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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. 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 Ready, Willing and Able 1937-03-06
Latest Project:
Movie Darkest Hour 2017-11-22
Known For
Poster of The Last Panthers
Poster of Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II
Poster of Doctor Who
Movie Darkest Hour Neville Chamberlain 2017-11-22
Movie Damascus Cover Miki 2017-01-28
Movie Love Blossoms 2017-02-18
Movie The Journey Harry Patterson 2017-03-30
Movie ChickLit Francis Bonar 2016-09-02
Movie The Pity of War: The Loves and Lives of the War Poets Siegfried Sassoon 2016-11-13
Movie Jackie The Priest 2016-12-02
Movie Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure: The Movie Sailor John 2015-07-17
Movie The Breakup Girl Uncle Turpin 2015-07-10
Movie Spare Change Quentin Crisp 2015-02-14
Movie Me and Kaminski Lt. Simmonds 2015-09-17
Movie The Alchemist's Letter The Alchemist (voice) 2015-04-21
Movie Being Canadian Porfiry, chief investigator 2015-09-18
Movie Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past Vince 2015-11-03
Movie 'Tis the Season for Love Lieutenant Pilkington 2015-11-01
Movie The Last Panthers Tom Kendle 2015-10-26
Movie Saving Mr. Wu Miki 2015-09-30
Series The Last Panthers Tom 2015-10-26
Movie Drive Hard Rex Goodyear 2014-05-26
Movie Hercules Cotys 2014-07-25
Movie Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Himself 2014-08-25
Movie You're Not You The Actor 2014-10-10
Movie Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict Narrator 2013-05-24
Movie Charlie Countryman Narrator 2013-02-09
Movie Como quien no quiere la cosa 2013-01-01
Movie Lionhead Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator 2013-09-16
Movie Snowpiercer Gilliam 2013-08-01
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
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 Only Lovers Left Alive Marlowe 2013-12-12
Movie Free Ride 2013-10-10
Movie Jayne Mansfield's Car Kingsley Bedford 2012-02-13
Movie Planet Dinosaur: Ultimate Killers Narrator (voice) 2012-08-19
Movie Climb It, Tarzan! 2012-10-23
Movie Sightseers Jerusalem Narrator 2012-11-30
Movie Labyrinth Audric Baillard 2012-11-24
Series Labyrinth Audric Baillard 2012-11-24
Movie Melancholia Dexter 2011-05-26
Movie The Confession Priest 2011-07-01
Movie Always Kabhi Kabhi Christian 2011-06-17
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 Planet Dinosaur Narrator 2011-10-19
Movie Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice Lt. Simmonds 2011-12-05
Movie Crazy, Stupid, Love. Old Man Peanut 2011-07-29
Movie Immortals Old Zeus 2011-11-10
Movie The Gruffalo's Child The Owl (Voice) 2011-12-25
Movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Control 2011-09-16
Series Planet Dinosaur Narrator 2011-09-14
Movie Lou Doyle 2010-06-17
Movie Disconnect Christopher 2010-08-06
Movie Our Family Wedding Narrator 2010-03-12
Movie South Pacific Alfred 2010-08-18
Movie Going Postal Narrator 2010-05-30
Movie A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures Grandpa Sammy (voice) 2010-08-03
Movie Brighton Rock Phil Corkery 2010-09-13
Movie Love at First Sight Arthur 2010-11-16
Movie Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Carnak 2010-12-10
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Mr. Ollivander 2010-10-17
Movie Whistle and I'll Come to You James Parkin 2010-12-24
Movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon Bird' O'Donnell 2009-03-15
Movie The Shortcut Narrator 2009-02-07
Movie Super Capers Kerwin 2009-01-01
Movie An Englishman in New York Quentin Crisp 2009-04-27
Movie The Limits of Control Guitar 2009-05-01
Movie Did You Hear About the Morgans? Sean Cooper 2009-12-18
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 44 Inch Chest Old Man Peanut 2009-10-08
Movie Speed Racer Harry (voice) 2008-05-09
Movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Professor Oxley 2008-05-21
Movie Outlander Rothgar 2008-04-24
Movie The Oxford Murders Arthur Seldom 2008-01-18
Movie Recount Warren Christopher 2008-05-28
Movie Lecture 21 2008-01-01
Movie White Zombie: Let Sleeping Corpses Lie Alfred 2008-11-25
Series Merlin The Dragon (voice) 2008-09-20
Movie Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead Christopher 2008-10-07
Movie Kung Fu Panda Jesus - The Roman Empire 2008-06-04
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 The Kreutzer Sonata Timothy Evans 2008-06-20
Movie Boxes Le père de Fanny 2007-06-06
Movie Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm 2007-03-10
Series Masters of Science Fiction Unknown 2007-08-03
Movie Straightheads Doyle 2007-09-18
Movie The Heartbreak Kid Himself 2007-10-05
Movie The Game Plan Giles De'Ath 2007-09-28
Movie Shooting Dogs Christopher 2006-03-08
Movie The Plot Against Harold Wilson Narrator 2006-03-16
Movie V for Vendetta Chancellor Adam Sutler 2006-03-17
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Narrator (voice) 2006-09-13
Movie Manderlay Narrator (Voice) 2005-05-16
Series Doctor Who The War Doctor 2005-03-26
Movie The Skeleton Key Ben Devereaux 2005-07-29
Movie Valiant Felix (voice) 2005-03-25
Series Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II 2005-08-05
Movie Shinobi: Heart Under Blade Bird' O'Donnell 2005-09-17
Movie The Proposition Jellon Lamb 2005-10-06
Movie Hiroshima Narrator (voice) 2005-08-05
Movie Hellboy Prof. Bruttenholm 2004-04-02
Movie Tabloid Vince 2004-01-01
Movie Pride Harry (voice) 2004-06-21
Movie The Alan Clark Diaries 2004-01-15
Movie Return to Sin City: A Tribute to Gram Parsons Villano 2004-11-15
Movie Shadowing the Third Man Narrator 2004-10-11
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Aragorn 2004-10-07
Movie Émile Sailor John 2003-01-01
Movie Owning Mahowny Victor Foss 2003-05-02
Movie Dogville Narrator (voice) 2003-05-19
Movie The Beast Within: Making 'Alien' Himself 2003-12-02
Movie The Alien Saga narrator 2002-01-01
Movie Miranda Christian 2002-01-18
Movie Crime and Punishment Porfiry, chief investigator 2002-06-01
Movie The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm Narrator 2001-04-07
Movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin Dr. Iannis 2001-04-18
Movie Blow Aragorn 2001-04-04
Movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Garrick Ollivander 2001-11-16
Movie Shaolin: Wheel of Life Narrator 2001-12-11
Movie Bread and Roses Narrator (voice) 2000-05-10
Movie New Blood 2000-06-20
Movie My Name Is Nobody Lawrence Fassett 2000-01-01
Movie Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Kingsley Bedford 2000-07-27
Movie Lost Souls Father Lareaux 2000-10-13
Movie Krapp's Last Tape Krapp 2000-09-08
Movie Atomic Train narrator 1999-05-16
Movie All the Little Animals Mr. Summers 1999-07-09
Movie You're Dead Maitland 1999-10-01
Movie If... Dog... Rabbit Sean Cooper 1999-09-29
Movie Joe the King Davey Haggart 1999-10-17
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 Touch: Miss Lonely Yesterday Syd 1998-12-11
Movie Airborne Uncle Turpin 1998-07-23
Movie Love and Death on Long Island Giles De'Ath 1997-01-01
Movie Dante's Peak Doyle 1997-02-07
Movie Contact S. R. Hadden 1997-07-11
Movie Bandyta Babits 1997-11-07
Movie Privateer 2: The Darkening Joe 1996-05-17
Movie Friday Carnak 1995-04-26
Movie Rob Roy John Graham (Marquis of Montrose) 1995-04-13
Movie On Jupiter Narrator 1995-08-03
Movie Bullet to Beijing Miki 1995-12-20
Movie Wild Bill Charley Prince 1995-12-01
Movie Dead Man John Scholfield 1995-12-23
Movie Saigon Baby 1995-12-16
Movie Even Cowgirls Get the Blues The Countess 1994-05-13
Movie Great Moments in Aviation Rex Goodyear 1994-05-01
Movie Three Colors: White Lord Percival Graves 1994-01-26
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Second Best Uncle Turpin 1994-09-30
Movie A Good Man in Africa The Actor 1994-07-14
Movie Cop Image Priest 1994-10-06
Series M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994-08-26
Movie Joey Breaker Michael Poole 1993-03-04
Movie Monolith Villano 1993-05-27
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie And the Band Played On Tom Kendle 1993-09-11
Movie The Program Christopher 1993-09-24
Movie Dark at Noon 1992-05-26
Movie Red Fox Archie Carpenter 1991-01-01
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 Resident Alien Himself 1990-09-14
Movie Paul McCartney: From Rio to Liverpool Narrator 1990-12-17
Movie Frankenstein Unbound Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator 1990-11-02
Movie The Field Bird' O'Donnell 1990-12-21
Movie Scandal Stephen Ward 1989-03-03
Movie Little Sweetheart Robert Burger 1989-10-19
Series The Jim Henson Hour 1989-04-14
Movie Deadline Granville Jones 1988-01-01
Movie The Lair of the White Worm The Horned King (voice) 1988-09-14
Series The Storyteller The Storyteller 1988-05-15
Movie Royal Space Force - The Wings Of Honneamise Shitotsugh Lhadatt (English Dub) 1987-03-14
Movie Evil Dead II 1987-03-13
Movie From the Hip Douglas Benoit 1987-02-06
Movie Frightmares 1987-01-01
Movie Aria The Actor 1987-05-27
Movie The Hunting of the Snark The Narrator 1987-04-01
Movie White Mischief Gilbert Colville 1987-11-30
Movie Vincent (voice) 1987-10-08
Movie Spaceballs John Hurt 1987-06-24
Movie Jake Speed Syd 1986-05-30
Movie Rocinante Bill 1986-11-01
Movie What Every Frenchwoman Wants Charley Prince 1986-11-04
Movie After Darkness Peter Hunningford 1985-02-01
Movie Max Headroom - 20 Minutes into the Future 1985-04-04
Movie The Black Cauldron The Horned King (voice) 1985-07-24
Movie Success Is the Best Revenge 1984-05-26
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 Partners Kerwin 1982-04-30
Movie Night Crossing Peter Strelzyk 1982-02-05
Movie Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare 1982-04-25
Movie The Plague Dogs Snitter (voice) 1982-10-21
Movie Walter Warren Christopher 1982-11-02
Movie History of the World: Part I Jesus - The Roman Empire 1981-06-12
Movie Cream Soda & Milk 1981-07-01
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
Movie Alien Gilbert Kane 1979-05-25
Movie Midnight Express Max 1978-09-12
Movie The Shout Anthony Fielding 1978-01-01
Movie Watership Down Hazel (voice) 1978-10-14
Movie The Lord of the Rings Aragorn (voice) 1978-11-15
Movie Three Dangerous Ladies Lt. George Simmonds 1977-06-05
Movie Spectre Mitri Cyon 1977-05-21
Movie East of Elephant Rock Nash 1977-10-22
Movie The Disappearance 1977-11-30
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown 1977-08-04
Series I, Claudius Caligula 1976-09-20
Movie I, Claudius Caligula 1976-09-20
Series The Sweeney Unknown 1975-01-02
Movie The Ghoul Tom Rawlings 1975-07-11
Movie The Naked Civil Servant Quentin Crisp 1975-12-17
Series NOVA Narrator 1974-03-03
Movie Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs Malcolm Scrawdyke 1974-06-11
Movie The Pied Piper Franz 1972-12-27
Movie 10 Rillington Place Timothy Evans 1971-02-10
Movie Mr. Forbush and the Penguins Richard Forbush 1971-07-29
Series A Ghost Story for Christmas James Parkin 1971-12-24
Movie Wild Riders Davey Haggart 1971-09-08
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 Otley Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator 1968-10-01
Movie The Sailor from Gibraltar 1967-01-01
Series Natural World Narrator 1967-12-10
Movie Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round Narrator (voice) 1966-10-12
Movie A Man for All Seasons Richard Rich 1966-12-12
Movie This Is My Street Charlie 1964-01-15
Movie The Wild and the Willing Phil Corbett 1962-10-16
Movie Ready, Willing and Able Le père de Fanny 1937-03-06
Movie Artists & Models Victor Foss 1937-08-13