John Hurt
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"Sir John Vincent Hurt", is an English actor. Among other honours, he has received two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award, and four BAFTA Awards, with the fourth being a Lifetime Achievement recognition.

Hurt is known for his leading roles as deformed man Joseph Merrick/John Merrick in David Lynch's biopic The Elephant Man (film)/The Elephant Man (1980), Winston Smith in the dystopian drama Nineteen Eighty-Four (film)/Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), Mr. Braddock in the Stephen Frears drama The Hit (1984 film)/The Hit (1984), Stephen Ward in the drama depicting the Profumo affair, Scandal (1989 film)/Scandal (1989), Quentin Crisp in the TV film The Naked Civil Servant (film)/The Naked Civil Servant (1975) and the biographical drama An Englishman in New York (film)/An Englishman in New York (2009), and Caligula in the TV series I, Claudius (TV series)/I, Claudius (1976). Recognisable for his distinctive rich voice, he has also enjoyed a successful voice acting career in films such as Watership Down (film)/Watership Down (1978), the animated The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)/The Lord of the Rings (1978), and Dogville, as well as the BBC television series Merlin (TV series)/Merlin. He portrayed the War Doctor in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor", following brief appearances in previous episodes.

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