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Sir John Hurt Dies Aged 77

Sir John Hurt who played The War Doctor in the 50th anniversary special and Big Finish audio’s has Died Aged 77.

From BBC News

Veteran actor Sir John Hurt has died aged 77, his agent has said.

The Bafta-winning star, known for his roles in Alien and The Elephant Man, continued working despite being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015.

He recently starred as Father Richard McSorley in Jackie, the biopic of President John F. Kennedy’s wife.

US director Mel Brooks described Sir John as “cinematic immortality”, as tributes poured in for the star.

He was given the all-clear in October 2015 but last year pulled out of play The Entertainer due to ill-health.



  • Anonymous

    February 23rd, 2017 - 2:58pm

    Great actor. Was fantastic as the war doctor, I’m really sad that he’s passed on, he will be missed.

  • Cman1O1Dalek

    February 3rd, 2017 - 8:29pm

    Greatest darkest character in Doctor Who

  • the ergon

    February 1st, 2017 - 2:01pm

    One of this countries greatest actors. The line ‘ I,m looking for the doctor’ and his exasperated ‘ Oh for heavens sake’ at doctors 10 and 11 (comedy gold) is forever now etched in my memory. Well sir you ARE a doctor and forever will be. P.s- I am saddened by your loss. only one more war doctor story with big finish but at at least a great legacy for who fans everywhere. Thankyou.

  • r1ch1e

    January 31st, 2017 - 4:21pm

    Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser man to light the flame RIP Sir John Hurt

  • The Moffat Paradox

    January 31st, 2017 - 1:19am

    A very versatile actor who also of course made his mark in Sci-Fi most memorably as Caine in Alien as well as being the War Doctor.

  • Dr RevWho

    January 31st, 2017 - 12:18am

    I can’t think of a single role Sir John Hurt played that wasn’t performed to perfection, but it was a combination of seeing him in the Doctor Who anniversary and ‘I, Claudius’ as Caligula (one of the best performances I have ever seen on television) that cemented me as a fan for life. Rest in Peace, Sir John Hurt.

  • The Living Shadow

    January 30th, 2017 - 10:08pm

    One of my favourite actors.
    As strange as it sounds, he was one of those people who I never thought would die. I know everyone has to, but I just never imagined the day that I’d read “John Hurt has passed away” seems weird even typing that.
    I will miss him greatly.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    January 30th, 2017 - 9:35pm

    An outstanding actor and an outstanding person. RIP John Hurt.

  • The Dalek Whovian

    January 29th, 2017 - 7:09pm

    Thank you for all your outstanding performances John Hurt. RIP

  • Ieuan

    January 29th, 2017 - 10:04am

    RIP John Hurt. 🙁

  • Alex Who?

    January 29th, 2017 - 12:23am

    We lost a great one. Rest in Peace Sir John Hurt.

  • Mick181

    January 28th, 2017 - 9:15pm

    RIP John, done a superb but all too short a job as the Doctor, would have had no complaints with you in the role full time. Was at the very centre of one of the most iconic movie scenes of all time and showed his humourous side by doing a parody scene of it years later in a send up movie.
    We will miss you.

  • The Other

    January 28th, 2017 - 8:06pm

    RIP Sir John Hurt, you were and are forever, a true legend. You will be dearly missed.

  • D0CT0R WH0

    January 28th, 2017 - 7:41pm

    John Hurt was a brilliant actor and a great doctor. He will be missed. RIP JOHN HURT.

  • Whorules

    January 28th, 2017 - 7:11pm

    From one of my favourite films (alien) through numerous brilliant performances in many films since to the war doctor in my favourite show John hurt has been a joy in my watching life.
    R.I.P, he will be with us for the rest of our lives. I’m off to watch alien again!

  • Dalek4ever

    January 28th, 2017 - 3:19pm

    R.I.P John Hurt you will be remembered by all Whovians and through out the cosmos

  • Dalek4ever

    January 28th, 2017 - 3:19pm

    R.I.P John Hurt you will be remembered by all Whovians and through out the cosmos

  • Anonymous

    January 28th, 2017 - 3:06pm

    Requiecat in pace

  • Anonymous

    January 28th, 2017 - 2:41pm


  • Jordan Scott

    January 28th, 2017 - 2:00pm

    RIP the greatest actor of all time, his work will be admired by generations to come. Such a tragic loss 🙁

  • Dalekparadigm2

    January 28th, 2017 - 11:49am

    NO!! I can’t believe it… RIP John Hurt

  • Kingoftheshadowkin

    January 28th, 2017 - 11:36am

    RIP John Hurt

  • Destinarky 42

    January 28th, 2017 - 10:18am

    R.I.P Sir Vincent John Hurt, No More shall you suffer, we will all remember when the Doctor was you 🙁

  • DalekAgent

    January 28th, 2017 - 10:14am

    RIP Sir John Hurt

  • DannyTheNerd

    January 28th, 2017 - 9:57am

    Very sad news. RIP John Hurt 🙁

  • WhovianFan2003

    January 28th, 2017 - 9:48am


  • doctor who fan 11

    January 28th, 2017 - 9:21am

    RIP John Hurt. We won’t forget one bit of you. not one bit. we will always remember when the doctor was you.

  • prototype dalek

    January 28th, 2017 - 8:49am

    Such a good actor, RIP John Hurt

  • The Doctor 2017

    January 28th, 2017 - 8:47am

    Another great actor gone. RIP John Hurt

  • Rooners

    January 28th, 2017 - 8:15am

    He was a legend. RIP Sir John.

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