John Vincent Hurt, CBE (born 22 January 1940) is an English movie, television, voice, and stage actor. He is known for his roles in The Elephant Man, Melancholia, Immortals, Alien, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and for his role as the War Doctor in Doctor Who. He has won a Golden Globe Award and two BAFTA Awards.
Hurt was born on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Hurt was married to Annette Robertson from 1962 until they divorced in 1964. He was married to Donna Peacock from 1984 until they divorced in 1990. He was married to Jo Dalton from 1990 until they divorced in 1996. He has been married to Ann Rees Meyers since 2005. Hurt has two sons with Dalton.
In June 2015, Hurt announced that he had been diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer. He confirmed that he would continue to work while undergoing treatment, and said that both he and his medical team were "more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome". Following treatment, Hurt stated that he was in remission on 12 October 2015.
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- "John Hurt Biography (1940–)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/43/John-Hurt.html. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
- "Actor John Hurt reveals cancer diagnosis: agency". Reuters. 16 June 2015. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/16/us-people-hurt-idUSKBN0OW21820150616. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- "'John Hurt 'more than optimistic' as he reveals pancreatic cancer diagnosis'". The Guardian. 15 June 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/16/john-hurt-optimistic-reveals-pancreatic-cancer-diagnosis. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- "'John Hurt "overjoyed" and "thrilled" at cancer remission news'". DigitalSpy. 14 October 2015. http://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/news/a673648/john-hurt-overjoyed-and-thrilled-at-cancer-remission-news. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
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