• John  Hurt

    John Hurt

    Born on January 22nd, 1940

    From Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England

Awards & Nominations

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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Leading Actor
The Field Poster

The Field

"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 (1991)
Actor in a Supporting Role
The Elephant Man Poster

The Elephant Man

Dr. Frederic Treves (Anthony Hopkins) discovers Joseph (John) Merrick (John Hurt) in a sideshow. Born with a congenital disorder, Merrick uses his disfigurement to earn a living as the "Elephant Man." Treves brings Merrick into his home, discovering that his rough exterior hides a refined soul, and that Merrick can teach the stodgy British upper class of the time a lesson about dignity. Merrick becomes the toast of London and charms a caring actress (Anne Bancroft) before his death at 27.

Golden Globe (1981)
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1980)