John Hurt says he has been diagnosed with cancer but has no plans to quit working and is “additional than optimistic” about his future.
The 75-year-old actor mentioned Tuesday that he was not too long ago diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. He says he is undergoing remedy and is “a lot more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as certainly is the medical group.”
Hurt’s major roles contain gay-rights advocate Quentin Crisp in “The Naked Civil Servant,” an unfortunate astronaut in “Alien” and John Merrick in “The Elephant Man,” for which he was Oscar-nominated. He played wand maker Mr. Ollivander in the “Harry Potter” films and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II last year.
Hurt stated in “one particular of life’s modest ironies,” he will quickly star in “Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell” for BBC radio.