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John Hurt

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.

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Jan 22, 1940 In Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK
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First Appeared:
Movie Damascus Cover 2018-07-20
Latest Project:
In the movie The Wild and the Willing 1962-10-16
Known For
Poster of Planet Dinosaur
Poster of The Confession
Poster of Human Planet
Poster of Gideon's Way
Movie Damascus Cover Miki
Movie The Journey Harry Patterson
Movie That Good Night Ralph
Movie My Name Is Lenny Leslie Salmon
Movie ChickLit Francis Bonar
Movie Jackie The Priest
Movie The Pity of War: The Loves and Lives of the War Poets Siegfried Sassoon
Movie The Alchemist's Letter The Alchemist (voice)
Series The Last Panthers Tom
Movie Break Jack
Movie Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure: The Movie Sailor John
Movie Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Himself
Movie Hercules Cotys
Movie Only Lovers Left Alive Marlowe
Movie Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor The War Doctor
Movie Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor The War Doctor
Movie Hello: A Portrait Of Leslie Phillips
Movie Muse of Fire Himself
Movie Snowpiercer Gilliam
Movie Jayne Mansfield's Car Kingsley Bedford
Movie Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict Narrator
Movie Charlie Countryman Narrator
Movie The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot The War Doctor (archive voice)
Movie Planet Dinosaur: Ultimate Killers Narrator (voice)
Movie The Snipist The Ministry
Series Labyrinth Audric Baillard
Movie More Than Honey narrator (english voice)
Movie Sightseers Jerusalem Narrator (uncredited)
Movie The Journey – Stories from the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Narrador
Movie Sailcloth Man
Series Human Planet Narrator
Movie The Gruffalo's Child The Owl (voice)
Movie The Confession Priest
Series The Confession Priest
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Mr. Ollivander
Movie 23 Degrees, 5 Minutes Professor Orit
Series Planet Dinosaur Narrator
Movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Control
Movie In Love with Alma Cogan MC
Movie Immortals Old Zeus
Movie Melancholia Dexter
Movie Whistle and I'll Come to You James Parkin
Movie Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Carnak
Movie Love at First Sight Arthur
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Mr. Ollivander
Movie Brighton Rock Phil Corkery
Movie A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures Grandpa Sammy (voice)
Movie Lou Doyle
Movie The Limits of Control Guitar
Movie An Englishman in New York Quentin Crisp
Movie 44 Inch Chest Old Man Peanut
Movie The Gruffalo Owl (voice)
Movie Outlander Rothgar
Movie Lecture 21
Movie The Oxford Murders Arthur Seldom
Movie New York, I Love You Bellhop (segment "Shekhar Kapur")
Movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Professor Oxley
Series Merlin The Great Dragon (voice)
Movie Recount Warren Christopher
Movie Hellboy II: The Golden Army Trevor Bruttenholm
Series Masters of Science Fiction Unknown
Movie Boxes Le père de Fanny
Movie Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm
Movie V for Vendetta Chancellor Adam Sutler
Movie Shooting Dogs Christopher
Movie Whaledreamers Himself
Series The One Show Unknown
Movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Narrator (voice)
Movie The Plot Against Harold Wilson Narrator
Movie The Proposition Jellon Lamb
Movie Hiroshima Narrator (voice)
Movie The Skeleton Key Ben Devereaux
Movie Manderlay Narrator (Voice)
Series Doctor Who The War Doctor
Movie Valiant Felix (voice)
Series The Alan Clark Diaries
Movie Pride Harry (voice)
Movie Hellboy Prof. Bruttenholm
Movie Shadowing the Third Man Narrator
Movie Owning Mahowny Victor Foss
Movie The Beast Within: Making 'Alien' Himself
Movie Dogville Narrator (voice)
Movie Meeting Che Guevara & the Man from Maybury Hill Man from Maybury Hill
Movie Crime and Punishment Porfiry, chief investigator
Series HypaSpace Himself
Movie Miranda Christian
Movie The Alien Saga narrator
Movie The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm Narrator
Movie Tabloid Vince
Movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Garrick Ollivander
Movie Shaolin: Wheel of Life Narrator
Movie The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed
Movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin Dr. Iannis
Movie Lost Souls Father Lareaux
Movie Krapp's Last Tape Krapp
Movie The Tigger Movie Narrator
Movie New Blood Alan White
Movie You're Dead... Maitland
Movie One Last Score Sean Cooper
Series Watership Down
Movie All the Little Animals Mr. Summers
Movie A Monkey's Tale Sebastian (voice)
Movie Tender Loving Care Dr. Turner
Movie The Climb Chuck Langer
Movie Night Train Michael Poole
Movie The Commissioner James morton
Movie Bandyta Babits
Movie Contact S. R. Hadden
Movie Love and Death on Long Island Giles De'Ath
Movie Dead Man John Scholfield
Movie Saigon Baby
Movie Wild Bill Charley Prince
Movie On Jupiter Narrator
Movie Rob Roy John Graham (Marquis of Montrose)
Movie Two Nudes Bathing Marquis de Prey
Movie Thumbelina Mr. Mole (voice)
Movie Great Moments in Aviation Rex Goodyear
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown
Movie Even Cowgirls Get the Blues The Countess
Movie The World of Jim Henson The Storyteller (archive footage)
Movie Second Best Uncle Turpin
Movie Monolith Villano
Series GMTV Unknown
Movie Six Characters in Search of An Author The Father
Movie Dark at Noon Anthony / Le Marquis
Movie King Ralph Lord Percival Graves
Movie Red Fox Archie Carpenter
Movie Lapse of Memory Conrad Farmer
Movie Journey to Knock Alfred
Movie I Dreamt I Woke Up Boorman's Alter Ego
Movie Windprints Charles Rutherford
Movie Romeo.Juliet La Dame aux Chats / Mercutio (voice)
Movie Who Bombed Birmingham? Chris Mullin
Movie Paul McCartney: From Rio to Liverpool Narrator
Movie Resident Alien Himself
Movie Frankenstein Unbound Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator
Movie The Field Bird' O'Donnell
Movie Little Sweetheart Robert Burger
Series The Jim Henson Hour Unknown
Movie Scandal Stephen Ward
Movie David Macaulay: Pyramid Khufu / Second French Explorer (voice)
Movie Deadline Granville Jones
Movie The Bengali Night Lucien Metz
Series The Storyteller The Storyteller
Movie Vincent (voice)
Movie Spaceballs Kane
Movie Aria The Actor
Movie The Hunting of the Snark The Narrator
Movie From the Hip Douglas Benoit
Movie Frightmares
Movie AIDS: Monolith Narrator
Movie White Mischief Gilbert Colville
Movie Rocinante Bill
Movie Jake Speed Syd
Movie After Darkness Peter Hunningford
Movie The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima Narrator
Movie Live Aid
Movie The Black Cauldron The Horned King (voice)
Movie Nineteen Eighty-Four Winston Smith
Movie The Hit Braddock
Movie Success Is the Best Revenge
Movie Champions Bob Champion
Series Natural World Narrator
Movie The Osterman Weekend Lawrence Fassett
Movie King Lear The Fool
Movie The Plague Dogs Snitter (voice)
Movie Partners Kerwin
Movie Night Crossing Peter Strelzyk
Movie History of the World: Part I Jesus - The Roman Empire
Movie Heaven's Gate Billy Irvine
Movie The Elephant Man John Merrick
Movie An Evening with Quentin Crisp Himself / Presenter
Movie Alien Gilbert Ward Kane
Series Crime and Punishment
Movie The Lord of the Rings Aragorn (voice)
Movie Watership Down Hazel (voice)
Movie Midnight Express Max
Movie The Shout Anthony Fielding
Movie Spectre Mitri Cyon
Movie Three Dangerous Ladies Lt. George Simmonds
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown
Movie The Disappearance
Movie East of Elephant Rock Nash
Series I, Claudius Caligula
Movie Stream Line Chandler
Movie The Peddler Alec Cassell
Movie The Naked Civil Servant Quentin Crisp
Movie The Ghoul Tom Rawlings
Series The Sweeney Unknown
Movie Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs Malcolm Scrawdyke
Series NOVA Narrator
Series Wessex Tales Unknown
Movie The Pied Piper Franz
Movie 10 Rillington Place Timothy Evans
Series A Ghost Story for Christmas James Parkin
Movie Mr. Forbush and the Penguins Richard Forbush
Series Play for Today Unknown
Movie In Search of Gregory Daniel
Movie Before Winter Comes Lieutenant Pilkington
Movie Sinful Davey Davey Haggart
Movie The Sailor from Gibraltar
Movie A Man for All Seasons Richard Rich
Series Gideon's Way Unknown
Movie This Is My Street Charlie
Movie The Wild and the Willing Phil Corbett