The sad news of John Hurt's passing naturally got us thinking about his long career-particularly his many wonderful contributions to science fiction and fantasy films (this is io9, after all). We've gathered our eight favorite John Hurt scifi and fantasy movie roles here.
HERE ARE SOME OF SIR JOHN HURT'S MOST NOTABLE ROLES: The Elephant Man (1980) Hurt played the role of severely deformed Englishman John Merrick in the historical drama film set in the late 19th century.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone most memorable scene of all times was the one in which Ollivander handed Harry Potter several wands until Harry chose 11 inches wand that possessed Phoenix feather and was made of holly. "The wand chooses the wizard, Mr Potter. It's not always clear why.