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Title: Elephant Man

Date: 1980
Type: Drama
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Yes
Director: David Lynch

At the end of the 19 century John Hurst plays the physically deformed John Merrick who is rescued from a freak show, taken to live in a London hospital by Anthony Hopkins and becomes part of society. This is a moving film, not least due to the sympathetic performance by John Hurt and the atmospheric filming from David Lynch. This is an adaptatiof real life events.


Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
John HurtJohn Hurt
John GielgudJohn Geilgud
Anne BancroftAnne Bancroft
Michael ElphickMichael Elphick
Hannah Gordon
Wendy HillerWendy Hiller


Nomination Best Actor - John Hurt
Nomination Best Film


I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!
Elephant Man