John Hurt

John Hurt Brief Biography

John Hurt
John Vincent Hurt, (born 22 January 1940) is an English actor. Among other honours, he has received two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award, and four BAFTA Awards, with the fourth being a Lifetime Achievement recognition.

Hurt is 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, Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant and An Englishman in New York, and Caligula in I, Claudius. Recognisable for his distinctive rich voice, he has also enjoyed a successful voice acting career, starring in films such as Watership Down, the animated The Lord of the Rings and Dogville, as well as the BBC television series Merlin. He portrayed an incarnation of the Doctor in the 2013 Doctor Who episodes "The Name of the Doctor" and "The Day of the Doctor".

John Hurt News

• Natalie Portman details horror Jackie Kennedy experienced during JFK assassination
• 'Snowpiercer' TV series pilot ordered by TNT
• Gary Oldman to star as Winston Churchill in upcoming movie
• Natalie Portman on the challenge of humanizing Jackie Kennedy -- "It was definitely scary"

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