John Hurt

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Biography

  • Birth Name: John Vincent Hurt
  • Birth Place: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/22/1940, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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John Hurt Fast Facts:
  • Father was an Anglican vicar and his brother is a monk. 
  • While at art school, one of the models he painted was Quentin Crisp, whom he would go on to portray in The Naked Civil Servant (1975). Hurt didn't realize the connection until the middle of filming.
  • Breakthrough film role was as Richard Rich in Fred Zinnemann's A Man for All Seasons (1966).
  • In 1984, announced the death of Richard Burton, at whose Switzerland home he had spent the weekend. They had worked together in 1984 (1984), Burton's final feature.
  • Was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004.
  • John Hurt Relationships:
  • Monica - Sister
  • Anwen Rees Meyers - Wife
  • Annette Robertson - Ex-wife
  • Marie-Lise Volpeliere-Pierrot - Ex-significant Other
  • Phyllis Hurt - Mother
  • Alexander John Vincent Hurt - Son
  • Arnould Herbert Hurt - Father
  • Jo Dalton - Ex-wife
  • Nicholas Hurt - Son
  • Donna Peacock - Ex-wife
  • Michael Hurt - Brother
  • John Hurt Awards:
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1978 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1980 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1980 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Winner
  • 1978 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Winner
  • 2005 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 1990 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1979 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 1971 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Grimsby College, Grimsby, England; attended St. Martin's School of Art, London, England; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England

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