I am terribly shocked and immensely saddened to hear of the death of that great actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. A man of enormous gifts and, apparently, some frailty, he was possessed of incandescent talent and exercised his genius on stage and on film. I had the pleasure and privilege to interview him twice, for Jack Goes Boating and The Ides of March. On both occasions he was the perfect interviewee, intelligent, thoughtful and a good and courteous listener. It goes without saying that he will be missed. I will be remembering him on my Movie Monday show on BBC Radio Leeds tomorrow with Andrew Edwards.
A very sad farewell to Philip Seymour Hoffman, dead too soon at 46