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)
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(2011, on The Osterman Weekend) The script was pretty difficult. So was Sam [Peckinpah]. It wasn't until I made him laugh that I thought, "Thank God." There's a scene in the film where I have to imitate a weatherman, and that had Sam rolling in the aisles. Before that, he would say things like, "Why do you move so fast?" He wasn't exactly encouraging of confidence. But afterwards, I couldn't put ...
He did the film History of the World: Part I
(1981) because he had just gotten through doing two seriously dramatic films and said that he wanted to have fun and do a comedy.
Frequently plays characters who suffer physical torment