Philip Seymour Hoffman

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When I read of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman I was, like many people, pretty taken aback. While I didn’t know him, I consider myself a fan of his work, and to lose him at such a young age felt hugely unfair.

Hoffman was a brilliant actor. Many of his roles were tinged with sadness but I had always assumed that was part of his acting style, and had never considered that he had personal struggles that may have impacted on the roles he chose, and the life he brought to them. It can be easy to forget that great actors are not only ‘great actors’ but also multi dimensional human beings.

Like many others, I took to Twitter to share my feelings and to discuss his best work over the years. A glance through IMDB showed me that I was pretty...

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