John Hurt

John Hurt

  • Born on
    • January 22nd, 1940
  • Died on
    • January 25th, 2017
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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Acting (108 Credits)

2017Damascus Cover as Miki
2017My Name Is Lenny as Leslie Salmon
2016Jackie as The Priest
2016The Journey as Harry Patterson
2015The Last Panthers as Tom
2014Hercules as Cotys
2013Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor as The War Doctor
2013Snowpiercer as Gilliam
2013Only Lovers Left Alive as Marlowe
2013Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor as The War Doctor
2013Charlie Countryman as Narrator
2013The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot as The War Doctor (archive voice)
2012Jayne Mansfield's Car as Kingsley Bedford
2012More Than Honey as narrator (english voice)
2012Sightseers as Jerusalem Narrator (uncredited)
2012Labyrinth as Audric Baillard
2011The Confession as Priest
2011Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as Control
2011Melancholia as DexterWatch Free
2011The Gruffalo's Child as The Owl (voice)
2011Immortals as Old Zeus
2011Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as Mr. Ollivander
2011Human Planet as Narrator
2011Planet Dinosaur as Narrator
2011The Confession as Priest
2010Whistle and I'll Come to You as James Parkin
2010Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie as Carnak
2010Brighton Rock as Phil Corkery
2010A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures as Grandpa Sammy (voice)
2010Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Ollivander
2009An Englishman in New York as Quentin Crisp
200944 Inch Chest as Old Man Peanut
2009The Limits of Control as Guitar
2009The Gruffalo as Owl (voice)
2008The Oxford Murders as Arthur SeldomWatch Free
2008Outlander as Rothgar
2008Recount as Warren Christopher
2008Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as Professor Oxley
2008Hellboy II: The Golden Army as Trevor Bruttenholm
2008New York, I Love You as Bellhop (segment "Shekhar Kapur")
2008Merlin (2008) as The Great Dragon (voice)Watch Free
2007Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron as Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm
2006Perfume: The Story of a Murderer as Narrator (voice)Watch Free
2005Beyond the Gates as Christopher
2005Hiroshima as Narrator (voice)
2005The Skeleton Key as Ben Devereaux
2005V for Vendetta as Chancellor Adam Sutler
2005The Proposition as Jellon LambWatch Free
2005Valiant as Felix (voice)
2005Manderlay as Narrator (Voice)
2004Hellboy as Prof. Bruttenholm
2004Pride as Harry (voice)
2003Owning Mahowny as Victor Foss
2003Dogville as Narrator (voice)
2002Crime and Punishment as Porfiry, chief investigator
2002Miranda as Christian
2001Captain Corelli's Mandolin as Dr. Iannis
2001Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as Garrick Ollivander
2000Lost Souls as Father Lareaux
2000The Tigger Movie as Narrator
1999New Blood as Alan WhiteWatch Free
1999Watership Down
1998All the Little Animals as Mr. Summers
1998Night Train as Michael PooleWatch Free
1997Love and Death on Long Island as Giles De'Ath
1997Contact as S. R. Hadden
1997Bandyta as Babits
1995Rob Roy as John Graham (Marquis of Montrose)
1995Wild Bill as Charley Prince
1995Dead Man as John Scholfield
1994Second Best as Uncle Turpin
1994Thumbelina as Mr. Mole (voice)
1993Monolith as Villano
1993Even Cowgirls Get the Blues as The Countess
1991King Ralph as Lord Percival Graves
1990Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound as Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator
1990The Field as Bird' O'Donnell
1990The Field as Bird' O'Donnell
1990The Field as Bird' O'Donnell
1989Scandal as Stephen Ward
1987Aria as The ActorWatch Free
1987From the Hip as Douglas Benoit
1987White Mischief as Gilbert Colville
1987Spaceballs as Kane
1986Jake Speed as Syd
1985The Black Cauldron as The Horned King (voice)
1984The Hit as Braddock
1984Champions as Bob Champion
19841984 as Winston Smith
1983The Osterman Weekend as Lawrence Fassett
1983King Lear as The Fool
1982The Plague Dogs as Snitter (voice)
1982Night Crossing as Peter Strelzyk
1982Partners as Kerwin
1981History of the World: Part I as Jesus - The Roman Empire
1980The Elephant Man as John Merrick
1980Heaven's Gate as Billy Irvine
1979Alien as Gilbert Ward Kane
1978Watership Down as Hazel (voice)
1978The Lord of the Rings as Aragorn (voice)
1978The Shout as Anthony Fielding
1978Midnight Express as Max
1977Spectre as Mitri Cyon
1975The Naked Civil Servant as Quentin Crisp
1975The Ghoul as Tom Rawlings
1972The Pied Piper as Franz
197110 Rillington Place as Timothy Evans
1966A Man for All Seasons as Richard Rich

Himself (2 Credits)



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