He Oscarsnominerades for her portrayal in "Elefantmannen" in 1980.
But he is also known from movies like "Alien," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", "V for Vendetta" and "Harry Potter".
Now, the british actor sir John Hurt passed away, 77 years old. It writes The Hollywood Reporter.
John Hurt should have been fighting against pancreatic cancer, something he went out with in June 2015.
His big breakthrough was as the title role in "Elefantmannen" in 1980, an interpretation he was oscar nominated for. Biobesökarna had already encountered him in the cult scifi roller "Alien" in 1979. In a now iconic scene gets Hurts tits pierced by an alien.
It is not the only one of John Hurts intelligence officer characters played on that face death. Something he joked about.
– It has come to a point where my children don’t ask if I should die, but how, ” he said in an interview.
Harry Potter fans recognize the Hurt that stavtillverkaren mister Ollivander. As fascistdiktatorn Sutler, he spoke to the people in "V for Vendetta", and in the acclaimed spionthrillern "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" he played underrättelsechefen Control.
In July 2015, was knighted sir John Hurt for his work in the drama.
Uk krigsdramat "Darkest hour" is still during the recording. – Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill would John Hurt, have played representative prime minister Neville Chamberlain. It is unclear how much of John Hurts scenes that are färdiginspelade.
John Hurt leaves behind his wife, Anwen Rees-Myers, writes the Daily Mail.