John Hurt Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Feb, 2021
Facts of John Hurt
Date of Birth: 1940 , January-22
Date of Death: 2017 , January-25
Age: 81 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name John Hurt
Birth Name John Vincent Hurt
Father Arnold Herbert Hurt
Mother Phyllis Massey
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Profession Actor
Net Worth $30 Million
Married to Anwen Rees-Myers (March 2005 - January 25, 2017)
Children 2
Divorce Jo Dalton (January 24, 1990 - 1996), Donna Peacock (September 6, 1984 - 1990), Annette Robertson (1962 - 1964)
Education St Michael's Preparatory School, Lincoln School, Saint Martin's School of Art
Awards Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Berlin International Film Festival Award, British Film Institute Award, British Independent Film Award, CableACE Award, Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award, Chicago International Film Festival Award, DVD Exclusive Award, Evening Standard British Film Award, Joseph Plateau Award, London Critics Circle Film Award, San Diego Film Critics Society Award
Movies The Wild and the Willing, A Man for All Seasons, The Sailor from Gibraltar, 10 Rillington Place, Midnight Express, Alien, The Elephant Man, Heaven's Gate, Champions, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Spaceballs, The Field, Wild Bill, Love and Death on Long Island, Contact, Lost Souls, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Hellboy, The Proposition, V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Outlander, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Snowpiercer, Hercules, Jackie
TV Show I, Claudius, Crime and Punishment, The Storyteller, The Alan Clark Diaries, Merlin, Labyrinth, Doctor Who, The Last Panthers
Died January 25, 2017
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John Hurt is a deceased English film and television actor. The two-time Academy Award-nominated actor appeared in nearly 210 movies and TV programs during his lifetime including movies like Midnight Express, Alien, the Harry Potter franchise, Hellboy, V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Snowpiercer, Hercules, and Jackie.

John Hurt: Short Bio

John Hurt was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, the youngest of three children, to engineer Phyllis Massey and mathematician Arnold Herbert Hurt.

He attended St. Michael's Preparatory School in Otford, Kent, and later, Lincoln School. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for two years. 

Hurt died aged 77, almost to the day, on January 25, 2017, at his home in Cromer, Norfolk. He reportedly died of natural causes despite having had a bout of early-stage pancreatic cancer in 2015 that went into remission. 

Marriage and Children

John Hurt was married to his fourth wife, Anwen Rees-Myers when he died in 2017. They had been married since March 2005.

The late John Hurt and Anwen Rees-Myers SOURCE: IBTimes UK

Prior to that, Hurt was married to Annette Robertson (from 1962 to 1964), Donna Peacock (from September 6, 1984, to 1990), and Jo Dalton (from January 24, 1990, to 1996). He had two children with the latter, both sons. 

Career and Net Worth

John Hurt had a prolific 56-year career, during which he appeared in over 200 movies and TV programs. Among his several dozen awards and nominations, Hurt was nominated for two Academy Awards, won a Golden Globe Award, and four BAFTA Awards.  

John Hurt in Harry Potter SOURCE: SHEamazing.com

He is most known for his roles in movies like A Man for All Seasons, Midnight Express, Alien, The Elephant Man, Heaven's Gate, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Spaceballs, Contact, Lost Souls, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Hellboy, V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Outlander, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Snowpiercer, Hercules, and Jackie

Most-Asked Questions About John Hurt Answered

How Did John Hurt Die?

John Hurt passed away on January 25, 2017, at the age of 77. He was believed to have died of natural causes. Although he had a bout of early-stage pancreatic cancer in 2015, he went into remission later that year.   

Was John Hurt Married At The Time Of His Death?

 At the time of his death, John Hurt was married to his fourth wife, Anwen Rees-Myers, with whom he had been married since March 2005. 

How Many Movies & TV Shows Has John Hurt Been In His Life? 

During his lifetime, John Hurt appeared in nearly 210 movies and TV programs combined. 

What Was John Hurt Known For?

Throughout the course of his over-five-decade career, John Hurt was known for his roles in such movies as Midnight Express, Alien, the Harry Potter franchise, Hellboy, V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Snowpiercer, Hercules, and Jackie.    

How Much Was John Hurt Worth At The Time Of His Death?

At the time of his death, John Hurt was believed to have a net worth of $30 million, which he amassed over his 56-year acting career.  

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