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'Love and Death on Long Island': Jason Priestley's memories of working with John Hurt

'Love and Death on Long Island': Jason Priestley's memories of working with John Hurt

Jason Priestley was 26 years old and in the thick of his pop Hollywood stardom as part of the “Beverly Hills, 90210” cast when an unmissable opportunity to stretch his acting muscles came along: “Love and Death on Long Island,” an indie drama about love and obsession in which he’d star opposite Academy Award-nominated actor John Hurt.

“All around the planet [‘90210’] had become a global phenomenon,” Priestley reminisced by phone last week from Vancouver, where the actor-turned-helmer is directing “Ghost Wars” for SyFy. “Having the opportunity to work with an actor like Sir John was an amazing experience, especially for a young man like I was at the time.”

Priestley was...

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