John Hurt

22 Jan 1940

Actor

John Vincent Hurt, CBE (born 22 January 1940) is an English actor, known for his leading roles as John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four, Mr. Braddock in The Hit, Stephen Ward in Scandal and Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant, Caligula in the television series, I, Claudius (TV series), and An Englishman in New York. Recognizable for his distinctive rich voice, he has also enjoyed a successful voice acting career, starring in films such as Watership Down, The Lord of the Rings and Dogville, as well as BBC television series Merlin. Hurt initially came to prominence for his role as Richard Rich in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons, and has since appeared in such popular motion pictures as: Alien, Midnight Express, Rob Roy, V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the Harry Potter film series and the Hellboy film series. Hurt is one of England's best-known, most prolific and sought-after actors, and has had a versatile film career spanning six decades. He is also known for his many Shakespearean roles. Hurt has received multiple awards and honours throughout his career including three BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe Award, with six and two nominations respectively, as well as two Academy Award nominations. His character's final scene in Alien is consistently named as one of the most memorable in cinematic history.

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Filmography (109 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Damascus Cover
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Miki)
(movie, 2016)
···Jackie
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as The Priest)
(movie, 2015)
···The Alchemist's Letter
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Family
Role: Actor (as The Alchemist (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···Hercules
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Cotys)
(movie, 2013)
···Only Lovers Left Alive
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Marlowe)
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Actor (as The War Doctor)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 2013)
···Snowpiercer
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Drama
Role: Actor (as Gilliam)
(movie, 2013)
···Jayne Mansfield's Car
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Kingsley Bedford)
(movie, 2012)
···Labyrinth
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, History
Role: Actor (as Audric Baillard)
(movie, 2011)
···The Gruffalo's Child
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as The Owl (Voice))
(movie, 2011)
···Immortals
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Old Zeus)
(movie, 2011)
···Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Control)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Mr. Ollivander)
(movie, 2011)
···Melancholia
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dexter)
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Carnak)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Mr. Ollivander)
(movie, 2010)
···Brighton Rock
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Phil Corkery)
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Grandpa Sammy)
(movie, 2010)
···Whistle and I'll Come to You
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as James Parkin)
(movie, 2009)
···The Gruffalo
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Owl)
(movie, 2009)
···44 Inch Chest
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Old Man Peanut)
(movie, 2009)
···The Limits of Control
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Guitar)
(movie, 2009)
···An Englishman in New York
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Quentin Crisp)
(movie, 2008)
···Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Trevor Bruttenholm)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Role: Actor (as Professor Oxley)
(movie, 2008)
···Outlander
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Rothgar)
(movie, 2008)
···The Oxford Murders
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Arthur Seldom)
(movie, 2008)
···Lezione 21
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mondrian Kilroy)
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Narrator (voice))
(movie, 2006)
7.0V for Vendetta
Genre: Action, Thriller, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Chancellor Adam Sutler)
(movie, 2005)
···The Proposition
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Role: Actor (as Jellon Lamb)
(movie, 2005)
···The Skeleton Key
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ben Devereaux)
(movie, 2005)
···Manderlay
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Narrator (Voice))
(movie, 2005)
···Shooting Dogs
Genre: Drama, History, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Christopher)
(movie, 2005)
···Valiant
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Felix (voice))
(movie, 2005)
···Hiroshima
Genre: History
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 2004)
6.0Hellboy
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Prof. Bruttenholm)
(movie, 2004)
···Tabloid
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Vince)
(movie, 2003)
···Owning Mahowny
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Victor Foss)
(movie, 2002)
···Crime and Punishment
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Porfiry, chief investigator)
(movie, 2002)
···Bait
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack Blake)
(movie, 2002)
···Miranda
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Christian)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Garrick Ollivander)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Mr. Ollivander)
(movie, 2001)
···Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dr. Iannis)
(movie, 2000)
···Lost Souls
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Father Lareaux)
(movie, 2000)
···Krapp's Last Tape
Genre: Drama
With: John Hurt
Role: Actor (as Krapp)
(movie, 2000)
···New Blood
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Alan White)
(movie, 1999)
···If... Dog... Rabbit
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sean Cooper)
(movie, 1999)
···Le château des singes
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Sebastian)
(movie, 1999)
···You're Dead...
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Maitland)
(movie, 1998)
···All the Little Animals
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mr. Summers)
(movie, 1998)
···Night Train
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Michael Poole)
(movie, 1998)
···The Climb
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Chuck Langer)
(movie, 1998)
···The Commissioner
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as James Morton)
(movie, 1997)
···Contact
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery
Role: Actor (as S. R. Hadden)
(movie, 1997)
···Bandyta
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Babits)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Giles De'Ath)
(movie, 1997)
···Tender Loving Care
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Turner)
(movie, 1997)
···The Climb
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Chuck Langer)
(movie, 1995)
···Wild Bill
Genre: Action, Western
Role: Actor (as Charley Prince)
(movie, 1995)
···Dead Man
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Western
Role: Actor (as John Scholfield)
(movie, 1995)
···Rob Roy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as John Graham (Marquis of Montrose))
(movie, 1994)
···Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Genre: Western, Drama, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as The Countess)
(movie, 1993)
···Monolith
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Villano)
(movie, 1993)
···Great Moments in Aviation
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Rex Goodyear)
(movie, 1992)
···L'oeil qui ment
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Anthony · Le Marquis)
(movie, 1992)
···Lapse of Memory
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Conrad Farmer)
(movie, 1991)
···King Ralph
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Lord Percival Graves)
(movie, 1990)
···Frankenstein Unbound
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dr. Joe Buchanan · Narrator)
(movie, 1990)
···Windprints
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Charles Rutherford)
(movie, 1990)
···Romeo.Juliet
Role: Actor (as La Dame aux Chats · Mercutio)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Chris Mullin)
(movie, 1989)
···Scandal
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Stephen Ward)
(movie, 1989)
···Little Sweetheart
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Robert Burger)
(movie, 1988)
···Deadline
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Granville Jones)
(movie, 1988)
···La nuit Bengali
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lucien Metz)
(movie, 1987)
···Spaceballs
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Kane)
(movie, 1987)
···From the Hip
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Douglas Benoit)
(movie, 1987)
···Vincent
Genre: Animation, Drama, Biography
Role: Actor
(movie, 1986)
···Jake Speed
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sid)
(movie, 1985)
···After Darkness
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Peter Hunningford)
(movie, 1984)
···Nineteen Eighty-Four
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Winston Smith)
(movie, 1984)
···The Hit
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Braddock)
(movie, 1984)
···Champions
Genre: Drama, Romance, Biography
Role: Actor (as Bob Champion)
(movie, 1983)
···The Osterman Weekend
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lawrence Fassett)
(movie, 1982)
···Night Crossing
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Peter Strelzyk)
(movie, 1982)
···Partners
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Kerwin)
(movie, 1982)
···The Plague Dogs
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama
Role: Actor (as Snitter)
(movie, 1981)
···History of the World: Part I
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jesus - The Roman Empire)
(movie, 1980)
···Heaven's Gate
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Western
Role: Actor (as Billy Irvine)
(movie, 1980)
···The Elephant Man
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as John Merrick)
(movie, 1979)
9.3Alien
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Gilbert Ward Kane)
(movie, 1978)
···The Lord of the Rings
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama
Role: Actor (as Aragorn)
(movie, 1978)
···Watership Down
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Hazel (voice))
(movie, 1978)
···Midnight Express
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Max)
(movie, 1977)
···Spectre
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Mitri Cyon)
(movie, 1975)
···The Naked Civil Servant
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Quentin Crisp)
(movie, 1974)
···Little Malcolm
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Malcolm Scrawdyke)
(movie, 1972)
···The Pied Piper
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Role: Actor (as Franz)
(movie, 1971)
···10 Rillington Place
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Timothy John Evans)
(movie, 1971)
···Mr. Forbush and the Penguins
Genre: Adventure
Role: Actor (as Richard Forbush)
(movie, 1969)
···Sinful Davey
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Davey Haggart)
(movie, 1966)
···A Man for All Seasons
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Richard Rich)