The Oscar-nominated actor Sir John Hurt has died aged 77. After a career that spanned over 50 years in television, film and voice work, the actor received Academy Award nominations for playing a heroin addict in "Midnight Express" and the tortured John Merrick in David Lynch's "The Elephant Man." The latest role was a difficult task: he endured eight hours in the makeup chair daily to transform into John Merrick.
- Written by Robert Woodward
- Category: Literary & Visual Arts