Appeared in "The Arrest", Bristol Old Vic Theatre
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John Hurt CBE | Sir John Hurt CBE | Sir John Hurt
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Hurt (Massey), Phyllis
| Hurt, Arnold Herbert
Did You Know?
[2011, on why he did King Ralph
(1991)] Well, the coffers run low every now and then. And my friend Peter O'Toole
was doing it, the idea wasn't so bad, and I was a big admirer of John Goodman
. But I have to say, the director [David S. Ward
], who I believe is a good writer, is not a good director. He really did make the whole thing turgid and difficult. It looked like it would be a lot of fun, but...
He was offered the role of Mohandas K. Gandhi in Richard Attenborough
's film Gandhi
(1982), but declined the offer. He felt that by the 1980s it had become inappropriate for a Caucasian European to portray a person of Asian descent. The role instead became a big break for another British classical actor, Ben Kingsley
, who was of genuine Indian descent on his father's side.
Deep gravelly voice