The great British actor John Hurt has died at the age of 77.
A Knight of the Realm the performer appeared in a number groundbreaking films.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Hurt, who played Mr. Ollivander. Harry Potter fans will miss him very much. pic.twitter.com/xgSjePd4aV— Harry Potter Film (@HarryPotterFilm) January 28, 2017
He played the role of John Merrick in the ‘The Elephant Man’ and Winston Smith in ’1984.’
“A lie becomes truth and then becomes a lie again.”— The Strombo Show (@TheStromboShow) January 28, 2017
John Hurt in George Orwell's 1984 pic.twitter.com/oHo6dWR5l7
Hurt’s reputation as a character actor was secured for his portrayal of Quentin Crisp in the 1975 film ‘The Naked Civil Servant.’
He appeared in the Harry Potter films and has a role in ‘Jackie’ the movie about the life of Jackie Kennedy currently on release.
He recently underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer and intestinal issues.
He is survived by his wife Anwen Rees-Myers, to whom he was married for 12 years.
Tributes to Sir John Hurt
My deepest sympathies to John Hurt's family, friends and fans. He was a dear friend.— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) January 28, 2017
God speed to John Hurt, a legendary actor and good human being.— Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) January 28, 2017
Very sad to hear of John Hurt's passing. It was such an honor to have watched you work, sir.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) January 28, 2017
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The only actor who could make me well up before he said a single word. John Hurt was a truly beautiful one off.— Matt Berry (@porksmith) January 28, 2017
Sir John Vincent Hurt, CBE born 22 January 1940 died 27 January 2017.