Sketch: Ray Winstone and John Hurt in 44 Inch Chest

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Emmy award winning British ‘hard man’ actor Ray Winstone headed the cast of the crime drama 44 Inch Chest as car salesman Colin Diamond alongside recently knighted Sir John Hurt, playing the crotchety and bigoted Old Man Peanut – a role that won him a Cordon Film Critics’ Circle Best British Supporting Actor nomination.

The film had its premiere screening at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2009, before a UK release in January 2010. Ray and Sir John signed this sketch after a preview and Q+A at the BFI in January 2010.


Drawing: John Hurt and Sir Michael Gambon in Krapp’s Last Tape

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KRAPP’S LAST TAPE is a one-act play for one actor by Samuel Beckett. I first saw it performed by John Hurt at the New Ambassadors Theatre in London in March, 2000. It’s genre is  described as ‘minimalist monodrama’. It’s Krapp’s 69th birthday and he hauls out his old tape recorder, listens to a recording he did 30 years earlier, before making a new one.

Sir Michael Gambon performed a revival at the Duchess Theatre in October 2010.