John Hurt

Born: 22 January 1940, Chesterfield, Derby

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Highlighted works

  • Little Malcolm and His Struggle against the Eunuchs

    Little Malcolm and His Struggle against the Eunuchs

    David Halliwell’s 1965 satirical play was brought to the screen with funding from George Harrison, creating a boldly relevant 70s take on sex, power and art school rebellion.

  • V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta

    Written and produced by the Wachowski brothers, this comic-book adaptation drew flak for its sympathetic depiction of terrorism – and from the original’s writer, Alan Moore.

  • Alien

    Alien

    The crew of mining spaceship Nostromo answer an apparent distress signal and find themselves with an unwanted passenger, in Ridley Scott’s breakthrough sci-fi horror.

  • A Man for all Seasons

    A Man for all Seasons

    Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas More falls foul of King Henry VIII in Fred Zinnemann’s Oscar-winning adaptation of Robert Bolt’s stage success.

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