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John Hurt

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John Hurt

English actor and voice actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1940.

Countries: United Kingdom (47%), United States (24%), (8%)

Main connections: Mia Wasikowska, Only Lovers Left Alive, Quentin Crisp

Linked to: Lincoln Christ's Hospital School, National Media Museum, St Michael's Preparatory School, Otford, University of Derby

 

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John Hurt was born in 1940 add something


1945

In 1945, Hurt's father founded 1st Woodville Scout Group which is still going strong today add something


1952

When Hurt was five, his father became the vicar of St Stephen's Church in Woodville, Derbyshire and remained there until 1952 add something


1959

In 1959 Hurt won a scholarship allowing him to study for an Art Teacher's Diploma at Central St. Martin's College in Holborn, London add something


1960

In 1960 he won a scholarship to RADA where he trained for two years add something


1962

In 1962, Hurt's father left his parish in Cleethorpes to become headmaster of St Michael's College in the Central American country of British Honduras add something


1966

Mississippi John Hurt - Mississippi John Hurt died in 1966


1967

In 1967 he began his longest relationship, with French model Marie-Lise Volpeliere-Pierrot, sister of fashion photographer Jean-Claude Volpeliere-Pierrot add something


1968

Caligula - Caligula has been played by Ralph Bates in the 1968 ITV television series "The Caesars"; John Hurt in the 1976 BBC television series "I, Claudius"; John McEnery in the 1985 miniseries "A.D."; Tony Hawks in the "Red Dwarf" episode "Meltdown" ; and John Simm in the 2004 miniseries "Imperium Nerone"


 

His roles at the end of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s included Kane, the memorable first victim of the title creature in the film "Alien" ; would-be art school radical Scrawdyke in "Little Malcolm"; and "John" Merrick in the Joseph Merrick biography "The Elephant Man", for which he won a BAFTA and was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy award for Best Actor add something


 

His portrayal of Quentin Crisp in the 1975 TV play "The Naked Civil Servant" gave prominence and earned him the British Academy Television award for Best Actor add something

 

Hurt's mother died in 1975, and his father died in 1999 at the age of 95 add something

 

Quentin Crisp - In 1975 "The Naked Civil Servant" was broadcast on British and US television and made both actor John Hurt and Crisp himself into stars


 

In 1978, he appeared in "Midnight Express", for which he won a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and was nominated for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actor add something

 

In 1978, he featured in Ralph Bakshi's animated film of "Lord of the Rings", playing the voice of Aragorn add something


1979

Hurt appeared as Raskolnikov in the 1979 BBC TV mini-series adaptation of "Crime and Punishment" add something


1980

Lesley Dunlop - In 1980, she played Nora, the nurse who is at first terrified by "The Elephant Man" and befriends John Hurt's character in David Lynch's 1980 Oscar winning film

 

John Irvin - Irvin's other films from the 1980s include "Champions" , starring John Hurt and "Turtle Diary" , a romantic-comedy film based on the novel of the same name


1983

Also in 1983 he starred as the Fool opposite Laurence Olivier's King in "King Lear" add something


1984

For instance, he played Winston Smith in the 1984 adaptation of the novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and assumed the role of Adam Sutler in the 2006 film "V for Vendetta", a film that drew many parallels to the world of Orwell's "1984" add something

 

Hurt married Texan actress and old friend Donna Peacock at a local Register Office on 6 September 1984 add something

 

Michael Radford - Radford came to international attention with "Nineteen Eighty-Four", his adaptation of George Orwell's novel "1984", starring John Hurt as Winston Smith, and in which Richard Burton gave his final film performance


1985

In 1985, Hurt starred in Disney's "The Black Cauldron", voicing the film's main antagonist, the Horned King add something


1988

Bridget Fonda - In 1988, she got her first substantial film role, costarring with John Hurt in" Scandal", based on the Profumo affair


1989

Joanne Whalley - "' She continued filming, making more films in Hollywood than the UK, including the mystery noir "Shattered" and, in 1989, the role of Christine Keeler in "Scandal" alongside stars John Hurt and Sir Ian McKellen


1990

He had a memorable supporting role as "Bird" O'Donnell in Jim Sheridan's 1990 film "The Field", which garnered him another BAFTA nomination add something

 

Raul Ruiz - In the 1990s, Ruiz began working with larger budgets and "name" stars like John Hurt in "Dark at Noon" and Marcello Mastroianni in "Three Lives and Only One Death"


1991

Gerald Seymour - It was made into a TV mini-series in 1991, starring John Hurt, Jane_Birkin and Brian Cox, but reset in France with the terrorists members of Action directe


1995

Eric Lomax - It was made into a television drama "Prisoners in Time" starring John Hurt as Lomax in 1995


1996

This marriage ended in 1996 and was followed with a seven-year relationship with Dublin-born presenter and writer Sarah Owens add something


1997

Jeremy Thomas - In 1997 Thomas directed "All the Little Animals", starring John Hurt and Christian Bale, which was in the Official Selection at Cannes


1999

During this time, he narrated a four part series on the Universe which was released on DVD in 1999 add something

 

In 1999, Hurt provided narration on the British musical group Art of Noise's concept album "The Seduction of Claude Debussy" add something

 

Digital Leisure - In addition to the Don Bluth titles, the company acquired the North American rights to publish "Tender Loving Care", an interactive movie on DVD-ROM and CD-ROM featuring Academy Award nominee John Hurt in early 1999

 

Spellbound Pictures - It was under this deal that Spellbound Pictures completed "The Climb", starring John Hurt, Gregory Smith, and David Strathairn, which won eight international film festival *awards and was released February 26, 1999


2002

In January 2002, Hurt received an honorary degree from the University of Derby and in January 2006 received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Hull add something


2004

In 2004, Hurt was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire add something


2005

In March 2005, Hurt married his fourth wife, advertising film producer Anwen Rees Meyers add something

 

Gena Rowlands - In 2005, she appeared opposite Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, and John Hurt in the gothic thriller "The Skeleton Key"

 

Shooting Dogs - "'Shooting Dogs"', released in the United States as "'Beyond the Gates"', is a 2005 film, directed by Michael Caton-Jones and starring John Hurt, Hugh_Dancy and Clare-Hope Ashitey


2006

Since 2006, John Hurt has been a patron of Project Harar, a UK-based charity working in Ethiopia for children with facial disfigurements add something

 

Project Harar - In 2006, the English actor John Hurt became Project Harar's first patron


2007

In 2007, Hurt took part in the BBC genealogical television series "Who Do You Think You Are-," which investigated part of his family history add something

 

Ibiza International Film Festival - The first edition of Ibiza IFF was held in 2007 with Xavier Benlloch as Festival Director, assisted by Gail Fear and with Daniel Benlloch and Jorge Benlloch as Cofounders and acting as Sponsors were John Hurt, Terry_Gilliam, Sir Alan Parker, Bigas Luna and √Āngela Molina

 

Outlander (film) - Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman, John Hurt, and Jack Huston were cast alongside Caviezel in the film, which wrapped up photography on January 5, 2007 in Halifax and Newfoundland


2008

In 2008, 33 years after "The Naked Civil Servant", Hurt reprised the role of Quentin Crisp in "An Englishman in New York" add something

 

In May 2008, he appeared in Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" as Harold Oxley add something

 

Warren Christopher - In the 2008 film "Recount", which covers the days following the controversial election, Christopher was portrayed by British actor John Hurt

 

Julie Cox - She starred in "The Oxford Murders" with Elijah Wood and John Hurt in 2008


2009

Since 2009, he has been patron of QUAD add something

 

In June 2009, Hurt played the on-screen Big Brother for Paper Zoo Theatre Company's production of Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" add something

 

On 25 September 2009, Hurt visited QUAD and took part in a Q&A directly preceding a screening of the film "The Night Train" as part of the festivities, celebrating the first birthday at QUAD add something


2010

The theatre production premiered at the National Media Museum, in Bradford and will be touring during early 2010 add something

 

Ray Winstone - Also in 2010, he appeared in "44 Inch Chest", alongside John Hurt and Ian McShane

 

Joanne Whalley - In 2010 she was reunited with John Hurt in "44 Inch Chest"

 

Only Lovers Left Alive - In August 2010, Jarmusch said that Swinton, Michael Fassbender, Mia Wasikowska, and John Hurt had agreed to join the film, described by Jarmusch in May 2011 as a "crypto-vampire love story," but he did not have financing yet


2011

Neil Jordan - In 2011, Jordan's next feature was announced as "Broken Dream" and will feature Ben Kingsley and John Hurt


2012

In 2012 he was appointed the first Provost of Norwich University College of the Arts add something

 

Jim Jarmusch - In July 2012, Jarmusch began shooting a new film, "Only Lovers Left Alive", with Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, and John Hurt


2013

Hurt appeared as an unknown incarnation of the Doctor in the 2013 "Doctor Who" episode "The Name of the Doctor", and will reprise the role in the show's 50th anniversary special later in the year add something

 

Hurt has been announced as patron of Norwich Cinema City in March, 2013 add something

 

On 23 January 2013, he was made an Honorary Doctor of Arts by the University of Lincoln, England at Lincoln Cathedral add something

 

Hurt has been announced as patron of Norwich Cinema City in March 2013 add something

 

Doctor (Doctor Who) - War Doctor - Notably, John Hurt guest starred as the "'War Doctor"' in the closing moments of the 2013 episode "The Name of the Doctor", the webcast "The Night of the Doctor" and the 50th Anniversary episode "The Day of the Doctor"

 

Doctor Who - War Doctor - Notably, in 2013, John Hurt guest-starred as an hitherto unknown incarnation of the Doctor known as the War Doctor in the run-up to the show's 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor"

 

Only Lovers Left Alive - "'Only Lovers Left Alive"' is a 2013 British-German vampire film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, and starring Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, and Jeffrey Wright


2014

Jeremy Thomas - In 2014, Thomas released Jim Jarmusch's vampire opus "Only Lovers Left Alive" starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and John Hurt, and Richard Shepard's black comedy "Dom Hemingway" starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir and Emilia Clarke

 

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote - In November 2014, it was reported that "Don Quixote" was in full pre-production once again, with John Hurt as Quixote and Jack O'Connell as Grisoni


2015

He was knighted in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama add something

 

In June 2015, Hurt announced that he had been diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer add something

 

On June 18, 2015, Hurt publicly announced that he had been diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer add something

 

On 17 July 2015, he attended an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle where he received the accolade from Queen Elizabeth II add something

 

Following treatment, Hurt was given the all-clear on 12 October 2015 add something


2016

The second set was released February 2016, the third September 2016 and the fourth February 2017 add something

 

Opened in September 2016, The John Hurt Centre is an education and exhibition space located at Cinema City, Norwich add something


2017

Hurt died at his home in Cromer, Norfolk, on 25 January 2017, three days after his 77th birthday add something