John Hurt's 8 Most Memorable Scifi and Fantasy Movie Roles

By Cheryl Eddy on at

The sad news of John Hurt’s passing over the weekend got us thinking about his long career—particularly his many wonderful contributions to science fiction and fantasy films. We’ve gathered our eight favourite John Hurt scifi and fantasy movie roles here.

1) Kane, Alien

2) John Hurt, Spaceballs

3) S.R. Hadden, Contact

4) The Horned King, The Black Cauldron

5) Winston, 1984

6) Ollivander, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

The character also appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2.

7) Professor Broom, Hellboy

The character also appeared in Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

8) Gilliam, Snowpiercer

If we’ve missed one of your favourites here, please share below!