: "Enron" (voice only)
John Hurt CBE
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
I remember talking to Olivier when we were doing Lear. He said: 'When it comes to your obituary they will only mention two or three performances, and they will be the ones that defined you early on.' I said: 'What will they write about you?' '
_', he replied. And he was right.
Provided the voice of Aragorn in Ralph Bakshi
The Lord of the Rings
. Though not a financial success, it sparked enough interest in Tolkien's works that the BBC decided to air its own adaptation, and it was also what inspired Peter Jackson
to make his live-action films. Both subsequent adaptations featured Ian Holm
, with whom Hurt appeared in
Often plays characters with positions of power