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Posted by portugalpress on April 14, 2016

Sir John Hurt – one of Britain’s most accomplished and respected contemporary actors – is the star of a movie currently on location in Loulé, entitled ‘That Good Night’.

According to the council, a “large part” of the production will be filmed in the borough, taking in the town’s historic centre and the village of Monte Seco.

Filming will go on for the next five weeks, with locations moving elsewhere in the Algarve.

That Good Night is an adaptation of a 1996 play by N. J. Crisp and marks Hurt’s return to acting after fighting pancreatic cancer last year.

“I am excited to be a part of this production and very much looking forward to putting all the jigsaw pieces together that make up my fascinating and paradoxical character,” said Hurt, who has won four BAFTA awards, a Golden Globe and been nominated for two Oscars.

In ‘That Good Night’, the 76-year-old plays a “famed screenwriter coming to terms with his impending death.”

“As he does so, he resolves to attempt two final missions in life: to be reconciled to his long-lost son and to ensure he doesn’t become a burden to his wife Anna,” says production company GSP Studios.

Also in the cast are Sofia Helin, Erin Richards, and Max Brown.

The film is being directed by Welsh filmmaker Eric Styles while the original play has been adapted to cinema by Charles Savage.

Loulé council is supporting the film through the Loulé Film Office, which last year helped the town’s film industry generate €1 million for the Algarve. (click here)

The Resident has contacted GSP Studios and will update when it receives more information.