Articles Tagged 'John Hurt'

Doctor Who: Captain Jack and the Doctor (Photos: BBC)

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Jack Meets Eleven at Wizard World

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, an all-encompassing avalanche of Gallifreyan stuff and nonsense from the past week in cyberspace. Before we don our hover-snowboards and start sifting the snow for stuff, there is just one thing we wish to bring to your attention, and it is this photograph from the Wizard World […]

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Steven Moffat Reveals How He Created the War Doctor

Before we start, to all Whovians everywhere, Happy Doctor Who’s 52nd Anniversary Day! Doesn’t time fly, even if you don’t have a TARDIS? And on the topic of Whovian anniversaries, there’s a fascinating interview with Steven Moffat over on the Radio Times site today, in which he explains in some detail exactly how he came […]

Karen Gillan as Nebula in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (Photo: Marvel)

WATCH: ‘Doctor Who’ Stars as Villains

Many of the qualities actors need in order to make the Doctor such an enigmatic hero are the same qualities that make for great villains. There’s that flinty intelligence, the ability to seethe behind the eyes, a certain arrogance, and of course, all the best movie villains are British, and so, for all intents and […]

Sir John Hurt in Doctor Who (Pic: BBC)

Sir John Hurt Diagnosed with Cancer

BBC News is reporting that Sir John Hurt is currently in the midst of medical treatment for pancreatic cancer. He says he will try to ensure it does not affect his work. The 75-year-old veteran actor, who was knighted in the new year’s honours list in January 2015, told the Press Association that he’s in […]

David Tennant in ‘Fright Night’ (Pic: Columbia)

The Greatest Movie Roles of the 13 Doctors

Matt Smith‘s movie career is just taking off, having made the leap from a deleted scene in In Bruges to a key role in Lost River and appearances lined up in both Terminator Genisys and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But he’s not the first Doctor to have a successful stab at the silver screen. Here […]

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10 Sir John Hurt Roles Everyone Should Watch

Sir John Hurt made his first appearance on the big screen at the wee age of 22 as a university student in The Wild and the Willing, opposite Ian McShane. The British actor, who was knighted this past year, turns 75 today (January 22), with quite an extensive career to celebrate. It’s difficult to narrow […]

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John Hurt and Kristin Scott Thomas Top the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

Our congratulations go to two of the U.K.’s most beloved acting luminaries, as John Hurt and Kristin Scott Thomas have been made a knight and a dame respectively in the Queen’s 2015 New Year’s Honours List. A twice-yearly tradition, the Queen’s honors are handed out at the beginning and halfway points of the year (the latter being known […]

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: BAFTAs, Ukes & Comic Books

Well, if this doesn’t prove that Doctor Who has the most loyal, active and passionate fanbase in the business, what will? At Sunday’s BAFTA TV awards, the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” won the Radio Times Audience Award, the only trophy of the night that is voted by the public. Doctor […]

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