Appeared in "The Arrest", Bristol Old Vic Theatre
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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, because if anybody had giggled or laughed at all, the whole house of cards would ...
Provided the voice of Aragorn in Ralph Bakshi
's film The Lord of the Rings
(1978). 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 Alien
Frequently plays characters who suffer physical torment