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Sir John Hurt Passes Away Leaving Behind 143 Films Roles Still To Be Seen

Sir John Hurt Passes Away Leaving Behind 143 Films Roles Still To Be Seen
John Hurt

As Gandalf

“We’re all just passing time, and occupy our chair very briefly.” Sir John Hurt

John Hurt

As The Elephant Man

Two-time Oscar nominated star of The Elephant Man, Sir John Hurt, died at the age of 77. In 2015 In July 2015 Hurt received a knighthood and had recovered from pancreatic cancer. He was to appear in a West End production of The Entertainer, having to pull out after he was taken to the hospital with an intestinal complaint.

John Hurt

As Dr Who

Born in Derbyshire in 1940, to a vicar and an engineer. Hurt successfully auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and won a scholarship and for more than six decades Hurt entertained. Hurt can be currently seen in the Oscar nominated biopic of President John F. Kennedy’s widow, Jackie. Hurt first rose to fame in 1966, winning a BAFTA for best supporting actor in A Man For All Seasons in 1966 and an Oscar nomination, for playing a drug addict in Midnight Express. Hurt was nominated for another BAFTA for Best Actor in 2010 for An Englishman in New York and Best Supporting Actor in 10 Rillington Place in 1972. In 1979 another Oscar nod for the blockbuster Alien. Hurt found a new generation of fans as Garrick Ollivander in the Harry Potter franchise. A favorite role was in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

John Hurt

In Midnight Express

Hurt was also known for his prominent role in Doctor Who, The Naked Civil Servant (BAFTA award winning) and I, Claudius.

John Hurt

In I, Claudius

In his earlier years, Hurt was notorious for his wild lifestyle, but he mellowed with age.

John Hurt

In Jackie

He is survived by his wife of 12 years Anwen Rees-Myers


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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