John Vincent Hurt, is an actor who was born on 22nd January 1940 as the son of a mathematician, Arnould Herbert Hurt and Phyllis, who was an amateur actor. His father became a Church of England clergyman and served as vicar of Shirebrook and also of St John’s parish, Sunderland. His birth place was Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Hurt became the Perpetual Curate of Trinity Church in 1937.

During his childhood, Even though his house was opposite to cinemas, Hurt was denied from watching films and also from playing with other children of his age because they were common for his parents. It was in his eighth year of age; he developed his acting passion at St Michael’s Preparatory School in Oxford, Kent. John Hurt, as his first acting character, played the role of a girl in a school production that was of Maurice Maeterlinck’s The Bluebird. Hurt has said how his school’s senior master and later headmaster abused him and that experience affected him deeply.

He used to go to the Cleethorpes Repertory Theatre, anyway, his parents did not like his ambition of becoming an actor, and they wanted him to be an Arts teacher. Mr.franklin, his headmaster, laughed at him when he told that he wanted to become an actor by saying that “he would not stand a chance in the profession.” Saint Martin’s School of Art provided him with the Scholarship since that was not enough for his expenses he asked some of his friends to pose nude and sold the portraits. He won the Scholarship of RADA and trained there for a couple of years.

Then he was cast in less important roles on television Initially John Hurt was noted for his supporting role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All Seasons (1966). He is known for his television roles such as Caligula in I,Claudius . His first film was Midnight Express (1978), followed by the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), Rob Roy (1995) was an adventurous film and the political thriller V for Vendetta (2006).

He is recognized only as Dumbledore by some of the children after he has succeeded in playing his role of Hogwarts headmaster in the film series Harry Potter (2001-11).The most memorable cinematic history of him is his portrayal of Kane in Alien. He has also succeeded in voice acting career in films such as Watership Down (1978), The Lord of the Rings (1978) which is an animated film, The Black Caldron, and Dogville, as well as the BBC television series Merlin. He has received a Golden Globe Award, Four BAFTA Awards, and some Academy Award Nominations, with the fourth being a Lifetime Achievement that is the recognition for his outstanding contribution to British cinema.

John Hillerman English Actor

John Hillerman

John Hillerman is a renowned American actor. He was born as John Benedict Hillerman on December 20, 1932, in Denison, Texas in the USA. He studied at St. Xavier’s Academy. He majored Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, but only studied for three years. During the 50’s, he entered the United States Air Force and had achieved the rank of a Sergeant. During those years that he is serving the military, he simultaneously worked with several theatrical groups. When he got discharged, he studied at the American Theatre Wing in New York City. John started his theatrical career in 1957 that spanned until the year 1999. John’s first Broadway appearance was in the year 1959. He had worked in several live performances on different venues before he made his first Motion Picture appearance in 1970. His notable films were from The Last Picture, What’s Up, Doc?, Paper Moon, High Plains Drifter, Chinatown, and Blazing Saddles. John also made great performances in films like Lucky Lady, At Long Last Love, and Up the Creek. He co-starred in the American TV series, Ellery Queen, aired on NBC channel in 1975. A year later, he returned as Mr Conners on CBS’ One Day at a Time, which lasted until 1980. In 1977, John also appeared in The Betty White Show, a short-lived sitcom, aired on CBS. He rose to fame as Jonathan Quayle Higgins, a former British Army Sergeant Major, in the crime drama series, Magnum, P.I. Aside from several nominations, his performance in the series earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV in 1983 and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1987. In 1982, he played the role of Fritz, the Monocle in the pilot of the adventure TV show, Tales of the Gold Monkey. John also hosted David Hemmings’ contest video, Money Hunt: The Mystery of the Missing Link. During the 90’s, his returned to television seen him in a performance for one season in the American sitcom, The Hogan Family. He was later seen as Dr John H. Watson in the British made-for-TV mystery film, Hands of a Murderer, alongside Edward Woodward, who played as Sherlock Holmes. In 1993, John appeared in one season of Berlin Break. He made a cameo in the 1996 comedy film, A Very Brady Sequel.


John Ireland

John Benjamin Ireland, a notable actor of Hollywood, was born on January 30, 1914, in Vancouver, British Columbia. He never knew who his father was. His mother remarried and had three children. Like many others, Ireland worked to make a living at his seventh grade. One of the weirdest things that Ireland did was wresting a dead octopus at his job in the water carnival. It was by accident that Ireland discovered his passion in acting. Then he read the dramas and works of Shakespeare as his “Formal” education. His career started with A Walk in the Sun, a war film, then another film in 1946, Wake Up and Dream. He was not only a heroic actor but was a supporting actor too. His best supporting roles can be seen in the films, John Ford’s My Darling Clementine (1946), and Howard Hawks’ film Red River (1948). Ireland was nominated for an Oscar for his leading supportive role as Jack Burden in the film, All the King’s Men in 1949. Thus, he was the first Vancouver-born actor to receive an Academy Award nomination. Since he had a well-built physic he has acted as villains in the films, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) and he had a good supporting act in 55 Days at Perking (1963). Contrast to these he has also acted as an innocent man-on-the-run in the blockbuster movie The Fast and the Furious and had a key role. He has acted in the NBC western series, Riverboat and also in CBS western series, Rawhide episode. In 1967, he and Michael Landon appeared at Bonanza in the Judgement at Red Creek episode. Having a great passion towards acting, Ireland also acted in Italian productions like Salon Kitty (1976),The House of Seven Corpses (1974) and Satan’s Cheerleaders (1977). He had a great passion towards this field and he regularly returned to the stage throughout his career. He died on March 21, 1992 in Santa Barbara, California, U.S. His resting place is at Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara.

John Ireland English Actor