John Hurt

John Hurt

John Hurt (January 22, 1940 - January 27, 2017) was a two-time Academy Award-nominated, triple BAFTA Award- and Golden Globe-winning English actor, well known for his portrayals of Thomas W. Kane in Alien and John Merrick in The Elephant Man. He was one of England's best-known, most prolific and sought-after actors, and has had a versatile career spanning over 40 years.[1]

Hurt played the obsessed professor Harold Oxley in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. His other credits include Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, the title character in Jim Henson's The StoryTeller, the Waiter in New York, I Love You (alongside co-star Shia LaBeouf), Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter series, and appeared in the 2009 film 44 Inch Chest with Crystal Skull co-star Ray Winstone.

Hurt died five days after his 77th birthday.

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