John Hurt honoured by BAFTA

Following on from receiving the Alexander Walker Special Award at the 39th London Evening Standard British Film Awards. John Hurt has been presented with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at last nights BAFTA ceremony.

John Hurt Wins BAFTA
John Hurt Wins BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
John also won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Actor in 1976 for The Naked Civil Servant (pictured below), which was followed by a British Academy Film Award in 1981 for Best Actor for his outstanding performance in The Elephant Man, directed by David Lynch.

Throughout his career, John has received four more BAFTA nominations - one for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi film Alien and two Academy Award nominations. His most recent film roles have seen him starring as Ollivander in the Harry Potter series and Control in the latest spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, winner of this years BAFTA for Outstanding British Film.

"I know that film means a great deal to me but I had no idea that I meant so much to film. I feel very honoured." John Hurt, 2012.

We would like to add our congratulations from all at Richard Morrison.

John Hurt wins BAFTA