He acted in Ivan Turgenev's play, "A Month in the Country," at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Helen Mirren, Joseph Fiennes, John Standing, Gawn Grainger, Gillian Raine, Polly Adams, Peter Sproule, and Trevor Ray in the cast. Bill Bryden was director.
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John Hurt CBE | Sir John Hurt
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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On his drinking: "I wasn't like Oliver Reed
. He was a competitive drinker. He'd say, 'I can drink you under the fucking table.' And I'd say: 'I'm sure you could, Oliver. But where's the fun in that?' "
Was not the first choice for the role of "Kane" in Alien
(1979). He was brought in on the second day of filming after Jon Finch
, the original actor cast for the role, was diagnosed with a severe case of diabetes and taken to hospital.
Frequently plays characters who suffer physical torment