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The art of Sir John Hurt: Norfolk star's paintings revealed

He's known and loved across the world for his performances on screen - but Sir John's Hurt's artistic talents extended far beyond his films.

He won fame for his performances in hits like The Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter.

But Sir John was also a hugely talented artist - a passion he had pursued since his studies.

Now, more than a year after his death, an exhibition of his paintings is being held as part of Norfolk's Holt Festival.

It will be the first chance to see Sir John's artwork with most of the paintings loaned by his wife, Anwen.

Sir John Hurt had painted 'all his life'. Credit: .

"He could clearly have made his living as an artist. People should see them because they are really good, not because they are by John Hurt."

– Lady Anwen Hurt
Lady Anwen Hurt with some of Sir John's work. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Lady Hurt said he took his painting "every bit as seriously as he took his acting career".

Sir John lived in Norfolk until his death in 2017.

  • Click below to watch a full report from ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray