A prolific Oscars nominated British actor whose career spanned almost six decades has died at the age of 77.
Actor John Hurt has been recently acknowledged with a knighthood in the New Year's Honours in appreciation of his performances in some 150 films in a career spanning more than 50 years.
The British actor, who lived in north Norfolk, has won four Bafta Awards, including outstanding contribution to cinema. He was nominated two times for the Oscars for 'The Elephant Man' and 'Midnight Express.'
His other exceptional screen roles include his presence as Ollivander, the wand maker, in the Harry Potter series and a part in the Oscar-nominated film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
His untimely death has shocked the film fraternity.
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