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John Hurt is a Actor British born on 22 january 1940 at Chesterfield (United-kingdom)

John Hurt

John Hurt
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Birth name John Vincent Hurt
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 22 january 1940 at Chesterfield (United-kingdom)
Death 25 january 2017 (at 77 years)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Sir John Vincent Hurt, CBE (born 22 January 1940) is an English actor.

Hurt has had a career spanning six decades and initially came to prominence for his supporting role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All Seasons (1966). Since then he has played leading roles as Quentin Crisp in the TV film The Naked Civil Servant (1975), the deformed man John Merrick in David Lynch's biopic The Elephant Man (1980), Winston Smith in the dystopian drama Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), Mr. Braddock in the Stephen Frears drama The Hit (1984), and Stephen Ward in the drama depicting the Profumo affair, Scandal (1989). He is also known for his television roles as Caligula in I, Claudius (1976), and the War Doctor in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor" (2013).

Hurt's other films include the prison drama Midnight Express (1978), the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), the adventure film Rob Roy (1995), the political thriller V for Vendetta (2006), the sci-fi adventure film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), the Harry Potter film series (2001–11), the Hellboy films (2004 and 2008), and the Cold War espionage film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). His character's final scene in Alien has been named by a number of publications as one of the most memorable in cinematic history.

Recognisable for his distinctive rich voice, he has also enjoyed a successful voice acting career in films such as Watership Down (1978), the animated The Lord of the Rings (1978), The Black Cauldron, and Dogville, as well as the BBC television series Merlin.

Among other honours, he has received two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award, and four BAFTA Awards, with the fourth being a Lifetime Achievement recognition for his outstanding contribution to British cinema.

Biography

Hurt has an older brother, Br. Anselm (born Michael), a Roman Catholic convert who became a monk and writer at Glenstal Abbey; Hurt has contributed to his brother's books. Hurt also has an adopted sister, Monica. 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. Hurt's mother died in 1975, and his father died in 1999 at the age of 95.

In 1962, Hurt married actress Annette Robertson. The marriage ended in 1964. In 1967, he began his longest relationship, with French model Marie-Lise Volpeliere-Pierrot, sister of fashion photographer Jean-Claude Volpeliere-Pierrot. The couple had planned to get married after 15 years together, when events took a tragic turn on 26 January 1983; Hurt and Volpeliere-Pierrot went horse riding early in the morning near their house in Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire. Volpeliere-Pierrot was thrown off her horse and injured. She went into a coma and died later that day. In September 1984, Hurt married his old friend, American actress Donna Peacock, at a local Register Office. The couple moved to Kenya, but divorced in January 1990.



On 24 January 1990, Hurt married American production assistant Joan Dalton, whom he had met while filming Scandal. With her he had two sons: Alexander "Sasha" John Vincent Hurt (born 6 February 1990) and Nicholas "Nick" Hurt (born 5 February 1993), who are currently residing in County Waterford, Ireland. This marriage ended in 1996 and was followed with a seven-year relationship with Dublin-born presenter and writer Sarah Owens. The couple moved to County Wicklow, where they settled close to their friends, director John Boorman and Claddagh Records founder and Guinness heir Garech Browne. In July 2002 the couple separated. In March 2005, Hurt married his fourth wife, advertising film producer Anwen Rees Meyers. He now lives near Cromer, Norfolk.

In 2007, Hurt took part in the BBC genealogical television series Who Do You Think You Are?, which investigated part of his family history. Prior to participating in the programme, Hurt had harboured a love of Ireland and was enamoured of a 'deeply beguiling' family legend that suggested his great-grandmother had been the illegitimate daughter of Irish nobleman the Marquess of Sligo. The genealogical evidence uncovered seemed to contradict the family legend, rendering the 'suggestion' doubtful. Coincidentally the search revealed that his great-grandmother had previously lived in Grimsby at a location within a mile of the art college at which Hurt had been a student.


Health issues
On 16 June 2015, Hurt publicly announced that he had been diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer. He confirmed that he would continue to work while undergoing treatment, and said that both he and his medical team were "more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome". Following treatment, Hurt was given the all-clear on 12 October 2015.

Best films

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
(Actor)
Immortals (2011)
(Actor)
Contact (1997)
(Actor)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
(Actor)
V for Vendetta (2006)
(Actor)
Alien (1979)
(Actor)

Usually with

Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(9 films)
Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(3 films)
Mike Mignola
Mike Mignola
(3 films)
Jim Jarmusch
Jim Jarmusch
(3 films)
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Filmography of John Hurt (137 films)

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The Journey
Directed by Nick Hamm
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore, John Hurt, Toby Stephens, Catherine McCormack
Roles Harry Patterson
Rating65% 3.2967453.2967453.2967453.2967453.296745
Deux ennemis implacables d'Irlande du Nord, Ian Paisley, le chef du parti unioniste démocratique, et Martin McGuinness, un politicien du parti Sinn Fein sont contraints de réaliser un voyage ensemble. Ils vont faire un acte de foi et un grand changement pour l’histoire moderne.
Jackie
Jackie (2016)
, 1h35
Directed by Pablo Larraín
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, Max Casella, John Hurt
Roles The Priest
Rating66% 3.347973.347973.347973.347973.34797
En novembre 1963, le journaliste Theodore H. White se rend à Hyannis Port dans le Massachusetts pour y interviewer Jacqueline Kennedy, ancienne Première dame des États-Unis. Elle lui raconte les détails des jours qui ont suivi l'assassinat de son mari, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Tarzan
Tarzan (2016)
, 1h50
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Tarzan films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt
Roles Pr. Archimedes Q. Porter
Rating62% 3.1425153.1425153.1425153.1425153.142515
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life in London as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian Captain Rom (Christoph Waltz).
Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, 1h
Genres Animation
Actors John Hasler, Joseph May, Keith Wickham, Rob Rackstraw, Teresa Gallagher, Jules de Jongh
Roles Sailor John
Rating63% 3.1893453.1893453.1893453.1893453.189345
Thomas the Tank Engine is running his branch line with his coaches Annie and Clarabel while trying to spot Bertie in order to have a race. Annie and Clarabel warn him not to yet Thomas becomes conceited leading him to nearly having collisions with rail-workers and Toby. Bertie, now confident of winning the race suddenly gets stuck behind Oliver the Excavator leading to Thomas taking the lead. As Oliver turns round a corner, Bertie races away, and The Thin Clergyman is seen riding a bike and looking in Thomas' direction. Thomas then arrives at Ffarquhar while Annie and Clarabel warn him not to race as The Fat Controller would be cross. Bertie then arrives fuming claiming that he keeps getting stuck behind excavators ever since construction of the new branch line from Arlesburgh Harbour to Harwick. Annie and Clarabel are worried about what the Fat Controller will do to their branch line if there is a new one being built but Thomas, still conceited, is certain nothing will happen as he is the Fat Controllers number one engine.
Hercules
Hercules (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Tobias Santelmann, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes
Roles Cotys
Rating59% 2.99662.99662.99662.99662.9966
Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) is the leader of a band of mercenaries comprising the spear-wielding prophet Amphiaraus (Ian McShane) of Argos, the knife-throwing thief Autolycus (Rufus Sewell) of Sparta, the feral warrior Tydeus (Aksel Hennie) of Thebes, the Amazon archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) of Scythia and his nephew storyteller Iolaus (Reece Ritchie) of Athens. Hercules is said to be the demigod son of Zeus, who completed the legendary Twelve Labors, only to be betrayed by Hera who drove him insane and caused him to murder his wife Megara (Irina Shayk) and their children during a visit to King Eurystheus (Joseph Fiennes). Throughout the film, it is not clearly established that Hercules is truly the son of Zeus, and many are skeptical of the claim as well as of the stories of Hercules' famous Twelve Labors. Despite this, Hercules is frequently seen displaying unusual strength and nigh-unmatched skill in combat. Hercules is frequently haunted by the memory of the deaths of his wife and daughters by his hand, as well as visions of Cerberus.
Only Lovers Left Alive, 2h3
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film
Actors Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt, Jeffrey Wright
Roles Marlowe
Rating73% 3.6504353.6504353.6504353.6504353.650435
Married for centuries and now living half a world apart, two vampires wake as the sun goes down. Adam sits holding a lute, in his cluttered Detroit Victorian, as Eve wakes up in her bedroom in Tangier, surrounded by books. Rather than feeding on humans, they are, like addicts, dependent on local suppliers of the "good stuff", fearing contamination from blood poisoned by the degradation of the environment. Adam visits a local blood bank in the dead of night, masquerading as "Dr. Faust", paying "Dr. Watson" for his coveted O negative, while Eve relies on their old friend Christopher Marlowe, who faked his death in 1593 and now lives under the protection of a local man.
Jayne Mansfield's Car, 2h2
Directed by Billy Bob Thornton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, Shawnee Smith, Kevin Bacon, John Hurt, Marshall Allman
Roles Kingsley Bedford
Rating62% 3.148733.148733.148733.148733.14873
The film is set in 1969 Morrison, Alabama. The Caldwell family includes three World War II veterans—brothers played by Thornton, Bacon and Patrick—their sister Donna (LaNasa), and a patriarch, Jim Caldwell (Duvall), who is a World War I veteran. The Caldwells are involved in a cultural clash with the Bedfords, a family which includes Phillip (Stevenson), a World War II veteran, his sister Camilla (O'Connor), and their father Kingsley (Hurt), also a World War I veteran.
Charlie Countryman, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Comedy thriller, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Rupert Grint, Aubrey Plaza, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger
Roles Narrator
Rating64% 3.201273.201273.201273.201273.20127
Charlie Countryman (Shia LaBeouf) is a normal guy living in Chicago. When his mother, Kate (Melissa Leo), dies, he sees her as a spirit. When he asks her what do to with his life, she tells him to go to Bucharest for adventure. On the flight, he meets Victor (Ion Caramitru), an elderly man returning home from a Cubbies game, with a hat as a gift for his daughter. Victor dies sitting next to Charlie, who later sees him as a spirit asking him to deliver his gift to his daughter, which he accepts.
Snowpiercer, 2h6
Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Environmental films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Rail transport films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Song Kang-ho, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton
Roles Gilliam
Rating70% 3.547253.547253.547253.547253.54725
In 2014, an attempt to counteract global warming through climate engineering results in an ice age that extinguishes all life except the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a massive train powered by a perpetual motion engine that travels a globe-spanning track, created by the transportation magnate Wilford. By 2031, elites inhabit the extravagant front cars and the "scum" inhabit the tail in squalid and brutal conditions. Under watch by Wilford's guards, they are brought only gelatinous protein bars to eat and kept in their place in the social order by Minister Mason, while sometimes small children are taken away.
Sightseers
Sightseers (2012)
, 1h30
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Adventure, Horror, Crime, Black comedy
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Steve Oram, Alice Lowe, Tony Way, Sara Stewart, Monica Dolan, Lucy Russell
Roles Jerusalem Narrator
Rating64% 3.2489653.2489653.2489653.2489653.248965
Chris (Steve Oram) is a caravan fan and aspiring writer who takes his girlfriend Tina (Alice Lowe) on a road trip, much to the chagrin of Tina's mother (Eileen Davies), who has never forgiven Tina for the death of their dog "Poppy". At their first stop, a tramway museum (filmed at Crich Tramway Village, the home of the National Tramway Museum), Chris confronts a man (Tony Way) who is littering, and the man refuses to pick up his rubbish. When they get back to their car, Chris runs him over and kills him, which upsets the couple but they continue onward on their trip. Chris claims that the death was an accident, but his smirk—visible to the camera but not to Tina—in the immediate aftermath makes it clear it was deliberate.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2h7
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong
Roles Control
Rating70% 3.5485153.5485153.5485153.5485153.548515
En 1973, George Smiley est un agent du MI6 et l'un de ses principaux dirigeants. À la suite de l'échec catastrophique d'une mission en Hongrie, où l'agent britannique Jim Prideaux a failli être tué, le chef du MI6, Control, est contraint de démissionner, de même que Smiley, mis à la retraite. Control est remplacé par Percy Alleline à la tête du service.
Immortals
Immortals (2011)
, 1h50
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Political films, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz
Roles Old Zeus
Rating59% 2.9991652.9991652.9991652.9991652.999165
Before the dawn of man or beast, immortals waged war against each other in Heaven. The victors declared themselves gods while the vanquished were renamed the Titans and imprisoned beneath Mount Tartarus. The Epirus Bow, a weapon of immense power, was lost on Earth during the war. In 1228 B.C., the mortal king Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) of Heraklion searches for the bow, intending to use it to release the Titans to get revenge on the gods for failing to save his family. Hyperion captures the virgin oracle Phaedra (Freida Pinto), believing that she can use her visions to find the Epirus Bow's resting place.
Melancholia, 2h10
Directed by Lars von Trier
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Disaster films, Films about marriage
Actors Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård
Roles Dexter
Rating70% 3.549943.549943.549943.549943.54994
The film begins with an introductory sequence involving the main characters and images from space and introducing many of the film's visual leitmotifs. These are motifs of virtually still images revealing the key elements of the film: Justine the bride in deep melancholy with birds falling behind her; of a lawn with trees and sundial with two different shadows; Pieter Breughel's Hunters in the Snow (often used as interpretation of an idealised nostalgia) burning; the non existent 19th hole (limbo) and the Black Horse collapsing catastrophically in slow motion (Id, ego and super-ego battle); Justine as a bride being swept along by a river; and her being held back by her wedding dress; and finally Justine and her nephew building their magic cave before the Earth crashes into Melancholia becoming one.