John Hurt Overview

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Born: January 22, 1940

"I never had any ambition to be a star, or whatever it is called, and I'm still embarrassed at the word. I just wanted to act as well as I could act." Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, John Hurt studied painting at the St. Martin's School of Art before deciding he wanted to be an actor. "My parents felt that acting was far too insecure. Don't ask me what made them think that painting would be more secure." Although he was the son of a clergyman, he became enamored with acting and... See All

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