RIP - John Hurt

Sir John Hunt, talented and award winning actor, has passed away, aged 77.

Know for his work in both television (Doctor Who) and film (Alien), he died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Hurt just turned 77 six days ago on the 22nd January. 

Sir John's wife, Anwen Rees-Myers, revealed that he passed away on Wednesday, 25th January at home in Norfolk. She said:

"John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts and the most generosity of spirit. He touched all our lives with joy and magic, and it will be a strange world without him."

A recognisable star in TV, film and theatre over six decades, Sir John collected a Golden Globe, four BAFTAs and two Academy Award nominations. His bold portrayal of influential LGBTQ writer Quentin Crisp in ITV's The Naked Civil Servant remains an example of TV drama at its finest, and his performance as Kane in Alien terrified movie-goers globally, as he was the first victim of the chest-bursting aliens.

He is one of the finest actors of his generation, and his performances will continue to inspire and capture audiences of all ages.

RIP John Hurt.