John Hurt

John Hurt

Highest Rated: 100% Second Best (1994)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 22, 1940

Birthplace: Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK

One of Britain's most esteemed and prolific actors, John Hurt fashioned an international career as a consummate screen chameleon, living his parts to the fullest without revealing the man behind the mask. He emerged from the London drama stage to film stardom in the late 1970s with a pair of powerhouse performances in "Midnight Express" (1978) and "Alien" (1979) - roles that established Hurt's strength for playing mental and physical suffering. In addition to his other renowned characters of torment - most famously, "The Elephant Man" (1980) - Hurt's palette grew to include the oppressed Winston Smith in "1984" (1984) and numerous baleful deadbeats, such as in "Night Train" (1998). He also displayed a penchant for playing morally compromised nobleman, as portrayed in "Rob Roy" (1995) and "V for Vendetta" (2006). As he aged, Hurt added an increasing number of academics and authors to his résumé, including roles in "Love and Death on Long Island" (1997) and "Hellboy" (2004). Despite the character actor's naturalistic portraits, there was no denying Hurt also had an eye for the commercial as well, co-starring in "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (2008) and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008). Whether he starred in a high-profile audience pleaser or a critically acclaimed dramatic film, Hurt always brought his talents to the fore. His death on January 27, 2017 at the age of 77 was mourned by fans and peers around the globe.

Highest rated movies

Second Best
Alien Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Snowpiercer
Alien: The Director's Cut
The Elephant Man
Midnight Express
Scandal

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% 50% That Good Night Ralph (Character) - 2017
14% 60% Damascus Cover Miki (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 41% Bare Knuckle Leslie Salmon (Character) - 2016
68% 64% The Journey Harry Patterson (Character) $152.5K 2016
13% 17% ChickLit Francis Bonar (Character) - 2016
88% 60% Jackie The Priest (Character) $14.0M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Final Reel Narrator - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet A.K.A Nadia 347 (Character) - 2015
80% 73% Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure Sailor John (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure Unknown (Voice) - 2015
58% 48% Hercules Cotys (Character) $72.7M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muse of Fire Unknown (Character) - 2013
94% 72% Snowpiercer Gilliam (Character) $4.6M 2013
86% 75% Only Lovers Left Alive Christopher Marlowe (Character) $1.9M 2013
27% 49% The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman Narrator $8.0K 2013
43% No Score Yet Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict Unknown (Character) - 2013
35% 40% Jayne Mansfield's Car Kingsley Bedford (Character) $14.4K 2012
100% 79% More Than Honey Narrator $71.5K 2012
84% 65% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Control (Character) $24.1M 2011
80% 67% Melancholia Dexter (Character) $3.0M 2011
49% 49% Immortals Old Zeus (Character) $83.5M 2011
96% 89% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Mr. Ollivander (Character) $381.0M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Confession Priest (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 39% Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Carnak (Voice) - 2010
51% 32% Brighton Rock Phil Corkery (Character) $223.9K 2010
No Score Yet 56% Lou Doyle (Character) - 2010
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Mr. Ollivander (Character) $295.0M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love at First Sight Arthur (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 79% The Gruffalo Owl (Voice) - 2009
70% 72% An Englishman in New York Quentin Crisp (Character) - 2009
41% 36% 44 Inch Chest Old Man Peanut (Character) - 2009
37% 37% New York, I Love You Waiter (Character) $1.6M 2009
43% 43% The Limits of Control Guitar (Character) $425.0K 2009
17% 33% The Oxford Murders Arthur Seldom (Character) $3.6K 2008
35% 44% Outlander Rothgar (Character) $160.6K 2008
79% 81% Recount Warren Christopher (Character) - 2008
86% 71% Hellboy II: The Golden Army Professor Broom (Character) $75.8M 2008
78% 53% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Prof. Oxley (Character) $317.0M 2008
No Score Yet 58% Lesson 21 Mondrian Kilroy (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 68% Hellboy: Blood and Iron Professor Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boxes Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 56% Hellboy: Sword of Storms Unknown (Voice) - 2006
59% 74% Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Narrator $2.2M 2006
73% 90% V for Vendetta Sutler (Character) - 2006
0% 48% Short Order Felix (Character) - 2005
84% 85% Shooting Dogs Father Christopher (Character) $38.3K 2005
85% 85% The Proposition Jellon Lamb (Character) $1.9M 2005
50% 75% Manderlay Narrator $74.2K 2005
32% 29% Valiant Felix (Voice) $19.5M 2005
38% 58% The Skeleton Key Ben Devereaux (Character) $47.8M 2005
No Score Yet 75% Pride Harry (Voice) - 2004
81% 66% Hellboy Professor Bruttenholm (Character) $59.0M 2004
69% 89% Dogville Narrator $1.5M 2003
78% 75% Owning Mahowny Victor Foss (Character) $1.0M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien: The Director's Cut Unknown (Character) - 2003
94% 95% Alien: The Director's Cut Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bait Jack Blake (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 29% Crime and Punishment Porfiry (Character) - 2002
44% 35% Miranda Christian (Character) - 2002
81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Mr. Ollivander (Character) $317.9M 2001
28% 50% Captain Corelli's Mandolin Dr. Iannis (Character) $25.5M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden Wars of Desert Storm Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tabloid Vince (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Monkey's Tale Sebastian (Voice) - 2000
8% 22% Lost Souls Father Lareaux (Character) $16.8M 2000
62% 62% The Tigger Movie Narrator - 2000
No Score Yet 16% New Blood Alan White (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 20% If... Dog... Rabbit Sean Cooper (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 60% Night Train Michael Poole (Character) - 1998
68% 77% All the Little Animals Mr. Summers (Character) $23.3K 1998
No Score Yet 20% The Commissioner James Morton (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet You're Dead... Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 90% Bandyta (Brute) Unknown (Character) - 1998
87% 57% Love and Death on Long Island Giles De'Ath (Character) $2.6M 1997
No Score Yet 93% The Climb Chuck Langer (Character) - 1997
67% 78% Contact S.R. Hadden (Character) $100.9M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tender Loving Care Dr. Turner (Character) - 1996
70% 88% Dead Man John Scholfield (Character) $1.1M 1995
42% 27% Wild Bill Charley Prince (Character) $2.1M 1995
73% 75% Rob Roy John Graham, Marquis of Montrose (Character) $30.4M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saigon Baby Jack Lee (Character) - 1995
100% 79% Second Best Uncle Turpin (Character) $68.5K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Moments in Aviation Rex Goodyear (Character) - 1994
18% 28% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues The Countess (Character) $1.7M 1993
No Score Yet 22% Monolith Villano (Character) - 1993
25% 28% King Ralph Lord Percival Graves (Character) $31.3M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lapse of Memory Conrad Farmer (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dreamt I Woke Up Boorman's Alter Ego (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Windprints Charles Rutherford (Character) - 1990
44% 33% Frankenstein Unbound Dr. Joe Buchanan/Narrator (Character) $37.0K 1990
43% 81% The Field Bird' O'Donnell (Character) $168.2K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Romeo-Juliet Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing Chris Mullin (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to Knock Alfred (Character) - 1990
91% 61% Scandal Stephen Ward (Character) $7.8M 1989
No Score Yet 50% Little Sweetheart Robert Burger (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 56% The Bengali Night Lucien Metz (Character) - 1988
54% 48% Aria The Actor (Character) - 1987
27% 60% From the Hip Douglas Benoit (Character) $7.0M 1987
56% 83% Spaceballs Kane (Character) $36.7M 1987
No Score Yet 79% Vincent -- The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh Unknown (Character) - 1987
80% 54% White Mischief Gilbert Colvile (Character) $24.5K 1987
20% 46% Jake Speed Sid (Character) $1.1M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rocinante Bill (Character) - 1986
55% 48% The Black Cauldron The Horned King (Voice) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet After Darkness Peter Hunningford (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Success Is the Best Revenge Dino Montecurva (Character) - 1984
88% 74% The Hit Braddock (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 71% Champions Bob Champion (Character) - 1984
74% 71% 1984 Winston Smith (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 61% King Lear The Fool (Character) - 1983
42% 38% The Osterman Weekend Lawrence Fassett (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 33% Partners Kerwin (Character) - 1982
63% 90% The Plague Dogs Snitter (Voice) - 1982
80% 66% Night Crossing Peter Strelzyk (Character) - 1981
93% 93% The Elephant Man John Merrick, 'The Elephant Man' (Character) - 1980
59% 54% Heaven's Gate Billy Irvine (Character) - 1980
98% 94% Alien Engineer G.W. Kane (Character) $81.1M 1979
87% 68% The Shout Anthony Fielding (Character) - 1978
82% 86% Watership Down Hazel (Voice) - 1978
93% 89% Midnight Express Max (Character) - 1978
52% 64% The Lord of the Rings Aragorn (Voice) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet East of Elephant Rock Nash (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spectre Mitri Cyon (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 30% The Ghoul Tom Rawlings (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 92% The Naked Civil Servant Quentin Crisp (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 43% Little Malcolm Malcolm Scrawdyke (Character) - 1974
44% 25% The Pied Piper Franz (Character) - 1972
62% 85% 10 Rillington Place Timothy John Evans (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry of the Penguins Richard Forbush (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Dangerous Ladies Lt. Simmonds (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search of Gregory Daniel (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 20% Before Winter Comes Lieutenant Pilkington (Character) - 1969
43% 29% Sinful Davey Davey Haggart (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sailor From Gibraltar John (Character) - 1967
84% 87% A Man for All Seasons Richard Rich (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is My Street Charlie (Character) - 1964

TV

Credit
88% 56% The Last Panthers Tom (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character) 2013
90% 67% Doctor Who The Doctor (Guest Star) 2013
85% 86% Merlin The Great Dragon (Voice) 2008-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters Unknown (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hiroshima: The First Weapon of Mass Destruction Narrator 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999
100% 92% I, Claudius Caligula (Character) 1976