John Hurt

55 years in film industry
and more to come

The Wild and the Willing

1962; character: Phil

Early filmography

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A Man for All Seasons

1966; character: Richard Rich

This is My Street

1964; character: Charlie

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First nominations and awards

10 Rillingness Place: nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Midnight Express: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

10 Rillington Place

1971; character: Timothy John Evans

Midnight Express

1978; character: Max

The Elephant Man

1980; character:Joseph Merrick

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"Nineteen eighty-four"

1984, character: Winston Smith

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Winston Smith works in a small office cubicle at the Ministry of Truth, rewriting history in accordance with the dictates of the Party and its supreme figurehead, Big Brother.

The film won the Best British Film of the Year award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. Also It won The Golden Tulip Award at Istanbul International Film Festival in 1985.

"Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone"

2001, character: Mr.Ollivander

John Hurt talks about his role in "Harry Potter"

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The film was nominated for three Academy Award nominations: Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score for John Williams. The film was also nominated for seven BAFTA Awards. The film won a Saturn Award for its costumes. It won other awards from the Casting Society of America and the Costume Designers Guild. It was nominated for the AFI Film Award for its special effects, and the Art Directors Guild Award for its production design. It received the Broadcast Film Critics Award for Best Live Action Family Film and was nominated for Best Child Performance and Best Composer.

John Hurt in Doctor Who

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Doctor Who, 2013

Episodes: "The Name of the Doctor", "The Night of the Doctor", and "The Day of the Doctor," character: ninth Doctor

On the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who

Hurt takes on the role of the War Doctor, the incarnation of the Time Lord who faces a moral dilemma in how to end the Time War. He later transforms into the Ninth Doctor.

Latest projects

Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013
Hercules, 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive

2014; character: Christopher Marlowe

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2014; character: Cotys, King of Thrace

In production:

The Absinthe Drinkers, 2015
Tarzan. 2016
The Journey, 2015