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John Vincent Hurt CBE is an Academy Award nominated English actor. He is one of Britain’s best-known and most prolific and sought after character actors, and has had a very versatile career spanning over 40 years. He has played a vast array of character roles, many of whom were well documented historical figures, with great credibility.
His portrayal of the outrageous Quentin Crisp in the 1975 TV play, “The Naked Civil Servant”, earned the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. In 1978 John appeared in “Midnight Express”, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in June 2004.