John Hurt Biography


John Hurt was an English actor. He is married and a father of two.

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John Hurt married a total of four times in his career.

He was married to actress Annette Robertson for two years from 1962 to 1964. Later, he married another American Actress Donna Peacock on 6 September 1984 and they separated in January 1990.

His third marriage was with American production assistant Jo Dalton. The pair tied the knot on 24 January 1990. However, the marriage ended in 1996.

They have two children from this relationship, Nicolas Hurt and Alexander Hurt.

Furthermore, John had also been in relationships with French models Marie-Lise Volpeliere-Pierrot, Maxine Entwistle, and Sarah Owens.

He was married at the time of his death.

He was married to advertising film producer Anwen Rees-Meyers. They were together from March 2005 until Hurt’s death on 25 January 2017.

Relationship Facts of John Hurt

  • John Hurt is married to Anwen Rees-Meyers.
  • He is father of Two (Nicolas Hurt and Alexander Hurt).
  • John Hurt is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who was John Hurt?

John Hurt was an English actor.

Having appeared in numerous movies and television series in a wide variety of roles, he was described as one of Britain’s finest actors.

People mostly know him for his role as Richard Rich in the film ‘A Man for All Seasons’.

Additionally, he also played Mr. Braddock in the Stephen Frears drama ‘The Hit’.

John Hurt’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Hurt was born as John Vincent Hurt in Chesterfield on January 22, 1940.

He was born to parents Phyllis and Arnold Herbert Hurt.

His mother was an engineer and his father was a mathematician.

He had developed a keen interest in acting since his childhood years after he joined the Anglican St Michael’s Preparatory School in Otford. He was of British nationality.

Furthermore, he belonged to the English ethnic background.

Talking about his education, Hurt attended the Anglican St Michael’s Preparatory School.

Additionally, he later joined Grimsby Art School. Eventually, he won a scholarship which allowed him to study for an Art Teacher’s Diploma at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London.

Furthermore, he also trained at RADA for two years.

John Hurt’s Career, Salary, Net Worth

Hurt landed his first major role in ‘The Wild and the Willing’ in 1962.

Additionally, in the same year, he also appeared in ‘Z Cars’ as James Hogan.

In 1963, he had roles in ‘Once Aboard the Lugger…’ and ‘The Contact’. Similarly, in 1964, he appeared in ‘This Is My Street’, ‘Armchair Theatre’, ‘Love Story’, ‘Gideon C.I.D.’, and ‘Thursday Theatre’.

Hurt played the role of John in ‘The Sailor from Gibraltar’ and Guy Beresford in ‘ITV Playhouse’. Since then, he appeared in numerous other movies and television series. in all, he had over 200 credits as an actor.

Some other movies and television series that Hurt appeared in are ‘Damascus Cover’, ‘My Name Is Lenny’, ‘Jackie’, ‘The Journey’, ‘The Last Panthers’, ‘A.K.A Nadia’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’, ‘Labyrinth’, ‘The Hollow Crown’, ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, ‘The Confession’, ‘An Englishman in New York’, ‘The Oxford Murders’, ‘V for Vendetta’, ‘Beyond the Gates’, ‘The Skeleton Key’, ‘The Alan Clark Diaries’, and ‘Owning Mahowny’ among others.

Hurt announced on 16 June 2015 that he had been diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer.

Later, he died at his home on 25 January 2017.

Hurt had garnered two Academy Award nominations.

Additionally, he won the Golden Globe Award in 1979.

Furthermore, he also won multiple BAFTA Awards. All in all, Hurt had 21 wins and 16 nominations to his name to date.

Hurt had an estimated net worth of $ 30 million as of 2022.

John Hurt’s Rumors, Controversy

Hurt made news after it was reported that he drank heavily after his fiancée French model Marie-Lise Volpeliere-Pierrot died in an accident.

John Hurt’s Body Measurement

Talking about his body measurement, Hurt had a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m). Additionally, his hair color was Dark brown/Grey and his eye color was dark brown.

John Hurt’s Social Media

Hurt was active on social media.

Currently, he has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Instagram and Twitter.

He has more than 107.6k followers on Twitter. In addition, he has over 11.9k followers on Instagram.

References: (ethnicelebs, whosdatedwho, theguardian)

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