List of John Hurt performances
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Sir John Hurt, CBE (1940–2017) was an English actor and voice actor whose career spanned six decades. He had roles in over 130 films with dozens of television roles. He holds the record of having played the most characters, 43, that have died on screen.
|1961||Drama 61–67||Private Briggs||Episode: "Drama '61: Local Incident"|
|1962||Z-Cars||James Hogan||Episode: "Assault"|
|1963||First Night||Garry||Episode: "Menace"|
|1964||Armchair Theatre||Unknown||Episode: "A Jug of Bread"|
|Thursday Theatre||Orpheus||Episode: "Point of Departure"|
|Gideon's Way||Freddy Tinsdale||Episode: "The Tin God"|
|1964–65||ITV Play of the Week||Various characters||3 episodes|
|1973||Wessex Tales||Joshua Harlborough||Episode: "A Tragedy of Two Ambitions"|
|1974||The Playboy of the Western World||Christopher "Christy" Mahon||Television film|
|1975||The Naked Civil Servant||Quentin Crisp||Television film|
British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
|1976||Shades of Greene||Fred||Episode: "A Drive in the Country"|
|Play for Today||Alec Cassell||Episode: "The Peddler"|
|The Sweeney||Tony Grey||Episode: "Tomorrow Man"|
|I, Claudius||Caligula||5 episodes|
|1977||Spectre||Mitri Cyon||Television film|
|1979||Crime and Punishment||Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov||3 episodes|
|1983||King Lear||The Fool||Television film|
|1988||Deadline||Granville Jones||Television film|
|1987–88||The Storyteller||The Storyteller||9 episodes|
|1990||The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing||Chris Mullin||Television film|
|1991||Journey to Knock||Alfred||Television film|
|Red Fox||Archie Carpenter||2 episodes|
|1992||Six Characters in Search of an Author||The Father||Television film|
|1993||Great Moments in Aviation||Rex Goodyear||Television film|
|1994||Picture Windows||Le Compte||Episode: "Two Nudes Bathing"|
|1995||Prisoners in Time||Eric Lomax||Episode: "Everyman"|
|Screen Two||Jack Lee||Episode: "Saigon Baby"|
|1999–2000||Watership Down||General Woundwort||Voice|
|2001||Beckett on Film – Krapp's Last Tape||Krapp||Television film|
|2002||Bait||Jack Blake||Television film|
|2004||The Alan Clark Diaries||Alan Clark||6 episodes|
|2007||Masters of Science Fiction||Samswope||Episode: "The Discarded"|
|2008||Recount||Warren Christopher||Television film|
|2008–2012||Merlin||The Great Dragon||Voice|
|2009||The Gruffalo||The Owl||Voice|
|An Englishman in New York||Quentin Crisp||Television film|
Berlin International Film Festival – Teddy Award
Nominated – British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
|2010||Whistle and I'll Come to You||James Parkin||Television film|
|2011||Harry's Arctic Heroes||Narrator||Voice|
|The Gruffalo's Child||The Owl||Voice|
|2012||Labyrinth||Audric Baillard||2 episodes|
|The Hollow Crown: Henry V||The Chorus||Television film|
|Playhouse Presents||The Ministry||Voice|
Episode: "The Snipist"
|2013||Doctor Who||War Doctor||3 episodes|
|2014||The Strain||Professor Abraham Setrakian||Unaired pilot|
|2015||The Last Panthers||Tom Kendle||6 episodes|
|2016||The Pity of War: The Loves and Lives of the War Poets||Siegfried Sassoon||TV movie |
- Privateer 2: The Darkening (1996) – Joe the Bartender
- Tender Loving Care (1998) – Dr. Turner
- Cracking the Conspiracy (1998)
- Lego Dimensions (2015) – War Doctor (archive audio)
Other projects and contributions
- When Love Speaks (2002, EMI Classics) – "Sonnet 145"
("Those lips that Love's own hand did make")
- Hurt performs in drag for the promotional video for Attitude by the music group Suede.
- Hurt is seen as the 'Brian Epstein' esque mogul in Paul McCartney's 1982 video for his song "Take It Away". McCartney explains in the video commentary section of The McCartney Years DVD (for the song 'Take it Away') that Hurt himself was a friend of the Beatles and Brian Epstein, and that the Beatles had watched Hurt act in the mid-'60s and thought him a fine actor.
- Hurt is the narrator of the 1995 Discovery Channel documentary On Jupiter.
- Narrator on the album The Seduction of Claude Debussy by the band Art of Noise (1999).
- Hurt is the narrator of the 4 part series The Universe for Channel 4 International, released in 1999 and available on DVD.
- Hurt co-starred alongside Kiefer Sutherland in the 10 part web series The Confession.
- A line from the movie Nineteen Eighty-Four featuring the voice of Hurt can be heard as the introduction to the Manic Street Preachers song "Faster"
- In two volumes of a documentary called Life in the Animal Kingdom: Untamed Africa, filmed in the Maasai Mara Game Preserve in Kenya (the two volumes being called Hunter and Hunted and Survival on the Serengeti), Hurt served as the narrator.
- Benjamin Britten – Peace and Conflict, a British feature film written and directed by Tony Britten – narrator.
- Narrator for the BBC 5 live documentary "The day we won Wimbledon."
- Narrator of the Mercedes F1 Team video ad based on the poem "If—" by Rudyard Kipling.
- Hurt voiced an unseen character in the short The Alchemist's Letter by Carlos Andre Stevens.
- Following Hurt's role of The War Doctor in Doctor Who, he voiced the character in four audio sets from Big Finish Productions beginning in December 2015. The second set was released in February 2016, the third in September 2016 and the fourth posthumously in February 2017.
- Hurt voiced the character of Griffin in an audio drama of The Invisible Man for Big Finish Productions released posthumously in February 2017.
- John Hurt filmography, Turner Classic Movies
- "Sean Bean vs John Hurt: who has died more times on screen?". The Telegraph. 4 November 2015.
- "Filmography for John Hurt".
- Bilge Ebiri (15 November 2013). "Ebiri on Charlie Countryman: A Death Haunted Shia LaBeouf Goes East". Vulture. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- Justin Lowe (22 January 2013). "Charlie Countryman". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- Kevin Yeoman (29 January 2014). "Charlie Countryman Blu-ray Review". High Def Digest. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "Sydney Indie film festival Short Films: Break (UK)". sydneyindiefilmfestival.com. 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "The Gruffalo's Child". BBC One. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- Jim White (14 November 2016). "The Pity of War: the Loves and Lives of the War Poets: a poignant reminder of Wilfred Owen's reportage: review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
- "John Hurt Video Game Credits". Moby Games. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
- "Micromania Tercera Epoca Issue 056" (56). September 1999: 110. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
- Rik Henderson (9 July 2015). "Doctor Who confirmed for Lego Dimensions, all 13 Doctors will appear (even John Hurt)". Pocket-lint. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
- ""On Jupiter" on the Discovery Channel". jpl.nasa.gov. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- Wilford, John (3 December 1995). "COVER STORY; Jupiter Is a Nice Place to Visit . . . But You Wouldn't Want to Live There – Page 2". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Benjamin Britten – Peace and Conflict", benjaminbrittenfilm.co.uk, accessed 27 May 2013
- "BBC Radio 5 live – The Day We Won Wimbledon". BBC.
- IF... 20 November 2014.
- IF... 21 April 2015.