John Hurt receives New Year knighthood

December 31st, 2014

Congratulations to John Hurt who has received an honourary knighthood as part of the Queen’s 2015 New Years Honours.

The actor, whose career has spanned more than five decades, has been awarded the prestigious accolade for his services to drama. He is best known to Doctor Who fans for playing the War Doctor in last year’s 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor.

Meanwhile, Doctor Who alumni James Corden and Sheridan Smith have been made OBEs for their contribution to the arts.

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