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As I started reeling off the films that Philip Seymour Hoffman had been in, I noticed a pattern. I’m not sure there’s another actor who has been in so many of my all time favourite films. There also aren’t many actors who are so consistently great. Even in bad films – though he didn’t have many – he’d normally be one of the few saving graces.

I wasn’t going to mention his passing on this site, but Ian McKellen posted a really nice tribute on his Facebook page (thanks to Simon for the heads up) and the photo attached was this wonderful shot of Natalie and Philip from their brief run performing The Seagull.


What a loss.