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John Hurt ACTOR


John Hurt was born on January 22nd, 1940 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire in England with the birth name John Vincent Hurt, as the youngest of three children.  His mother was Phyllis Massey an actress and his father, Arnould Herbert Hurt worked as an Engineer. 
When he was only eight years old his family sent him to study at St. Michael's Preparatory School in Otford, Kent and it was during this time that he first developed an interest in acting.  His family then relocated to Grimsby and enrolled him at the Grimsy Art School when he was seventeen years old as well as St. Martin's School of Art, however, Hurt's interested actually lay in the art of acting.
He was later given a chance to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and in 1962 he made his first theatrical stage appearance.  That same year, Hurt was able to break intothe film industry adding such credits to his resume as, "Young and Willing" (1962), "This Is My Street" (1964) and appearances onthe television series, "Once Aboard the Lugger…", "Drama 61-67", and "First Night".
He also remained not only as a film and television actor, but also added more theatrical stage credits to his resume appearing in such productions as, "Inadmissible Evidence" (1965), "Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs" (1966), "Man and Superman" (1969), "TheCaretaker" (1974) and "The Dumb Waiter" (1974).
With quite a bit of experience to his name he remained working and gainedreal notice when he performer in the television play, "The Naked Civil Servant" (1975), a role for which he earned the Emmy and the British Television Award. 
Finally, he had reached the recognition he had hoped to achieve for solong in his career and more successful roles followed such as in the television movie, "I, Claudius" (1976) and the films, "Midnight Express" (1978) co-starring Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli, Paul L. Smith, Randy Quaid, Norbert Weisser, Peter Jeffrey and "The Elephant Man" (1980) also starring Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon and Freddie Jones, both roles earnedhim Oscar nominations making his a highly desirable actor in the industry.
Other successful film roles he added during this time included, "Champions"(1984) also starring Edward Woodward, Jan Francis Ben Johnson, Kirstie Alley and Alison Steadman, "The Hit" (1984), "Scandal" (1989), "Love andDeath on Long Island" (1997), "Beyond the Gates" (2005), "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008) and "An Englishman in New York" (2008).
Most recently he appeared in the stage production, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (2009) and the films, "The Absinthe Drinkers" (2012), "Snowpiercer" (2013) and "Only Lovers Left Alive" (2013). 
John Hurt has married a total of four times, first in 1962 briefly to Annette Robertson.  When this marriage came to an end in 1964 he then wed Donna Peacock in 1984 however by 1990 another marriage ended in divorce. His third marriage was to Jo Dalton in 1990 and they had two children together before also divorcing six years later. He is currently married to his fourth wife, Anwen Rees-Myers since 2005.


2012         The Absinthe Drinkers
2013         Only Lovers Left Alive
2013         Snowpiercer
2012         Labyrinth
2012         Henry V
2012         Playhouse Presents
2012         Jayne Mansfield's Car
2008-2012     Merlin 
2011         The Gruffalo's Child 
2011         Immortals
2011         In Love with Alma Cogan
2011         Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
2011         23 Degrees, 5 Minutes
2011         Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
2011         Melancholia
2011         The Confession
2011         Sailcloth
2011         Regret Not Speaking
2010         Whistle and I'll Come to You 
2010         Love at First Sight
2010         Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
2010         Brighton Rock
2010         Lou
2010         Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie
2009         The Gruffalo
2009         44 Inch Chest
2009         The Limits of Control
2009         An Englishman in New York
2009         New York, I Love You
2008         Lezione 21
2008         Hellboy II: The Golden Army
2008         Recount
2008         Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2008         Outlander
2008         The Oxford Murders
2007         Masters of Science Fiction
2007         Boxes
2007         Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron
2006         Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
2004-2006     The Alan Clark Diaries
2005         V for Vendetta
2005         Hiroshima
2005         The Skeleton Key
2005         Manderlay
2005         Beyond the Gates
2005         The Proposition
2005         Valiant
2005         Short Order
2004         Tabloid
2004         Pride 
2004         Hellboy
2003         Dogville
2003         Meeting Che Guevara & the Man from Maybury Hill 
2003         Owning Mahowny
2002         Bait
2002         Crime and Punishment
2002         Miranda
2001         Great Performances
2001         Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2001         Captain Corelli's Mandolin
2000         Lost Souls
1999-2000     Watership Down
2000         Krapp's Last Tape
2000         New Blood
2000         The Tigger Movie
1999         You're Dead...
1999         If... Dog... Rabbit
1999         Le château des singes
1998         All the Little Animals
1998         Night Train
1998         Saturday Night Live
1998         The Climb
1998         The Commissioner
1998         Tender Loving Care
1997         Bandyta
1997         Contact
1997         Love and Death on Long Island
1997         My Funny Valentine
1997         Tender Loving Care 
1996         Privateer 2: The Darkening 
1995         Wild Bill
1995         Dead Man
1995         Rob Roy
1995         Two Nudes Bathing 
1995         Saigon Baby
1994         Felidae
1994         Picture Windows
1994         Second Best
1994         Thumbelina
1994         Rabbit Ears: Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
1993         Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
1993         Monolith
1993         Kölcsönkapott idö
1993         Great Moments in Aviation
1992         Performance
1992         L'oeil qui ment
1992         Lapse of Memory
1991         Screenplay
1991         King Ralph
1991         I Dreamt I Woke Up
1991         Red Fox
1990         Frankenstein Unbound
1990         Romeo.Juliet
1990         The Field
1990         The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing
1990         Windprints
1989-1990     The Jim Henson Hour 
1989         Scandal
1989         Little Sweetheart
1988         The Bengali Night
1988         A Dinner of Herbs 
1988         The Storyteller 
1988         David Macaulay: Pyramid 
1988         Deadline
1987         Rocinante
1987         Vincent
1987         Aria
1987         Spaceballs
1987         From the Hip
1987         The Hunting of the Snark
1987         White Mischief
1986         Jake Speed
1985         The Black Cauldron
1985         After Darkness
1984         1984
1984         The Hit
1984         Success Is the Best Revenge
1984         Champions
1983         The Osterman Weekend
1983         King Lear
1982         The Plague Dogs
1982         Partners
1982         Night Crossing
1981         History of the World: Part I
1980         Heaven's Gate
1980         The Elephant Man
1979         Crime and Punishment
1979         Alien
1978         The Lord of the Rings
1978         Watership Down
1978         Midnight Express
1978         The Shout
1977         Sunday Night Drama 
1977         The Disappearance
1977         Spectre 
1977         Three Dangerous Ladies
1977         East of Elephant Rock
1976         I, Claudius
1976         The Sweeney
1976         La linea del fiume
1976         Play for Today
1976         Shades of Greene
1975         The Naked Civil Servant 
1975         The Ghoul
1974         Little Malcolm
1974         The Playboy of the Western World 
1973         Wessex Tales
1972         The Pied Piper
1971         Saturday Night Theatre 
1971         10 Rillington Place
1971         Cry of the Penguins
1969         In Search of Gregory
1969         Before Winter Comes
1969         Sinful Dave
1967          Playhouse 
1967         The Sailor from Gibraltar
1966         A Man for All Seasons
1964-1965      Play of the Week
1964         Thursday Theatre
1964         Gideon C.I.D.
1964         Love Story
1964         Armchair Theatre
1963-1964     First Night
1964         This Is My Street
1961-1963     Drama 61-67 
1963         Once Aboard the Lugger... 
1962         Young and Willing
1961-1962     Probation Officer
1962         Z Cars

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