through Lego stop-motion! (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents SNOWDON: A LIFE IN VIEW, 9/26-1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Snowdon has given 130 original prints of some of his most iconic photographs to the National Portrait Gallery, London, one of its largest gifts, it was announced today. Several of them will be shown at the gallery for the first time in an important display this autumn. (more...)

Filming Begins on New 3D Action Adventure TARZAN, Starring Alexander Skarsgård
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' new Tarzan 3D action adventure (more...)

Stephen Fry to Introduce John Hurt at Holt Festival Charity Performance of WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT, July 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Holt Festival has announced that Stephen Fry will be introducing John Hurt's charity performance of Iranian play White Rabbit, Red Rabbit on Friday 25 July. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Dwayne Johnson in New Motion Poster for HERCULES
by - Jul 02, 2014

Paramount Pictures has released an all new motion poster for the upcoming action adventure HERCULES. Directed by Brett Ratner, the film hits theaters on July 25th. Get a first look below! (more...)

VIDEO: New TV Spot for HERCULES, Starring Dwayne Johnson
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Below, check out a new TV spot for the upcoming mythological adventure epic HERCULES, starring Dwayne Johnson! The film hits theaters on July 25th. (more...)

The Academy to Screen Festival Favorite SNOWPIERCER
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues its series spotlighting film festival standouts with a screening of “Snowpiercer” on Friday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater on the LACMA campus. (more...)

HERCULES Storms Into IMAX Theaters & Select International Markets on 7/25
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Hercules, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and released by Paramount Pictures and MGM in IMAX theatres worldwide starting July 25. (more...)

SNOWPIERCER Screening Among Film Society of Lincoln Center Upcoming Highlights
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER have announced upcoming highlights (more...)

Photo Flash: Terry Gilliam's BENVENUTO CELLINI Opens at English National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

One of the most hotly-anticipated arts events of 2014, Terry Gilliam's production of Benvenuto Cellini for English National Opera opened at the London Coliseum last night. (more...)

First Look - Chris Evans Featured in New Poster Art for Thriller SNOWPIERCER
by Movies News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

New poster art for Bong Joon-Ho's SNOWPIERCER has been revealed. The thriller hits theaters in limited release on June 27th. Get a first look below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Full-Length Trailer for New FX Drama THE STRAIN
by TV News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

FX has released a full-length trailer for their highly anticipated drama series THE STRAIN, from Academy Award nominated Filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse. (more...)

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