Another great actor died and we will miss him. John Hurt, RIP.
John Hurt, the twice-Oscar-nominated English actor whose film career spanned six decades and multiple iconic roles, has reportedly died at the age of 77, according to reports in several British newspapers, including The Daily Mail. The cause of death was not immediately reported; Hurt was diagnosed in 2015 with pancreatic cancer, but in October of that year announced he was “thrilled” to have had his final scan, “and it‘s all gone brilliantly.”
A former art student who enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1960, Hurt paid his dues in British television before breaking through in 1966’s A Man for All Seasons, opposite Paul Scofield and Orson Welles. He earned his first BAFTA award in 1976, for playing gay author and ranconteur Quentin Crisp in the TV film The Naked Civil Servant; that same year he played notorious Roman emperor Caligula in the TV film classic I, Claudius.
His turn in V For Vendetta was stellar without question.