Sir John Vincent Hurt (22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017) was an English actor whose career spanned more than 50 years.Hurt came to prominence for his role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All Seasons (1966) and gained BAFTA Award nominations for his portrayals of Timothy Evans in 10 Rillington Place (1971) and Quentin Crisp in television film The Naked Civil Servant (1975) – winning his first BAFTA for the latter. He played Caligula in the BBC TV series I, Claudius (1976). Hurt's performance in the prison drama Midnight Express (1978) brought him international renown and earned Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards, along with an Academy Award nomination. His BAFTA-nominated portrayal of astronaut Kane, in the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), yielded a scene where an alien creature burst out of his chest. It has been named by several publications as one of the most memorable moments in cinema history.Hurt earned his third competitive BAFTA, along with his second Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, as John Merrick in David Lynch's biopic The Elephant Man (1980). Other significant roles during the 1980s included Bob Champion in biopic Champions (1984), Mr. Braddock in the Stephen Frears drama The Hit (1984), Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) and Stephen Ward in the drama depicting the Profumo affair, Scandal (1989). 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). His later films include the Harry Potter film series (2001–11), the Hellboy films (2004 and 2008), supernatural thriller The Skeleton Key (2005), western The Proposition (2005), political thriller V for Vendetta (2005), sci-fi adventure Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) and the Cold War espionage film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). Hurt reprised his role as Quentin Crisp in An Englishman in New York (2009), which brought his seventh BAFTA nomination. He portrayed the War Doctor in the BBC TV series Doctor Who in 2013.Hurt was regarded as one of Britain's finest actors; director David Lynch described him as "simply the greatest actor in the world". He possessed what was described as the "most distinctive voice in Britain", likened by The Observer to "nicotine sieved through dirty, moonlit gravel". His voice acting career encompassed films such as Watership Down (1978), The Lord of the Rings (1978), The Plague Dogs (1982), The Black Cauldron (1985) and Dogville (2003), as well as BBC TV series Merlin (2008–2012). In 2012, he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement BAFTA Award, in recognition of his "outstanding contribution to cinema". He was knighted in 2015 for his services to drama.
Hurt had an older brother, Br. Anselm (born Michael), a Roman Catholic convert who became a monk and writer at Glenstal Abbey; Hurt had contributed to his brother's books. Hurt also had 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. The couple had planned to get married after 15 years together. 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. 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. This marriage ended in 1996 and was followed by 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 gave up smoking and drinking during his fourth marriage. He lived in 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 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 genealogical evidence uncovered seemed to contradict the family legend, rendering the suggestion doubtful. 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.In 2016, Hurt announced he was in favour of the United Kingdom voting to remain in the EU.
Hurt was born John Vincent Hurt on 22 January 1940 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 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. His father was also vicar of St John's parish in Sunderland, County Durham. In 1937, he moved his family to Derbyshire, where he became Perpetual Curate of Holy Trinity Church. When Hurt was five, his father became the vicar of St Stephen's Church in Woodville, Derbyshire, and remained there until 1952.At the age of eight, Hurt was sent to the Anglican St Michael's Preparatory School in Otford, Kent, where he eventually developed his passion for acting. He decided he wanted to become an actor after his first role as a girl in a school production of The Blue Bird by Maurice Maeterlinck. Hurt stated that a senior master at the school would abuse him and others by removing his two false front teeth and putting his tongue in the boys' mouths, as well as rubbing their faces with his stubble, and that the experience affected him hugely. Hurt, aged 12, became a boarder at Lincoln School (then a grammar school) because he had failed the entrance examination for admission to his brother's school. His headmaster at Lincoln School laughed when Hurt told him he wanted to be an actor, telling him, "Well, you may be all right in school plays but you wouldn't stand a chance in the profession."Hurt's father moved to St Aidan's Church in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. In a Guardian interview Hurt states the family lived in a vicarage opposite a cinema but he was not allowed to go there, as films were "frowned upon". However, watching theatre was considered "fine" and encouraged particularly by his mother, who took him regularly to the repertory theatre in Cleethorpes. His parents disliked his later acting ambitions and encouraged him to become an art teacher instead. Aged 17, Hurt enrolled in Grimsby Art School (now the East Coast School of Art and Design), where he studied art. 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. Despite the scholarship, paying his tuition fees and living expenses was difficult, so he persuaded some of his friends to pose naked and sold the portraits. In 1960, he won a scholarship to RADA, where he trained for two years.
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The Bengali Night
Allan was an engineer working in Calcutta. He is invited to stay with the family of his boss, Narendra Sen, which includes his wife and daughter. The tragedy occurred when Gayatri and Allan became rom...
The StoryTeller is a television show. Some episodes of The StoryTeller were shown on The Jim Henson Hour.
A world-weary journalist is caught up in a coup in a small Persian Gulf town where the ruler's son is trying to oust him. The journalist's life shows how his relationships develop with people.
Public information film, comparing A.I.D.S. to an iceberg, reminding viewers there's more to the disease than they think.
From the Hip
Robin Weathers is a lawyer. He must reexamine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is appearantly guilty of murder.
There were ten different directors who directed the short pieces. An aria is used as a soundtrack in each short.
Lone Starr and his sidekick flew to the rescue of Princess Vespa when the Dark Helmet planned to steal her planet's air. Lone Starr was put wise to the power of "The Schwartz" by Yogurt, but can he ma...
There are three stories in John Hurt's Theatre of Terror.
A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are partying and...
In 1987 the British Government launched a major public information campaign with the slogan “AIDS: Don’t Die of Ignorance”. A leaflet about AIDS was also delivered to every household in the UK, with t...
There are only images and letters in the biography of van Gogh.
The Hunting of the Snark
The musical was written by Mike Batt. The conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra is Mike Batt.
This movie is an experimental documentary following the flow of the Thames out of London to the sea. It has a narration from John Hurt that takes the form of reading old manuscripts, books and news ar...
Jake Speed is the lead character in a number of the biggest page-turners of the 1940s. A chiseled, heroic action figure, Speed saves lives on paper, but when a young girl is kidnapped and her sister i...
Bill embarked on a dream-like odyssey around rural England, breaking into country houses, taking photos of anything that interests him, until he meets a woman in a van who seems to be on the run from ...
Live Aid took place in two places at the same time. The Kennedy Library is in Boston. Kennedy Stadium is in Philadelphia. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts o...
The Black Cauldron
Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with a dream of becoming a great warrior. The daydreaming has to stop when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord. The Black Cauldron h...
An elder brother tries to bring his younger brother back to mental competency by removing him from a mental institution after he tried to kill himself. The elder brother seems doomed to lose himself i...
The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima
There is a documentary on the life of a person.
George Orwell's novel of a future society in which a man whose daily work is changing history tries to rebel by falling in love with another person.
Success Is the Best Revenge
Alex Rodak is a Polish director who is in exile in London with his family, which includes an older teenage son Adam who is struggling with an identity crisis, his wife and another son. A major show ab...
Bob Champion overcame cancer to win the 1981 Grand National.
WillieParker, an ex-gangster, has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain, where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance.
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An aging King abdicates to his corrupt daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one, which will cause disaster.
Natural World is a nature documentary television series broadcast annually on BBC Two and regarded by the BBC as its flagship natural history brand. It is currently the longest-running series in its g...
The Osterman Weekend
The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security.
The Plague Dogs
The Plague Dogs is a movie based on a novel by Richard Adams. There is a story about two dogs who escaped from a research laboratory in Great Britain. The film shows how cruel animal research is for i...
There is a police detective. After a series of murders in the Gay community, he was ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk named Kerwin. They have to be flamboyant in order to be noticed. Is...
The two men want to leave East Germany, but only if they can take their families with them. The story is based on true events.
An Evening with Quentin Crisp
Crisp opines about personal style.
The Elephant Man
A Victorian surgeon saves a man who was being mistreated by his owner as a side-show freak. A person of great intelligence and sensitivity is revealed behind his monstrous faade. The film is based on ...
James Averill, a Harvard graduate, is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty- stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The political...
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Crime and Punishment
A three-part adaptation of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, where a young student commits a murder and is forced into incriminating himself.
Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet when it returns to the earth. A creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer when they discover a chamber with thousands of eggs on t...
The Lord of the Rings
The One Ring and Sauron's reign over Middle-earth are under threat as the Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy them.
Billy was caught trying to bring drugs out of Turkey. He was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison by the Turkish courts. The appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American government ca...
Graves was told the story of a mysterious stranger who invaded the lives and house of a local musician and his wife. A man claims to have knowledge of real magic, which he uses to dominate his wife. T...
A group of rabbits, led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel, leave their homeland in search of a new home when the warren is threatened.
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William Sebastian is trying to get his old friend to join him. He needs someone to help him. Anitra Cyon thinks her brother is doing something. She claims to be mentally fit. Sebastian and Hamilton ar...
The Hollywood Greats
Hollywood Greats began in 1977. Barry Norman wrote and narrated a series of in depth profiles on major Hollywood film personalities, in which he interviewed surviving associates. He made a series call...
A novel about a husband and wife who are missing. He thinks they are connected to her disappearance when he is hired by an international organisation to carry out a "shy" or hit.
Three Dangerous Ladies
There are three stories surrounding three dangerous ladies.
East of Elephant Rock
The British governor was killed by terrorists.
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The wife of a drug salesman discovers he is having an affair with a lady doctor.
A blackly comic historical drama series. Set amidst a web of power, corruption and lies, it chronicles the reigns of the Roman emperors - Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and finally Claudius.
Rome, October 16, 1943. The Germans deport the relatives and friends of the little Giacomo Treves who fortunately escapes capture. The child is entrusted by a priest, Don Luigi.
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The Sweeney was a 1970s British television police drama that focused on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police dedicated to tackling armed robbery and violent crime in Lo...
In the 1920s, England tried to keep a cannibalistic son out of the attic.
The Naked Civil Servant
The story of the life of Quentin Crisp, an Englishman who was brave enough to live his life according to his own style even in the hostile days of WW2.
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The science behind the headlines is explored in PBS' premier science series. NOVA shows the people involved in science and technology.
Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs
A student is thrown out of school. The Party of Dynamic Erection promotes male sexual dominance and attracts a couple of other unsavoury confused characters.
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The Pied Piper
Some of the things that can happen are greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. In the summer of 1349, the Black Death arrives in northern Germany. The Baron's son is going to marry the Mayor's daug...
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10 Rillington Place
The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the terraced house, and the wrongful conviction of Timothy Evans, is told in this film.
A Ghost Story for Christmas
A Ghost Story for Christmas is a strand of annual British short television films originally broadcast on BBC One from 1971 to 1978, and later revived in 2005 on BBC Four. With one exception, the origi...
Mr. Forbush and the Penguins
Life for Richard Forbush, brilliant biology student and conceited philanderer, is one long round of eat, drink and be merry. But his decision to accept a six-month research post in the Antarctic, maki...
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Play for Today
Play for Today was a British anthology drama series that aired on the BBC from 1970 to 1984. More than three hundred programmes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and...
Before Winter Comes
There was a refugee camp in Austria after World War II. British Major Giles Burnside, who is in charge of assigning the displaced persons into either the American or Russian zones, enters into a frien...
The son of a notorious rogue is determined to follow in his father's footsteps. This includes robbing the Duke of Argyll, breaking a man out of jail, and holding up a stagecoach. Annie is determined t...
In Search of Gregory
Catherine is looking for love at her father's wedding. She is chasing a man.
The Sailor from Gibraltar
After arguing with his girlfriend, Alan became interested in Anna, a widow who was looking for a sailor. Alan and Anna are looking for a sailor on a yacht. The sailor may never have existed other than...
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ITC Entertainment made a British television crime series based on novels by John Creasey. The Saint TV series was made at Elstree. It starred John Gregson in the title role as Commander George Gideon ...
1 TV show
First Night was a series of contemporary television dramas by new writers, which ran from September 1963 to May 1964 and was the beginning of The Wednesday Play. James MacTaggart produced the series.
The Wild and the Willing
Harry Brown is a somewhat rough and wild university student, who has the ability to win friends, like Phil who doesn't play 'rugger', and African student Reggie. He has a way with the girls.