John Hurt: A Tribute in Posters

Snowpiercer (John Hurt) poster

The film community of the world mourns the loss of actor John Hurt, who died in London today, only six days after his 77th birthday. Hurt was knighted in 2016.

The dramatic actor was a veteran of stage, screen and television, earning a well-deserved respect from award-winning roles in Midnight Express, The Elephant Man, and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Of course, to sci-fi and fantasy audiences, he earned immortality as Kane in Alien, Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter series, and later became a bona fide British institution as The War Doctor during the 50th anniversary episode of the long-running Doctor Who.

These handful of posters barely show the length and breadth of his career, but they are a good place to start a tributary binge of his work.  Hurt will next be seen in Darkest Hour as Neville Chamberlain, opposite Charles Dance in an adaptation of That Good Night, and as Leslie Salmon in British boxing film, My Name is Lenny.

10 Rillington Place poster

Mr Forbush and the Penguins quad movie poster

Midnight Express

Alien poster (1979) - Japan

The Elephant Man

Partners (1982) poster

Champions (1984)

1984 (John Hurt)

Love and Death on Long Island

The Proposition

Snowpiercer (John Hurt) poster

Doctor Who 50th poster