John Hurt, Doctor Who's "The War Doctor", has left behind an impressive legacy. When he passed away in 2017 just days after his 77th birthday fans around the world mourned his death. Here are John Hurt's best roles through the years including his time as "The Doctor".
John Hurt "The Doctor" In Memoriam
John Hurt had the opportunity to join the small list of stars tasked with playing "The Doctor" on Doctor Who. While Hurt's reign as "The War Doctor" was a short one, for a forgotten incarnation of "The Doctor", Hurt sure is unforgettable as an actor!
Starring in the first of the films of the Alien franchise, John Hurt would be remembered as the series' first victim. His character "Kane's" death has become an iconic moment in horror film history thanks to Hurt's incredible talent.
Over the years Hurt showed his versatility and ability to adapt to all sorts of diverse roles. Portraying Joseph Merrick in the 1980 historical film The Elephant Man is no exception to this talent.
After over 50 years of seeing John Hurt on screen, fans around the world were saddened to hear of the talented actor's passing in late January of 2017, just days after the actor turned 77. John Hurt's legacy and mark on the film industry will continue to live on for years and he is an inspiration for many.