John Hurt was an English actor best known for his roles in A Man for All Seasons, Midnight Express and The Elephant Man. Hurt made his both big screen and stage debuts in 1962. Hurt various roles includes Space balls (1987), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
(2008), and Hercules (2014). He was famous as Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter series. Hurt`s performance in the prison drama Midnight Express (1978) brought him international renown and earned Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards, along with an Academy Award nomination. His BAFTA-nominated portrayal of astronaut Kane, in the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), yielded a scene where an alien creature burst out of his chest. It has been named by several publications as one of the most memorable moments in cinema history. He was honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
In 2012, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement BAFTA Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cinema. He was knighted in 2015 for his services to drama. Hurt died at the age of 77 in 2017.