John Hurt Net Worth

John Hurt Net Worth is
$30 Million

John Hurt Biography

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Quick Facts

Full NameJohn Hurt
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 22, 1940
Height1.75 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
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), 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 Television Award for Best Actor, Teddy Award for Best Acting Performance, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Solo Performance
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, The Skeleton Key, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, The Naked Civil Servant, Melancholia, A Man for All Seasons, The Hit, The Oxford Murders, The Proposition, Watership Down, Heaven's Gate, Shooting Dogs, Love and Death on Long Island, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, 10 Rillington Place, Dogville, Frankenstein Unbound, Dead Man, King Ralph, Owning Mahowny, 44 Inch Chest, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, The Black Cauldron, The Osterman Weekend, New York, I Love You, White Mischief, All the Little Animals, Brighton Rock, The Limits of Control, An Englishman in New York, Manderlay, The Tigger Movie, The Plague Dogs, Jayne Mansfield's Car, Thumbelina, The Shout, Lost Souls, Second Best
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

Interesting Facts

1 Gave up smoking and drinking after his fourth marriage in 2005.
2 His sister died of CJD while he was filming The Proposition (2005).
3 Pulled out of a West End version of "The Entertainer" in July 2016 due to an intestinal complaint.
4 He was treated for pancreatic cancer in 2015.
5 Was considered for the role of Dr Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
6 He 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.
7 Was considered for the role of Jafar in Aladdin (1992).
8 Out of all working actors in Hollywood, he holds the record for the most onscreen character deaths, 47 in total.
9 Both 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).
10 He 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).
11 He 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.".
12 He 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).
13 He 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.
14 He 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.
15 He 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.
16 Was 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).
17 As 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).
18 He was the first CBE to play the Doctor on television.
19 He was the oldest actor to play the Doctor on television.
20 London, England [May 2009]
21 He was the first Oscar nominated actor to play the Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) or Doctor Who (2005).
22 He played the Roman Emperor Caligula between the ages of 16 (in 29 AD) and 28 (in 41 AD) in I, Claudius (1976).
23 Once an alcoholic, he quit drinking after his fourth marriage in 2005.
24 He was considered for the role of Dr. Sam Loomis in Halloween (2007).
25 The 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).
26 He 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.
27 Was 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.
28 Was offered the role of Dr. Yueh in Dune (1984).
29 His sister became a school teacher in Australia; his brother, the eldest child, a Roman Catholic monk.
30 An early passion for acting was triggered when he saw Alec Guinness play Fagin in the film Oliver Twist (1948).
31 Provided 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).
32 As 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".
33 Was 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.
34 On 26 January 2006, he received an honorary Doctorate in Letters from the University of Hull, Yorkshire.
35 Spoofs his role from Alien (1979) in Spaceballs (1987).
36 Father was a vicar in Derbyshire.
37 Is the youngest of three children.
38 His mother opened a school at his father's vicarage when he was five.
39 Has 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.
40 Has two sons with Jo Dalton: Nicolas and Alexander.
41 He 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.
42 He was an Associate of RADA.
43 Studied at RADA.
44 Trained to become a painter at Grimsby Art School.
45 He lived with Marie-Lise Volpeliere-Pierrot from 1967-1983, when she was killed in a riding accident.


1 Deep gravelly voice
2 Often plays characters with positions of power
3 Frequently 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.
2 I'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.
3 Of 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.
4 I'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.
5 I 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!
6 I 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.
15 Well, 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.
17 It'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.
18 On 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?"
19 On 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?"
20 Oh 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.
21 On 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?' "
22 I 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.
23 I 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.
24 Now 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.
25 I'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.
26 I 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.
27 Also, 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.
28 You 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.
30 I'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.
31 Someone once asked me, "Is there anything you regret?" and I said, "Everything!" Whatever you do, there was always a better choice.
32 There 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.
33 I 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.
34 My 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.
35 St 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.
36 People 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.
37 We 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.
38 I'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.


All John Hurt pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Gary Oldman

Mark Strong

Toby Jones

David Dencik

Ciarán Hinds

Colin Firth

Kathy Burke

Benedict Cumberbatch

Stephen Graham

Simon McBurney

Tom Hardy

Svetlana Khodchenkova

William Haddock
2010 FilmOut Festival Award FilmOut San Diego, US Best Actor An Englishman in New York (2009)
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance 44 Inch Chest (2009) Ray Winstone

Ian McShane

Tom Wilkinson

Stephen Dillane

Joanne Whalley

Melvil Poupaud

Steven Berkoff
2009 Special Teddy Berlin International Film Festival An Englishman in New York (2009)
2009 BFI Fellowship British Film Institute Awards
2003 Richard Harris Award British Independent Film Awards
2003 DVDX Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD) Alien (1979) Ridley Scott

Ronald Shusett

Terry Rawlings

Sigourney Weaver

Tom Skerritt

Veronica Cartwright

Harry Dean Stanton
1999 Dilys Powell Award London Critics Circle Film Awards
1999 Best Actor Verona Love Screens Film Festival Night Train (1998)
1997 FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention Chicago International Film Festival Love and Death on Long Island (1997) Richard Kwietniowski (director)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Dramatic Series Picture Windows (1994)
1994 Joseph Plateau Life Achievement Award Joseph Plateau Awards
1985 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actor Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
1985 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Actor Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
1984 Best Actor Mystfest The Hit (1984) Terence Stamp

Tim Roth
1984 Best Actor Valladolid International Film Festival Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Richard Burton
1981 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor The Elephant Man (1980)
1979 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Midnight Express (1978)
1979 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor Midnight Express (1978)
1976 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor The Naked Civil Servant (1975)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Bodil Bodil Awards Best Supporting Actor (Bedste mandlige birolle) Melancholia (2011)
2010 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor An Englishman in New York (2009)
2010 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Supporting Actor of the Year 44 Inch Chest (2009)
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor 44 Inch Chest (2009)
2005 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Supporting Actor The Proposition (2005)
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Drama Actor Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
1998 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Performance by a British Actor in an Independent Film Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
1991 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Field (1990)
1981 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role The Elephant Man (1980)
1981 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Elephant Man (1980)
1980 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor Alien (1979)
1979 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Midnight Express (1978)
1972 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor 10 Rillington Place (1971)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Supporting Actor Hellboy (2004)
1998 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor Love and Death on Long Island (1997)



Kölcsönkapott idö 1993 Sean
Performance 1992 TV Series The Father
L'oeil qui ment 1992 Anthony / Le Marquis
I Dreamt I Woke Up 1991 Short Boorman's Alter Ego
Red Fox 1991 TV Mini-Series Archie Carpenter
Screenplay 1991 TV Series Alfred
Lapse of Memory 1991 Conrad Farmer
King Ralph 1991 Graves
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound 1990 Buchanan
The Field 1990 Bird' O'Donnell
Romeo.Juliet 1990 La Dame aux Chats / Mercutio (voice)
The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing 1990 TV Movie Chris Mullin
Windprints 1989 Charles Rutherford
Little Sweetheart 1989 Robert Burger
Scandal 1989 Stephen Ward
Deadline 1988 TV Movie Granville Jones
La nuit Bengali 1988 Lucien Metz
A Dinner of Herbs 1988 TV Movie Verse reader
The Storyteller 1987-1988 TV Series The Storyteller
David Macaulay: Pyramid 1988 TV Movie Khufu / Second French Explorer (voice)
The Hunting of the Snark 1987 The Narrator
White Mischief 1987 Gilbert Colvile
Vincent 1987 voice
Spaceballs 1987 John Hurt
Aria 1987 The Actor (segment "I pagliacci")
From the Hip 1987 Douglas Benoit
Rocinante 1986 Bill
Jake Speed 1986 Sid
The Black Cauldron 1985 The Horned King (voice)
After Darkness 1985 Peter
Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Winston Smith
The Hit 1984 Braddock
Success Is the Best Revenge 1984 Dino Montecurva
Champions 1984 Bob Champion
The Osterman Weekend 1983 Lawrence Fassett
King Lear 1983 TV Movie The Fool
The Plague Dogs 1982 Snitter (voice)
Paul McCartney: Take It Away 1982 TV Movie Manager
Partners 1982 Kerwin
Night Crossing 1982 Peter Strelzyk
History of the World: Part I 1981 Jesus - The Roman Empire
Heaven's Gate 1980 William C. Irvine
The Elephant Man 1980 John Merrick
Crime and Punishment 1979 TV Mini-Series Raskolnikov
Alien 1979 Kane
The Lord of the Rings 1978 Aragorn (voice)
Watership Down 1978 Hazel (voice)
The Shout 1978 Anthony Fielding
Midnight Express 1978 Max
The Island 1978 TV Movie Captain Simmons
East of Elephant Rock 1978 Nash
Paperback 1977
Three Dangerous Ladies 1977 Lt. Simmonds (segment "The Island")
The Sunday Drama 1977 TV Series Dave
The Disappearance 1977 Atkinson
Spectre 1977 TV Movie Mitri Cyon
I, Claudius 1976 TV Mini-Series Caligula
The Sweeney 1976 TV Series Tony Grey
La linea del fiume 1976 Chandler
Play for Today 1976 TV Series Alec Cassell
Shades of Greene 1976 TV Series Fred
Shadows of Doubt 1976 Short
The Naked Civil Servant 1975 TV Movie Quentin Crisp
Ten from the Twenties 1975 TV Series Philip
The Ghoul 1975 Tom Rawlings
Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs 1974 Malcolm Scrawdyke
The Playboy of the Western World 1974 TV Movie Christopher Mahon (Christy Mahon)
Wessex Tales 1973 TV Mini-Series Joshua Harlborough
The Pied Piper 1972 Franz
Cry of the Penguins 1971 Forbush
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1971 TV Series Bob
10 Rillington Place 1971 Timothy Evans
RHM Mother's Pride Supermarket Raid 87670 1971 Short
In Search of Gregory 1969 Daniel
Before Winter Comes 1969 Lt. Pilkington
Sinful Davey 1969 Davey Haggart
ITV Playhouse 1967 TV Series Guy Beresford
The Sailor from Gibraltar 1967 John
A Man for All Seasons 1966 Rich
ITV Play of the Week 1963-1965 TV Series Dave / Terry / Simon Iorweth
Thursday Theatre 1964 TV Series Orpheus
Gideon C.I.D. 1964 TV Series Freddy Tisdale
Love Story 1964 TV Series Harry Eddows
Armchair Theatre 1964 TV Series Joe
This Is My Street 1964 Charlie
First Night 1963-1964 TV Series Desmond / Garry
The Contact 1963
Drama 61-67 1961-1963 TV Series Tom / Private Briggs
Once Aboard the Lugger... 1963 TV Series Jobey Todd
Young and Willing 1962 Phil Corbett
Probation Officer 1961-1962 TV Series Johnny Seton / Norman Bailey
Z Cars 1962 TV Series James Hogan
That Good Night 2017 completed Ralph
Damascus Cover 2017 post-production Miki
My Name Is Lenny 2017 Leslie Salmon
The Pity of War: The Loves and Lives of the War Poets 2016 TV Movie Older Sassoon
Jackie 2016/V The Priest
The Journey 2016/III Harry Patterson
ChickLit 2016 Francis Bonar
The Last Panthers 2015 TV Series Tom Kendle
Doctor Who the Time War 2015 TV Movie War Doctor (uncredited)
Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure 2015 Sailor John (UK & US) (voice)
A.K.A Nadia 2015 347
Break 2015/II Short Jack
The Alchemist's Letter 2015 Short The Alchemist (voice)
Hercules 2014/I Lord Cotys
Doctor Who 2013 TV Series The Doctor The War Doctor
Snowpiercer 2013 Gilliam
Swan Lake 3D - Live from the Mariinsky Theatre 2013 The Voice of the Winter Palace / Himself
Only Lovers Left Alive 2013 Christopher Marlowe
King Lear: Scene 133 2013 Short King Lear
Look Again 2013 Short Harry
Charlie Countryman 2013 Narrator (voice)
Merlin 2008-2012 TV Series The Dragon The Great Dragon
Labyrinth 2012 TV Mini-Series Audric Baillard
The Hollow Crown 2012 TV Series The Chorus
Playhouse Presents 2012 TV Series The Ministry
Sightseers 2012 Narrator - Blake's "Jerusalem" (voice, uncredited)
In Love with Alma Cogan 2012 Master of Ceremonies
Jayne Mansfield's Car 2012 Kingsley Bedford
Sailcloth 2011 Short Man
The Confession 2011/III Priest
The Gruffalo's Child 2011 TV Movie Owl (voice)
Immortals 2011 Old Man
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011 Control
23 Degrees, 5 Minutes 2011 Short Professor Orit
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 Ollivander
Melancholia 2011 Dexter
The Confession 2011 TV Series Priest
Regret Not Speaking 2011
Whistle and I'll Come to You 2010 TV Movie James Parkin
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie 2010 Brother Carnak (voice)
Love at First Sight 2010/I Short Arthur
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 Ollivander
Brighton Rock 2010 Phil Corkery
Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang 2010 Grandpa Sammy (voice)
Lou 2010 Doyle
The Gruffalo 2009 TV Movie Owl (voice)
44 Inch Chest 2009 Old Man Peanut
The Limits of Control 2009 Man with Guitar
An Englishman in New York 2009 Quentin Crisp
New York, I Love You 2008 Bellhop (segment "Shekhar Kapur")
Lezione 21 2008 Mondrian Kilroy
Outlander 2008 Hrothgar
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 Professor Broom
Recount 2008 TV Movie Warren Christopher
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 Professor Oxley
The Oxford Murders 2008 Arthur Seldom
Masters of Science Fiction 2007 TV Series Samswope
Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron 2007 TV Movie Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm (voice)
Boxes 2007 Le père de Fanny
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 2006 Narrator (voice)
The Alan Clark Diaries 2004-2006 TV Series Alan Clark
V for Vendetta 2005 Adam Sutler
The Proposition 2005 Jellon Lamb
Beyond the Gates 2005 Christopher
The Skeleton Key 2005 Ben Devereaux
Manderlay 2005 Narrator (voice)
Valiant 2005 Felix (voice)
Short Order 2005 Felix
Pride 2004 TV Movie Harry (voice)
Hellboy 2004 Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm
Dogville 2003 Narrator (voice)
Meeting Che Guevara & the Man from Maybury Hill 2003 Short Man from Maybury Hill
Owning Mahowny 2003 Victor Foss
Bait 2002 TV Movie Jack Blake
Crime and Punishment 2002 Porfiry, chief investigator
Miranda 2002 Christian
Great Performances 2001 TV Series Narrator
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 Mr. Ollivander
Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001 Dr. Iannis
Tabloid 2001 Vince
Lost Souls 2000 Father Lareaux
Watership Down 1999-2000 TV Series General Woundwort
Krapp's Last Tape 2000 TV Movie Krapp
The Tigger Movie 2000 Narrator (voice)
New Blood 1999 Alan White
You're Dead... 1999 Maitland
If... Dog... Rabbit 1999 Sean Cooper
Le château des singes 1999 Sebastian (English version, voice)
All the Little Animals 1998 Mr. Summers
Night Train 1998/I Michael Poole
Saturday Night Live 1998 TV Series March Hare
The Commissioner 1998 James Morton
Tender Loving Care 1998 Video Game Dr. Turner (voice)
My Funny Valentine 1997 Short Happy Prince (voice)
Tender Loving Care 1997 Video Dr. Turner
Bandyta 1997 Babits
The Climb 1997 Chuck Langer
Contact 1997 S.R. Hadden
Love and Death on Long Island 1997 Giles De'Ath
Privateer 2: The Darkening 1996 Video Game Joe Kane
Two Nudes Bathing 1995 Short Marquis de Prey
Screen Two 1995 TV Series Jack Lee
Wild Bill 1995 Charley Prince
Dead Man 1995 John Scholfield
Rob Roy 1995 Montrose
Picture Windows 1995 TV Series Le Compte
Felidae 1994 Pascal / Preterius (Canada Version: US version, voice)
Second Best 1994 Uncle Turpin
Great Moments in Aviation 1994 Rex Goodyear
Thumbelina 1994 Mr. Mole (voice)
Rabbit Ears: Aladdin and the Magic Lamp 1994 Video Storyteller
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1993 The Countess
Monolith 1993 Villano


Lou 2010 performer: "Pokarekare Ana"
Le château des singes 1999 performer: "To Be King" English version
Cry of the Penguins 1971 performer: Silent Night: - uncredited


The Minister, the Model and the Russian Spy: Making Scandal 2010 Short thanks
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins 2009 Video documentary special thanks
An Englishman in New York 2009 very special thanks
Dogville Confessions 2003 Documentary thanks
The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed 2001 Video documentary short special thanks


My Name Is Lenny: EPK 2017 Documentary short Leslie Salmon
The 89th Annual Academy Awards 2017 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam tribute
Back to Utopia 2016 Documentary Professor Peter Panludic (voice)
The Final Reel 2016/I Documentary Narrator (voice)
ITV Changed My Life 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself / Quentin Crisp / Chris Mullin (as Sir John Hurt)
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2012-2015 TV Series Himself
Wimbledon 2014-2015 TV Series Narrator / Himself - Spectator
Posh People: Inside Tatler 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Effects of 'Hercules' 2014 Video short Himself
Alien Encounters: Superior Fan Power Since 1979 2014 Documentary Himself
Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film 2014 Documentary Himself
Today at Wimbledon 2014 TV Series Himself - Spectator
EE British Academy Film Awards: The Red Carpet Show 2014 TV Special Himself
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty 2013 TV Special documentary Himself
The One Show 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hello: A Portrait of Leslie Phillips 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself / Stephen Ward
Muse of Fire 2013 Documentary Himself
Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict 2013 Himself - Narrator
The World in Action Years 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Living the Life 2012 TV Series Himself
Planet Dinosaur: Ultimate Killers 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
The Jonathan Ross Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: UK Premiere Featurette 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Charlie Rose 1998-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Planet Dinosaur 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Narrator
The Big Picture 2011 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2002-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
BBC Proms 2011 TV Series Himself
Human Planet 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator / Himself - Narrator
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows T4 Premiere Special 2010 TV Movie Himself
Behind Jim Jarmusch 2010 Documentary Himself
The British Academy Television Awards 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands 2010 TV Series Himself
Spur der Bären 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
In Conversation 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Merlin: Secrets & Magic 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins 2009 Video documentary Himself - 'Mr. Ollivander'
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 2: Characters 2009 Video documentary Himself - 'Mr. Ollivander'
Pride of Britain Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Xposé 2009 TV Series Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2008 TV Special Himself
Arena 1985-2008 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Reader
The Story of the Costume Drama 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Production Diary: Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' 2008 Video documentary Himself
Recount: The True Inside Story of the 2000 Presidential Election 2008 Video documentary short Himself
A Taste of My Life 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
The British Academy Television Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
The Friday Night Project 2008 TV Series Himself
Verity Lambert: Drama Queen 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rencontres de cinéma 2008 TV Series Himself
Cartelera 2008 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Continuarà... 2008 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Caiga quien caiga 2008 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2007 TV Special Himself
Who Do You Think You Are? 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
British Film Forever 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Kane
HypaSpace 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
HARDtalk Extra 2006 TV Series Himself
Freedom! Forever!: Making 'V for Vendetta' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Whaledreamers 2006 Documentary Himself
Richard & Judy 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
'V for Vendetta' Unmasked 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Plot Against Harold Wilson 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Film '72 2006 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Greats 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Today with Des and Mel 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'The Skeleton Key' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Drama Connections 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
This Morning 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Heaven and Earth Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
ITV 50 Greatest Shows 2005 TV Movie Himself
Hiroshima 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
The Evening Standard British Film Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Shadowing the Third Man 2004 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
The Making of 'Hellboy' 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
'Hellboy': The Seeds of Creation 2004 Video documentary Himself
Alpha to Omega: Exposing 'The Osterman Weekend' 2004 Video documentary Himself
Freedom2speak v2.0 2004 Documentary Himself - Actor, Great Britain
Dracula's Bram Stoker 2003 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2003 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Twilight Hour: Visions of Ireland's Haunted Past 2003 Documentary Himself
Gomorron 2003 TV Series Himself
The Real Room 101 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Laurence Olivier Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film 2003 Video documentary Himself / Krapp
The 'Alien' Saga 2002 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
I Claudius: A Television Epic 2002 Video documentary Himself
Spaghetti Requiem 2001 Documentary Himself
The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed 2001 Video documentary short Himself / John Merrick
The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm 2001 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Parkinson 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2000 2000 TV Movie Himself
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 1999 1999 TV Movie Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Play
Universe 1999 TV Series documentary Narrator
Natural World 1994-1999 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
The 51st British Academy Film Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 1998 TV Series Himself
Q.E.D. 1997 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Everyman 1995 TV Series documentary Eric Lomax
Förräderi 1994 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Jim Henson Hour 1992 TV Series Himself
Eurythmics: Greatest Hits 1991 Video documentary
Aspel & Company 1989-1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman 1989-1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
From Rio to Liverpool 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator
Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: David Lynch 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Resident Alien 1990 Documentary Himself - Actor
The Media Show 1989-1990 TV Series documentary Himself
Good Morning America 1979-1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross 1987 TV Series Himself
Thames Film 1987 Documentary Narrator #2
The Disney Family Album 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Free at Last 1985 Documentary short Narrator
Sunset People 1984 Documentary Himself
La nuit des Césars 1982 TV Series documentary Himself
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Nominee
A World of Difference 1981 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Clapper Board 1980 TV Series Himself
An Evening with Quentin Crisp 1980 Himself - Presenter
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The British Academy Award 1979 TV Movie Himself - Winner: Best Supporting Actor
Alien: Experience in Terror 1979 Video short Himself
The British Academy Awards 1977 TV Movie Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in TV Series
The British Academy Awards 1976 TV Movie Himself - Winner: Best TV Actor
Do Yourself Some Good 1975 Documentary short Narrator (voice)

Archive Footage

Maquillando entre monstruos 2007 TV Movie documentary John Merrick Kane
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Caligula
Timeshift 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The King's Head: A Maverick in London 2006 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Tvist 2005 TV Series Caligula
The Greatest 2001 TV Series documentary Quentin Crisp
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Kane
The Alien Legacy 1999 Video documentary Himself
Great Performances 1994 TV Series The Storyteller
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson 1990 TV Movie documentary The Storyteller (uncredited)
Hollywood Mavericks 1990 Documentary John Merrick
The Jim Henson Hour 1989-1990 TV Series Storyteller
From Jackie to Camelot 2017 Video documentary short The Priest
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2017 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Breakfast 2017 TV Series Himself - 1940-2017
BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Le mec qu'on n'écoute jamais dans les films 2016 Short
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Welcome to the Basement 2015 TV Series Himself
Knights of Classic Drama at the BBC 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Doctor Who 2014-2015 TV Series The Doctor The War Doctor
Lego Dimensions 2015 Video Game The War Doctor
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself
Showreel 2013 TV Series Brooke Matthews
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot 2013 TV Movie The Doctor (uncredited)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2007-2013 TV Series documentary Kane
Phelous & the Movies 2012 TV Series Dr. Turner
The Hillywood Show 2011 TV Mini-Series short Ollivander
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 2010 Video Game Mr. Ollivander
Closing: Team Indy 2008 Video short Himself
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2008 TV Movie Arthur Seldom
Recount: A Conversation Between Kevin Spacey and the Real Ron Klain 2008 Video documentary short Himself - Warren Christopher
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Timothy John Evans (uncredited)
The McCartney Years 2007 Video documentary Himself

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