WATCH: A Supercut of John Hurt’s Most Iconic Roles

John Hurt, the Actor Who Played Mr. Ollivander, Passes Away


Sir John Vincent Hurt, an illustrious actor who is notably known for playing the role of Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter film franchise, passed away on January 27, five days after his 77th birthday. No cause of death has been reported.

He is known to younger generations as appearing in Harry Potter films as Garrick Ollivander, the proprietor of Ollivanders, a shop that sells wands to students. He was first introduced in the first film, The Sorcerer’s Stone, but he also played a crucial role in the last The Deathly Hallows, which was divided into two films.

However, many do not know that Hurt has appeared in a wide repertoire of roles, with a career spanning six decades. The John Hurt YouTube channel created a supercut of his most iconic roles, which was released in 2012.

Watch it below:

Apart from Harry Potter, Hurt also starred in Alien, The Elephant Man, Hellboy, V For Vendetta, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Snowpiercer, and Jackie. On TV, he was on three episodes of Doctor Who.

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