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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 The Wild and the Willing 1962-10-16
Latest Project:
Movie Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony 2022-11-27
Known For
Poster of Hercules
Poster of Merlin
Poster of The Alien Saga
Poster of From the Hip
Movie Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony Self (archive footage) 2022-11-27
Movie The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Don Quixote 2018-05-19
Movie The Journey Harry Patterson 2017-03-30
Movie My Name Is Lenny Leslie Salmon 2017-06-09
Movie Damascus Cover Miki 2017-10-23
Movie That Good Night Ralph 2017-06-20
Movie The Legend of Tarzan 2016-06-29
Movie Jackie The Priest 2016-12-02
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 Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Self 2014-08-25
Movie Hercules Cotys 2014-07-23
Movie Snowpiercer Gilliam 2013-08-01
Movie Muse of Fire Self 2013-09-26
Movie Charlie Countryman Narrator (voice) 2013-02-09
Movie Hello: A Portrait Of Leslie Phillips 2013-09-28
Movie Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict Narrator (voice) 2013-05-24
Movie Jayne Mansfield's Car Kingsley Bedford 2013-07-25
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 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 Live: The Afterparty Self 2013-11-23
Movie The Snipist The Ministry 2012-05-24
Movie Planet Dinosaur: Ultimate Killers Narrator (voice) 2012-08-19
Movie Sightseers Jerusalem Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 2012-11-30
Series Labyrinth Audric Baillard 2012-11-24
Movie Melancholia Dexter 2011-05-26
Movie The Journey – Stories from the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Narrador 2011-07-05
Movie The Confession Priest 2011-07-01
Series The Confession Priest 2011-03-28
Movie Sailcloth Man 2011-01-01
Series Human Planet Narrator (voice) 2011-01-13
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Ollivander 2011-07-07
Movie In Love with Alma Cogan MC 2011-10-04
Movie 23 Degrees, 5 Minutes Professor Orit 2011-07-09
Movie The Gruffalo's Child The Owl (voice) 2011-12-25
Movie On Borrowed Time Self 2011-11-04
Movie Immortals Old Zeus 2011-11-10
Movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Control 2011-09-16
Series Planet Dinosaur Narrator (voice) 2011-09-14
Movie Brighton Rock Phil Corkery 2010-09-13
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Ollivander 2010-10-06
Movie A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures Grandpa Sammy (voice) 2010-08-03
Movie Lou Doyle 2010-06-17
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 The Limits of Control Guitar 2009-05-01
Movie Waking Sleeping Beauty The Horned King (voice) (archive footage) 2009-09-05
Movie Making History: Mel Brooks on Creating the World Self (archive footage) 2009-12-15
Movie The Gruffalo Owl (voice) 2009-12-25
Movie 44 Inch Chest Old Man Peanut 2009-10-08
Movie Outlander Rothgar 2008-04-24
Movie The Oxford Murders Arthur Seldom 2008-01-18
Movie Lecture 21 2008-01-01
Movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Professor Oxley 2008-05-21
Movie Hellboy II: The Golden Army Trevor Bruttenholm 2008-07-11
Movie Recount Warren Christopher 2008-05-25
Movie New York, I Love You Bellhop (segment "Shekhar Kapur") 2008-09-06
Series Merlin The Great Dragon (voice) 2008-09-20
Movie The 50 Greatest Television Dramas Self 2007-02-03
Movie Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm (voice) 2007-03-10
Movie Boxes Le père de Fanny 2007-06-06
Series Masters of Science Fiction Unknown 2007-08-04
Movie Shooting Dogs Christopher 2006-03-08
Movie The Plot Against Harold Wilson Narrator (voice) 2006-03-16
Movie V for Vendetta Chancellor Adam Sutler 2006-02-23
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Narrator (voice) 2006-09-13
Series Doctor Who Kriegs-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
Series The Alan Clark Diaries Alan Clark 2004-01-15
Movie Hellboy Prof. Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm 2004-04-02
Movie Hellboy: The Seeds of Creation Self 2004-07-27
Movie Pride Harry (voice) 2004-06-21
Movie Shadowing the Third Man Narrator (voice) 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 The Beast Within: Making 'Alien' Self 2003-12-02
Movie Dogville Narrator (voice) 2003-05-19
Series HypaSpace Self 2002-05-13
Movie Crime and Punishment Porfiry, chief investigator 2002-06-01
Movie Miranda Christian 2002-01-18
Movie I, Claudius: A Television Epic Self 2002-09-30
Movie The Alien Saga Narrator (voice) 2002-11-13
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 Mr. 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 Krapp's Last Tape Krapp 2000-09-08
Movie The Tigger Movie Narrator (voice) 2000-02-11
Movie Lost Souls Father Lareaux 2000-10-13
Movie A Monkey's Tale Sebastian (voice) 1999-06-02
Series Watership Down General Woundwort 1999-09-28
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 Night Train Michael Poole 1998-01-01
Movie The Commissioner James morton 1998-02-22
Movie Love and Death on Long Island Giles De'Ath 1998-07-03
Movie The Climb Chuck Langer 1998-03-11
Movie Contact S. R. Hadden 1997-07-11
Movie Bandyta Babits 1997-11-07
Movie Rob Roy John Graham 1995-04-13
Movie Wild Bill Charley Prince 1995-12-01
Movie On Jupiter Narrator (voice) 1995-08-03
Movie Saigon Baby 1995-12-16
Movie Dead Man John Scholfield 1995-12-23
Movie Great Moments in Aviation Rex Goodyear 1994-05-01
Movie Thumbelina Mr. Mole (voice) 1994-03-29
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 Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Second Best Uncle Turpin 1994-09-30
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Monolith Villano 1993-05-27
Movie Six Characters in Search of An Author The Father 1992-12-12
Movie Dark at Noon Anthony / Le Marquis 1992-10-01
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 Lapse of Memory Conrad Farmer 1991-06-02
Movie Windprints Charles Rutherford 1990-06-29
Movie Romeo.Juliet La Dame aux Chats / Mercutio (voice) 1990-01-01
Movie Resident Alien Actor 1990-09-14
Movie Who Bombed Birmingham? Chris Mullin 1990-04-22
Movie The Field Bird' O'Donnell 1990-09-21
Movie Paul McCartney: From Rio to Liverpool Narrator (voice) 1990-12-17
Movie Frankenstein Unbound Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator (voice) 1990-11-02
Movie Scandal Stephen Ward 1989-03-03
Movie David Macaulay: Pyramid Khufu / Second French Explorer (voice) 1989-01-04
Series The Jim Henson Hour 1989-04-14
Movie Little Sweetheart Robert Burger 1989-10-19
Movie Deadline Granville Jones 1988-01-01
Series The Storyteller The Storyteller 1988-05-15
Movie The Bengali Night Lucien Metz 1988-10-26
Movie Spaceballs Kane 1987-06-24
Movie From the Hip Douglas Benoit 1987-02-06
Movie Royal Space Force - The Wings Of Honneamise Shitotsugh Lhadatt (English Dub) 1987-03-14
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 Jake Speed Syd 1986-05-30
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
Movie Success Is the Best Revenge Dino Montecurva 1984-05-26
Movie Champions Bob Champion 1984-04-20
Movie The Hit Braddock 1984-09-12
Movie Nineteen Eighty-Four Winston Smith 1984-11-09
Movie King Lear The Fool 1983-04-03
Series Natural World Narrator 1983-10-30
Movie The Osterman Weekend Lawrence Fassett 1983-10-14
Movie Night Crossing Peter Strelzyk 1982-02-05
Movie Partners Kerwin 1982-04-30
Movie The Plague Dogs Snitter (voice) 1982-10-21
Movie History of the World: Part I Jesus - The Roman Empire 1981-06-12
Movie The Elephant Man John Merrick 1980-10-09
Movie Heaven's Gate Billy Irvine 1980-11-19
Series Crime and Punishment 1979-05-22
Movie Alien Kane 1979-05-25
Movie The Shout Anthony Fielding 1978-06-16
Movie Midnight Express Max 1978-08-31
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
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown 1977-08-04
Movie Spectre Mitri Cyon 1977-05-21
Movie The Disappearance Atkinson 1977-11-30
Movie East of Elephant Rock Nash 1977-10-22
Movie Stream Line Chandler 1976-05-06
Series 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 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 1967-01-01
Movie A Man for All Seasons Richard Rich 1966-12-13
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