Hurt, John

Hurt, John

(Sir John Vincent Hurt), 1940–2017, English actor, b. Chesterfield, Derbyshire, grad. Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1962). Known for his sympathetic portrayal of unusual, often unappealing characters, he received a BAFTA Award for his role as a drug addict in a Turkish prison in Midnight Express (1978) and for that of the disfigured John Merrick in The Elephant Man (1980). His other well-known roles include that of Quentin Crisp in the British television film Naked Civil Servant (1975), Caligula in the BBC series I, Claudius (1977) and Mr. Ollivander in several Harry Potter films. On television (2001) and several times on stage he played the title character in Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape. Hurt was knighted in 2015.
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Greats like Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, and, perhaps most famous of all, Robert Johnson, roamed these roads and played the music venues in the Delta's towns, small and large.
CAST: Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Stephen Plunkett, Alex Hurt, John Pankow, Kellie Overbey, Tammy Blanchard
Almost 25 years to the day he was hurt, John died when he choked on a piece of food he placed into his mouth.
The play is about five hours long, and the cuts that Helen Mirren, John Hurt, John Standing and I did in rehearsal have become a kind of official version.
His musical influences include Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Mississippi John Hurt, John Prine, Leadbelly and many more.