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.
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.