In Cinemas March 31

Friday, February 10, 2006

John Hurt - in Photos

John gave up training as a painter at St. Martin's School for Art (London) and arrived on the stage in 1962 in "Infanticide in the House of Fred Ginger" playing the role of Knocker White. He moved to the The Royal Shakespeare Company and has since performed with them many times.

In 1962 John also made his film debut in "The wild and the Willing". He received recognition for his role in Fred Zinnemann's "A Man for all seasons" (1966). Since then, the versatile actor had performed in many films including 'Alien', '1984', 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin', 'Harry Potter' and many many more.
He also provided the voice of Aragorn in the animated 1978 version of "The Lord Of The Rings".

He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Drama.

And just last month he received an honorary Doctorate in Letters from the University of Hull, Yorkshire.

In 'Shooting Dogs' John Hurt plays 'Christopher', a Catholic Priest struggling to help those in need in Rwanda.

John Hurt

Hugh Dancy and John Hurt

John Hurt (all photos from 'Shooting Dogs')


At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The film looks amazing! John Hurt is a brilliant actor and he looks great in the photos.

I am looking forward to seeing it.

Is it going to be on general release or just at some cinemas?


At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi rob
it's going on limited release initially in the UK. Mostly London but also Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin. We hope then to roll the film out to otehr cities through the UK.


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