John Hurt Autograph. b/w Photo, hand signed.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 3,9 x 5,8 inches.
John Vincent Hurt CBE (born 22 January 1940) is an Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning English actor. He is one of England's best-known, most prolific and sought after character actors, and has had a versatile career spanning over 40 years. He is highly respected for his many Shakespearean roles.
Hurt's first film was 1962's The Wild and the Willing, but his first major role was as Richard Rich in 1966's A Man for All Seasons. However, it was his portrayal of the outrageous Quentin Crisp in the 1975 TV play, The Naked Civil Servant, that shot him to fame, earning him the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor in the process.
In 1978, Hurt appeared in Midnight Express, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The Elephant Man, for which he won a Bafta was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He also had a starring role in Sam Peckinpah's critically panned but hugely successful final film, The Osterman Weekend (1983).
Hurt has also taken roles in famous political allegories, first playing the hero in an early production and then the tyrannical villain in a later work. For instance, he played Winston Smith in the 1984 adaptation of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and then assumed the role of a Big Brother-esque leader of a fascist Great Britain in the 2006 film V for Vendetta, a movie that drew many parallels to the world of Orwell's 1984.
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