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Date Posted: 05:51:28 07/24/03 Thu
Author: Kenneth
Subject: Re: Hiya
In reply to: Helen Yates 's message, "Hiya" on 10:32:12 05/15/03 Thu

Hi Helen,

He was nominated for an Oscar for "Midnight Express" in the 70's, also plays a wonderful character in the early 90's film called "Scandal", and is excellent as "The Elephant Man", even though he's quite covered up in makeup.

Ken

>Hiya
>
>My names's Helen, Im 19 and come from Manchester,
>England.
>Ive not been a fan of john hurt long. Ive seen him in
>ROB ROY (Im also a big fan of Liam Neeson- i find him
>very sexy and as good as actor as john!!) but I didnt
>really get into him until I saw 1984. I was mainly
>watching it because my sci fi class was about
>dystopias and the cold war and 1984 was mentioned so I
>decided to take it out of my uni library. Ive been
>renewing it as much as I can since!!! Ive been trying
>to win it on ebay but I keep losing out on the bids!!!!
>
>I find john eerily sexy in 1984 and hes got anice
>voice in it too as well as in WATERSHIP DOWN.
>
>Can anyone recommend any good John Hurt films?? Dont
>say Harry Potter because Im going to buy them anyway!!
>
>Helen
>xxxxx

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[> Hurt Voice Movies -- Gertie, 08:59:19 09/02/03 Tue

I may get a little "preechy" here, so excuse me and don't take it personally.

John Hurt's voice is and always will be the voice of Aragorn. My mother read the Lord of The Rings to me when i was 5, and the whole story framed my playtime. (I'm 27.) Hurt's voice resonated with the weather torn, 39 year old Aragorn that is portrayed in the 70's cartoon Lord of The Rings. If you have only recently become involved with TLOTR, then i suggest you broaden your ideas about it and watch that movie. Hurt simply IS the voice of Aragorn, and I'm sure that Tolkien would have agreed with Aragorn having at least a voice that sounds well traveled.

Hurt is also the voice of the Horned KIng in the Black Cauldron. Exceedingly creepy, his voice alone could give you nightmares!

He is the voice of Hazel in Watership Down. The movie is decent enough, but if you plow through and read the book, you will be able to hear Hurt's voice popping out as Haxel, before you even see the movie. So perfect.

I am a cartoon movie fan, but in all fairness, I do like movies with real people in them as well. ;-)

Check these out if you haven't already.

P.S. I am chomping at the bit for Prisoner of Azkaban comes out!!!! I guess Hurt won't be in another movie until Goblet comes out!

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