Sad News John Hurt star of Alien The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, V for Vendetta, The Elephant Man and Hellboy and many other movies has passed away at the age of 77 due to cancer. Sir John Vincent Hurt, CBE was an English actor and voice actor whose career spanned six decades. My favorite role of his was from Alien and V for Vendetta. He has been in so many others over the years. Our hearts are with you John.