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John Hurt

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Hurt , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 22, 1940 In Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Golden Boy 1939-09-05
Latest Project:
Movie Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony 2022-11-27
Known For
Poster of Manderlay
Poster of Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Poster of The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
Poster of The Elephant Man
Movie Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony Self (archive footage) 2022-11-27
Series Winter Begonia Charles Rutherford 2020-03-20
Movie My Name Is Lenny Leslie Salmon 2017-06-09
Movie That Good Night Ralph 2017-06-20
Series The Supporting Actors Syd 2017-01-14
Movie Damascus Cover Miki 2017-10-23
Series Little Women Kerwin 2017-12-26
Movie Darkest Hour Neville Chamberlain 2017-11-22
Series Younis, Son of Fadda Villano 2016-06-06
Series 88 Street Malcolm Scrawdyke 2016-10-17
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
Series Between Mitri Cyon 2015-05-21
Movie The Alchemist's Letter The Alchemist (voice) 2015-04-21
Movie A.K.A Nadia 2015-07-01
Movie Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure: The Movie Sailor John (voice) 2015-07-17
Series The Last Panthers Tom 2015-11-12
Movie The Last Panthers Tom Kendle 2015-10-26
Movie Hercules Cotys 2014-07-23
Movie Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Self 2014-08-25
Movie Jayne Mansfield's Car Kingsley Bedford 2013-07-25
Movie Swan Lake 3D - Live from the Mariinsky Theatre The Voice of the Winter Palace / Self 2013-06-06
Movie Charlie Countryman Narrator (voice) 2013-02-09
Movie Snowpiercer Gilliam 2013-08-01
Movie Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict Narrator (voice) 2013-05-24
Series Broadchurch Narrator (voice) 2013-03-04
Movie The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot The War Doctor (archive voice) 2013-11-23
Movie Only Lovers Left Alive Christopher Marlowe 2013-12-12
Movie Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor The War Doctor 2013-11-23
Movie Muse of Fire Self 2013-09-26
Movie Hello: A Portrait Of Leslie Phillips 2013-09-28
Movie The Hollow Crown: Henry V The Chorus 2012-07-21
Movie Planet Dinosaur: Ultimate Killers Narrator (voice) 2012-08-19
Movie Sightseers Jerusalem Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 2012-11-30
Series The Confession Priest 2011-03-28
Movie Melancholia Dexter 2011-05-26
Series Chichot losu Anthony Fielding 2011-03-05
Movie Human Planet Narrator 2011-01-13
Movie The Confession Priest 2011-07-01
Series Human Planet Narrator 2011-01-13
Movie Sailcloth Man 2011-01-01
Movie Planet Dinosaur Narrator 2011-10-19
Movie The Journey – Stories from the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Narrador 2011-07-05
Movie In Love with Alma Cogan MC 2011-10-04
Movie The Gruffalo's Child The Owl (voice) 2011-12-25
Movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Control 2011-09-16
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Ollivander 2011-07-07
Series Doubles Poker Championship Old Zeus 2010-08-14
Movie Brighton Rock Phil Corkery 2010-09-13
Movie Love at First Sight Arthur 2010-11-16
Movie The Limits of Control Guitar 2009-05-01
Movie 44 Inch Chest Old Man Peanut 2009-10-08
Movie An Englishman in New York Quentin Crisp 2009-04-27
Movie Waking Sleeping Beauty The Horned King (voice) (archive footage) 2009-09-05
Movie The Gruffalo Owl (voice) 2009-12-25
Movie Creating The World of Harry Potter. Part 1: The Magic Begins Himself 2009-11-17
Movie Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins Self - 'Mr. Ollivander' 2009-11-17
Movie The Oxford Murders Arthur Seldom 2008-01-18
Movie Lecture 21 2008-01-01
Movie Recount Warren Christopher 2008-05-25
Movie Outlander Rothgar 2008-04-24
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 Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm (voice) 2007-03-10
Movie Bis zum Ellenbogen Unknown 2007-11-01
Movie Boxes Le père de Fanny 2007-06-06
Movie V for Vendetta Chancellor Adam Sutler 2006-02-23
Movie Shooting Dogs Christopher 2006-03-08
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie The Plot Against Harold Wilson Narrator (voice) 2006-03-16
Series Casado con hijos Victor Foss 2006-05-02
Series Doctor Who Unknown 2005-03-26
Movie Valiant Felix (voice) 2005-03-25
Movie Manderlay Narrator (Voice) 2005-05-16
Movie The Skeleton Key Ben Devereaux 2005-07-29
Movie The Proposition Jellon Lamb 2005-10-06
Movie Hiroshima Narrator (voice) 2005-08-05
Series Train Man Shitotsugh Lhadatt (English Dub) 2005-07-07
Movie Hellboy Prof. Bruttenholm 2004-04-02
Movie Pride Harry (voice) 2004-06-21
Movie Hellboy: The Seeds of Creation Self 2004-07-27
Movie Shadowing the Third Man Narrator (voice) 2004-10-11
Movie Dogville Narrator (voice) 2003-05-19
Series Stripperella Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator 2003-06-26
Movie Bionicle: Mask of Light Unknown 2003-09-15
Movie The Beast Within: Making 'Alien' Self 2003-12-02
Movie The Alien Saga narrator 2002-01-01
Movie Miranda Christian 2002-01-18
Series Alice Nevers, le juge est une femme Grandpa Sammy (voice) 2002-09-02
Series HypaSpace Himself 2002-05-13
Movie Crime and Punishment Porfiry, chief investigator 2002-06-01
Movie The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm Narrator (voice) 2001-04-07
Movie Tabloid Vince 2001-01-01
Movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Garrick Ollivander 2001-11-16
Movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin Dr. Iannis 2001-04-18
Movie Shaolin: Wheel of Life Narrator (voice) 2001-12-11
Movie The Tigger Movie Narrator (voice) 2000-02-11
Movie Krapp's Last Tape Krapp 2000-09-08
Movie Lost Souls Father Lareaux 2000-10-13
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 Hush Unknown 1998-03-06
Movie The Climb Chuck Langer 1998-03-11
Movie Night Train Michael Poole 1998-01-01
Movie Love and Death on Long Island Giles De'Ath 1998-07-03
Series Independent Focus Doyle 1998-09-09
Series SMTV Live Kane 1998-08-29
Movie Contact S. R. Hadden 1997-07-11
Movie Bandyta Babits 1997-11-07
Movie Rob Roy John Graham 1995-04-13
Movie On Jupiter Narrator (voice) 1995-08-03
Movie Dead Man John Scholfield 1995-12-23
Movie Wild Bill Charley Prince 1995-12-01
Movie Great Moments in Aviation Rex Goodyear 1994-05-01
Movie Even Cowgirls Get the Blues The Countess 1994-05-13
Movie The World of Jim Henson The Storyteller (archive footage) 1994-11-23
Series Inside the Actors Studio Professor Oxley 1994-06-01
Movie Second Best Uncle Turpin 1994-09-30
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Dark at Noon Anthony / Le Marquis 1992-10-01
Movie Six Characters in Search of An Author The Father 1992-12-12
Movie King Ralph Lord Percival Graves 1991-02-15
Movie Lapse of Memory Conrad Farmer 1991-06-02
Movie Journey to Knock Alfred 1991-09-17
Movie Prom Night III: The Last Kiss Unknown 1990-03-30
Movie Who Bombed Birmingham? Chris Mullin 1990-04-22
Movie The Field Bird' O'Donnell 1990-09-21
Movie Resident Alien Actor 1990-09-14
Movie Paul McCartney: From Rio to Liverpool Narrator (voice) 1990-12-17
Movie David Macaulay: Pyramid Khufu / Second French Explorer (voice) 1989-01-04
Movie Scandal Stephen Ward 1989-03-03
Movie Little Sweetheart Robert Burger 1989-10-19
Movie Jim Henson's The Storyteller The Storyteller 1989-04-28
Movie Deadline Granville Jones 1988-01-01
Movie Spaceballs Kane 1987-06-24
Movie From the Hip Douglas Benoit 1987-02-06
Movie The Hunting of the Snark The Narrator (voice) 1987-04-01
Movie Aria The Actor 1987-09-15
Movie White Mischief Gilbert Colville 1987-11-10
Movie Vincent (voice) 1987-10-08
Movie Rocinante Bill 1986-11-01
Series The Octopuses from the Second Floor Carnak 1986-12-21
Movie After Darkness Peter Hunningford 1985-02-01
Movie Live Aid Self 1985-07-13
Movie The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima Narrator (voice) 1985-12-03
Movie The Black Cauldron The Horned King (voice) 1985-07-24
Series The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians Jesus - The Roman Empire 1985-09-07
Movie Champions Bob Champion 1984-04-20
Movie Nineteen Eighty-Four Winston Smith 1984-11-09
Movie Success Is the Best Revenge Dino Montecurva 1984-05-26
Movie King Lear The Fool 1983-04-03
Movie The Osterman Weekend Lawrence Fassett 1983-10-14
Series Natural World Unknown 1983-10-30
Movie Night Crossing Peter Strelzyk 1982-02-05
Movie The Plague Dogs Snitter (voice) 1982-10-21
Series Blut und Ehre: Jugend unter Hitler Braddock 1982-07-12
Movie The Elephant Man John Merrick 1980-10-09
Movie Heaven's Gate Billy Irvine 1980-11-19
Movie Watership Down Hazel (voice) 1978-10-14
Movie Midnight Express Max 1978-08-31
Movie The Lord of the Rings Aragorn (voice) 1978-11-15
Movie Three Dangerous Ladies Lt. George Simmonds 1977-06-05
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown 1977-08-04
Movie East of Elephant Rock Nash 1977-10-22
Movie The Disappearance Atkinson 1977-11-30
Movie Stream Line Chandler 1976-05-06
Movie I, Claudius Caligula 1976-09-20
Movie The Naked Civil Servant Quentin Crisp 1975-12-17
Series The Sweeney Unknown 1975-01-02
Movie The Ghoul Tom Rawlings 1975-07-11
Movie The Pied Piper Franz 1972-12-27
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 In Search of Gregory Daniel 1969-11-01
Series Percy Stuart Timothy Evans 1969-03-12
Movie Before Winter Comes Lieutenant Pilkington 1969-03-24
Series One Life to Live Richard Rich 1968-07-15
Series Gideon's Way Unknown 1965-03-18
Movie This Is My Street Charlie 1964-01-15
Series The Patty Duke Show Ollivander 1963-09-18
Movie The Wild and the Willing Phil Corbett 1962-10-16
Series M Squad Unknown 1957-09-20
Series Eurovision Song Contest Mr. Mole (voice) 1956-05-24
Movie Golden Boy Audric Baillard 1939-09-05