Oscar-nominated veteran British actor, John Hurt has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his agent has announced

The versatile actor is famous for his roles in “Elephant Man” and “Harry Potter”. He played Mr Ollivander in the JK Rowling fantasy film, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and in two other films in the series.
The actor also starred in the movie adaptation of George Orwell’s novel “1984”.
He was nominated for an Oscar twice, in the best supporting actor category for his role in the 1978 film “Midnight Express” as Max, a British man imprisoned in Turkey, and for his starring role in “Elephant Man” two years after.