Voiceovers: Did voiceovers for a number of British public information films, most notably the earliest AIDS campaigns 1987-1989. Also provided voiceovers for TV licensing campaigns in 2000.
John Hurt CBE
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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(2011, on The Elephant Man) It took 12 hours to apply the original makeup. I thought to myself, "They have actually found a way of making me not enjoy a film." Christopher Tucker, who devised the makeup, applied it that first day and when he was done, I hobbled into the studio. I was in terror of anybody laughing...
As Winston Smith in
he portrays a victim of a totalitarian society, with Big Brother as its head. In
V for Vendetta
, he portrays the "Big Brother"-type leader "Chancellor Sutler".
Often plays characters with positions of power