hurt
I've done some stinkers in the cinema. You can't regret it; there are always reasons for doing something, even if it's just the location.
John HURT (Sir, 2015)

* 22.01.1940, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, GB † 25.01.2017, Cromer, Norfolk, England, GB

Schauspieler * 1959/60 Besuch der St. Martin's School of Art in London * 1960-62 Schauspielstudium an [der] Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London ("It had never occurred to me that people like me could go to RADA. I thought it was just for people like John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier and I simply wouldn't have dreamt of putting myself in that league.") * ab 1961 sammelt erste Filmerfahrungen in Fernsehproduktionen * 1962 Bühnendebüt in Infanticide in the House of Fred Ginger (am Arts Theatre in London) * 1962 erster Kinoauftritt in The Wild and the Willing ("I left drama school and went straight into a 10-week film for which I was paid £75 I might say, which for 1962 was one heck of a lot of money.") * 1966 first significant film role in A Man for All Seasons * 1966/67 Mitglied der Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC; Belcher's Luck) - bis Mitte der 70er Jahre steht regelmäßig auf der Bühne (The Caretaker, London 1972; The Dumb Waiter, 1973; Travesties, mit RSC, 1974) * 1967 spielt den Titelhelden in John Hustons Sinful Davey * seit 1973 wirkt auch (eher sporadisch) in Fernsehproduktionen mit (großer Erfolg als schwuler Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant, 1975 > "It changed the business's perception of me as a performer. I was warned not to do it - they said you'll never work again, it was such a dodgy subject at the time."; Kaiser Caligula in Serie I, Claudius, 1976) * nach zwei Oscar-Nominierungen für Midnight Express & The Elephant Man steigt zum anerkannten, vielbeschäftigten Charakterstar auf und übernimmt in folgenden Jahren des öfteren Parts in internationalen Produktionen ("Hurt's career saw him appear in more than 120 films as well as numerous stage and television roles. He was as much at home in the theatre as he was in front of a camera. While many of his contemporaries picked and chose the roles they would play, Hurt cheerfully took anything that came along, no matter how small." BBC, 2017) * kehrt gelegentlich auf die Bühne zurück (mit Helen Mirren in A Month in the Country, 1994; Krapp's Last Tape, London, 2000; Afterplay, Dublin & London, 2002; Heroes, London 2005) * auch als Sprecher [narrator] tätig (Titelrolle in der TV-Fantasyserie The Storyteller, 1987/88; Dogville, 2002; Manderlay, 2004; Das Parfum - Die Geschichte eines Mörders, 2005)

FILMS

# The Wild and the Willing (1962-GB * Ralph Thomas ... Phil Corbett)
# This Is My Street (1963-GB * Sidney Hayers ... Charlie)
# The Sailor from Gibraltar (Nur eine Frau an Bord, 1965-GB * Tony Richardson ... John) (10-?)
# A Man for All Seasons (Ein Mann zu jeder Jahreszeit, 1966-GB * Fred Zinnemann ... Richard Rich) (05-08)
# Sinful Davey (Dave - zuhaus in allen Betten, 1967-GB * John Huston ... David Haggart) (?-02)
# Before Winter Comes (Bevor der Winter kommt, 1968-GB * J. Lee Thompson ... Lt. Francis Pilkington)
# In Search of Gregory / Alla ricerca di Gregory (1968-GB/I * Peter Wood ... Daniel Morelli)
# 10 Rillington Place (John Christie, der Frauenwürger von London, 1970-GB * Richard Fleischer ... Timothy John Evans)
# Mr Forbush and the Penguins (1971-GB * Al Viola ... Richard Forbush)
# The Pied Piper (Der Rattenfänger von Hameln, 1971-GB * Jacques Demy ... Franz) (05-07; 7212)
# Little Malcolm [and His Struggle against the Eunuchs] (1973-GB * Stuart Cooper ... Malcolm Scrawdyke)
# The Ghoul (Der Ghul, 1974-GB * Freddie Francis ... Tom Rawlings) (03-?)
# La linea del fiume / Stream Line (Giacomino - Odyssee eines Kindes, 1975-I * Aldo Scavarda ... Chandler)
# East of Elephant Rock (Verlorene Liebe, 1976-GB * Don Boyd ... Nash)
# The Disappearance (Sein letzter Mord, 1977-CDN/GB * Stuart Cooper ... Atkinson) (01-02)
# Midnight Express (12 Uhr nachts - Midnight Express, 1977-GB * Alan Parker ... Max) > "John Hurt, on the other hand, was in a world of his own and enjoyed the filming through a haze of rolled-up cigarette smoke, although his decision to not bathe for six weeks made him less than popular to have a drink with at the Hilton bar. He wanted to feel filthy and to have Max's body odor be part of his persona, which curiously did little to dent his unerring popularity. He also continually looked after the fragile Brad [Davis] in a kind, paternal way - personally and professionally. John was surprised to find himself for once not to be the most eccentric member of the cast as Brad, before each take, did handstands, press-ups and peed lengthily into a metal bucket." Alan Parker
# The Shout (Der Todesschrei, 1978-GB * Jerzy Skolimowski ... Anthony Fielding)
# Alien (Alien - Das unheimliche Wesen aus einer fremden Welt, 1978-USA/GB; R: Ridley Scott, B: Dan O'Bannon, K: Derek Vanlint, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver / JH-Kane) 117m-Sci-Fi-Horror
# Heaven's Gate (Heaven's Gate, 1979-USA; R+B: Michael Cimino, K: Vilmos Zsigmond, M: David Mansfield, D: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, JH-William [Billy] C. Irvine, Sam Waterston, Brad Dourif, Isabelle Huppert) 149/219m-Western
# The Elephant Man (Der Elefantenmensch, 1979/80-USA; R: David Lynch, B: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch, K: Freddie Francis, M: John Morris, D: Anthony Hopkins, JH-John Merrick, Anne Bancroft) 124m-Drama (10-05)
# History of the World - Part 1 (Mel Brooks' verrückte Geschichte der Welt, 1981-USA * Mel Brooks ... Jesus)
# Night Crossing (Mit dem Wind nach Westen, 1981-USA * Delbert Mann ... Peter Strelzyk)
# Partners (Zwei irre Typen auf heißer Spur, 1982-USA * James Burrows ... Fred Kerwin) (8205)
# The Osterman Weekend (Das Osterman Weekend, 1982/83-USA * Sam Peckinpah ... Lawrence Fassett) (Roman von Robert Ludlum) (10-01; 8310)
# Champions (Sein größter Sieg, 1983-GB * John Irvin ... Bob Champion)
# The Hit (The Hit, 1983-GB * Stephen Frears ... Braddock) (09-?; 8410-F)
# Success Is the Best Revenge / Le succès à tout prix (1984-GB/F * Jerzy Skolimowski ... Dino Montecurva) (8405-F)
# Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984, 1984-GB; R+B: Michael Radford, K: Roger Deakins, M: Dominic Muldowney & Eurythmics, D: JH-Winston Smith, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton) 110m-Zukunftsdrama (Roman von George Orwell)
# After Darkness (After Darkness, 1984/85-CH/GB * Dominique Othenin-Girard, Sergio Guerraz ... Peter)
# Jake Speed (Jake Speed, 1985/86-USA * Andrew Lane ... Sid) (11-?; 8605)
# Rocinante (Rosinante, 1986-GB * Ann Guedes, Eduardo Guedes ... Bill)
# From the Hip (Karriere mit links, 1986-USA * Bob Clark ... Douglas Benoit) (8702)
# Aria (Aria, 1986/87-GB > Zehntes Segment * Bill Bryden ... Schauspieler) Episodenfilm (08-03)
# Spaceballs (Mel Brooks' Spaceballs, 1986/87-USA * Mel Brooks ... cameo als er selbst) (10-03; 8706)
# White Mischief (Die letzten Tage in Kenya, 1987-GB * Michael Radford ... Gilbert Colvile) (Buch von James Fox) (02-?; 8711)
# La nuit bengali (Die bengalische Nacht, 1987/88-F/CH * Nicolas Klotz ... Lucien Metz)
# Scandal (Scandal, 1988-GB * Michael Caton-Jones ... Stephen Ward) (06-?; 8903)
# Windprints (Tod in Namibia, 1989-GB * David Wicht ... Charles Rutherford) (9006)
# The Field (Das Feld, 1989/90-GB/IRL * Jim Sheridan ... "Bird" O'Donnell) (10-?)
# Frankenstein Unbound (Roger Cormans Frankenstein, 1990-USA * Roger Corman ... Dr. Joseph Buchanan) (9011)
# King Ralph (King Ralph, 1990-USA * David S. Ward ... Lord Graves) (04-07; 9102)
# Lapse of Memory / Mémoire traquée (Schattenwelt - Rückkehr aus dem Nichts, 1990/91-CDN/F * Patrick Dewolf ... Conrad Farmer) (9201-F)
# L'œil qui ment (1991/92-F/P * Raoul Ruiz ... Anthony/Marquis) (9301)
# Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, 1992/93-USA * Gus Van Sant ... "The Countess") (Roman von Tom Robbins) (09-01; 9405)
# Monolith (Monolith, 1993-USA * John Eyres ... Villano)*
# Second Best (Probezeit, 1993/94-GB/USA * Chris Menges ... Onkel Turpin)
# Wild Bill (Wild Bill, 1994-USA * Walter Hill ... Charley Prince) (05-?)
# Rob Roy (Rob Roy, 1994-USA * Michael Caton-Jones ... Marquis von Montrose) (07-)
# Dead Man (1994-USA/D * Jim Jarmusch ... John Scholfield) (10-11)
# Kölcsönkapott idő (1995-H * István Poór ... Sean)
# Love and Death on Long Island (Love and Death on Long Island, 1996-GB/CDN * Richard Kwietniowski ... Giles De'Ath)
# Contact (Contact, 1996/97-USA * Robert Zemeckis ... S.R. Hadden)
# Bandyta / Brute / Bastard (1996/97-PL/F/D * Maciej Dejczer ... Babits) (9711-PL)
# Le défi / The Climb (Dannys Mutprobe, 1997-F/NZ * Bob Swaim ... Chuck Langer)
# All the Little Animals (1997-GB * Jeremy Thomas ... Mr. Summers) (06-?)
# The Commissioner (Der Commissioner - Im Zentrum der Macht, 1997-GB/D/B * George Sluizer ... James Morton)**
# Night Train (1998-IRL * John Lynch ... Michael Poole) (02-?)
# You Are Dead, 1998-D * Andy Hurst ... Michael Maitland) (07-08; 9910)
# If... Dog... Rabbit... (Going South, 1998-USA * Matthew Modine ... Sean Cooper) (0004)
# Lost Souls (Lost Souls, 1998-USA * Janusz Kaminski ... Pater Lareaux) (0010)
# New Blood (1998-GB/CDN * Michael Hurst ... Alan White)* (11-12)
# Captain Corelli's Mandolin / Captaine Corelli (Corellis Mandoline, 2000-USA/GB/F * John Madden ... Dr. Iannis) (05-09; 0105-GB)
# Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen, 2000/01-GB/USA * Chris Columbus ... Mr. Ollivander) (10?11-04; 0111)
# Tabloid (Tabloid - Gefährliche Enthüllungen, 2000/01-GB * David Blair ... Vince)* (12-02)
# Owning Mahowny (Owning Mahowny, 2001-CDN/GB * Richard Kwietniowski ... Victor Foss) (Buch von Gary Ross) (03-05; 0306)
# Miranda (2001-GB * Marc Munden ... Christian) (PZ: 03-?)
# Hellboy (Hellboy, 2003-USA * Guillermo Del Toro ... Trevor [Broom] Bruttenholm) (03-07)
# The Skeleton Key (Der verbotene Schlüssel, 2004-USA * Iain Softley ... Ben Devereaux) (04-?10)
# Shooting Dogs (2004-GB/D * Michael Caton-Jones ... Pater Christopher) (07-09; 0603)
# Short Order (2004-IRL * Anthony Byrne ... Felix) (09-11)
# The Proposition (The Proposition - Tödliches Angebot, 2004-AUS/GB * John Hillcoat ... Jellon Lamb) (10-48 Tage; 0510)
# V for Vendetta (2005-GB/D * James McTeigue ... Adam Sutler) (03-06; 0603)
# Boxes (2006-F * Jane Birkin ... Fannys Vater) (05-?; 0706)
# Outlander (Outlander, 2006/07-USA/D * Howard McCain ... Rothgar) (10-01; 0901)
# Los crímenes de Oxford / The Oxford Murders / Crimes à Oxford (2007-E/GB/F * Álex de la Iglesia ... Arthur Seldom) (01-03; 0801)
# Lezione ventuno (2007-I/GB * Alessandro Baricco ... Mondrian Killroy) (02-?; 0810)
# Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Indiana Jones und das Königreich des Kristallschädels, 2007-USA * Steven Spielberg ... Professor Oxley) (06-10; 0805)
# Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2007-USA * Guillermo del Toro ... Trevor [Broom] Bruttenholm) (06-11; 0807)
# The Limits of Control (The Limits of Control, 2008-USA * Jim Jarmusch ... Gitarre) (02-03; 0905)
# New York, I Love You (2008-USA > 7. Episode * R: Shekhar Kapur, K: Benoit Debie, D: Julie Christie, JH-Kellner, Shia LaBeouf) 103/12m-Episodenfilm (03-04; 0910)
# 44 Inch Chest (2008-USA * Malcolm Venville ... Old Man Peanut) (05-07; 1001)
# Brighton Rock (Brighton Rock, 2009-GB * Rowan Joffe ... Phil Corkery) (10-12; 1102)
# Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes: Teil 1, 2009/10-GB * David Yates ... Ollivander) (02.09-06.10; 1011)
# Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes: Teil 2, 2009/10-GB * David Yates ... Ollivander) 131m-Fantasy (Roman von J.K. Rowling) (02.09-06.10; 1107)
# Immortals (Krieg der Götter, 2010-USA * Tarsem Singh Dhandwar ... alter Mann) (04-06; 1111)
# Melancholia (2010-DK/S/F/D * Lars von Trier ... Dexter) (07-09; 1105)
# Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy / La Taupe / Dame, König, As, Spion (2010-GB/F/D * Tomas Alfredson ... Control) (09-12; 1109)
# Jayne Mansfield's Car / Машина Джейн Мэнсфилд [Mašina Džejn Mensfild] (2011-USA/RUS * Billy Bob Thornton ... Kingsley Bedford) (06-08; 1309)
# Seolgungnyeolcha / Snowpiercer (2012-ROK * Joon-ho Bong ... Gilliam) (04-07; 1308)
# Only Lovers Left Alive (2012-GB/D * Jim Jarmusch ... Marlowe) (07-09; 1312)
# Hercules (Hercules, 2013-USA * Brett Ratner ... Cotys) (06-10; 1407)
# A.K.A Nadia (2014-IL/GB * Tova Ascher ... 347) (04-05; 1507)
# ChickLit (2014-GB * Tony Britten ... Francis Bonar) (06-07; 1609)
# The Journey (2015-GB * Nick Hamm ... Harry Patterson) (09-?; 1705)
# Jackie (Jackie, 2015/16-USA/RCH * Pablo Larraín ... Priester) (12-02; 1612)
# My Name Is Lenny (2016-GB * Ron Scalpello ... Leslie Salmon) (08-09; 1706)

AWARDS
> BAFTA Award (bester Nebendarsteller) für Midnight Express (1979)
> Golden Globe (bester Nebendarsteller) für Midnight Express (1979)
> BAFTA Award (bester Darsteller) für The Elephant Man (1981)
> Dilys Powell Award [London Critics Circle Film Awards 1999]
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