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'.… Collapse
John Hurt's Scores
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|Hercules||Jul 25, 2014||Cast / King Of Thrace / Cotys / King Of Thrace / Lord Cotys||7.0|
|Snowpiercer||Jun 27, 2014||Gilliam||7.2|
|Only Lovers Left Alive||Apr 11, 2014||Marlowe / Marlowe||7.4|
|Charlie Countryman||Nov 15, 2013||Narrator||6.7|
|Jayne Mansfield's Car||Sep 13, 2013||Kingsley Bedford / Kingsley Bedford||7.5|
|Melancholia||Nov 11, 2011||Dexter||7.1|
|Immortals||Nov 11, 2011||Old Zeus||6.0|
|Brighton Rock||Aug 26, 2011||Phil Corkery||6.6|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2||Jul 15, 2011||Mr. Ollivander||8.1|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I||Nov 19, 2010||Mr. Ollivander||7.5|
|The Oxford Murders||Aug 6, 2010||Arthur Seldom||4.6|
|44 Inch Chest||Jan 15, 2010||Old Man Peanut||5.1|
|New York, I Love You||Oct 16, 2009||Waiter (Segment "Shekhar Kapur")||5.8|
|The Limits of Control||May 1, 2009||Guitar||6.2|
|Outlander||Jan 23, 2009||Rothgar||7.9|
|Whaledreamers||Sep 26, 2008||Himself||6.8|
|Hellboy II: The Golden Army||Jul 11, 2008||Professor Broom||7.3|
|Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull||May 22, 2008||Professor Oxley||5.2|
|Beyond the Gates||Mar 9, 2007||Christopher||8.3|
|The Pied Piper||Feb 2, 2007||Franz||tbd|
|V for Vendetta||Mar 17, 2006||Adam Sutler||8.1|
|Valiant||Aug 19, 2005||Felix||4.9|
|The Skeleton Key||Aug 12, 2005||Ben Devereaux||6.3|
|Hellboy||Apr 2, 2004||Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm||6.7|
|Dogville||Mar 26, 2004||Narrator||7.9|
|Alien||Oct 29, 2003||Kane||8.8|
|Owning Mahowny||May 2, 2003||Victor Foss||7.5|
|Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone||Nov 16, 2001||Mr. Ollivander||7.5|
|Captain Corelli's Mandolin||Aug 17, 2001||Dr. Iannis||6.1|
|The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm||Apr 20, 2001||Narrator||9.0|