John Hurt

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John Vincent Hurt, CBE (born 22 January 1940) is 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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John Vincent Hurt, CBE (born 22 January 1940) is 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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Gender Male

Known Credits 181

Birthday 1940-01-22

Place of Birth Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://johnhurt.co.uk/

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  • John Vincent Hurt

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2016 Jackie
2015 The Last Panthers(6 episodes) as Tom
2015 Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure: The Movie as Sailor John
2015 The Alchemist's Letter as The Alchemist (voice)
2014 Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film as Himself
2014 Hercules as Cotys
2013 Only Lovers Left Alive as Marlowe
2013 Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor as The War Doctor
2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
2013 Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor as The War Doctor
2013 Muse of Fire as Himself
2013 Snowpiercer as Gilliam
2013 Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict as Narrator
2013 The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman as Narrator
2012 Labyrinth as Audric Baillard
2012 Labyrinth(2 episodes) as Audric Baillard
2012 Planet Dinosaur: Ultimate Killers as Narrator (voice)
2012 Jayne Mansfield's Car as Kingsley Bedford
2011 The Gruffalo's Child as The Owl (Voice)
2011 Immortals as Old Zeus
2011 Planet Dinosaur as Narrator
2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as Control
2011 Planet Dinosaur(14 episodes) as Narrator
2011 23 Degrees, 5 Minutes as Professor Orit
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as Mr. Ollivander
2011 The Confession as Priest
2011 Melancholia as Dexter
2011 The Confession(18 episodes) as Priest
2011 Human Planet as Narrator
2011 Human Planet(19 episodes) as Narrator
2011 Sailcloth as Man
2010 Whistle and I'll Come to You as James Parkin
2010 Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie as Carnak
2010 Love at First Sight as Arthur
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Mr. Ollivander
2010 Brighton Rock as Phil Corkery
2010 A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures as Grandpa Sammy
2010 Lou as Doyle
2009 The Gruffalo as Owl
2009 Creating The World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins as Himself
2009 44 Inch Chest as Old Man Peanut
2009 The Limits of Control as Guitar
2009 An Englishman in New York as Quentin Crisp
2008 Merlin(0 episodes) as The Dragon
2008 Merlin(70 episodes) as The Dragon (voice)
2008 New York, I Love You as Bellhop (segment "Shekhar Kapur")
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army as Trevor Bruttenholm
2008 Recount as Warren Christopher
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as Ox
2008 Outlander as Rothgar
2008 The Oxford Murders as Arthur Seldom
2008 Lezione ventuno
2007 Masters of Science Fiction(1 episode)
2007 Boxes as Le père de Fanny
2007 Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron as Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm
2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer as Narrator (voice)
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 The Plot Against Harold Wilson as Narrator
2006 Shooting Dogs as Christopher
2005 V for Vendetta as Chancellor Adam Sutler
2005 The Proposition as Jellon Lamb
2005 Hiroshima as Narrator (voice)
2005 Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II(2 episodes)
2005 The Skeleton Key as Ben Devereaux
2005 Manderlay as Narrator (Voice)
2005 Doctor Who(1 episode) as The Doctor
2005 Doctor Who(1 episode) as The War Doctor
2005 Valiant as Felix (voice)
2004 Shadowing the Third Man as Narrator
2004 Hellboy as Prof. Bruttenholm
2004 The Alan Clark Diaries
2004 The Alan Clark Diaries(6 episodes)
2004 Tabloid as Vince
2003 The Beast Within: Making 'Alien' as Himself
2003 Dogville as Narrator (voice)
2003 Meeting Che Guevara & the Man from Maybury Hill as Man from Maybury Hill
2003 Owning Mahowny as Victor Foss
2002 Crime and Punishment as Porfiry, chief investigator
2002 HypaSpace(1 episode)
2002 Miranda as Christian
2002 The Alien Saga as narrator
2001 Shaolin: Wheel of Life as Narrator
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as Mr. Ollivander
2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin as Dr. Iannis
2001 The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm as Narrator
2000 Lost Souls as Father Lareaux
2000 Krapp's Last Tape as Krapp
2000 New Blood
1999 You're Dead as Maitland
1999 If... Dog... Rabbit as Sean Cooper
1999 Watership Down(39 episodes)
1999 All the Little Animals as Mr. Summers
1998 The Climb as Chuck Langer
1998 The Commissioner as James morton
1998 Night Train as Michael Poole
1997 Contact as S. R. Hadden
1997 Bandyta as Babits
1997 Love and Death on Long Island as Giles De'Ath
1996 Privateer 2: The Darkening as Joe
1995 Saigon Baby
1995 Wild Bill as Charley Prince
1995 On Jupiter as Narrator
1995 Dead Man as John Scholfield
1995 Rob Roy as John Graham (Marquis of Montrose)
1994 Second Best as Uncle Turpin
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Great Moments in Aviation as Rex Goodyear
1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues as The Countess
1993 Monolith as Villano
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1992 Six Characters in Search of An Author as The Father
1992 L'oeil qui ment
1991 King Ralph as Lord Percival Graves
1991 Red Fox as Archie Carpenter
1990 The Field as Bird' O'Donnell
1990 Frankenstein Unbound as Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator
1990 Resident Alien as Himself
1990 Windprints as Charles Rutherford
1990 Who Bombed Birmingham? as Chris Mullin
1989 Little Sweetheart as Robert Burger
1989 Jim Henson's The Storyteller as The Storyteller
1989 The Jim Henson Hour(15 episodes)
1989 Scandal as Stephen Ward
1988 The Storyteller(9 episodes) as The Storyteller
1988 Deadline as Granville Jones
1987 White Mischief as Gilbert Colville
1987 Vincent as (voice)
1987 Spaceballs as Kane
1987 Aria as The Actor
1987 The Hunting of the Snark as The Narrator
1987 Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise as Shitotsugh Lhadatt (English Dub)
1987 From the Hip as Douglas Benoit
1987 Frightmares
1986 Rocinante
1986 Jake Speed as Syd
1985 After Darkness as Peter Hunningford
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four as Winston Smith
1984 The Hit as Braddock
1984 Success Is the Best Revenge
1984 Champions as Bob Champion
1983 The Osterman Weekend as Lawrence Fassett
1983 King Lear as The Fool
1982 The Plague Dogs as Snitter
1982 Partners as Kerwin
1982 Night Crossing as Peter Strelzyk
1981 History of the World: Part I as Jesus - The Roman Empire
1980 Heaven's Gate as Billy Irvine
1980 The Elephant Man as John Merrick
1980 An Evening with Quentin Crisp as Himself / Presenter
1979 Alien as Kane
1979 Crime and Punishment(3 episodes)
1978 The Lord of the Rings as Aragorn
1978 Watership Down as Hazel (voice)
1978 Midnight Express as Max
1978 The Shout as Anthony Fielding
1977 The Disappearance
1977 East of Elephant Rock as Nash
1977 The Hollywood Greats(1 episode)
1977 Three Dangerous Ladies as Lt. Simmonds
1977 Spectre as Mitri Cyon
1976 I, Claudius as Caligula
1976 I, Claudius(5 episodes)
1976 I, Claudius(15 episodes) as Caligula
1975 The Naked Civil Servant as Quentin Crisp
1975 The Ghoul as Tom Rawlings
1975 The Sweeney(1 episode)
1974 Little Malcolm as Malcolm Scrawdyke
1974 NOVA(1 episode) as Narrator
1973 Wessex Tales(1 episode)
1972 The Pied Piper as Franz
1971 A Ghost Story for Christmas(1 episode) as James Parkin
1971 Mr. Forbush and the Penguins as Richard Forbush
1971 10 Rillington Place as Timothy Evans
1970 Play for Today(1 episode)
1969 In Search Of Gregory as Daniel
1969 Before Winter Comes as Lieutenant Pilkington
1969 Sinful Davey
1967 Natural World(2 episodes) as Narrator
1967 The Sailor from Gibraltar
1966 A Man for All Seasons as Richard Rich
1965 Gideon's Way(1 episode)
1964 This Is My Street as Charlie
1962 The Wild and the Willing as Phil Corbett
1900 Damascus Cover as Miki
1900 Hellboy: Blood and Iron(0 episodes)

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