Appeared in Tom Stoppard
's "Travesties" in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with John Wood, Tom Bell, Frank Windsor, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, and Maria Aitken in the cast. Peter Wood
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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?' 'Richard III
(1955) and Wuthering Heights
(1939)_', he replied. And he was right.
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