John Hurt Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


29th January 2017

Quote: "One time in London, we had an epic convo (conversation) over lunch. John broke it down to me, on what my responsibilities are in Hollywood now after becoming, in his words, 'the boss'. I'm laughing right now as I type this, because I can still hear him and his iconic British accent just droppin' those OG (original gangster) pearls. Legend. Prayers, love, strength and light to the Hurt family during this time of loss. Thank you, brother. For everything." Dwayne Johnson pays tribute to his Hercules co-star John Hurt.


28th November 2014

Fact: Veteran actor John Hurt stars in an audio adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace, which will air on the U.K.'s BBC Radio 4 station over 10 hours on New Year's Day (01Jan15).


10th June 2012

Fact: Harry Potter star John Hurt is to make his Los Angeles stage debut during the Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2012-13 season. The British actor will transfer with Samuel Beckett's play Krapp's Last Tape, which has been a hit at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.


21st October 2011

Quote: "I've been watching a lot of short films lately - because I'm a judge on the panel of Virgin Media Shorts, alongside the likes of directors Paul Greengrass and Mat Whitecross." Veteran actor John Hurt has turned talent judge for an online movie contest in Britain.


1st August 2008

Quote: "It's all gone. It's great for summer actually. I don't have to worry so much about this heat." British actor John Hurt is relieved after shaving his head bald to film new movie AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK.


28th May 2008

Quote: "The only thing I can do better than Harrison Ford is that I can run faster." Actor John Hurt insists he could give his INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL costar FORD a run for his money - despite being three years older than the star.


12th May 2008

Quote: "It's cops-and-robbers stuff. And it's all to make Mr. Lucas an extra billion, as if he needs it." INDIANA JONES star John Hurt isn't impressed with George Lucas' decision to bring back the adventure franchise.


7th December 2007

Fact: Actors John Hurt and Tilda Swinton have pledged their support for a $14 million (GBP7 million) appeal for a new London Film School. The school's chairman, director Mike Leigh, created the campaign to raise funds to replace the 51-year-old institution with a modern state-of-the art centre.


21st March 2007

Quote: "I was never an OLLIE REED, I was more a PETER O'TOOLE." British actor John Hurt assesses his love of alcohol, which he quit three years ago.


25th July 2006

Quote: "It looked as though I had changed my name to suit my image, like BILLY FURY or TOMMY STEELE. I always liked playing people who were misunderstood, and those of us who are slightly outside of society or outside of love." Actor John Hurt on his typecasting at drama school.


12th October 2005

Quote: <p>"It occurred to me that John Hurt is about the weight of my left leg. So if I were to jump on his back, there could be a brittle snapping sound then he might die." Heavyweight actor Richard Griffiths issues a warning to his current co-star on the London West End stage. </p>


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