Sir John Hurt, British actor, Died at 77

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Sir John Vincent Hurt was born on January 22, 1940, and died on January 25, 2017.

He was an English actor and voice actor.

Hurt’s career spanned six decades.

Initially, Hurt came to prominence for his supporting role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All Seasons (1966).

Then, he played leading roles as John Merrick in David Lynch’s biopic The Elephant Man (1980), Winston Smith in a version of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), Mr. Braddock in the Stephen Frears drama The Hit (1984), and Stephen Ward in the drama depicting the Profumo affair, Scandal (1989).

John Hurt was also known for his television roles such as Quentin Crisp in the television film The Naked Civil Servant (1975), Caligula in I, Claudius (1976), and the War Doctor in Doctor Who.

His other films include the prison drama Midnight Express (1978), the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), the adventure film Rob Roy (1995), the political thriller V for Vendetta (2006), the super-natural thriller “The Skeleton Key” (2005), the sci-fi adventure film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), the Harry Potter film series (2001–11), the Hellboy films (2004 and 2008), and the Cold War espionage film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

During 1962, he married actress Annette Robertson.

In 1964, they divorced.

During 1967, Hurt began his longest relationship, with French model Marie-Lise Volpeliere-Pierrot, sister of fashion photographer Jean-Claude Volpeliere-Pierrot.

The two had planned to get married after 15 years together; however, on 26 January 1983 Hurt and Volpeliere-Pierrot went riding early in the morning near their house in Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, and Volpeliere-Pierrot was thrown off her horse and injured.

His went into a coma and died later that day.

During September 1984, he married his old friend, American actress Donna Peacock, at a local Register Office.

Then, they moved to Kenya but divorced in January 1990.

During 2009, premiere of An Englishman in New York

On 24 January 1990, he married American production assistant Joan Dalton, who he had met while filming Scandal.

Sir John Hurt passed away at 77 years old.

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