Celebrities Pay Tribute to John Hurt

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Following the news that esteemed British actor John Hurt had died on Friday, many of his co-workers and admirers wrote about his long and storied career. Hurt, whose career spanned six decades in film, had many memorable parts including Oscar-nominated roles in The Midnight Express (1978) and The Elephant Man (1980), and, was seen much more recently in 2016’s Jackie. His characters in Doctor Who, Alien, V for Vendetta, and the Harry Potter franchise earned him fans outside of the art-house film crowd. “It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt’s passing,” Mel Brooks tweeted. “He was a truly magnificent talent.”