The passing of John Hurt was a profound loss. In the mid-70’s, there was a soap called HOW TO SURVIVE A MARRIAGE that included several important careers, among them Armand Assante and F. Murray Abraham…and an intense young actor named Brad Davis. His character had MS and I was his physiotherapist.
I’ve done a number of soaps over the years and encountered my share of “brooding young men” who pouted about the sound stages, brows furrowed, bearing the weight of the world on their shoulders. They were all handsome and darkhaired and if filmed today, all would be sporting a three day beard. 😉 I’d trained with Sandy Meisner and Stella Adler; I could spot a poseur from some distance…and I encountered more than a few.