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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
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Wild and the Willing 1962-10-16
Latest Project:
Movie Bare Knucle 2020-01-01
Known For
Poster of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Poster of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Poster of Alien
Poster of Wessex Tales
Movie Bare Knucle Unknown 2020-01-01
Movie Damascus Cover Miki 2018-07-20
Movie Ayamé Narrator 2018-08-25
Movie The Journey Harry Patterson 2017-03-30
Movie That Good Night Ralph 2017-06-20
Movie My Name Is Lenny Leslie Salmon 2017-06-09
Movie ChickLit Francis Bonar 2016-09-02
Movie Jackie The Priest 2016-12-02
Movie The Pity of War: The Loves and Lives of the War Poets Siegfried Sassoon 2016-11-13
Movie The Alchemist's Letter The Alchemist (voice) 2015-04-21
Movie Break Jack 2015-05-01
Movie Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure: The Movie Sailor John 2015-07-17
Series The Last Panthers Tom 2015-11-12
Movie Hercules Cotys 2014-07-23
Movie Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Himself 2014-08-25
Movie Snowpiercer Gilliam 2013-08-01
Movie Jayne Mansfield's Car Kingsley Bedford 2013-07-25
Movie Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict Narrator 2013-05-24
Movie Charlie Countryman Narrator 2013-02-09
Movie Only Lovers Left Alive Marlowe 2013-12-12
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor The War Doctor 2013-11-23
Movie Hello: A Portrait Of Leslie Phillips 2013-09-28
Movie The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot The War Doctor (archive voice) 2013-11-23
Movie Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor The War Doctor 2013-11-14
Movie The Snipist The Ministry 2012-05-24
Movie More Than Honey narrator (english voice) 2012-08-11
Movie Sightseers Jerusalem Narrator (uncredited) 2012-11-30
Movie Planet Dinosaur: Ultimate Killers Narrator (voice) 2012-08-19
Series Labyrinth Audric Baillard 2012-11-24
Movie The Confession Priest 2011-07-01
Movie The Journey – Stories from the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Narrador 2011-07-05
Series Human Planet Narrator 2011-01-13
Movie Sailcloth Man 2011-01-01
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Mr. Ollivander 2011-07-07
Series The Confession Priest 2011-03-28
Movie Melancholia Dexter 2011-05-26
Movie The Gruffalo's Child The Owl (voice) 2011-12-25
Movie 23 Degrees, 5 Minutes Professor Orit 2011-07-09
Movie In Love with Alma Cogan MC 2011-10-04
Movie Immortals Old Zeus 2011-11-10
Series Planet Dinosaur Narrator 2011-09-14
Movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Control 2011-09-16
Movie A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures Grandpa Sammy (voice) 2010-08-03
Movie Lou Doyle 2010-06-17
Movie Brighton Rock Phil Corkery 2010-09-13
Movie Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Carnak 2010-12-10
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Ollivander 2010-10-17
Movie Whistle and I'll Come to You James Parkin 2010-12-24
Movie Love at First Sight Arthur 2010-11-16
Movie An Englishman in New York Quentin Crisp 2009-04-27
Movie The Limits of Control Guitar 2009-05-01
Movie 44 Inch Chest Old Man Peanut 2009-10-08
Movie Ballybrando Unknown 2009-12-12
Movie The Gruffalo Owl (voice) 2009-12-25
Movie Outlander Rothgar 2008-04-24
Movie The Oxford Murders Arthur Seldom 2008-01-18
Movie Lecture 21 Unknown 2008-01-01
Movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Unknown 2008-05-21
Movie Recount Warren Christopher 2008-05-25
Series Merlin The Great Dragon (voice) 2008-09-20
Movie New York, I Love You Bellhop (segment "Shekhar Kapur") 2008-09-06
Movie Hellboy II: The Golden Army Trevor Bruttenholm 2008-07-11
Movie Interview with John Hurt Himself 2007-01-22
Movie Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm 2007-03-10
Series Masters of Science Fiction Unknown 2007-08-03
Movie Boxes Le père de Fanny 2007-06-06
Movie Shooting Dogs Christopher 2006-03-08
Movie V for Vendetta Chancellor Adam Sutler 2006-02-23
Movie The Plot Against Harold Wilson Narrator 2006-03-16
Movie Whaledreamers Himself 2006-06-15
Movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Narrator (voice) 2006-09-13
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series Doctor Who The War Doctor 2005-03-26
Movie Manderlay Narrator (Voice) 2005-05-16
Movie Valiant Felix (voice) 2005-03-25
Movie The Skeleton Key Ben Devereaux 2005-07-29
Movie The Proposition Jellon Lamb 2005-10-06
Movie Hiroshima Narrator (voice) 2005-08-05
Movie Alpha to Omega: Exposing 'The Osterman Weekend' Himself 2004-01-22
Movie Hellboy Prof. Bruttenholm 2004-04-02
Series The Alan Clark Diaries Unknown 2004-01-15
Movie Pride Harry (voice) 2004-06-21
Movie Shadowing the Third Man Narrator 2004-10-11
Movie Owning Mahowny Victor Foss 2003-05-02
Movie Meeting Che Guevara & the Man from Maybury Hill Man from Maybury Hill 2003-05-08
Movie Dogville Narrator (voice) 2003-05-19
Movie The Beast Within: Making 'Alien' Himself 2003-12-02
Movie Bait Jack Blake 2002-02-20
Movie The Alien Saga narrator 2002-01-01
Movie Miranda Christian 2002-01-18
Series HypaSpace Himself 2002-05-13
Movie Crime and Punishment Porfiry, chief investigator 2002-06-01
Movie I, Claudius: A Television Epic Self 2002-09-30
Movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin Dr. Iannis 2001-04-18
Movie Tabloid Vince 2001-01-01
Movie The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm Narrator 2001-04-07
Movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Garrick Ollivander 2001-11-16
Movie The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed Unknown 2001-12-11
Movie Shaolin: Wheel of Life Narrator 2001-12-11
Movie The Tigger Movie Narrator 2000-02-11
Movie Lost Souls Father Lareaux 2000-10-13
Movie Krapp's Last Tape Krapp 2000-09-08
Series Watership Down Unknown 1999-09-28
Movie A Monkey's Tale Sebastian (voice) 1999-06-02
Movie All the Little Animals Mr. Summers 1999-07-09
Movie One Last Score Sean Cooper 1999-09-29
Movie New Blood Alan White 1999-11-15
Movie You're Dead... Maitland 1999-10-01
Movie Tender Loving Care Dr. Turner 1998-01-01
Movie Night Train Michael Poole 1998-01-01
Movie The Climb Chuck Langer 1998-03-11
Movie The Commissioner James morton 1998-02-22
Movie Love and Death on Long Island Giles De'Ath 1997-01-01
Movie Contact S. R. Hadden 1997-07-11
Movie Bandyta Babits 1997-11-07
Movie Two Nudes Bathing Marquis de Prey 1995-03-24
Movie Rob Roy John Graham (Marquis of Montrose) 1995-04-13
Movie On Jupiter Narrator 1995-08-03
Movie Dead Man John Scholfield 1995-12-23
Movie Saigon Baby Unknown 1995-12-16
Movie Wild Bill Charley Prince 1995-12-01
Movie Thumbelina Mr. Mole (voice) 1994-03-29
Movie Even Cowgirls Get the Blues The Countess 1994-05-13
Movie Great Moments in Aviation Rex Goodyear 1994-05-01
Movie Second Best Uncle Turpin 1994-09-30
Movie The World of Jim Henson The Storyteller (archive footage) 1994-11-23
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Monolith Villano 1993-05-27
Movie Dark at Noon Anthony / Le Marquis 1992-10-01
Movie Six Characters in Search of An Author The Father 1992-12-12
Movie Red Fox Archie Carpenter 1991-01-01
Movie King Ralph Lord Percival Graves 1991-02-15
Movie I Dreamt I Woke Up Boorman's Alter Ego 1991-11-16
Movie Journey to Knock Alfred 1991-09-17
Movie Lapse of Memory Conrad Farmer 1991-06-02
Movie Who Bombed Birmingham? Chris Mullin 1990-04-22
Movie Romeo.Juliet La Dame aux Chats / Mercutio (voice) 1990-01-01
Movie Windprints Charles Rutherford 1990-06-29
Movie The Field Bird' O'Donnell 1990-09-21
Movie Frankenstein Unbound Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator 1990-11-02
Movie Resident Alien Himself 1990-09-14
Movie Paul McCartney: From Rio to Liverpool Narrator 1990-12-17
Movie Scandal Stephen Ward 1989-03-03
Movie David Macaulay: Pyramid Khufu / Second French Explorer (voice) 1989-01-04
Series The Jim Henson Hour Unknown 1989-04-14
Movie Little Sweetheart Robert Burger 1989-10-19
Series The Storyteller The Storyteller 1988-05-15
Movie Deadline Granville Jones 1988-01-01
Movie The Bengali Night Lucien Metz 1988-10-26
Movie From the Hip Douglas Benoit 1987-02-06
Movie Frightmares 1987-01-01
Movie The Hunting of the Snark The Narrator 1987-04-01
Movie AIDS: Monolith Narrator 1987-01-01
Movie Vincent (voice) 1987-10-08
Movie White Mischief Gilbert Colville 1987-11-30
Movie Spaceballs Kane 1987-06-24
Movie Aria The Actor 1987-05-27
Movie Jake Speed Syd 1986-05-30
Movie Thames Film 1986-08-10
Movie Rocinante Bill 1986-11-01
Movie After Darkness Peter Hunningford 1985-02-01
Movie Live Aid Self 1985-07-13
Movie The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima Narrator 1985-12-03
Movie The Black Cauldron The Horned King (voice) 1985-07-24
Movie Champions Bob Champion 1984-04-20
Movie Success Is the Best Revenge Unknown 1984-05-26
Movie The Hit Braddock 1984-09-12
Movie Nineteen Eighty-Four Winston Smith 1984-10-10
Movie King Lear The Fool 1983-04-03
Movie The Osterman Weekend Lawrence Fassett 1983-10-14
Series Natural World Narrator 1983-10-30
Movie Night Crossing Peter Strelzyk 1982-02-05
Movie Partners Kerwin 1982-04-30
Movie Paul McCartney - Take It Away Unknown 1982-06-21
Movie The Plague Dogs Snitter (voice) 1982-10-21
Movie History of the World: Part I Jesus - The Roman Empire 1981-06-12
Movie An Evening with Quentin Crisp Himself / Presenter 1980-01-01
Movie Heaven's Gate Billy Irvine 1980-11-19
Movie The Elephant Man John Merrick 1980-10-02
Series Crime and Punishment Unknown 1979-05-22
Movie Alien Gilbert Ward Kane 1979-05-25
Movie The Shout Anthony Fielding 1978-06-16
Movie Midnight Express Max 1978-08-31
Movie The Lord of the Rings Aragorn (voice) 1978-11-15
Movie Watership Down Hazel (voice) 1978-10-14
Movie Spectre Mitri Cyon 1977-05-21
Movie Three Dangerous Ladies Lt. George Simmonds 1977-06-05
Movie The Disappearance Atkinson 1977-11-30
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown 1977-08-04
Movie East of Elephant Rock Nash 1977-10-22
Movie The Peddler Alec Cassell 1976-03-23
Series I, Claudius Unknown 1976-09-20
Movie Stream Line Chandler 1976-05-06
Series The Sweeney Tony Grey 1975-01-02
Movie The Naked Civil Servant Quentin Crisp 1975-12-17
Movie The Ghoul Tom Rawlings 1975-07-11
Movie The Playboy of the Western World Christopher Mahon (Christy Mahon) 1974-01-01
Series NOVA Narrator 1974-03-03
Movie Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs Malcolm Scrawdyke 1974-06-11
Series Wessex Tales Unknown 1973-11-07
Movie The Pied Piper Franz 1972-12-27
Series A Ghost Story for Christmas James Parkin 1971-12-24
Movie 10 Rillington Place Timothy Evans 1971-02-10
Movie Mr. Forbush and the Penguins Richard Forbush 1971-07-29
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Movie Sinful Davey Davey Haggart 1969-02-10
Movie Before Winter Comes Lieutenant Pilkington 1969-03-24
Movie In Search of Gregory Daniel 1969-11-01
Movie The Sailor from Gibraltar Unknown 1967-01-01
Movie A Man for All Seasons Richard Rich 1966-12-12
Series Gideon's Way Unknown 1965-03-18
Movie This Is My Street Charlie 1964-01-15
Movie The Wild and the Willing Phil Corbett 1962-10-16