Sir John Vincent Hurt, CBE (22 January 1940 - 25 January 2017) was an English actor, who was partially known for portraying wand-maker Garrick Ollivander in the Harry Potter film series, The Horned King from The Black Cauldron, the War Doctor from the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who and the title character of Jim Henson's The StoryTeller. Among other honours, he received two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award and four BAFTA Awards, with the fourth being a Lifetime Achievement recognition.

In 2015, he was one of the special guest stars in the special Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure.

Hurt passed away on 25 January 2017, following a year and a half long fight with pancreatic cancer.



  • Sailor John (Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure only)