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John Hurt

John Vincent Hurt, CBE (born 22 January 1940) 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 Damascus Cover 2018-07-20
Known For
Poster of That Good Night
Poster of Moolah Beach
Movie Damascus Cover Miki 2018-07-20
Movie That Good Night Ralph 2018-05-05
Movie The Journey Harry Patterson 2017-03-30
Movie Darkest Hour Neville Chamberlain 2017-11-22
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
Series Between Mitri Cyon 2015-05-21
Series Anclados Phil Corkery 2015-05-25
Movie The Alchemist's Letter The Alchemist (voice) 2015-04-21
Movie The Last Panthers Tom Kendle 2015-10-26
Series The Last Panthers Tom 2015-11-12
Movie Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure: The Movie Sailor John 2015-07-17
Movie Hercules Cotys 2014-07-23
Movie Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Himself 2014-08-25
Movie Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict Narrator 2013-05-24
Series Broadchurch Narrator (voice) 2013-03-04
Movie Charlie Countryman Narrator 2013-02-09
Movie Jayne Mansfield's Car Kingsley Bedford 2013-07-25
Movie Snowpiercer Gilliam 2013-08-01
Movie Only Lovers Left Alive Marlowe 2013-12-12
Movie Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor The War Doctor 2013-11-23
Movie Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor The War Doctor 2013-11-14
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie The Snipist The Ministry 2012-05-24
Movie Planet Dinosaur: Ultimate Killers Narrator (voice) 2012-08-19
Movie Sightseers Jerusalem Narrator 2012-11-30
Movie Labyrinth Audric Baillard 2012-11-24
Movie The Confession Priest 2011-07-01
Movie Melancholia Dexter 2011-05-26
Movie Sailcloth Man 2011-01-01
Movie The Journey – Stories from the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Narrador 2011-07-05
Series The Confession Priest 2011-03-28
Movie Planet Dinosaur Narrator 2011-10-19
Movie The Gruffalo's Child The Owl (voice) 2011-12-25
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Mr. Ollivander 2011-07-07
Movie In Love with Alma Cogan MC 2011-10-04
Movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Control 2011-09-16
Series Doubles Poker Championship Old Zeus 2010-08-14
Movie Love at First Sight Arthur 2010-11-16
Movie Whistle and I'll Come to You James Parkin 2010-12-24
Movie Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Carnak 2010-12-10
Movie An Englishman in New York Quentin Crisp 2009-04-27
Movie 44 Inch Chest Old Man Peanut 2009-10-08
Movie The Limits of Control Guitar 2009-05-01
Movie Creating The World of Harry Potter. Part 1: The Magic Begins Himself 2009-11-17
Movie The Gruffalo Owl (voice) 2009-12-25
Movie The Oxford Murders Arthur Seldom 2008-01-18
Movie Lecture 21 2008-01-01
Movie Outlander Rothgar 2008-04-24
Movie Hellboy II: The Golden Army Trevor Bruttenholm 2008-07-11
Movie Recount Warren Christopher 2008-05-28
Movie New York, I Love You Bellhop (segment "Shekhar Kapur") 2008-09-06
Series Merlin The Great Dragon (voice) 2008-09-20
Movie Boxes Le père de Fanny 2007-06-06
Movie Bis zum Ellenbogen Unknown 2007-11-01
Movie The Plot Against Harold Wilson Narrator 2006-03-16
Movie Shooting Dogs Christopher 2006-03-08
Movie V for Vendetta Chancellor Adam Sutler 2006-03-15
Series New Street Law Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm 2006-05-04
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 The Skeleton Key Ben Devereaux 2005-07-29
Movie The Proposition Jellon Lamb 2005-10-06
Movie Hiroshima Narrator (voice) 2005-08-05
Movie The Alan Clark Diaries 2004-01-15
Series The Alan Clark Diaries 2004-01-15
Movie Hellboy Prof. Bruttenholm 2004-04-02
Movie Pride Harry (voice) 2004-06-21
Movie Born to Fight 2004-08-05
Movie Shadowing the Third Man Narrator 2004-10-11
Movie Dogville Narrator (voice) 2003-05-19
Movie Owning Mahowny Victor Foss 2003-05-02
Movie The Beast Within: Making “Alien” Himself 2003-12-02
Series The Wrong Coast John Merrick 2003-12-03
Movie Miranda Christian 2002-01-18
Movie The Alien Saga narrator 2002-01-01
Series HypaSpace Himself 2002-05-13
Movie Crime and Punishment Porfiry, chief investigator 2002-06-01
Series Alice Nevers, le juge est une femme Grandpa Sammy (voice) 2002-09-02
Movie The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm Narrator 2001-04-07
Movie Tabloid Vince 2001-01-01
Series Pop Idol John Scholfield 2001-10-06
Series Moolah Beach Garrick Ollivander 2001-09-08
Movie Shaolin: Wheel of Life Narrator 2001-12-11
Movie The Tigger Movie Narrator 2000-02-11
Movie New Blood 2000-06-20
Movie Krapp's Last Tape Krapp 2000-09-08
Movie All the Little Animals Mr. Summers 1999-07-09
Movie If... Dog... Rabbit Sean Cooper 1999-09-29
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
Series SMTV Live Gilbert Ward Kane 1998-08-29
Series Call for Help Dr. Iannis 1998-05-11
Movie The Climb Chuck Langer 1998-03-11
Movie Love and Death on Long Island Giles De'Ath 1997-01-01
Movie Contact S. R. Hadden 1997-07-11
Movie Privateer 2: The Darkening Joe 1996-05-17
Movie Two Nudes Bathing Marquis de Prey 1995-03-24
Movie Rob Roy John Graham (Marquis of Montrose) 1995-04-14
Series The Monroes Hazel (voice) 1995-09-12
Movie Wild Bill Charley Prince 1995-12-01
Movie Great Moments in Aviation Rex Goodyear 1994-05-01
Movie Monolith Villano 1994-03-09
Movie Even Cowgirls Get the Blues The Countess 1994-05-13
Series Inside the Actors Studio Professor Oxley 1994-06-01
Movie Dark at Noon 1992-05-26
Movie Lapse of Memory Conrad Farmer 1991-06-02
Movie King Ralph Lord Percival Graves 1991-02-15
Movie Journey to Knock Alfred 1991-09-17
Movie Windprints Charles Rutherford 1990-06-29
Movie Who Bombed Birmingham? Chris Mullin 1990-04-22
Movie The Field Bird' O'Donnell 1990-09-21
Movie Frankenstein Unbound Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator 1990-11-02
Movie Paul McCartney: From Rio to Liverpool Narrator 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 Climb Dance Narrator 1988-02-08
Movie Deadline Granville Jones 1988-01-01
Movie Bloodsport 1988-02-26
Movie From the Hip Douglas Benoit 1987-02-06
Movie The Hunting of the Snark The Narrator 1987-04-01
Movie Spaceballs John Hurt 1987-06-24
Movie White Mischief Gilbert Colville 1987-11-30
Movie Jake Speed Syd 1986-05-30
Movie Rocinante Bill 1986-11-01
Movie Live Aid 1985-07-13
Movie After Darkness Peter Hunningford 1985-02-01
Movie The Black Cauldron The Horned King (voice) 1985-07-24
Movie The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima Narrator 1985-12-03
Movie Champions Bob Champion 1984-04-20
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
Movie The Plague Dogs Snitter (voice) 1982-10-21
Movie History of the World: Part I Jesus - The Roman Empire 1981-06-12
Movie Heaven's Gate Billy Irvine 1980-11-19
Movie The Shout Anthony Fielding 1978-01-01
Movie Pretty Baby 1978-04-05
Movie The Lord of the Rings Aragorn (voice) 1978-11-15
Movie Midnight Express Max 1978-09-12
Movie The Disappearance 1977-11-30
Movie The Peddler Alec Cassell 1976-03-23
Series I, Claudius Caligula 1976-09-20
Movie The Naked Civil Servant Quentin Crisp 1975-12-17
Series NOVA Narrator 1974-03-03
Movie 10 Rillington Place Timothy Evans 1971-02-10
Movie Mr. Forbush and the Penguins Richard Forbush 1971-07-29
Movie Sinful Davey Davey Haggart 1969-02-10
Movie Before Winter Comes Lieutenant Pilkington 1969-03-24
Series One Life to Live Richard Rich 1968-07-15
Movie This Is My Street Charlie 1964-01-15
Series The Patty Duke Show Mr. Ollivander 1963-09-18
Movie The Wild and the Willing Phil Corbett 1962-10-16