10 Rillington Place
Hurt plays a hapless pawn in a cruel game engineered by a serial killer (Richard Attenborough).
Dir Richard Fleischer
With John Hurt, Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, Pat Heywood
Digital 4K (in NFT3 only)
With a number of film and TV roles under his belt, Hurt was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for his touching performance as naïve Timothy Evans, a hapless pawn in a cruel game engineered by British serial-killer John ‘Reg’ Christie. Attenborough is at the top of his game as the brutally ordinary criminal but Hurt is equally memorable in this, a defining point in his early career.