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Hurt in ROB ROY.
About John Hurt (1940 – 2017)
Born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook England, Hurt was the youngest of three siblings born to Arnold Hurt and Phyllis (Massey)- a one-time actress. His father was an Angelican clergyman and mathematician. Definitely not described as a “go-getter”, John was guided into the field of art as a youngster. In 1952, the family moved to Grimsby and he was enrolled into St. Martin’s School of Art. John turned to acting when he couldn’t get another scholarship to art school.
Hurt was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and graduated in 1962. It was this same year he made his movie debut with a supporting role in YOUNG AND WILLING (1962). Between the years of 1962-1974, John appeared in several theatre plays. His career continued to climb in 1975-1976- as his range of acting increased- taking roles of characters on TV which was rewarded with an Emmy and British TV awards.
In 1979, Hurt had the distinct honor of being the 1st man to have an alien explode from his chest in ALIEN (1979). At age 40, he took on the role of Joseph Merrick in THE ELEPHANT MAN (1980) which he received an Oscar nomination for. Also starring in the film was Anthony Hopkins, who had graduated the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art one year after Hurt, in 1963.
In the last two decades John has played quite a few movie roles in such films as, ROB ROY (1990), INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008), and the HELLBOY films (2004, 2008). Of recent note he has played Ollivander the wand maker in the HARRY POTTER series (2010, 2011) and in the movie HERCULES (2014).
Hurt has been married four times in his life, with two sons born of his 3rd wife, Jo Dalton.
In June 2015, John was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Later that same year in October he was pronounced cancer free after undergoing treatment.
John Hurt passed away January 27, 2017.
Hurt's memorable credits include: "1984" and "ALIEN"
John Hurt's notable movie credits include...
A.K.A Nadia (2015)
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (2014)
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOW: PART 1 (2010)
THE LIMITS OF CONTROL (2009)
AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK (2009)
HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (2008)
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008)
THE OXFORD MURDERS (2008)
V FOR VENDETTA (2005)
WILD BILL (1995)
DEAD MAN (1995)
SECOND BEST (1994)
ROB ROY (1994)
EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES (1993)
KING RALPH (1991)
THE FIELD (1990)
FROM THE HIP (1987)
JAKE SPEED (1986)
THE HIT (1984)
THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND (1983)
NIGHT CROSSING (1982)
HEAVEN'S GATE (1980)
THE ELEPHANT MAN (1980)
THE SHOUT (1978)
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (1978)
NAKED CIVIL SERVENT (1975)
THE PIED PIPER (1972)
10 RILLINGTON PLACE (1971)
A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (1966)
THE WILD AND THE WILLING (1962)
John Hurt's television credits include...
The Last Panthers (TV Series)(2015)
Doctor Who (TV series) (2013)
I, CLAUDIUS (series) (1976)
John Hurt in MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (1978).