John Hurt

Biography: John Hurt was born in the village of Shirebrook in Derbyshire. He was the second son of the local parson and his wife. He has an older brother Michael and an older sister called Monica. At the age of 18, John walked out of the St. Martin's School of Art in London after discovering that his true ambition was to act. His talent hadn't had to develop with him, it has always been there. He knew, deep down, that he'd wanted to act since appearing in the plays put on at his school. In 1985, he married his long-term friend Donna, but the marriage did not last and whilst filming abroad, John met a French model- Marie-Lise Volpeliere Pierrot. They were never in a stable relationship however and grew apart, although they were still friends. Tragedy struck when Marie-Lise was killed in a horse-riding accident. John Hurt has won awards for the following appearances: 1963- Most Promising Actor 'Variety' for playing Len in 'The Dwarfs'. 1978-Best Supporting Actor, British Film and Television Academy; Best Supporting Actor; all for his role as Max in 'Midnight Express'.
1979-Best Film Actor, Variety Club of Great Britain, for his roles in 'Alien' and 'Midnight Express'.
1981-Best Film Actor, Variety Club of Great Britain, both for his starring role in 'The Elephant Man'.
1984-Best Film Actor, London Standard Awards, for his role as Winston Smith in '1984'.
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John Hurt's Scores

  • Movies
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 87 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Lowest Metascore: 16 Lost Souls
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
33 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
28 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues May 24, 1994 The Countess 9.1
47 The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm Apr 20, 2001 Narrator 9.0
83 Alien Oct 29, 2003 Kane 8.8
71 Beyond the Gates Mar 9, 2007 Christopher 8.3
53 The Tigger Movie Feb 11, 2000 Narrator 8.2
75 Only Lovers Left Alive Apr 11, 2014 Marlowe / Marlowe 8.2
62 V for Vendetta Mar 17, 2006 Adam Sutler 8.1
55 Rob Roy Apr 7, 1995 Montrose 8.0
46 Spaceballs Jun 24, 1987 Himself 8.0
87 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Jul 15, 2011 Mr. Ollivander 8.0
48 Jayne Mansfield's Car Sep 13, 2013 Kingsley Bedford / Kingsley Bedford 8.0
40 Outlander Jan 23, 2009 Rothgar 7.9
51 All the Little Animals Sep 3, 1999 Mr. Summers 7.9
59 Dogville Mar 26, 2004 Narrator 7.9
61 Dead Man May 10, 1996 John Scholfield 7.9
70 Owning Mahowny May 2, 2003 Victor Foss 7.5
64 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Nov 16, 2001 Mr. Ollivander 7.5
65 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Nov 19, 2010 Mr. Ollivander 7.5
78 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Jul 11, 2008 Professor Broom 7.3
80 Melancholia Nov 11, 2011 Dexter 7.1
tbd Whaledreamers Sep 26, 2008 Himself 6.8
72 Hellboy Apr 2, 2004 Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm 6.7
57 Brighton Rock Aug 26, 2011 Phil Corkery 6.6
31 Charlie Countryman Nov 15, 2013 Narrator 6.6
80 Love and Death on Long Island Mar 6, 1998 Giles De'Ath 6.4
47 The Skeleton Key Aug 12, 2005 Ben Devereaux 6.3
36 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Aug 17, 2001 Dr. Iannis 6.1
41 The Limits of Control May 1, 2009 Guitar 6.0
46 Immortals Nov 11, 2011 Old Zeus 6.0
49 New York, I Love You Oct 16, 2009 Waiter (Segment "Shekhar Kapur") 5.8