Appeared (as "The Ruffian") in "The Ruffian on the Stair", Soho Poly Theatre, London, UK. ).
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John Hurt CBE
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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We are all racing towards death. No matter how many great, intellectual conclusions we draw during our lives, we know they're all only man-made, like God. I begin to wonder where it all leads. What can you do, except do what you can do as best you know how.
He was cast as the Doctor in Doctor Who
(2005) when Christopher Eccleston
declined to reprise the role for the Time War episodes. To avoid throwing off the numbering of subsequent Doctors (Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, etc.), his version was designated the "War Doctor.".
Often plays characters with positions of power