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  • John Hurt

    Born on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England

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The Field (1990)

John Hurt as "Bird' O'Donnell"

"Bull" McCabe (Richard Harris) has spent three decades tending a rented field on the bluffs by the sea in Ireland. When the wealthy widow who owns the plot decides to sell it, she holds an open auction to spite McCabe. A rich American (Tom Berenger) with visions of a factory on the site outbids him, and McCabe then schemes with his emotionally crippled son, Tadgh (Sean Bean), to hold on to the land -- his only consolation in a life of loss, toil and a marriage gone sour.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1990) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role

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'Alien' Facts: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Sci-Fi/Horror Classic

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Gary Susman on Jun 20th 2014, 5:00AM

Jun 20th 2014, 5:00AM

New 'Hercules' Trailer: The Rock Is Part Mortal, Part God (VIDEO)

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Kelly Woo on Jun 3rd 2014, 9:30AM

Jun 3rd 2014, 9:30AM

Watch the Amazing New 'Snowpiercer' Red Band Trailer at Your Own Peril (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 9th 2014, 9:05AM

May 9th 2014, 9:05AM

'Only Lovers Left Alive' Trailer: Too Bad They Don't Make Prozac for Vampires (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 4th 2013, 1:00PM

Nov 4th 2013, 1:00PM

Exclusive Clip from Helen Mirren's British Gangster Drama 'Brighton Rock'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Sep 10th 2010, 12:15PM

Sep 10th 2010, 12:15PM

Sci-Fi Squad Movie Club: Outlander (2008)

Posted by
Reel Distraction on Aug 14th 2010, 7:45AM

Aug 14th 2010, 7:45AM

Summer Scenes We Love: Spaceballs

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jun 8th 2010, 9:32AM

Jun 8th 2010, 9:32AM

Movie Casting: Justin Timberlake Makes 'Friends With Benefits'

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Apr 7th 2010, 6:54AM

Apr 7th 2010, 6:54AM

Cinematical Late Night: Smurfs, Gears of War, Chess With Kubrick & More

Posted by
Peter Hall on Apr 6th 2010, 10:33PM

Apr 6th 2010, 10:33PM

Review: 44 Inch Chest

Posted by
John Gholson on Jan 21st 2010, 4:02PM

Jan 21st 2010, 4:02PM

Review: The Limits of Control

Posted by
Peter Martin on May 1st 2009, 2:02PM

May 1st 2009, 2:02PM

Exclusive: 'The Limits of Control' Poster Premiere!

Posted by
Erik Davis on Mar 11th 2009, 1:02PM

Mar 11th 2009, 1:02PM

New Trailer for Jim Jarmusch's 'The Limits of Control'

Posted by
William Goss on Mar 5th 2009, 2:15PM

Mar 5th 2009, 2:15PM

Review: Outlander

Posted by
William Goss on Jan 23rd 2009, 9:02AM

Jan 23rd 2009, 9:02AM

At Last, a Trailer for Vikings vs. Aliens Flick 'Outlander'

Posted by
Eugene Novikov on Jul 11th 2008, 11:35AM

Jul 11th 2008, 11:35AM

LAFF Review: Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Posted by
James Rocchi on Jun 29th 2008, 2:32PM

Jun 29th 2008, 2:32PM

What's Going On with 'Outlander'?

Posted by
Eugene Novikov on Jun 3rd 2008, 7:02AM

Jun 3rd 2008, 7:02AM

Julie Christie, Orlando Bloom and Shia LeBeouf Join 'New York, I Love You'

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Apr 10th 2008, 6:32AM

Apr 10th 2008, 6:32AM

Arthur C. Clarke, Dead at Age 90

Posted by
Richard von Busack on Mar 18th 2008, 4:02PM

Mar 18th 2008, 4:02PM

The International Trailer for Elijah Wood's 'The Oxford Murders'

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Jan 23rd 2008, 3:02AM

Jan 23rd 2008, 3:02AM

John Hurt Talks 'Indy 4' In-Depth, Calls Film 'Lightweight,' Says George Lucas Is Anti-Social

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Dec 20th 2007, 8:02AM

Dec 20th 2007, 8:02AM

New 'Indiana Jones 4' Website and Wrap Video

Posted by
Erik Davis on Nov 1st 2007, 7:02AM

Nov 1st 2007, 7:02AM

Kevin Spacey Demands a 'Recount'

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Sep 25th 2007, 8:02AM

Sep 25th 2007, 8:02AM

Ryan Phillippe and Eva Green to Star in Futuristic Thriller 'Franklyn'

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Sep 20th 2007, 1:33PM

Sep 20th 2007, 1:33PM

John Hurt Joins 'Indy 4' as Sean Connery Officially Declines to Participate

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jun 7th 2007, 11:01AM

Jun 7th 2007, 11:01AM

1931 'Dracula' Sequel Rumored to Have Dickerson Direct & Bardem, Bellucci, Hurt Star

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Apr 25th 2007, 12:31PM

Apr 25th 2007, 12:31PM

First Images from Elijah Wood Pic, 'The Oxford Murders,' Arrive Online

Posted by
chris ullrich on Apr 16th 2007, 2:02PM

Apr 16th 2007, 2:02PM

Elijah Wood Enrolls in The Oxford Murders

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Dec 28th 2006, 7:02AM

Dec 28th 2006, 7:02AM

Green Spills Deets on Golden Compass and Bond 22

Posted by
Erik Davis on Nov 20th 2006, 2:33PM

Nov 20th 2006, 2:33PM

Quickhits: John Hurt Commits Oxford Murders, Ackles in Resident Evil 4 and Will Ferrell Talks Elf 2

Posted by
Erik Davis on Sep 20th 2006, 4:01AM

Sep 20th 2006, 4:01AM

SIFF Review: The Proposition

Posted by
Kim Voynar on May 29th 2006, 12:38PM

May 29th 2006, 12:38PM

Interview: Danny Huston of 'The Proposition'

Posted by
Robert Newton on May 5th 2006, 1:05PM

May 5th 2006, 1:05PM


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