I never have been. He portrayed the War Doctor in the BBC TV series Doctor Who in 2013.[2][3]. It wasn't serving me, and the climate has changed. On January 16, 2006, he received an honorary degree (Doctor of Letters) from the University of Hull, Yorkshire. It has been named by several publications as one of the most memorable moments in cinema history. As Adam Sutler in the Natalie Portman film V for Vendetta, Hurt brought this tyrant to life. He also returned to the theatre performing in such shows as "The Seagull," "A Month in the Country" (1994), "Afterplay" (2002) and "Krapp's Last Tape," the latter for which he received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award. His brother, the eldest of the three siblings, converted to Roman Catholicism and became a monk, Brother Anselm, first at Downside (a Benedictine school in England) and later at Glenstal Abbey (County Limerick, Ireland), where he remains as of 2019, although, following allegations of abuse, he is banned from interacting with students and lives retired. [37], In 2016, Hurt announced he was in favour of the United Kingdom voting to remain in the EU. [41] Hurt died at his home in Cromer, Norfolk, on 25 January 2017, three days after his 77th birthday. I destroyed all the early stuff, mistakenly probably. Hurt was again BAFTA-nominated for his work in Irish drama The Field (1990) and played the primary villain, James Graham, in the epic adventure Rob Roy (1995). [2011] I'm not interested in awards. John Hurt dead: The screen icon's most memorable roles from Midnight Express to Nineteen Eighty-Four. [19] During this time, Hurt provided narration on the British musical group Art of Noise's concept album The Seduction of Claude Debussy and narrated a four-part TV series The Universe (1999). He was considered for the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in. So all you can do is go into yourself, immerse yourself in your own life. [18], Hurt appeared in the 1978 film Midnight Express, for which he won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (the latter of which he lost to Christopher Walken for his performance in The Deer Hunter). However, watching theatre was considered "fine" and encouraged particularly by his mother, who took him regularly to the repertory theatre in Cleethorpes. And I wasn't allowed to go to his home very often because they were working class. John Hurt‘s passing has left behind another hole in the heart of Hollywood, but his roles will live on forever. 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. For the most part, the craggy-faced actor continued to draw extraordinary notices. Hurt went on to play The Doctor in Doctor Who, starring as the incarnation of the titular character, known as the War Doctor. Publicity Listings In 2012, he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement BAFTA Award, in recognition of his "outstanding contribution to cinema". Hurt said, "I think Paper Zoo thought it would be quite ironic to have the person who played Winston having risen in the party. I don't make plans at all. Confronted with films like. [24] He returned to Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, playing the on-screen Big Brother for the Paper Zoo Theatre Company's stage adaptation of the novel in June 2009. The film, which depicts a freedom fighter in a mask only known as “V,” is about a future British tyranny that is brought down by Portman’s heroine, a journalist who becomes a mole inside the government. - IMDb Mini Biography By: She went into a coma and died later that day. Hurt was born John Vincent Hurt on 22 January 1940 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire,[9][10] the son of Phyllis (née Massey; 1907–1975), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnold Herbert Hurt (1904–1999), a mathematician who became a Church of England clergyman and served as vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. . Sir John Vincent Hurt CBE (22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017) was an English actor whose career spanned more than 50 years. There is a song by Alt-J: "The Gospel of John Hurt". First enrolled at the Grimsby Art School and St. Martin's School of Art, his focus invariably turned from painting to acting.Accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1960, John made his stage debut in "Infanticide in the House of Fred Ginger" followed by "The Dwarfs." Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype. John Hurt Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest John Hurt photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes! [38], On 16 June 2015, Hurt publicly announced that he had been diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer. With her, he had two sons. [14], Hurt's first film was The Wild and the Willing (1962), but his first major role was as Richard Rich in A Man for All Seasons (1966). We would only just got used to the typewriter. At the same time he gained more prominence in a spray of film and support roles such as a junior officer in Before Winter Comes (1968); the title highwayman in Sinful Davey (1969); a morose little brother in In Search of Gregory (1969); a dim, murderous truck driver in 10 Rillington Place (1971); a skirt-chasing, penguin-studying biologist in Cry of the Penguins (1971); the unappetizing son of a baron in The Pied Piper (1972); and a repeat of his title stage role as Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974).Hurt shot to international stardom, however, on TV where he was allowed to display his true, fearless range. John Hurt’s long and lustrous career spanned more than 50 years and covered a huge number of films before his death tonight at 77.There are too many good projects to count in Hurt’s filmography, but here are 10 of best, most fascinating and most memorable roles he performed.Alien Prior to 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 a Marquess of Sligo. |  The Wild and the Willing (1962) At first glance, The Wild and the Willing may sound … I begin to wonder where it all leads. The British actor made himself known to a younger generation of movie audiences with his portrayal of Mr. Ollivander, the mysterious wand maker in three of the Harry Potter films. Like it would come in the middle of a Latin class. In 1959, he won a scholarship allowing him to study for an Art Teacher's Diploma at Saint Martin's School of Art in London. Three times a day they played the Angelus. [36], In 2007, Hurt took part in the BBC genealogical television series Who Do You Think You Are?, which investigated part of his family history. This marriage ended in 1996 and was followed by a seven-year relationship with Dublin-born presenter and writer Sarah Owens. He trained to become a painter at Grimsby Art School in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England. [30] In 2015, Hurt provided the voice of main antagonist Sailor John in the Thomas & Friends film Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure along with Eddie Redmayne (Ryan) and Jamie Campbell Bower (Skiff). Out of all working actors in Hollywood, he holds the record for the most onscreen character deaths, 47 in total. In a now-classic scene, Kane enjoys dinner alongside other passengers and officers aboard the ship before experiencing a horrific death when a chestburster erupts from his chest. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Drama. Hurt voiced Hazel, the heroic rabbit leader of his warren in the film adaptation of Watership Down (both 1978) and later played the major villain, General Woundwort, in the animated television series version. In March 2005, Hurt married his fourth wife, advertising film producer Anwen Rees-Meyers. His portrayal of Quentin Crisp in the TV play The Naked Civil Servant (1975) gave him prominence and earned him the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. I had a friend called Grenville Barker who'd come round sometimes and play football on the lawn, but not very often. Education by fear. [15] Aged 17, Hurt enrolled in Grimsby Art School (now the East Coast School of Art and Design), where he studied art. Never mind, come to me in a moment, let's have more coffee... conditioning. [citation needed], On 24 January 1990, Hurt married American production assistant Joan Dalton,[19] whom he had met while filming Scandal. I've done some stinkers in the cinema. Belt. Also in this period, he starred as the Fool opposite Laurence Olivier's King in King Lear (1983). He was what my mother called a bad influence. People like us, who turn ourselves inside out for a living, we get into an emotional tussle rather than a marriage. Nothing says a family vacation like an RV, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, It's looked — and felt — like a whole different world as we've been social distancing and attempting to keep each other safe, See All the Celebs Taking RV Trips This Summer, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana, From Empty Streets to Virtual Weddings: What Life Has Looked Like During the Coronavirus Pandemic. [17], The following year, Hurt won further acclaim for his bravura performance as the Roman emperor Caligula in the BBC drama serial I, Claudius. 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. He was awarded the 2012 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Solo Performance for "Krapp's Last Tape", in a Gate Theatre Dublin production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, California. ". [44] He was created a Knight Bachelor in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama. 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