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Sir John Hurt

22 January 1940 to 25 January 2017

A beloved British actor of considerable range, Hurt delivered unforgettable performances in the likes of Alien (1979), Heaven’s Gate (1980) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984). He received seven BAFTA nominations, winning for The Naked Civil Servant (1975), Midnight Express (1978) and The Elephant Man (1980), and was also recognised with an Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award in 2012.

Read Sir John Hurt's Guardian here