When British actor John Hurt passed away in January, news editors around the world quickly started broadcasting clips from the actor’s many iconic roles. But it was maybe not the smartest idea for one of them to air Hurt’s most gory (and memorable) movie moment immediately after kids finished watching Saturday morning…
The sad news of John Hurt’s passing naturally got us thinking about his long career—particularly his many wonderful contributions to science fiction and fantasy films (this is io9, after all). We’ve gathered our eight favorite John Hurt scifi and fantasy movie roles here.
Sad news today, not just for scifi fans, but for fans of great actors: John Hurt has reportedly died at the age of 77. His vast resume encompassed over 50 years, and included works like The Elephant Man, 1984, Alien, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hellboy, Doctor Who, and V for Vendetta, to name just a handful.
The first trailer for David Yates’ The Legend of Tarzan has some really great things going for it. Its cast, for one. The fact it’s self-aware of the myth behind Tarzan, two. But then there’s the avalanche of CG insanity which makes us scratch our heads.
We’ve only seen a brief snippet of John Hurt’s Time-War-ravaged incarnation of the Doctor, just his appearance in Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary in 2013. But next month, that’s going to change, with the release of the first in a series of War Doctor Audio plays—and you can hear Hurt in action right now!
The War Doctor is back! John Hurt’s conflict-ravaged incarnation of The Doctor has (so far) only made an appearance in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special, but that’s about to change: Big Finish have announced that John Hurt will reprise the role in an ongoing series of audio plays set during the Time War.
John Hurt voices a dead alchemist in the gorgeously animated short film The Alchemist’s Letter. A young man arrives at his late father’s lab and learns all about his father’s invention, a device that can turn objects into gold, but at the price of his most precious memories.
There are plenty of reasons that Alien might be deemed a bit intense for younger viewers. After all, that scene where the little xenomorph tyke bursts out of John Hurt's chest has given many a grown person nightmares. But it wasn't the violence that earned the film an X-rating from the British Board of Film…
The latest trailer from Tarsem Singh's Immortals utilizes the film's secret weapon: John Hurt. The God of Acting does what he does best in this new video, narrates Jim Henson Storyteller style! FINALLY we understand what's going on in this movie.
Tarsem Singh's Immortals just screened a bunch of new footage, including an absolutely epic extended fight scene between gods and monsters. Disemboweling and decapitation have never looked so visually striking. Read on for our spoiler-y description of the footage!
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