John Hurt

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Date of Birth: 01/22/1940

Age: 76

Place of birth: Chesterfield

Citizenship: United Kingdom


Author: Denis Pravdyuk

Website: Celebrities

John Vincent Hart - English actor, born January 22, 1940 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Fame came to him in 1966, together with the role of Richard Rich in the film `A Man for All vremena`. Since then, John Hart acted as the lead actor in many popular film productions, including `Watership Down`, `Midnight Express`,` Alien `,` The Elephant Man `, `1984` `Rob Roy`, `Contact` `Harry Potter and the Sorcerer kamen`` means the V vendetta` and `Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the crystal cherepa`.

John - one of the most famous and popular British actor, his career has lasted for five decades. Behind this impressive period, he managed to take part in more than 160 film productions.

In addition, John Hart is known for its numerous Shakespearean roles in the theater. During his career, John has received many awards and honors, including three BAFTA awards and `golden globus`, and has twice been nominated for `Oscar` of the American Film Academy.

John`s parents raised him in rigor, and though their house was opposite the theater, he was not allowed to visit him. At the age of eight years, John was sent to study at the Catholic high school of St. Michael in Sevenoaks, where, in spite of all the prohibitions of parents, John begins to take part in school productions.

At the age of 17 years, John enrolled in Grimsby Art School (now the School of Art East Coast), where he studied theater. In 1959, John won a scholarship that allowed him to continue his education and get a degree art teacher (ATD) in the college in London.

The first role of John Hart was the role of Phil in the melodrama `1962 Wild and zhazhduschie`. But he became widely known in 1966, playing Richard Rich in the biographical drama `A Man for All vremena`. For the image created by John Timothy John Evans in the thriller `Rillington Place, 10 `in 1972, he first was awarded the British Academy Television as` best performer male role of the second plan`.

In 1978, John appeared in the crime thriller `Midnight ekspress`, where he played the role of Max, for which he received `Golden globus`, a BAFTA Award and was nominated for` Oscar `as` the best male performer roli`.

After starring Richard Rich, the most famous works of John, considered the role of Kane, the first victim of the alien monster in Alien filmeuzhasov `` in 1979 and as John Merrick in the historical drama `The Elephant Man`. Drama `Man slon` is a biographical story of John Merrick, a man who lived in the XIX century, and suffers from a rare disease that causes the body deformation. For his role in `` Elephant Man John won BAFTA and was nominated for a Golden Globe for `` and `` Oscar in the category `Best Actor`.

John - a versatile actor, he does not focus on the performance of the positive roles only. For example, in 1984 he played Winston Smith in a fantastic drama on anti-utopian novel by George Orwell `1984`, and in 2006 agreed to play the role of a fascist leader in the thriller `` the V means Vendetta.

In 2001, John played Mr Ollivander - masters of magic wands in the first Harry Potter film `Harry Potter and the Sorcerer`s Stone`. In the near future he will be back on screens as Mr. Ollivander in the final film adaptations of Harry`s adventures - `Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 `in 2010 and` Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2` in 2011.

In May 2008, John appeared in Steven Spielberg`s action adventure `Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal cherepa`, where he performed the role of Professor Harold Oxley.

In addition to an impressive list of roles played, John also worked on the dubbing of such well-known projects as `Kingdom obezyan`, Dogvill`` `` Lion semeyka` and Perfume: The Story of a ubiytsy`.

In January 2002, John received the degree at the University of Derby, and in January 2006 - the degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Hull. In the same year, Hart became an active member of the Project `Harar` - British charity project assisting sick children in Ethiopia. Since 2009, John is the patron of the QUAD (Center for Art and Film in Derby).

John Hart was married several times. The first time he got married in 1962 to actress Annette Robertson. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1964. The second time, in 1984, his wife was an actress and a longtime friend of Donna Peacock, they divorced in 1990. Also in 1990, John married assistant producer Joe Dalton, whom he met on the set of the movie `` scandal. This marriage also broke up in 1996, the couple has two sons - Sasha, John Vincent and Nick. In March 2005, John married for the fourth time, his wife was a producer Rhys Meyers.

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