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Prestigious actor John Hurt on his bid to drum up support for a Norwich cinema project and why he doesn't like popcorn

John Hurt wants people to get behind an appeal to raise money for a cinema project. Photo: ITV News Anglia

The film actor John Hurt has thrown himself into local causes since moving to Norfolk five years ago.

His latest project is a £50,000 appeal towards a new education and heritage facility at Cinema City in Norwich.

Cinema City in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

As well as capturing cinematic memories and images, it's aim is also to entertain, educate and inspire.

£50,000 won't actually be enough to complete the project, but if the money can be raised, a further £500,000 should be unlocked from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gary talks to John Hurt. Credit: ITV News Anglia

John took time out of his busy schedule today to talk to ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray about the project and also revealed a couple of fascinating facts.

Click below to watch Natalie's interview with John Hurt