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.
But that film didn't earn him the recognition which he had got after playing a major role as Richard Rich in A Man for All Seasons (1966).
His list of famous films is long enough, but the most relatable character to the audience was his character of Ollivander, the wand maker, in the Harry Potter series.
Sir John Hurt starred as 'Father Richard McSorley' in Jackie, who is the biopic of President John F. Kennedy's wife. Natalie Portman is playing a lead role in this films and has been nominated for an Academy Awards this year.
Mel Brooks paid tribute on Twitter to Sir John, who had performed in his comedy Spaceballs.
Stephen said Sir John Hurt has performed exceptionally on stage,
He not only said it's a sad turn of events but also explained how memories of Sir John Hurt's performances still make him feel nostalgic.
Sir John was "a gloriously talented actor, one of the best, of this or any era."
His passion and dedication; that he still chose to work in the films even after suffering from Cancer are enough for all of us to know how great he was.
His manager, Charles McDonald, authenticated his death to the Press Association on Saturday. He is survived by his wife, Ann Rees-Myers.
May his soul Rest In Peace.
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