John Hurt

Actor, Film actor

1940 –

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Who is John Hurt?

John Vincent Hurt, CBE is an English actor. Among other honours, he has received two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award, and four BAFTA Awards, with the fourth being a Lifetime Achievement recognition.

Hurt is 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, Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant and An Englishman in New York, and Caligula in I, Claudius. Recognisable for his distinctive rich voice, he has also enjoyed a successful voice acting career, starring in films such as Watership Down, the animated The Lord of the Rings and Dogville, as well as the BBC television series Merlin. He portrayed the War Doctor in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor", following brief appearances in previous episodes.

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 films such as Alien, Midnight Express, Rob Roy, V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the Harry Potter film series, the Hellboy films, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

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Born
Jan 22, 1940
Chesterfield
Also known as
  • John Vincent Hurt
  • John Vincent Hurt, CBE
  • John Hurt CBE
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • English people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Central Saint Martins
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • East Coast School of Art & Design
  • St Michael's Preparatory School, Otford
Lived in
  • Chesterfield

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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