Knowledge Identifier: +John_Hurt
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1940.
Countries: United Kingdom (47%), United States (24%), (8%)
Linked to: Lincoln Christ's Hospital School, National Media Museum, St Michael's Preparatory School, Otford, University of Derby
When Hurt was five, his father became the vicar of St Stephen's Church in Woodville, Derbyshire and remained there until 1952
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
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
Mississippi John Hurt - Mississippi John Hurt died in 1966
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
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
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
Also in 1983 he starred as the Fool opposite Laurence Olivier's King in "King Lear"
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"
Bridget Fonda - In 1988, she got her first substantial film role, costarring with John Hurt in" Scandal", based on the Profumo affair
Eric Lomax - It was made into a television drama "Prisoners in Time" starring John Hurt as Lomax in 1995
This marriage ended in 1996 and was followed with a seven-year relationship with Dublin-born presenter and writer Sarah Owens
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
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
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 Ángela Molina
Warren Christopher - In the 2008 film "Recount", which covers the days following the controversial election, Christopher was portrayed by British actor John Hurt
In 2012 he was appointed the first Provost of Norwich University College of the Arts
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