Appeared on drag in "Attitude" video for the British rock band Suede.
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John Hurt CBE | Sir John Hurt
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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My parents' lot had literally crawled away from the second world war, taking with them two vital commodities by way of a survival mechanism: respectability and security. It was odd, coming from a Christian household, but the big thing was about not being what they called "common". I got all that, "Don't play with him, he's common". I had a friend called Grenville Barker who'd come round sometimes...
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.
Often plays characters with positions of power