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John Hurt hopeful on cancer battle

Veteran actor John Hurt (right) has been diagnosed with cancer but will keep working and says he is "more than optimistic" about his future.

The star (75) has enjoyed notable roles including the lead in The Elephant Man and the Harry Potter films.

He said: "I have recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome."