John Hurt Net Worth

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John Smith Hurt net worth is
$30 Million

John Smith Hurt Wiki Biography

(Sir) John Vincent Hurt was born on 22 January 1940, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, and was an actor, known for his film and stage career spanning more than five decades, being regarded as one of the finest actors from Britain. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was, prior to his passing in 2017.

How rich was John Hurt? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that of $30 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. Some of his most popular performances include “Midnight Express”, “Alien” and “The Elephant Man”. He also had a successful voice acting career, and all of these ensured the position of his wealth.

John Hurt Net Worth $30 million

John grew up in a strict family; despite living near a cinema, he was not allowed to see films. He developed his passion for acting when he attended St. Michael’s Preparatory School – his first production was “The Blue Bird” in which he played a girl. He then moved to Lincoln School, then enrolled in Grimsby Art School (East Coast School of Art and Design). In 1960, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where he trained for two years.

Hurt’s first role was in “The Wild and the Willing”, but his first major role was in “A Man for All Seasons” playing Richard Rich. In 1971, he had his first BAFTA nomination for “10 Rillington Place”, playing Timothy Evans. He started rising to prominence after the television production “The Naked Civil Servant” which led him to more opportunities, increasing his net worth. He got more acclaim in the serial “I, Claudius”, in which he played Roman emperor Caligula. In 1978, he won a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for “Midnight Express” which also earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. During this time, he also ventured into voice work, with the adaptation of “Lord of the Rings” into an animated film. In 1980, he was cast as John Merrick in “The Elephant Man”, for which he received another nomination for an Academy Award.

His net worth continued to build – he became the first victim in the film “Alien”, and other projects during this time included “Little Malcolm”, “King Lear”, and “The Plague Dogs”. In 1985, John starred in Disney’s “The Black Cauldron”, voicing the Horned King. In 1990, he was nominated for his role in the film “The Field”, directed by Jim Sheridan. In 2001, he became a part of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” as wand-maker Mr Ollivander, a role which he would reprise in several other Harry Potter films. He was also cast in “V for Vendetta” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. He continued with his voice work during this period too, working on “Merlin” and “Planet Dinosaur”, all contributing to his net worth.

In 2009, he reprised his “The Naked Civil Servant” role in “An Englishman in New York”, winning the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. In 2013, he appeared as a forgotten incarnation of the Doctor in “Doctor Who”. At the time of his death, he was set to complete the film “That Good Night”.

Among many awards and honours, John was knighted in 2005 ‘for services to drama’.

For his personal life, it is known that Hurt married actress Annette Robertson in 1962 but their marriage only lasted for two years. In 1967, he then began a relationship with French model Marie-Lise Volpeliere-Pierrot, but after 15 years together, she passed away after an accident when they were supposed to plan their marriage. In 1984, he married actress Donna Peacock and they moved to Kenya, however, their marriage only lasted until 1990. In the same year, he married production assistant Joan Dalton and they had two sons, before ended their marriage in 1996, and he then had a relationship with writer Sarah Owens. In 2005, Hurt married film producer Anwen Rees-Meyers. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, and it later went into remission. However, he passed away in 2017, a few days after his birthday.

Full NameJohn Hurt
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 22, 1940
DiedJanuary 25, 2017, Cromer, United Kingdom
Place Of BirthChesterfield, United Kingdom
Height1.75 m
EducationEast Coast School of Art & Design, Central Saint Martins, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, St Michael's Prep School, Otford
SpouseAnwen Rees-Myers (m. 2005–2017), Jo Dalton (m. 1990–1996), Donna Peacock (m. 1984–1990), Annette Robertson (m. 1962–1964)
ChildrenSasha John Vincent Hurt, Nick Hurt
ParentsArnould Herbert Hurt, Phyllis Massey
SiblingsAnselm Hurt, Monica Hurt
AwardsBAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, British Independent Film Award – The Richard Harris Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, British Academy Televis...
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor, British Independent Film Award for Best Actor, Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
MoviesAlien, The Elephant Man, V for Vendetta, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Midnight Express, Hercules, Snowpiercer, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 1984, Only Lovers Left Alive, Immortals, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Rob Roy...
TV ShowsMerlin, Planet Dinosaur, The Confession, Human Planet, Watership Down, The Storyteller, The Jim Henson Hour, I, Claudius, The Alan Clark Diaries, Labyrinth, HypaSpace, Crime and Punishment
1Deep gravelly voice
2Often plays characters with positions of power
3Frequently plays characters who suffer physical torment
1[on the original series of Doctor Who (1963)] I don't think I saw the first episode and I think it escaped me for quite a long time. It was a kiddies' programme, or it was assumed to be. It was known basically for the fact that all the scenery used to fall over.
2I've done a couple of conferences where you sit and sign autographs for people and then you have photographs taken with them and a lot of them all dressed up in alien suits or Doctor Who (2005) whatevers. I was terrified of doing it because I thought they'd all be loonies, but they are absolutely, totally charming as anything. It's great fun. I'm not saying it's the healthiest thing - I don't know whether it is or isn't - but they are very charming.
3Of course you have to remember that the Doctors are all one person, so I'm not outside of that. I can't talk about it, but I will say I was really impressed when I did it. Both the previous doctors - Matt Smith and David Tennant - boy, are they good at it. Whoa-wee! They are so quick, and there's a huge amount of learning and no time to learn it in. All that fake scientific nonsense. Terribly difficult to learn.
4I'm very much of the opinion that to work is better than not to work. There are others who'd say, "No, wait around for the right thing" - and they will finish up a purer animal than me. For example, Daniel Day-Lewis will only do what he thinks is right. I couldn't wait that long between films. He's wonderful Danny, but our philosophy is different in that sense. Of course, I don't do everything by any means: I do turn lots of stuff down, because it's absolute crap. But I usually find something interesting enough to do.
5I had no idea that Doctor Who (2005) had got so huge; I just thought, "Brilliant, I'll be a Doctor!" I was suddenly - what do they call it? You start "trending". This is all new to me!
6I certainly wouldn't go as far as saying proud, but I'm absolutely amazed I've lasted that long [50 years]. I knew I wanted to act from a very young age - from about nine, really - but I didn't know how to go about it. I had no idea. The world was a much bigger place then. Also you didn't have the communications we have today: now we've all got the internet, we know what's going on everywhere. We didn't then. We'd only just got used to the typewriter.
7[on Downton Abbey (2010)] I just think it is poxy! I mean, I'm sorry, but it is rotten writing and rotten acting. And he [Julian Fellowes] is on the board of the Smith committee!
8(2011, on V for Vendetta (2005)) We shot it in Berlin, so it was strange behaving like Hitler in the middle of that city. Some of the locations were exactly where Hitler gave speeches.
9(2011, on Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)) Everybody's got to work with Roger Corman. You can't leave out that experience. I was amazed when I met him, because I was expecting to see this rather freaky character with hair all over the place-a complete crazy man. But he wasn't. He was dressed in a tie and a suit, with very neat hair. At first, I thought he was a solicitor.
10(2011, on why he did King Ralph (1991)) Well, the coffers run low every now and then. And my friend Peter O'Toole was doing it, the idea wasn't so bad, and I was a big admirer of John Goodman. But I have to say, the director [David S. Ward], who I believe is a good writer, is not a good director. He really did make the whole thing turgid and difficult. It looked like it would be a lot of fun, but it turned out to be not a lot of fun at all. It was take after take after take for no possible reason. You couldn't tell the difference between it and the dirt on the ground.
11(2011, on The Elephant Man (1980)) It took 12 hours to apply the original makeup. I thought to myself, "They have actually found a way of making me not enjoy a film." Christopher Tucker, who devised the makeup, applied it that first day and when he was done, I hobbled into the studio. I was in terror of anybody laughing, because if anybody had giggled or laughed at all, the whole house of cards would have collapsed. But there was an absolute hushed silence, which was only broken by Anthony Hopkins saying, "Let's do the test." So it started, and that spell lasted.
12(2011) I'm not interested in awards. I never have been. I don't think they are important. Don't get me wrong, if somebody gives me a prize, I thank them as gratefully as I know how, because it's very nice to be given a prize. But I don't think that awards ought to be sought. It encourages our business to be competitive in absolutely the wrong way. We're not sportsmen; we're not trying to come in first.
13(2011, on Spaceballs (1987)) Mel [Brooks] called and said, "Look, John, I'm doing this little movie and there's a bit in there that has to do with Alien (1979), so come on over." He made it sound like a bit of a picnic. He also did that to me on History of the World: Part I (1981). He always does that. "Come on, I'll give you a couple grand, we'll put you up in a nice hotel, you'll have a good time, and then you can go back again." And when you get there, you suddenly realize, it's a $3 million scene-God knows how much the animatronic singing and dancing alien cost-and they couldn't possibly have done it if it hadn't been for you. What I'm saying is, I think he got me rather cheap.
14(2011, on The Osterman Weekend (1983)) The script was pretty difficult. So was Sam [Peckinpah]. It wasn't until I made him laugh that I thought, "Thank God." There's a scene in the film where I have to imitate a weatherman, and that had Sam rolling in the aisles. Before that, he would say things like, "Why do you move so fast?" He wasn't exactly encouraging of confidence. But afterwards, I couldn't put a foot wrong. We were terrific, and I saw him until the day that he died.
15Well, I would say that if you could manage to get to the end of The Elephant Man (1980) without being moved... I don't think you'd be someone I'd want to know.
16[on the themes of V for Vendetta (2005)] It's more like Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) meets Alien (1979), if you want to do one of those modern meetings, than it is Orwellian in that sense. It's borrowed a bit from Orwell.
17It's more like 1984 meets Alien, if you want to do one of those modern meetings, than it is Orwellian in that sense. It's borrowed abit from Orwell.
18On making Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008): "I don't suppose we could talk about the lack of enjoyment in making it?"
19On playing gay characters: "It's a big deal for some actors, and for some people. But I understand it. I was away at school, you know?"
20Oh God, yes, there are moments where you say, 'Wouldn't it have been nice?' Look at Daniel Day-Lewis, he's handled himself very well. He keeps retiring. I wish I'd thought of that! No, I know Danny well, and he's very amusing. But he certainly has a very cute understanding of the game. And he's got them eating out of his hand.
21On his drinking: "I wasn't like Oliver Reed. He was a competitive drinker. He'd say, 'I can drink you under the fucking table.' And I'd say: 'I'm sure you could, Oliver. But where's the fun in that?' "
22I have done all sorts of extraordinary things, I know. At the time I didn't think anything of it. But when you look back you think, 'Jesus Christ!' [Would I live it again?] No thank you. I'm with Beckett there. It's not good enough to die. One has to be forgotten.
23I remember talking to Olivier when we were doing Lear. He said: 'When it comes to your obituary they will only mention two or three performances, and they will be the ones that defined you early on.' I said: 'What will they write about you?' 'Richard III (1955) and Wuthering Heights (1939)', he replied. And he was right.
24Now if I could be David Niven, I'd be content. He knows how to live life. He's charming, he's amusing, he's so up. An up man! I'm sure he's also complicated, but he never lays it on you.
25I've spent a great deal of my life doing independent film, and that is partly because the subject matter interests me and partly because that is the basis of the film industry. That's where the filmmakers come from, it's where they start and sometimes its where they should have stayed.
26I first decided that I wanted to act when I was 9. And I was at a very bizarre prep school at the time, to say high Anglo-Catholic would be a real English understatement.
27Also, the wonderful thing about film, you can see light at the end of the tunnel. You did realize that it is going to come to an end at some stage.
28You know, I've never guided my life. I've just been whipped along by the waves I'm sitting in. I don't make plans at all. Plans are what make God laugh. You can make plans, you can make so many plans, but they never go right, do they?
29"If" and "only" are the two words in the English language that should never be put together.
30I've always felt, and I think I'm qualified to say so because I've won a few awards, that it's a terrible shame to put something in competition with something else to be able to sell something. Confronted with films like Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Capote (2005) and the Johnny Cash movie (Walk the Line (2005)), you can't pit one against the other. Films are not made to be competitive in that sense.
31Someone once asked me, "Is there anything you regret?" and I said, "Everything!" Whatever you do, there was always a better choice.
32There is no such thing as all good people and all bad people. We're all capable. It exists within us. In war-time, as we're finding out now, things that have been on camera, our wonderful troops, who we felt were absolutely impeccable, were as guilty as everybody else of. If you're given license to kill, it's going to release many an evil.
33I couldn't possibly do that. To be able to understand being five years old and write as if you were that age through the book till you get to that extraordinary flowery-pretentious age of the 18-/19-year-old. It's so complicated when you're dealing with memory because of the perspective and how it keeps changing. You have to learn how you see things. It's about...lordy-me, I've forgotten the word. This time in the morning. Never mind, come to me in a moment, let's have more coffee...conditioning.
34My parents' lot had literally crawled away from the second world war, taking with them two vital commodities by way of a survival mechanism: respectability and security. It was odd, coming from a Christian household, but the big thing was about not being what they called "common". I got all that, "Don't play with him, he's common". I had a friend called Grenville Barker who'd come round sometimes and play football on the lawn, but not very often. And I wasn't allowed to go to his home very often because they were working class. He was what my mother called a bad influence. Everything had to do with influence. My mother was desperate I should be properly influenced, have a proper, received accent, be sent away to school at eight. So all you can do is go into yourself, immerse yourself in your own life.
35St Michael's was one of those very rarefied, very Anglo-Catholic establishments where they rejoiced in more religious paraphernalia and theatricality than the entire Vatican. More incense-swinging, more crucifixes, more gold tassels, more rose petals, more holy mothers, more God knows what. Three times a day they played the Angelus. When you heard it, you had to stop whatever you were doing, do the Hail Marys in your head, and then return to what you were doing. Like it would come in the middle of a Latin class. I'm just conjugating the love verb, amo, amas, amat, and doingggg! you have to stand up, go through the whole Angelus, mother-of-God thing and then crack on with amamus, amatis, amant. Sir! Because, if you didn't, Whack! Cane. Belt. Education by fear. And the really funny thing was they wouldn't tolerate bullying between peers. Prefects could bash you with a slipper, but you weren't allowed to give each other a rough time. Like who do you think you are? You haven't yet earned the privilege of being violent.
36People like us, who turn ourselves inside out for a living, we get into an emotional tussle rather than a marriage. It's fire I'm playing with and it isn't surprising I'm not the ideal companion on a daily basis. But it takes two. I mean, Christ, I haven't forced anybody.
37We are all racing towards death. No matter how many great, intellectual conclusions we draw during our lives, we know they're all only man-made, like God. I begin to wonder where it all leads. What can you do, except do what you can do as best you know how.
38I've done some stinkers in the cinema. You can't regret it; there are always reasons for doing something, even if it's just the location.
1Gave up smoking and drinking after his fourth marriage in 2005.
2His sister died of CJD while he was filming The Proposition (2005).
3Pulled out of a West End version of "The Entertainer" in July 2016 due to an intestinal complaint.
4He was treated for pancreatic cancer in 2015.
5Was considered for the role of Dr Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
6He was awarded the 2012 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Solo Performance for "Krapp's Last Tape," in a Gate Theatre Dublin production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
7Was considered for the role of Jafar in Aladdin (1992).
8Out of all working actors in Hollywood, he holds the record for the most onscreen character deaths, 47 in total.
9Both he and William Hartnell, one of his predecessors as the Doctor, appeared in film adaptations of Graham Greene's 1938 novel "Brighton Rock": Hartnell played Dallow in Brighton Rock (1947) while Hurt played Phil Corkery in Brighton Rock (2010).
10He played Lord Percival Graves in King Ralph (1991), which was loosely based on Emlyn Williams' 1980 novel "Headlong". Both Williams and Hurt played the Roman Emperor Caligula in adaptations of Robert Graves' 1934 novel "I, Claudius": Williams in the unfinished film I, Claudius (1937) and Hurt in I, Claudius (1976).
11He was cast as the Doctor in Doctor Who (2005) when Christopher Eccleston declined to reprise the role for the Time War episodes. To avoid throwing off the numbering of subsequent Doctors (Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, etc.), his version was designated the "War Doctor.".
12He has two roles in common with Sylvester McCoy: (1) Hurt played the Fool in King Lear (1983) while McCoy played him in King Lear (2008) and (2) McCoy played the Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) and Doctor Who (1996) while Hurt played the War Doctor in Doctor Who (2005).
13He is the only actor to have played the Doctor in Doctor Who (1963), Doctor Who (1996) or Doctor Who (2005) to have been given a knighthood.
14He has shared a role, apart from Aragorn, with three cast members of Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth films. In Immortals (2011) he plays the older version of Zeus, who is played as a young man by Luke Evans. In Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Zeus is played by Sean Bean. He has also played the Doctor, as has Sylvester McCoy.
15He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama as an actor. He lives in Cromer, Norfolk, England.
16Was the voice of Aragron in The Lord of the Rings (1978), which featured Norman Bird as Bilbo, Christopher Guard as Frodo, William Squire as Gandalf and . In other films, Hurt went on to work with two other Gandalfs, Bilbos and Frodos, and one other Sam Gamgee. Watership Down (1978) featured Michael Hordern, who played Gandalf for the BBC Radio adaptation. The Black Cauldron (1985) featured John Huston, who played Gandalf in The Hobbit (1977). Scandal (1989) featured Ian McKellen, who played the part in Peter Jackson's films. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), he appears with Bill Nighy, who played Sam in the BBC Radio version. In The Oxford Murders (2008), he works with Elijah Wood, who played Frodo in Peter Jackson's films. In 'Pride (2004)(TV)' he works with Martin Freeman, who played Bilbo in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012). In Alien (1979), he works with Ian Holm, who played Frodo on the radio, and Bilbo in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).
17As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: A Man for All Seasons (1966), Midnight Express (1978) and The Elephant Man (1980). The only one to win was A Man for All Seasons (1966).
18He was the first CBE to play the Doctor on television.
19He was the oldest actor to play the Doctor on television.
20London, England [May 2009]
21He was the first Oscar nominated actor to play the Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) or Doctor Who (2005).
22He played the Roman Emperor Caligula between the ages of 16 (in 29 AD) and 28 (in 41 AD) in I, Claudius (1976).
23Once an alcoholic, he quit drinking after his fourth marriage in 2005.
24He was considered for the role of Dr. Sam Loomis in Halloween (2007).
25The make-up he wore to play The Elephant Man (1980) also inspired the appearance of Gothmog in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).
26He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Drama.
27Was friends with the late John Entwistle, bassist and founding member of The Who. He had written a poem about him and read it out loud at his memorial October 24th, 2002.
28Was offered the role of Dr. Yueh in Dune (1984).
29His sister became a school teacher in Australia; his brother, the eldest child, a Roman Catholic monk.
30An early passion for acting was triggered when he saw Alec Guinness play Fagin in the film Oliver Twist (1948).
31Provided the voice of Aragorn in Ralph Bakshi's film The Lord of the Rings (1978). Though not a financial success, it sparked enough interest in Tolkien's works that the BBC decided to air its own adaptation, and it was also what inspired Peter Jackson to make his live-action films. Both subsequent adaptations featured Ian Holm, with whom Hurt appeared in Alien (1979).
32As Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) he portrays a victim of a totalitarian society, with Big Brother as its head. In V for Vendetta (2005), he portrays the "Big Brother"-type leader "Chancellor Sutler".
33Was not the first choice for the role of "Kane" in Alien (1979). He was brought in on the second day of filming after Jon Finch, the original actor cast for the role, was diagnosed with a severe case of diabetes and taken to hospital.
34On 26 January 2006, he received an honorary Doctorate in Letters from the University of Hull, Yorkshire.
35Spoofs his role from Alien (1979) in Spaceballs (1987).
36Father was a vicar in Derbyshire.
37Is the youngest of three children.
38His mother opened a school at his father's vicarage when he was five.
39Has worked with two Boromirs. In Ralph Bakshi's film The Lord of the Rings (1978), he provided the voice of "Aragorn", opposite Michael Graham Cox (as "Boromir") who went on to reprise the role for BBC radio. He later appeared in The Field (1990) with Sean Bean, who played the role in Peter Jackson's adaptation.
40Has two sons with Jo Dalton: Nicolas and Alexander.
41He did the film History of the World: Part I (1981) because he had just gotten through doing two seriously dramatic films and said that he wanted to have fun and do a comedy.
42He was an Associate of RADA.
43Studied at RADA.
44Trained to become a painter at Grimsby Art School.
45He lived with Marie-Lise Volpeliere-Pierrot from 1967-1983, when she was killed in a riding accident.


Kölcsönkapott idö1993Sean
Performance1992TV SeriesThe Father
L'oeil qui ment1992Anthony / Le Marquis
I Dreamt I Woke Up1991ShortBoorman's Alter Ego
Red Fox1991TV Mini-SeriesArchie Carpenter
Screenplay1991TV SeriesAlfred
Lapse of Memory1991Conrad Farmer
King Ralph1991Graves
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound1990Buchanan
The Field1990Bird' O'Donnell
Romeo.Juliet1990La Dame aux Chats / Mercutio (voice)
The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing1990TV MovieChris Mullin
Windprints1989Charles Rutherford
Little Sweetheart1989Robert Burger
Scandal1989Stephen Ward
Deadline1988TV MovieGranville Jones
La nuit Bengali1988Lucien Metz
A Dinner of Herbs1988TV MovieVerse reader
The Storyteller1987-1988TV SeriesThe Storyteller
David Macaulay: Pyramid1988TV MovieKhufu / Second French Explorer (voice)
The Hunting of the Snark1987The Narrator
White Mischief1987Gilbert Colvile
Spaceballs1987John Hurt
Aria1987The Actor (segment "I pagliacci")
From the Hip1987Douglas Benoit
Jake Speed1986Sid
The Black Cauldron1985The Horned King (voice)
After Darkness1985Peter
Nineteen Eighty-Four1984Winston Smith
The Hit1984Braddock
Success Is the Best Revenge1984Dino Montecurva
Champions1984Bob Champion
The Osterman Weekend1983Lawrence Fassett
King Lear1983TV MovieThe Fool
The Plague Dogs1982Snitter (voice)
Paul McCartney: Take It Away1982TV MovieManager
Night Crossing1982Peter Strelzyk
History of the World: Part I1981Jesus - The Roman Empire
Heaven's Gate1980William C. Irvine
The Elephant Man1980John Merrick
Crime and Punishment1979TV Mini-SeriesRaskolnikov
The Lord of the Rings1978Aragorn (voice)
Watership Down1978Hazel (voice)
The Shout1978Anthony Fielding
Midnight Express1978Max
The Island1978TV MovieCaptain Simmons
East of Elephant Rock1978Nash
Three Dangerous Ladies1977Lt. Simmonds (segment "The Island")
The Sunday Drama1977TV SeriesDave
The Disappearance1977Atkinson
Spectre1977TV MovieMitri Cyon
I, Claudius1976TV Mini-SeriesCaligula
The Sweeney1976TV SeriesTony Grey
La linea del fiume1976Chandler
Play for Today1976TV SeriesAlec Cassell
Shades of Greene1976TV SeriesFred
Shadows of Doubt1976Short
The Naked Civil Servant1975TV MovieQuentin Crisp
Ten from the Twenties1975TV SeriesPhilip
The Ghoul1975Tom Rawlings
Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs1974Malcolm Scrawdyke
The Playboy of the Western World1974TV MovieChristopher Mahon (Christy Mahon)
Wessex Tales1973TV Mini-SeriesJoshua Harlborough
The Pied Piper1972Franz
Cry of the Penguins1971Forbush
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1971TV SeriesBob
10 Rillington Place1971Timothy Evans
RHM Mother's Pride Supermarket Raid 876701971Short
In Search of Gregory1969Daniel
Before Winter Comes1969Lt. Pilkington
Sinful Davey1969Davey Haggart
ITV Playhouse1967TV SeriesGuy Beresford
The Sailor from Gibraltar1967John
A Man for All Seasons1966Rich
ITV Play of the Week1963-1965TV SeriesDave / Terry / Simon Iorweth
Thursday Theatre1964TV SeriesOrpheus
Gideon C.I.D.1964TV SeriesFreddy Tisdale
Love Story1964TV SeriesHarry Eddows
Armchair Theatre1964TV SeriesJoe
This Is My Street1964Charlie
First Night1963-1964TV SeriesDesmond / Garry
The Contact1963
Drama 61-671961-1963TV SeriesTom / Private Briggs
Once Aboard the Lugger...1963TV SeriesJobey Todd
Young and Willing1962Phil Corbett
Probation Officer1961-1962TV SeriesJohnny Seton / Norman Bailey
Z Cars1962TV SeriesJames Hogan
That Good Night2017completedRalph
Damascus Cover2017post-productionMiki
My Name Is Lenny2017Leslie Salmon
The Pity of War: The Loves and Lives of the War Poets2016TV MovieOlder Sassoon
Jackie2016/VThe Priest
The Journey2016/IIIHarry Patterson
ChickLit2016Francis Bonar
The Last Panthers2015TV SeriesTom Kendle
Doctor Who the Time War2015TV MovieWar Doctor (uncredited)
Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure2015Sailor John (UK & US) (voice)
A.K.A Nadia2015347
The Alchemist's Letter2015ShortThe Alchemist (voice)
Hercules2014/ILord Cotys
Doctor Who2013TV SeriesThe Doctor The War Doctor
Swan Lake 3D - Live from the Mariinsky Theatre2013The Voice of the Winter Palace / Himself
Only Lovers Left Alive2013Christopher Marlowe
King Lear: Scene 1332013ShortKing Lear
Look Again2013ShortHarry
Charlie Countryman2013Narrator (voice)
Merlin2008-2012TV SeriesThe Dragon The Great Dragon
Labyrinth2012TV Mini-SeriesAudric Baillard
The Hollow Crown2012TV SeriesThe Chorus
Playhouse Presents2012TV SeriesThe Ministry
Sightseers2012Narrator - Blake's "Jerusalem" (voice, uncredited)
In Love with Alma Cogan2012Master of Ceremonies
Jayne Mansfield's Car2012Kingsley Bedford
The Confession2011/IIIPriest
The Gruffalo's Child2011TV MovieOwl (voice)
Immortals2011Old Man
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy2011Control
23 Degrees, 5 Minutes2011ShortProfessor Orit
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 22011Ollivander
The Confession2011TV SeriesPriest
Regret Not Speaking2011
Whistle and I'll Come to You2010TV MovieJames Parkin
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie2010Brother Carnak (voice)
Love at First Sight2010/IShortArthur
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 12010Ollivander
Brighton Rock2010Phil Corkery
Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang2010Grandpa Sammy (voice)
The Gruffalo2009TV MovieOwl (voice)
44 Inch Chest2009Old Man Peanut
The Limits of Control2009Man with Guitar
An Englishman in New York2009Quentin Crisp
New York, I Love You2008Bellhop (segment "Shekhar Kapur")
Lezione 212008Mondrian Kilroy
Hellboy II: The Golden Army2008Professor Broom
Recount2008TV MovieWarren Christopher
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull2008Professor Oxley
The Oxford Murders2008Arthur Seldom
Masters of Science Fiction2007TV SeriesSamswope
Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron2007TV MovieProfessor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm (voice)
Boxes2007Le père de Fanny
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer2006Narrator (voice)
The Alan Clark Diaries2004-2006TV SeriesAlan Clark
V for Vendetta2005Adam Sutler
The Proposition2005Jellon Lamb
Beyond the Gates2005Christopher
The Skeleton Key2005Ben Devereaux
Manderlay2005Narrator (voice)
Valiant2005Felix (voice)
Short Order2005Felix
Pride2004TV MovieHarry (voice)
Hellboy2004Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm
Dogville2003Narrator (voice)
Meeting Che Guevara & the Man from Maybury Hill2003ShortMan from Maybury Hill
Owning Mahowny2003Victor Foss
Bait2002TV MovieJack Blake
Crime and Punishment2002Porfiry, chief investigator
Great Performances2001TV SeriesNarrator
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone2001Mr. Ollivander
Captain Corelli's Mandolin2001Dr. Iannis
Lost Souls2000Father Lareaux
Watership Down1999-2000TV SeriesGeneral Woundwort
Krapp's Last Tape2000TV MovieKrapp
The Tigger Movie2000Narrator (voice)
New Blood1999Alan White
You're Dead...1999Maitland
If... Dog... Rabbit1999Sean Cooper
Le château des singes1999Sebastian (English version, voice)
All the Little Animals1998Mr. Summers
Night Train1998/IMichael Poole
Saturday Night Live1998TV SeriesMarch Hare
The Commissioner1998James Morton
Tender Loving Care1998Video GameDr. Turner (voice)
My Funny Valentine1997ShortHappy Prince (voice)
Tender Loving Care1997VideoDr. Turner
The Climb1997Chuck Langer
Contact1997S.R. Hadden
Love and Death on Long Island1997Giles De'Ath
Privateer 2: The Darkening1996Video GameJoe Kane
Two Nudes Bathing1995ShortMarquis de Prey
Screen Two1995TV SeriesJack Lee
Wild Bill1995Charley Prince
Dead Man1995John Scholfield
Rob Roy1995Montrose
Picture Windows1995TV SeriesLe Compte
Felidae1994Pascal / Preterius (Canada Version: US version, voice)
Second Best1994Uncle Turpin
Great Moments in Aviation1994Rex Goodyear
Thumbelina1994Mr. Mole (voice)
Rabbit Ears: Aladdin and the Magic Lamp1994VideoStoryteller
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues1993The Countess


Lou2010performer: "Pokarekare Ana"
Le château des singes1999performer: "To Be King" English version
Cry of the Penguins1971performer: Silent Night: - uncredited


The Minister, the Model and the Russian Spy: Making Scandal2010Short thanks
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins2009Video documentary special thanks
An Englishman in New York2009very special thanks
Dogville Confessions2003Documentary thanks
The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed2001Video documentary short special thanks


My Name Is Lenny: EPK2017Documentary shortLeslie Salmon
The 89th Annual Academy Awards2017TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam tribute
Back to Utopia2016DocumentaryProfessor Peter Panludic (voice)
The Final Reel2016/IDocumentaryNarrator (voice)
ITV Changed My Life2015TV Movie documentaryHimself / Quentin Crisp / Chris Mullin (as Sir John Hurt)
Formula 1: BBC Sport2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
Wimbledon2014-2015TV SeriesNarrator / Himself - Spectator
Posh People: Inside Tatler2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Effects of 'Hercules'2014Video shortHimself
Alien Encounters: Superior Fan Power Since 19792014DocumentaryHimself
Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film2014DocumentaryHimself
Today at Wimbledon2014TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
EE British Academy Film Awards: The Red Carpet Show2014TV SpecialHimself
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty2013TV Special documentaryHimself
The One Show2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hello: A Portrait of Leslie Phillips2013TV Movie documentaryHimself / Stephen Ward
Muse of Fire2013DocumentaryHimself
Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict2013Himself - Narrator
The World in Action Years2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Living the Life2012TV SeriesHimself
Planet Dinosaur: Ultimate Killers2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
The Jonathan Ross Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: UK Premiere Featurette2012Video documentary shortHimself
Charlie Rose1998-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Planet Dinosaur2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Big Picture2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2002-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
BBC Proms2011TV SeriesHimself
Human Planet2011TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator / Himself - Narrator
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows T4 Premiere Special2010TV MovieHimself
Behind Jim Jarmusch2010DocumentaryHimself
The British Academy Television Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands2010TV SeriesHimself
Spur der Bären2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
In Conversation2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Merlin: Secrets & Magic2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins2009Video documentaryHimself - 'Mr. Ollivander'
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 2: Characters2009Video documentaryHimself - 'Mr. Ollivander'
Pride of Britain Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2008TV SpecialHimself
Arena1985-2008TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Reader
The Story of the Costume Drama2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Production Diary: Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'2008Video documentaryHimself
Recount: The True Inside Story of the 2000 Presidential Election2008Video documentary shortHimself
A Taste of My Life2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The British Academy Television Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The Friday Night Project2008TV SeriesHimself
Verity Lambert: Drama Queen2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rencontres de cinéma2008TV SeriesHimself
Cartelera2008TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Continuarà...2008TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Caiga quien caiga2008TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2007TV SpecialHimself
Who Do You Think You Are?2007TV Series documentaryHimself
British Film Forever2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryKane
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHimself
HARDtalk Extra2006TV SeriesHimself
Freedom! Forever!: Making 'V for Vendetta'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Richard & Judy2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
'V for Vendetta' Unmasked2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Plot Against Harold Wilson2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Film '722006TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Greats2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Today with Des and Mel2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'The Skeleton Key'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Drama Connections2005TV Series documentaryHimself
This Morning2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Heaven and Earth Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ITV 50 Greatest Shows2005TV MovieHimself
Hiroshima2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
The Evening Standard British Film Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Shadowing the Third Man2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Making of 'Hellboy'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
'Hellboy': The Seeds of Creation2004Video documentaryHimself
Alpha to Omega: Exposing 'The Osterman Weekend'2004Video documentaryHimself
Freedom2speak v2.02004DocumentaryHimself - Actor, Great Britain
Dracula's Bram Stoker2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien'2003Video documentaryHimself
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 20032003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Twilight Hour: Visions of Ireland's Haunted Past2003DocumentaryHimself
Gomorron2003TV SeriesHimself
The Real Room 1012003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Laurence Olivier Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film2003Video documentaryHimself / Krapp
The 'Alien' Saga2002TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
I Claudius: A Television Epic2002Video documentaryHimself
Spaghetti Requiem2001DocumentaryHimself
The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed2001Video documentary shortHimself / John Merrick
The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm2001DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Parkinson2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 20002000TV MovieHimself
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 19991999TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Play
Universe1999TV Series documentaryNarrator
Natural World1994-1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The 51st British Academy Film Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Inside the Actors Studio1998TV SeriesHimself
Q.E.D.1997TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Everyman1995TV Series documentaryEric Lomax
Förräderi1994DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Jim Henson Hour1992TV SeriesHimself
Eurythmics: Greatest Hits1991Video documentary
Aspel & Company1989-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman1989-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
From Rio to Liverpool1990TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: David Lynch1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Resident Alien1990DocumentaryHimself - Actor
The Media Show1989-1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Good Morning America1979-1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHimself
Thames Film1987DocumentaryNarrator #2
The Disney Family Album1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Free at Last1985Documentary shortNarrator
Sunset People1984DocumentaryHimself
La nuit des Césars1982TV Series documentaryHimself
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
A World of Difference1981TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Clapper Board1980TV SeriesHimself
An Evening with Quentin Crisp1980Himself - Presenter
The 51st Annual Academy Awards1979TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The British Academy Award1979TV MovieHimself - Winner: Best Supporting Actor
Alien: Experience in Terror1979Video shortHimself
The British Academy Awards1977TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in TV Series
The British Academy Awards1976TV MovieHimself - Winner: Best TV Actor
Do Yourself Some Good1975Documentary shortNarrator (voice)

Archive Footage

Maquillando entre monstruos2007TV Movie documentaryJohn Merrick Kane
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesCaligula
Timeshift2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The King's Head: A Maverick in London2006Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Tvist2005TV SeriesCaligula
The Greatest2001TV Series documentaryQuentin Crisp
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryKane
The Alien Legacy1999Video documentaryHimself
Great Performances1994TV SeriesThe Storyteller
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson1990TV Movie documentaryThe Storyteller (uncredited)
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryJohn Merrick
The Jim Henson Hour1989-1990TV SeriesStoryteller
From Jackie to Camelot2017Video documentary shortThe Priest
The EE British Academy Film Awards2017TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Breakfast2017TV SeriesHimself - 1940-2017
BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Le mec qu'on n'écoute jamais dans les films2016Short
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesHimself
Knights of Classic Drama at the BBC2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Doctor Who2014-2015TV SeriesThe Doctor The War Doctor
Lego Dimensions2015Video GameThe War Doctor
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
Showreel2013TV SeriesBrooke Matthews
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot2013TV MovieThe Doctor (uncredited)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007-2013TV Series documentaryKane
Phelous & the Movies2012TV SeriesDr. Turner
The Hillywood Show2011TV Mini-Series shortOllivander
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-42010Video GameMr. Ollivander
Closing: Team Indy2008Video shortHimself
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2008TV MovieArthur Seldom
Recount: A Conversation Between Kevin Spacey and the Real Ron Klain2008Video documentary shortHimself - Warren Christopher
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryTimothy John Evans (uncredited)
The McCartney Years2007Video documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2012BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsOutstanding British Contribution to Cinema
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleTinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
2010FilmOut Festival AwardFilmOut San Diego, USBest ActorAn Englishman in New York (2009)
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble Performance44 Inch Chest (2009)
2009Special TeddyBerlin International Film FestivalAn Englishman in New York (2009)
2009BFI FellowshipBritish Film Institute Awards
2003Richard Harris AwardBritish Independent Film Awards
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary (New for DVD)Alien (1979)
1999Dilys Powell AwardLondon Critics Circle Film Awards
1999Best ActorVerona Love Screens Film FestivalNight Train (1998)
1997FIPRESCI Prize - Special MentionChicago International Film FestivalLove and Death on Long Island (1997)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Dramatic SeriesPicture Windows (1994)
1994Joseph Plateau Life Achievement AwardJoseph Plateau Awards
1985Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActorNineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
1985International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest ActorNineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
1984Best ActorMystfestThe Hit (1984)
1984Best ActorValladolid International Film FestivalNineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
1981BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorThe Elephant Man (1980)
1979Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion PictureMidnight Express (1978)
1979BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorMidnight Express (1978)
1976BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorThe Naked Civil Servant (1975)

Nominated Awards

2012BodilBodil AwardsBest Supporting Actor (Bedste mandlige birolle)Melancholia (2011)
2010BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorAn Englishman in New York (2009)
2010ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Supporting Actor of the Year44 Inch Chest (2009)
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting Actor44 Inch Chest (2009)
2005AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Supporting ActorThe Proposition (2005)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Drama ActorLove and Death on Long Island (1997)
1998British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Performance by a British Actor in an Independent FilmLove and Death on Long Island (1997)
1991BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Field (1990)
1981OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Elephant Man (1980)
1981Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Elephant Man (1980)
1980BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorAlien (1979)
1979OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleMidnight Express (1978)
1972BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting Actor10 Rillington Place (1971)

3rd Place Awards

2005Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorHellboy (2004)
1998BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorLove and Death on Long Island (1997)

Known for movies

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