: Plays Krapp in "Krapp's Last Tape" play by Samuel Beckett (The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre, Washington, DC, USA)
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John Hurt CBE | Sir John Hurt CBE | Sir John Hurt
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I'm very much of the opinion that to work is better than not to work. There are others who'd say, "No, wait around for the right thing" - and they will finish up a purer animal than me. For example, Daniel Day-Lewis
will only do what he thinks is right. I couldn't wait that long between films. He's wonderful Danny, but our philosophy is different in that sense. Of course, I don't do everything by...
He provided the voice of Aragorn in Ralph Bakshi
's film The Lord of the Rings
(1978). Though not a financial success, it sparked enough interest in Tolkien's works that the BBC decided to air its own adaptation, and it was also what inspired Peter Jackson
to make his live-action films. Both subsequent adaptations featured Ian Holm
, with whom Hurt appeared in Alien
Frequently played characters who suffer physical torment