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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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Born:
Jan 22, 1940 In Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
188
First Appeared:
In the movie The Wild and the Willing 1962-10-16
Latest Project:
Movie Darkest Hour 2017-11-24
Known For
Poster of New York, I Love You
Poster of Merlin
Poster of Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II
Poster of Wessex Tales
Filmography

Darkest Hour (2017)

Drama History War
Movie
as Neville Chamberlain
0 1 votes

Damascus Cover (2017)

Thriller
Movie
as Miki

The Journey (2017)

Drama
Movie
as Harry Patterson
8.0 2 votes

The Pity of War: The Loves and Lives of the War Poets (2016)

History Drama War
Movie
as Siegfried Sassoon

ChickLit (2016)

Comedy
Movie
as Francis Bonar
5 2 votes

Jackie (2016)

Drama
Movie
as The Priest
6.6 493 votes

The Alchemist's Letter (2015)

Family Fantasy Mystery
Movie
as The Alchemist (voice)
7 5 votes

Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure: The Movie (2015)

Animation Family
Movie
as Sailor John
4.5 3 votes

The Last Panthers (2015)

Drama Action Crime
Movie
as Tom Kendle
4.6 8 votes

The Last Panthers (2015)

Crime Drama
Series
as Tom
3.3 2 votes

Hercules (2014)

Action Adventure
Movie
as Cotys
5.6 1483 votes

Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Snowpiercer (2013)

Action Science Fiction Drama
Movie
as Gilliam
6.7 2520 votes

Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict (2013)

Documentary Drama Music
Movie
as Narrator
5.5 1 votes

Charlie Countryman (2013)

Action Comedy Drama Romance Thriller
Movie
as Narrator
6.4 243 votes

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Marlowe
7.2 487 votes

Muse of Fire (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013)

Movie
8.2 13 votes

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013)

Science Fiction Adventure
Movie
as The War Doctor
8.2 241 votes

Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor (2013)

Adventure Science Fiction
Movie
as The War Doctor
8.7 3 votes

Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)

Drama
Movie
as Kingsley Bedford
5.8 19 votes

Planet Dinosaur: Ultimate Killers (2012)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
8.7 3 votes

Labyrinth (2012)

Fantasy Adventure History
Movie
as Audric Baillard
5.4 14 votes

Labyrinth (2012)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Audric Baillard
5.4 10 votes

The Confession (2011)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Priest
6.7 15 votes

Melancholia (2011)

Drama Science Fiction
Movie
as Dexter
7 735 votes

Sailcloth (2011)

Movie
as Man

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Adventure Fantasy
Movie
as Mr. Ollivander
7.8 5010 votes

Human Planet (2011)

Documentary
Series
as Narrator
7.8 23 votes

The Confession (2011)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Priest
6.8 9 votes

Immortals (2011)

Fantasy Action Drama
Movie
as Old Zeus
5.7 789 votes

23 Degrees, 5 Minutes (2011)

Animation
Movie
as Professor Orit
6 1 votes

The Gruffalo's Child (2011)

Adventure Animation Family Fantasy
Movie
as The Owl (Voice)
6.3 40 votes

Planet Dinosaur (2011)

Documentary Animation
Movie
as Narrator
7.3 7 votes

Planet Dinosaur (2011)

Documentary
Series
as Narrator
8.7 3 votes

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Drama Thriller Mystery
Movie
as Control
6.6 731 votes

A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures (2010)

Animation Family
Movie
as Grandpa Sammy (voice)
5.7 123 votes

Lou (2010)

Drama
Movie
as Doyle
6.0 1 votes

Brighton Rock (2010)

Drama Thriller Crime
Movie
as Phil Corkery
5.5 30 votes

Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010)

Animation Science Fiction
Movie
as Carnak
5.5 22 votes

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Adventure Fantasy Family
Movie
as Mr. Ollivander
7.5 4599 votes

Whistle and I'll Come to You (2010)

Horror
Movie
as James Parkin
6 3 votes

Love at First Sight (2010)

Movie
as Arthur
8 1 votes

An Englishman in New York (2009)

Drama
Movie
as Quentin Crisp
6.9 7 votes

The Limits of Control (2009)

Crime Drama Thriller Mystery
Movie
as Guitar
6.4 62 votes

44 Inch Chest (2009)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Old Man Peanut
5.8 31 votes

The Gruffalo (2009)

Animation Family
Movie
as Owl (voice)
6.6 51 votes

Creating The World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins (2009)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.9 10 votes

New York, I Love You (2009)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Bellhop (segment "Shekhar Kapur")
5.7 157 votes

Outlander (2008)

Fantasy Action Science Fiction
Movie
as Rothgar
6.1 292 votes

The Oxford Murders (2008)

Crime Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Arthur Seldom
5.8 156 votes

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Adventure Action
Movie
as Professor Oxley
5.7 2174 votes

Lezione ventuno (2008)

Movie
6.5 2 votes

Recount (2008)

Drama History
Movie
as Warren Christopher
6.6 38 votes

Merlin (2008)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as The Dragon (voice)
6.3 91 votes

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie
as Trevor Bruttenholm
6.5 1267 votes

Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007)

TV Movie Fantasy Animation Horror Action Thriller Science Fiction
Movie
as Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm
6.8 14 votes

Masters of Science Fiction (2007)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
5.8 11 votes

Boxes (2007)

Drama
Movie
as Le père de Fanny

Shooting Dogs (2006)

Drama History
Movie
as Christopher
7.4 35 votes

The Plot Against Harold Wilson (2006)

Movie
as Narrator

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Crime Fantasy Drama
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
7.1 985 votes

The One Show (2006)

News
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

Manderlay (2005)

Drama
Movie
as Narrator (Voice)
6.9 67 votes

The Skeleton Key (2005)

Drama Horror Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Ben Devereaux
6.3 493 votes

Valiant (2005)

Animation Family Adventure
Movie
as Felix (voice)
5.3 189 votes

Doctor Who (2005)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as The War Doctor
7.0 762 votes

Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II (2005)

Documentary
Series

V for Vendetta (2005)

Action Thriller Fantasy
Movie
as Chancellor Adam Sutler
7.7 3770 votes

The Proposition (2005)

Action Adventure Crime Drama Thriller Western
Movie
as Jellon Lamb
7.1 189 votes

Hiroshima (2005)

Documentary Drama
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
6.3 12 votes

The Alan Clark Diaries (2004)

Movie

Tabloid (2004)

Movie
as Vince

The Alan Clark Diaries (2004)

Drama Comedy
Series

Pride (2004)

Adventure Drama Family
Movie
as Harry (voice)
6.4 17 votes

Hellboy (2004)

Fantasy Action Science Fiction
Movie
as Prof. Bruttenholm
6.5 1895 votes

Shadowing the Third Man (2004)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator

Meeting Che Guevara & the Man from Maybury Hill (2003)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Man from Maybury Hill

Owning Mahowny (2003)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Victor Foss
6.7 32 votes

Dogville (2003)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
7.6 514 votes

The Beast Within: Making 'Alien' (2003)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
8.2 9 votes

The Alien Saga (2002)

Documentary Science Fiction
Movie
as narrator
8.3 2 votes

Miranda (2002)

Drama Comedy Thriller Romance Foreign
Movie
as Christian
6.4 5 votes

HypaSpace (2002)

Series

Crime and Punishment (2002)

Drama
Movie
as Porfiry, chief investigator
7.3 3 votes

The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm (2001)

Documentary War
Movie
as Narrator
7 1 votes

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

Drama History Romance
Movie
as Dr. Iannis
5.4 117 votes

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

Adventure Fantasy Family
Movie
as Garrick Ollivander
7.4 5746 votes

Shaolin: Wheel of Life (2001)

Action Documentary Foreign
Movie
as Narrator

New Blood (2000)

Crime Thriller
Movie
4 2 votes

Krapp's Last Tape (2000)

Drama TV Movie
Movie
as Krapp
8.7 3 votes

Lost Souls (2000)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Father Lareaux
4.5 34 votes

Watership Down (1999)

Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
0 1 votes

All the Little Animals (1999)

Drama Adventure
Movie
as Mr. Summers
5.8 11 votes

If... Dog... Rabbit (1999)

Movie
as Sean Cooper
5.0 1 votes

You're Dead (1999)

Comedy Crime
Movie
as Maitland
6.2 3 votes

Night Train (1998)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Michael Poole

The Commissioner (1998)

Drama Action Thriller
Movie
as James morton
5.7 3 votes

The Climb (1998)

Movie
as Chuck Langer

Bandyta (1997)

Drama
Movie
as Babits
6.3 3 votes

Contact (1997)

Drama Science Fiction Mystery
Movie
as S. R. Hadden
7.1 1134 votes

Love and Death on Long Island (1997)

Drama Romance Foreign
Movie
as Giles De'Ath
7 8 votes

Privateer 2: The Darkening (1996)

Adventure Science Fiction Action
Movie
as Joe

Rob Roy (1995)

Adventure
Movie
as John Graham (Marquis of Montrose)
6.5 133 votes

On Jupiter (1995)

Movie
as Narrator

Dead Man (1995)

Drama Fantasy Western
Movie
as John Scholfield
7.2 350 votes

Saigon Baby (1995)

Movie

Wild Bill (1995)

Action Western
Movie
as Charley Prince
5.9 21 votes

Great Moments in Aviation (1994)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Rex Goodyear

Second Best (1994)

Drama
Movie
as Uncle Turpin
5.3 6 votes

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
6.9 17 votes

GMTV (1993)

News
Series
as Unknown

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)

Western Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as The Countess
4.1 25 votes

Monolith (1993)

Action Science Fiction
Movie
as Villano
4.2 5 votes

Dark at Noon (1992)

Movie
7.5 2 votes

Six Characters in Search of An Author (1992)

Movie
as The Father

King Ralph (1991)

Comedy Family
Movie
as Lord Percival Graves
5.3 83 votes

Red Fox (1991)

Movie
as Archie Carpenter

Journey to Knock (1991)

Movie
as Alfred

I Dreamt I Woke Up (1991)

Documentary
Movie
as Boorman's Alter Ego

Who Bombed Birmingham? (1990)

Movie
as Chris Mullin

Resident Alien (1990)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Windprints (1990)

Action Drama Thriller
Movie
as Charles Rutherford
7 1 votes

Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

Drama Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator
5.4 21 votes

The Field (1990)

Drama
Movie
as Bird' O'Donnell
7.1 15 votes

Scandal (1989)

Drama History Romance
Movie
as Stephen Ward
5.8 25 votes

Little Sweetheart (1989)

Movie
as Robert Burger
5.5 2 votes

The Jim Henson Hour (1989)

Family Comedy
Series
10 2 votes

Deadline (1988)

Drama
Movie
as Granville Jones
5.5 2 votes

The Storyteller (1988)

Action & Adventure Family
Series
as The Storyteller
8.6 9 votes

Royal Space Force - The Wings Of Honneamise (1987)

Animation Science Fiction
Movie
as Shitotsugh Lhadatt (English Dub)
6.6 25 votes

Frightmares (1987)

Horror
Movie

From the Hip (1987)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Douglas Benoit
5.6 11 votes

The Hunting of the Snark (1987)

Movie
as The Narrator

White Mischief (1987)

Thriller Crime Drama Romance
Movie
as Gilbert Colville
5.7 13 votes

Aria (1987)

Comedy Drama Music
Movie
as The Actor
6.1 8 votes

Vincent (1987)

History Animation
Movie
as (voice)
7 1 votes

Spaceballs (1987)

Comedy Science Fiction
Movie
as John Hurt
6.7 779 votes

Jake Speed (1986)

Action Comedy Thriller
Movie
as Syd
1.5 2 votes

Rocinante (1986)

Drama
Movie

After Darkness (1985)

Thriller Drama Horror
Movie
as Peter Hunningford

The Black Cauldron (1985)

Animation
Movie
as The Horned King (voice)
6.5 186 votes

Success Is the Best Revenge (1984)

Movie
5 1 votes

Champions (1984)

Movie
as Bob Champion
4 2 votes

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Drama Romance Science Fiction
Movie
as Winston Smith
6.8 269 votes

The Hit (1984)

Drama Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Braddock
6.5 36 votes

King Lear (1983)

Drama
Movie
as The Fool
7 1 votes

The Osterman Weekend (1983)

Action Drama Thriller
Movie
as Lawrence Fassett
5.9 31 votes

Night Crossing (1982)

Adventure Drama Action Family Foreign
Movie
as Peter Strelzyk
5.7 8 votes

The Plague Dogs (1982)

Adventure Animation Drama
Movie
as Snitter
7.7 26 votes

Partners (1982)

Comedy Crime
Movie
as Kerwin
7 1 votes

History of the World: Part I (1981)

Comedy
Movie
as Jesus - The Roman Empire
6.5 175 votes

Heaven's Gate (1980)

Action Drama History Western
Movie
as Billy Irvine
6.3 49 votes

An Evening with Quentin Crisp (1980)

Documentary Comedy
Movie
as Himself / Presenter

The Elephant Man (1980)

Drama History
Movie
as John Merrick
7.8 597 votes

Crime and Punishment (1979)

Series

Alien (1979)

Horror Action Thriller Science Fiction
Movie
as Gilbert Kane
7.8 3845 votes

The Shout (1978)

Horror Drama
Movie
as Anthony Fielding
6.1 18 votes

Midnight Express (1978)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Max
7.5 259 votes

The Lord of the Rings (1978)

Fantasy Drama Animation Adventure
Movie
as Aragorn
6.1 158 votes

Watership Down (1978)

Adventure Animation Drama
Movie
as Hazel (voice)
7.2 143 votes

The Hollywood Greats (1977)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown

Spectre (1977)

TV Movie Horror
Movie
as Mitri Cyon
8 2 votes

Three Dangerous Ladies (1977)

Horror Fantasy
Movie
as Lt. Simmonds

East of Elephant Rock (1977)

Drama
Movie
as Nash
5 1 votes

The Disappearance (1977)

Drama Thriller
Movie
7 2 votes

I, Claudius (1976)

Drama
Series
as Caligula
9.5 4 votes

I, Claudius (1976)

Drama History
Movie
as Caligula
7.0 20 votes

The Sweeney (1975)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.6 5 votes

The Ghoul (1975)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Tom Rawlings
5.5 14 votes

The Naked Civil Servant (1975)

Drama
Movie
as Quentin Crisp
5.6 4 votes

NOVA (1974)

Documentary
Series
as Narrator
6.2 30 votes

Little Malcolm (1974)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Malcolm Scrawdyke

Wessex Tales (1973)

Series
as Unknown

The Pied Piper (1972)

Drama Fantasy
Movie
as Franz
4 2 votes

10 Rillington Place (1971)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Timothy Evans
6.9 39 votes

A Ghost Story for Christmas (1971)

Drama
Series
as James Parkin

Mr. Forbush and the Penguins (1971)

Adventure
Movie
as Richard Forbush
6 3 votes

Play for Today (1970)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9.0 1 votes

Sinful Davey (1969)

Crime Adventure Comedy
Movie
as Davey Haggart
6.0 1 votes

In Search of Gregory (1969)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Daniel
10 1 votes

Before Winter Comes (1969)

Drama
Movie
as Lieutenant Pilkington

The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)

Movie

Natural World (1967)

Documentary
Series
as Narrator
8.6 6 votes

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Drama History
Movie
as Richard Rich
7.5 74 votes

Gideon's Way (1965)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
0.0 1 votes

This Is My Street (1964)

Drama
Movie
as Charlie
8.5 2 votes

The Wild and the Willing (1962)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Phil Corbett