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John Hurt CBE
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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(2011, on Frankenstein Unbound) Everybody's got to work with Roger Corman. You can't leave out that experience. I was amazed when I met him, because I was expecting to see this rather freaky character with hair all over the place-a complete crazy man. But he wasn't. He was dressed in a tie and a suit, with very neat hair. At first, I thought he was a solicitor.
As Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four
(1984) he portrays a victim of a totalitarian society, with Big Brother as its head. In V for Vendetta
(2005), he portrays the "Big Brother"-type leader "Chancellor Sutler".
Frequently plays characters who suffer physical torment