John Hurt

Birthday:
01/22/1940
Place of birth:
Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK:
Biography:
John Vincent Hurt, CBE (22 January 1940 - 25 January 2017) was an English actor, known for his leading roles as John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four, Mr. Braddock in The Hit, Stephen Ward in Scandal and Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant, Caligula in the television series, I, Claudius (TV series), and An Englishman in New York. Recognizable for his distinctive rich voice, he has also enjoyed a successful voice acting career, starring in films such as Watership Down, The Lord of the Rings and Dogville, as well as BBC television series Merlin. Hurt initially came to prominence for his role as Richard Rich in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons, and has since appeared in such popular motion pictures as: Alien, Midnight Express, Rob Roy, V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the Harry Potter film series and the Hellboy film series. Hurt is one of England's best-known, most prolific and sought-after actors, and has had a versatile film career spanning six decades. He is also known for his many Shakespearean roles. Hurt has received multiple awards and honours throughout his career including three BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe Award, with six and two nominations respectively, as well as two Academy Award nominations. His character's final scene in Alien is consistently named as one of the most memorable in cinematic history.

Credits

Bare Knucle (2020)
Damascus Cover (2018)
as Miki
That Good Night (2018)
as Ralph
My Name Is Lenny (2017)
as Leslie Salmon
The Journey (2017)
as Harry Patterson
Jackie (2016)
as The Priest
The Pity of War: The Loves and Lives of the War Poets (2016)
as Siegfried Sassoon
ChickLit (2016)
as Francis Bonar
Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure: The Movie (2015)
as Sailor John
Break (2015)
as Jack
The Alchemist's Letter (2015)
as The Alchemist (voice)
Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014)
as Himself
Hercules (2014)
as Cotys
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
as Marlowe
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013)
as The War Doctor
Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor (2013)
as The War Doctor
Hello: A Portrait Of Leslie Phillips (2013)
Muse of Fire (2013)
as Himself
Snowpiercer (2013)
as Gilliam
Jayne Mansfield's Car (2013)
as Kingsley Bedford
Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict (2013)
as Narrator
Charlie Countryman (2013)
as Narrator
Sightseers (2012)
as Jerusalem Narrator (uncredited)
Planet Dinosaur: Ultimate Killers (2012)
as Narrator (voice)
More Than Honey (2012)
as narrator (english voice)
The Snipist (2012)
as The Ministry
The Gruffalo's Child (2011)
as The Owl (voice)
Immortals (2011)
as Old Zeus
In Love with Alma Cogan (2011)
as MC
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
as Control
23 Degrees, 5 Minutes (2011)
as Professor Orit
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
as Mr. Ollivander
The Journey – Stories from the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (2011)
as Narrador
The Confession (2011)
as Priest
Melancholia (2011)
as Dexter
Sailcloth (2011)
as Man
Whistle and I'll Come to You (2010)
as James Parkin
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010)
as Carnak
Love at First Sight (2010)
as Arthur
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
as Mr. Ollivander
Brighton Rock (2010)
as Phil Corkery
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures (2010)
as Grandpa Sammy (voice)
Lou (2010)
as Doyle
The Gruffalo (2009)
as Owl (voice)
Ballybrando (2009)
44 Inch Chest (2009)
as Old Man Peanut
The Limits of Control (2009)
as Guitar
An Englishman in New York (2009)
as Quentin Crisp
New York, I Love You (2008)
as Bellhop (segment "Shekhar Kapur")
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
as Trevor Bruttenholm
Recount (2008)
as Warren Christopher
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
as Professor Oxley
Outlander (2008)
as Rothgar
The Oxford Murders (2008)
as Arthur Seldom
Lezione ventuno (2008)
Boxes (2007)
as Le père de Fanny
Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007)
as Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm
Interview with John Hurt (2007)
as Himself
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
as Narrator (voice)
Whaledreamers (2006)
as Himself
The Plot Against Harold Wilson (2006)
as Narrator
Shooting Dogs (2006)
as Christopher
V for Vendetta (2006)
as Chancellor Adam Sutler
The Proposition (2005)
as Jellon Lamb
Hiroshima (2005)
as Narrator (voice)
The Skeleton Key (2005)
as Ben Devereaux
Manderlay (2005)
as Narrator (Voice)
Valiant (2005)
as Felix (voice)
Shadowing the Third Man (2004)
as Narrator
Pride (2004)
as Harry (voice)
Hellboy (2004)
as Prof. Bruttenholm
The Beast Within: Making 'Alien' (2003)
as Himself
Dogville (2003)
as Narrator (voice)
Meeting Che Guevara & the Man from Maybury Hill (2003)
as Man from Maybury Hill
Owning Mahowny (2003)
as Victor Foss
I, Claudius: A Television Epic (2002)
as Self
Crime and Punishment (2002)
as Porfiry, chief investigator
Bait (2002)
as Jack Blake
Miranda (2002)
as Christian
The Alien Saga (2002)
as narrator
Shaolin: Wheel of Life (2001)
as Narrator
The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed (2001)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
as Garrick Ollivander
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
as Dr. Iannis
The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm (2001)
as Narrator
Tabloid (2001)
as Vince
Lost Souls (2000)
as Father Lareaux
Krapp's Last Tape (2000)
as Krapp
The Tigger Movie (2000)
as Narrator
New Blood (1999)
as Alan White
You're Dead... (1999)
as Maitland
If... Dog... Rabbit (1999)
as Sean Cooper
All the Little Animals (1999)
as Mr. Summers
Le château des singes (1999)
as Sebastian (voice)
The Climb (1998)
as Chuck Langer
The Commissioner (1998)
as James morton
Night Train (1998)
as Michael Poole
Tender Loving Care (1998)
as Dr. Turner
Bandyta (1997)
as Babits
Contact (1997)
as S. R. Hadden
Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
as Giles De'Ath
Dead Man (1995)
as John Scholfield
Saigon Baby (1995)
Wild Bill (1995)
as Charley Prince
On Jupiter (1995)
as Narrator
Rob Roy (1995)
as John Graham (Marquis of Montrose)
Two Nudes Bathing (1995)
as Marquis de Prey
The World of Jim Henson (1994)
as The Storyteller (archive footage)
Second Best (1994)
as Uncle Turpin
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994)
as The Countess
Great Moments in Aviation (1994)
as Rex Goodyear
Thumbelina (1994)
as Mr. Mole (voice)
Monolith (1993)
as Villano
Six Characters in Search of An Author (1992)
as The Father
L'oeil qui ment (1992)
as Anthony / Le Marquis
I Dreamt I Woke Up (1991)
as Boorman's Alter Ego
Journey to Knock (1991)
as Alfred
Lapse of Memory (1991)
as Conrad Farmer
King Ralph (1991)
as Lord Percival Graves
Red Fox (1991)
as Archie Carpenter
Paul McCartney: From Rio to Liverpool (1990)
as Narrator
Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
as Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator
The Field (1990)
as Bird' O'Donnell
Resident Alien (1990)
as Himself
Windprints (1990)
as Charles Rutherford
Who Bombed Birmingham? (1990)
as Chris Mullin
Romeo.Juliet (1990)
as La Dame aux Chats / Mercutio (voice)
Little Sweetheart (1989)
as Robert Burger
Scandal (1989)
as Stephen Ward
David Macaulay: Pyramid (1989)
as Khufu / Second French Explorer (voice)
The Bengali night (1988)
as Lucien Metz
Deadline (1988)
as Granville Jones
White Mischief (1987)
as Gilbert Colville
Vincent (1987)
as (voice)
Spaceballs (1987)
as Kane
Aria (1987)
as The Actor
The Hunting of the Snark (1987)
as The Narrator
From the Hip (1987)
as Douglas Benoit
Frightmares (1987)
AIDS: Monolith (1987)
as Narrator
Rocinante (1986)
as Bill
Jake Speed (1986)
as Syd
The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima (1985)
as Narrator
The Black Cauldron (1985)
as The Horned King (voice)
Live Aid (1985)
After Darkness (1985)
as Peter Hunningford
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
as Winston Smith
The Hit (1984)
as Braddock
Success Is the Best Revenge (1984)
Champions (1984)
as Bob Champion
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
as Lawrence Fassett
King Lear (1983)
as The Fool
The Plague Dogs (1982)
as Snitter (voice)
Paul McCartney - Take It Away (1982)
Partners (1982)
as Kerwin
Night Crossing (1982)
as Peter Strelzyk
History of the World: Part I (1981)
as Jesus - The Roman Empire
Heaven's Gate (1980)
as Billy Irvine
The Elephant Man (1980)
as John Merrick
An Evening with Quentin Crisp (1980)
as Himself / Presenter
Alien (1979)
as Gilbert Ward Kane
Watership Down (1978)
as Hazel (voice)
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
as Aragorn (voice)
Midnight Express (1978)
as Max
The Shout (1978)
as Anthony Fielding
The Disappearance (1977)
as Atkinson
East of Elephant Rock (1977)
as Nash
Three Dangerous Ladies (1977)
as Lt. George Simmonds
Spectre (1977)
as Mitri Cyon
La linea del fiume (1976)
as Chandler
The Peddler (1976)
as Alec Cassell
The Naked Civil Servant (1975)
as Quentin Crisp
The Ghoul (1975)
as Tom Rawlings
Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974)
as Malcolm Scrawdyke
The Playboy of the Western World (1974)
as Christopher Mahon (Christy Mahon)
The Pied Piper (1972)
as Franz
Mr. Forbush and the Penguins (1971)
as Richard Forbush
10 Rillington Place (1971)
as Timothy Evans
In Search of Gregory (1969)
as Daniel
Before Winter Comes (1969)
as Lieutenant Pilkington
Sinful Davey (1969)
as Davey Haggart
The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
as Richard Rich
This Is My Street (1964)
as Charlie
The Wild and the Willing (1962)
as Phil Corbett

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