Spotted outside Wembley alone in 1986 after the final with his blue scarf on and was absolutely gutted when spoke to once recognised.
RIP John Hurt.
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1 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:11:51
It seems as though he might have begun following the Blues after he acted in Z-Cars in 1962 and you're not the first to recount the story of him at Wembley in 1986 (he might also have been there the year before).
He's been listed unchallenged on our Celebrity Blues page for as long as it's existed but he clearly switched his allegiance to the Canaries as there are photos of him at Carrow Road.
Regardless, a fine actor and a great man by all accounts.
2 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:16:15
3 Posted 31/01/2017 at 01:51:17
4 Posted 31/01/2017 at 09:19:21
As a lover of Lynch's The Elephant Man, I must have bugged the arse off him with questions about playing Merrick and how it felt to share screen time with that tubby bloke who played TV's 'Boon'.
A true gent, great actor, and a gregarious raconteur with a fantastic cough/cackle laugh that made you feel like you had just scored a goal and given the V's to the Kop every time you got him going.
5 Posted 31/01/2017 at 12:23:29
6 Posted 31/01/2017 at 12:54:53
7 Posted 31/01/2017 at 13:09:05
Hurt was pleasant, courteous and professional and it was usually one-take and offski.
Elphick was an entirely different kettle of fish.
I think he could best be described as...bevvied.
And a bit scary.
In fact on reflection, it's possible that his (great) performance in Withnail And I was just him being...him.
8 Posted 31/01/2017 at 13:14:59
9 Posted 31/01/2017 at 13:22:48
This was late 90s though and he'd cleaned his act up by then, though I read he fell off the wagon later, after the death of his partner, and it finally saw him off.
Withnail and I - you need working on boy!
10 Posted 06/02/2017 at 18:11:06
11 Posted 06/02/2017 at 18:24:48
12 Posted 07/02/2017 at 10:53:24
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