John Hurt

42 Management and Production launches

We are currently in development with the new identity for UK based movie and TV management and production company 42, which was launched this week by partners Rory Aitken, Ben Pugh, Josh Varney and Kate Buckley. 42 will represent a roster of actors, writers and directors which already include actors Michael Caine, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Christopher Lee, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Drew, Jonny Lee Miller and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as well as writers and directors Eran Creevy (Welcome to the Punch), William Monahan, Peter Cattaneo and Daniel Wolfe.

Michael Caine Rhys Ifans Paul Bettany

With plans to also develop and produce film and television. Founders Rory and Ben set up the production company Between The Eyes back in 2005, which is to remain as a production label for certain titles under the 42 banner. Their latest project 'Welcome to the Punch' starring James McAvoy and Mark Strong, which we created the titles for releases in the UK and US March 2013.

Here below is the release poster for 'Welcome to the Punch':

Welcome to the Punch Official Poster

We wish them all every success.


John Hurt honoured by BAFTA

Following on from receiving the Alexander Walker Special Award at the 39th London Evening Standard British Film Awards. John Hurt has been presented with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at last nights BAFTA ceremony.

John Hurt Wins BAFTA
John Hurt Wins BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
John also won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Actor in 1976 for The Naked Civil Servant (pictured below), which was followed by a British Academy Film Award in 1981 for Best Actor for his outstanding performance in The Elephant Man, directed by David Lynch.

Throughout his career, John has received four more BAFTA nominations - one for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi film Alien and two Academy Award nominations. His most recent film roles have seen him starring as Ollivander in the Harry Potter series and Control in the latest spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, winner of this years BAFTA for Outstanding British Film.

"I know that film means a great deal to me but I had no idea that I meant so much to film. I feel very honoured." John Hurt, 2012.

We would like to add our congratulations from all at Richard Morrison.

John Hurt wins BAFTA

John Hurt receives special award

I have had the great pleasure over the years, to sit on occasions in Soho with the legendary actor John Hurt. Chatting over films and the word at large. How great it was to see that last night he received a standing ovation before giving an emotional speech, as he accepted the Alexander Walker Special Award by Director Stephen Frears, at the 39th London Evening Standard British Film Awards. He recalled how many years ago he met Noel Coward who signed a book for him and added the words: "Press on". "I've taken that advice to heart ever since", he said. "I have done what I can".

I can assure you all from what I know of John, he will continue to press on.

John Hurt