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John Hurt


This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England, to a parish vicar and a one-time actress. The youngest of three children, he spent much of his childhood in solitude. Demonstrating little initiative, he was guided into ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014/I Hercules (post-production)
Cotys
 2013 King Lear: Scene 133 (Short)
King Lear
 2013 Look Again (Short)
Harry
 2013 Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict
Narrated by (voice)
 2013 Charlie Countryman
Narrator (voice)
 2012 Sightseers
Narrator - Blake's "Jerusalem" (voice, uncredited)
 2012 Jayne Mansfield's Car
Kingsley Bedford
 2011 Sailcloth (Short)
Man
 2011/III The Confession
Priest
 2011 In Love with Alma Cogan
Master of Ceremonies
 2011 23 Degrees, 5 Minutes (Short)
Professor Orit
 2010 Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie
Brother Carnak (voice)
 2010/I Love at First Sight (Short)
Arthur
 2010 A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures
Grandpa Sammy (voice)
 2010 Lou
Doyle
 2009 44 Inch Chest
Old Man Peanut
 2009 The Limits of Control
Man with Guitar
 2008 New York, I Love You
Bellhop (segment "Shekhar Kapur")
 2008 The Oxford Murders
Arthur Seldom
 2007 Boxes
Le père de Fanny
 2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Narrator (voice)
 2005 The Skeleton Key
Ben Devereaux
 2005 Manderlay
Narrator (voice)
 2005 Valiant
Felix (voice)
 2005 Short Order
Felix
 2004 Tabloid
Vince
 2003 Dogville
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Meeting Che Guevara & the Man from Maybury Hill (Short)
Man from Maybury Hill
 2002 Miranda
Christian
 2000 Lost Souls
Father Lareaux
 2000 New Blood
Alan White
 2000 The Tigger Movie
Narrator (voice)
 1999 You're Dead...
Maitland
 1999 A Monkey's Tale
Sebastian (English version, voice)
 1998 All the Little Animals
Mr. Summers
 1998/I Night Train
Michael Poole
 1998 The Commissioner
James Morton
 1997 My Funny Valentine (Short)
Happy Prince (voice)
 1997 Bandyta
Babits
 1997 The Climb
Chuck Langer
 1997 Love and Death on Long Island
Giles De'Ath
 1995 Saigon Baby
Jack Lee
 1995 Two Nudes Bathing (Short)
Marquis de Prey
 1995 Wild Bill
Charley Prince
 1995 Rob Roy
Montrose
 1994 Second Best
Uncle Turpin
 1994 Thumbelina
Mr. Mole (voice)
 1993 Monolith
Villano
 1993 Kölcsönkapott idö
Sean
 1992 Dark at Noon
Anthony / Le Marquis
 1992 Lapse of Memory
Conrad Farmer
 1991 I Dreamt I Woke Up (Short)
Boorman's Alter Ego
 1990 Windprints
Charles Rutherford
 1990 The Field
Bird' O'Donnell
 1990 Romeo.Juliet
La Dame aux Chats / Mercutio (voice)
 1989 Little Sweetheart
Robert Burger
 1988 The Bengali Night
Lucien Metz
 1987 The Hunting of the Snark
The Narrator
 1987 Rocinante
Bill
 1987 Vincent (voice)
 1987 Spaceballs
John Hurt
 1987 Aria
The Actor (segment "I pagliacci")
 1987 From the Hip
Douglas Benoit
 1987 White Mischief
Gilbert Colvile
 1986 Jake Speed
Sid
 1985 After Darkness
Peter Hunningford
 1984 The Hit
Braddock
 1984 Success Is the Best Revenge
Dino Montecurva
 1984 Champions
Bob Champion
 1982 The Plague Dogs
Snitter (voice)
 1982 Partners
Kerwin
 1982 Night Crossing
Peter Strelzyk
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Jesus - The Roman Empire
 1979 Alien
Kane
 1978 Watership Down
Hazel (voice)
 1978 The Shout
Anthony Fielding
 1977 East of Elephant Rock
Nash
 1977 Paperback
 1977 Three Dangerous Ladies
Lt. Simmonds (segment "The Island")
 1977 The Disappearance
Atkinson
 1976 Stream Line
Chandler
 1975 The Ghoul
Tom Rawlings
 1972 The Pied Piper
Franz
 1971 Cry of the Penguins
Richard Forbush
 1970 In Search of Gregory
Daniel
 1969 Before Winter Comes
Lieutenant Pilkington
 1969 Sinful Davey
Davey Haggart
 1964 This Is My Street
Charlie
 1962 Young and Willing
Phil Corbett
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Other Works:

Narration for The Art of Noise album "The Seduction of Claude Debussy" See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Hurt CBE

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

There is no such thing as all good people and all bad people. We're all capable. It exists within us. In war-time, as we're finding out now, things that have been on camera, our wonderful troops, who we felt were absolutely impeccable, were as guilty as everybody else of. If you're given license to kill, it's going to release many an evil. See more »

Trivia:

As Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) he portrays a victim of a totalitarian society, with Big Brother as its head. In V for Vendetta (2005), he portrays the "Big Brother"-type leader "Chancellor Sutler". See more »

Trademark:

Deep gravelly voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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