ACTOR

John Hurt

1940 - 2017

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Sir John Vincent Hurt (22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017) was an English actor whose career spanned over five decades. Hurt was regarded as one of Britain's finest actors. Director David Lynch described him as "simply the greatest actor in the world". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Hurt has received more than 12,705,838 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). John Hurt is the 220th most popular actor (up from 223rd in 2019), the 319th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 310th in 2019) and the 37th most popular British Actor.

John Hurt is most famous for his role as the War Doctor in the BBC series "Doctor Who". He is also well known for his roles in the films "The Elephant Man", "Alien", "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", "1984", "The Elephant Man", "V for Vendetta", "The Naked Civil Servant", "The Elephant Man", "Alien", "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", "1984", "The Elephant Man", "V for Vendetta", "The Naked Civil Servant", "The Elephant Man", "Alien", "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", "1984", "The Elephant Man", "V for Vendetta", "The Naked Civil Servant", "The Elephant Man", "Alien", "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", "1984", "The Elephant Man", "V for Vendetta", "The Naked Civil Servant".

Memorability Metrics

  • 13M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.87

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of John Hurts by language

Over the past year John Hurt has had the most page views in the with 1,327,231 views, followed by German (183,610), and Spanish (118,431). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (459.56%), Ido (102.09%), and Simple English (89.94%)

Among ACTORS

Among actors, John Hurt ranks 220 out of 13,578Before him are Julie Andrews, Michelle Pfeiffer, Peter Sellers, James Hong, Maximilian Schell, and Jacqueline Bisset. After him are Laura Antonelli, Kim Basinger, Natalie Wood, Jessica Lange, Peter Fonda, and George Clooney.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1940, John Hurt ranks 28Before him are Joseph Brodsky, Michel Temer, Saparmurat Niyazov, Brian De Palma, Martin Sheen, and Joachim Gauck. After him are Pina Bausch, Peter Fonda, Abbas Kiarostami, Tony Tan, Giorgio Moroder, and Kip Thorne. Among people deceased in 2017, John Hurt ranks 20Before him are Zbigniew Brzezinski, Liliane Bettencourt, Jerry Lewis, Jeanne Moreau, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and Mireille Darc. After him are Hugh Hefner, Manuel Noriega, Johnny Hallyday, Slobodan Praljak, Simone Veil, and Glen Campbell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Hurt ranks 319 out of 8,785Before him are Vivienne Westwood (1941), Frederick Sanger (1918), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Stanley Matthews (1915), Arthur Harden (1865), and Jon Lord (1941). After him are Ian Gillan (1945), Edmund Ironside (993), Edmund I (921), Frederick Soddy (1877), James V of Scotland (1512), and Bonnie Tyler (1951).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, John Hurt ranks 37Before him are Timothy Dalton (1946), David Suchet (1946), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Julie Andrews (1935), Peter Sellers (1925), and Jacqueline Bisset (1944). After him are Robbie Coltrane (1950), Ian McShane (1942), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Angela Lansbury (1925), Alan Bates (1934), and Emma Thompson (1959).

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