Legendary actor, John Hurt has died. He was 77 years old.
The Derbyshire-born star has been an enigmatic and much-beloved presence on the screen for more than six decades.
The Elephant Man actor recently battled pancreatic cancer, but in October 2015 was given the all clear. At the time he said:
‘I am overjoyed, I am thrilled. It all looks great for the future, it’s fantastic.’
In July that year he received his knighthood, and said he wished his parents had been alive to see him presented with the honour. He added:
‘It does make one inordinately proud.’
Hurt rose to fame in A Man For All Seasons in 1966 and then stared in Hollywood blockbusters such as Alien, Winston Smith in the adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 and the Harry Potter franchise (bottom right).
Hurt is survived by his wife of 12 years Anwen Rees-Myers (pictured together below.)He had recently starred in Oscar nominated biopic of President John F. Kennedy’s widow, Jackie, which is currently showing in cinemas.