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John Hurt set to receive Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema BAFTA Award


27 January 2012

It has been announced that two time Oscar nominee Sir John Hurt who last appeared in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Melancholia will be honoured with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at this year's BAFTA Awards.

Hurt's career has spanned six decades and he has appeared in memorable roles in films including Alien, The Elephant Man, V for Vendetta and several films in the Harry Potter franchise will receive the accolade at a ceremony at London's Royal Opera House on February 12.

BAFTA chairman Tim Corrie said "John Hurt is an actor it is both exciting and fascinating to watch. He has extraordinary screen presence and brings utter conviction to every role he undertakes.
He is one of a kind, an iconic figure, and BAFTA is delighted to take this opportunity to honour his outstanding contribution to cinema."

While Hurt, who voices the Dragon in BBC favourite Merlin added "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."

Hurt will appear in Billy Bob Thornton's drama Jayne Mansfield's Car with Ray Stevenson and has also secured roles in Lorenzo DeStefano's Hypergraphia and Snow Piercer from filmmaker Joon-ho Bong.

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