Quotes by John Hurt

Sir John Vincent Hurt CBE was an English actor whose career spanned more than 50 years. Hurt came to prominence for his role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All Seasons and gained BAFTA Award nominations for his portrayals of Timothy Evans in 10 Rillington Place and Quentin Crisp in television film The Naked Civil Servant – winning his first BAFTA for the latter. He played Caligula in the BBC TV series I, Claudius.

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If I'm in theatre, cinema doesn't even cross my mind. Similarly when I'm making a film, theatre doesn't cross my mind.

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Pretending to be other people is my game and that to me is the essence of the whole business of acting.

John Hurt
 
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My parents felt that acting was far too insecure. Don't ask me what made them think that painting would be more secure.

John Hurt
 
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I never quite understand why we watch the news. There doesn't really seem much point watching somebody tell you what the news is when you could quite easily listen to it on the radio.

John Hurt
 
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I remember once when I told Lindsay Anderson at a party that acting was just a sophisticated way of playing cowboys and Indians he almost had a fit.

John Hurt
 
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