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John Hurt CBE | Sir John Hurt CBE | Sir John Hurt
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I miss the camaraderie, when it was fantastically creative. People love to talk about the drinking bit as though it were hellraising. Actually, O'Toole put it really well when he said the drinking was to feed something else. Even when you weren't working, everybody would meet somewhere. That's all gone, completely.
He was cast as the Doctor in Doctor Who
(2005) when Christopher Eccleston
declined to reprise the role for the Time War episodes. To avoid throwing off the numbering of subsequent Doctors (Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, etc.), his version was designated the War Doctor. He was the first Oscar-nominated actor to play the Doctor in Doctor Who
(1963) or Doctor Who
(2005). At age 73, he also became ...
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