5 Things You Might Not Know About….John Hurt


  • Once an alcoholic, he quit drinking and has been sober since 2005
  • Was great friends with John Entwhistle, founding member of The Who
  • The only actor to play DW who has been awarded the OBE
  • Had a strict upbringing; even though the family lived next to a cinema he was not allowed to attend films or mix with local children because his parents (devout Christians) saw them as “too common”
  • Holds the odd record for the most character deaths of any actor in Hollywood, having “died” on film 47 times. (Not including his regeneration to the “9th” Doctor depicted in Day Of The Doctor)

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