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John Hurt

John Hurt, 2007
Born John Vincent Hurt
22 January 1940 (1940-01-22) (age 68)
Chesterfield, England
Spouse(s) Annette Robertson (1962-1964)
Donna Peacock (1984-1990)
Jo Dalton (1990-1996)
Ann Rees Meyers (2005-)

John Vincent Hurt, CBE (born 22 January 1940) is an English actor. Hurt initially came to prominence for his role as Richard Rich in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons, and has since retained a career as a lead and supporting actor of many popular motion pictures, including: Midnight Express, Alien, The Elephant Man, 1984, Rob Roy, V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the Hellboy film series. Hurt is one of England's best-known, most prolific and sought-after actors, and has had a versatile film career spanning over 40 years.[1] He is also highly respected for his many Shakespearean roles.[2] Hurt has received multiple awards and honours throughout his career including three BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe, as well as two Academy Award nominations. 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Contents

Biography

Personal life

Hurt was born in Shirebrook near Chesterfield Derbyshire, the son of Phyllis (née Massey), an amateur actress and engineer, and Arnould Herbert Hurt, a mathematician who became an Anglican clergyman.[4] Hurt has an older brother, Michael, a monk based in Ireland, and an adopted sister, Monica. His father was a vicar at St. John in Sunderland, but in 1937 he moved his family to Derbyshire, where he became Perpetual Curate of Holy Trinity church. When John was five, his father became the vicar of St. Stephens Church at Woodville in South Derbyshire and remained there until 1959. In 1945 Reverend Hurt founded 1st Woodville (St Stephens) Scout Group which is still going strong to day. , Shirebrook is a small town in the Bolsover district of north-east Derbyshire on the border with Nottinghamshire, England. ... This article is about the English town. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Née redirects here. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... see also Holy Orders The following terms have traditional meanings for the Anglican Church, and possibly beyond: A churchman is in principle a member of a church congregation, in practice someone in holy orders. ... For other uses, see Sunderland (disambiguation). ... Woodville is a busy South Derbyshire village just outside Swadlincote. ... South Derbyshire is a local government district in Derbyshire, England. ...


Hurt had a strict upbringing: the family lived opposite a cinema but he was not allowed to visit. He was also not permitted to mix with local children because in his parents' view they were 'too common'.[citation needed] At the age of eight he decided to become an actor and his first role was that of a girl in a school production The Bluebird (L'Oiseau Bleu) by Maurice Maeterlinck. The Blue Bird refers to several things: The Blue Bird (original title LOiseau Bleu) is the title of a story by Maurice Maeterlinck. ... Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck, Belgian author Count Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (August 29, 1862 - May 6, 1949) was a Belgian poet, playwright, and essayist. ...


His father moved to St. Aidan church in Cleethorpes and Hurt became a boarder at Christ's Hospital School (then a grammar school) in Lincoln, because he had failed the entrance exam for admission to his brother's school. Hurt often accompanied his mother to Cleethorpes Repertory theatre, but his parents disliked his acting ambitions and encouraged him to become an art teacher instead. His headmaster, Mr. Franklin, laughed when Hurt told him he wanted to be an actor, saying "you wouldn't stand a chance in the profession."[citation needed] At the age of 17, Hurt enrolled in Grimsby Art School (now the East Coast School of Art & Design]), where he studied art. Lincoln Christs Hospital School is a comprehensive school for 11-18 year olds located on Wragby Road in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. ... Lincoln (pronounced //) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England. ...


In 1959 Hurt won a scholarship allowing him to study for an Art Teachers Diploma (ATD) at Central St. Martins College in Holborn, London. Despite the scholarship, paying for his studies was financially difficult and so he persuaded some of his friends to pose nude and sold the portraits. In 1960 however he won a scholarship to RADA where he trained for two years. He was then cast in small roles on TV. Central Saint Martins - Southampton Row, Holborn Central Saint Martins (ex-St Martins) in Charing Cross Road. ... Holborn (pronounced ho-bun or ho-burn) is a place in London, named after a tributary to the river Fleet that flowed through the area, the Hole-bourne (the stream in the hollow). ... RADAs theatre in London The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in Bloomsbury, London, is considered to be one of the most prestigious drama schools in the world. ...


In 1962 Arnould Hurt left his parish in Cleethorpes to become headmaster of St Michael's College in the Latin American country of Belize. In that same year Hurt first performed on the London stage and married the actress Annette Robertson. The marriage ended in 1964. At the time Hurt was performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1967 he began his longest relationship with the French model Marie-Lise Volpeliere-Pierrot. It lasted fifteen years and ended with her untimely death in a riding accident on 26 January 1983. Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a British theatre company. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ...


Hurt married for the second time on the 6th of September 1984 to Texas actress and old friend Donna Peacock at a local Registrar's office. The couple moved to Kenya and tried unsuccessfully to have children through IVF. They divorced in early January 1990. Soon afterwards (on 24 January 1990) Hurt married American production assistant Jo Dalton whom he had met while filming Scandal. With her he had two sons: Alexander John Vincent (born 6 February 1990) and Nicholas Dalton (born 5 February 1993). This marriage ended in 1996. At one point Hurt was involved with Sarah Owen, twenty years his younger and with whom he lived in County Wicklow Ireland. In March of 2005 Hurt married his fourth wife, advertising film producer Ann Rees Meyers. The Registrar General is the Government official responsible for the registration of births, deaths and marriages in England and Wales. ... In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a technique in which egg cells are fertilized outside the mothers body in cases where conception is difficult or impossible through normal intercourse. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Wicklow Code: WW Area: 2,024 km² Population (2007) 114,676 Website: www. ...


Hurt's mother died in 1975 and his father died in 1999 at the age of 95.


In January of 2002 John Hurt received an honorary degree from the University of Derby and in January 2006 received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Hull. The University of Derby is a university in the city of Derby, England. ... Doctor of Letters (Latin: Litterarum doctor; D.Litt. ... The Venn Building The University of Hull, also known as Hull University, is an English university located in Hull (or Kingston upon Hull), a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire. ...


In 2007 Hurt took part in the genealogical television series Who Do You Think You Are? which investigated part of his family history. Prior to participating in 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 Irish nobleman the Marquess of Sligo. However the genealogical evidence uncovered seemed to contradict the family legend, rendering the 'suggestion' doubtful.[5] Genealogy (from Greek: γενεα, genea, family; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study and tracing of family pedigrees. ... Who Do You Think You Are? was a ten part television series shown on the UKs BBC2, in 2004, in which various celebrities go on a journey, in order to try and trace their family tree. ...


Career

Hurt's first film was 1962's The Wild and the Willing, but his first major role was as Richard Rich in 1966's A Man for All Seasons. However, it was his portrayal of Quentin Crisp in the 1975 TV play, The Naked Civil Servant, that shot him to fame and earned him the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. The following year, Hurt played the Roman emperor Caligula in the BBC drama serial, I, Claudius. In 1978, he appeared in Midnight Express, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He subsequently developed a successful film career, with his best known roles including Kane, the memorable first victim of the title creature in the film Alien (a role which he reprised as a parody in Spaceballs); would-be art school radical Scrawdyke in Little Malcolm; and "John" Merrick in the Joseph Merrick biography The Elephant Man, for which he won a Bafta and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He also had a starring role in Sam Peckinpah's critically panned but hugely successful final film, The Osterman Weekend (1983). Also in 1983 he starred as the Fool opposite Laurence Olivier's King in King Lear. Hurt also appeared as Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment in the BBC series of that name in 1980. Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich (1496/7 - June 12, 1567), was Lord Chancellor during the reign of King Edward VI of England. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 film based on Robert Bolts play of the same name about Sir Thomas More. ... Quentin Crisp (December 25, 1908) – November 21, 1999), was an English writer, artists model, actor and raconteur known for his memorable and insightful witticisms. ... The cover of The Naked Civil Servant, by Quentin Crisp. ... The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the BAFTAs or, to differentiate them from the BAFTA Film Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards, are the most prestigious awards given in the British television industry, analogous to the Emmy Awards in the United States. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... This article is about the Roman emperor. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... I, Claudius, 1976 was a BBC Television adaptation of Robert Gravess I Claudius and Claudius the God. ... Midnight Express is a 1978 film, based on Billy Hayes book of the same name adapted into screenplay by Oliver Stone. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Kane (ID# 825/G9-01K) was executive officer on the commercial towing vessel The Nostromo in the 1979 science fiction film Alien. ... This article is about the first film in a series. ... Spaceballs is a 1987 science fiction parody film of Star Wars co-written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks. ... The Elephant Man redirects here. ... The Elephant Man is a 1980 biopic loosely based on the story of the 19th century British deformed celebrity, Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film). ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... David Samuel Sam Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director who achieved iconic status following the release of his 1969 Western epic The Wild Bunch. ... Movie poster for The Osterman Weekend The Osterman Weekend is a 1983 film directed by Sam Peckinpah. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... For other uses, see King Lear (disambiguation). ... Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov (Russian: Родион Романович Раскольников) is the fictional protagonist of Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. ...


Hurt has also taken roles in famous political allegories, first playing the hero in an early production and then the tyrannical villain in a later work. For instance, he played Winston Smith in the 1984 adaptation of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and then assumed the role of a Big Brother-esque leader of a fascist Great Britain in the 2006 film V for Vendetta, a movie that drew many parallels to the world of Orwell's 1984. Similarly, Hurt played Hazel, the heroic rabbit leader of his warren in the film adaptation of Watership Down and later played the major villain, General Woundwort, in the animated television series. This article is about the character in Nineteen Eighty-Four. ... 1984 (sometimes Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is how the title appears on screen) is a British film based upon the 1949 novel of the same name by George Orwell; the film was made in the year imagined by the author. ... This article is about the Orwell novel. ... Big Brother as portrayed in the BBCs 1954 production of Nineteen Eighty-Four. ... Fascism (in Italian, fascismo), capitalized, was the authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. ... This article is about the film. ... Hazel is a fictional character, a rabbit in Richard Adams novel Watership Down. ... Watership Down is an animated film directed by Martin Rosen and based on the book Watership Down by Richard Adams. ... General Woundwort is a fictional rabbit villain in the Richard Adams novel Watership Down. ... Watership Down is an animated adaptation for television of the novel of the same name by Richard Adams, co-produced by Alltime Entertainment of the United Kingdom and Decode Entertainment of Canada. ...


In 1986, Hurt provided the voiceover for AIDS: Iceberg / Tombstone, a public information film warning of the dangers of AIDS. In 2001, he played Mr. Ollivander, the wand-maker, in the first Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. He hasn't returned for any other of the Harry Potter films. In 1999, Hurt provided narration on the British musical group Art of Noise's concept album The Seduction of Claude Debussy. He was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in June 2004. In May 2008, he appeared in Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as Harold Oxley.[6] Public Information Films (known as PIFs) are a series of government commissioned short films, shown during television advertising breaks in the UK. The US equivalent is the Public Service Announcement (PSAs). ... Mr Ollivander (his first name has yet been revealed) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling. ... HPPS redirects here. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... Art of Noise Edited twelve inch single featured the iconic Art of Noise mask Art of Noise was an avant-garde synthpop group formed in 1983 by producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley, and session musicians/studio hands Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeczalik, and Gary Langan. ... The Seduction of Claude Debussy is an ambitious 1999 concept album by the Art of Noise, featuring a lineup of Trevor Horn, Anne Dudley, Paul Morley, and Lol Creme. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Steven Allan Spielberg, (Honorary KBE, born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Indy 4 redirects here. ...


In 2008, 28 years after The Naked Civil Servant, Hurt will reprise the role of Quentin Crisp in An Englishman in New York. The new film will depict Crisp's latter years in New York.[7] The cover of The Naked Civil Servant, by Quentin Crisp. ...


It's unknown if he will return to his role as Ollivander in the last Harry Potter film as Ollivander plays a important role in the book.


Filmography

Awards
Preceded by
Edward Fox
for A Bridge Too Far
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1978
for Midnight Express
Succeeded by
Robert Duvall
for Apocalypse Now
Preceded by
Peter Firth
for Equus
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1979
for Midnight Express
Succeeded by
Robert Duvall
for Apocalypse Now
Preceded by
Burt Lancaster
for Atlantic City
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1980
for The Elephant Man
Succeeded by
Jack Lemmon
for The China Syndrome

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  2. ^ John Hurt Biography (1940-)
  3. ^ http://www.moviedeaths.com/alien/kane/
  4. ^ John Hurt Biography (1940-)
  5. ^ Who Do You Think You Are? BBC Magazine - About the series
  6. ^ "IESB First Look: Indy IV Looks Back at the Original Trilogy" (Video), IESB, 2008-05-01. Retrieved on 2008-05-01. 
  7. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7373997.stm

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