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The Elephant Man (David Lynch, USA, 1980)

John Hurt is simply the greatest actor in the world.
— David Lynch

In tribute to Film Club favourite, John Hurt, we present David Lynch's The Elephant Man. Hurt's performance as John Merrick is an absolutely heartbreaking study of what it is to be human and justifyably earnt him an Oscar nomination. Brilliant support comes from Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon, Freddie Jones and Anthony Hopkins as Dr Treves. Do not miss.