How old was John Hurt in the movie Alien?

John Hurt was 38 in Alien when he played the character 'Gilbert Ward Kane'.

That was over 45 years ago in 1979.

In 2017 he died aged 77, starring in 192 films in his career, 168 of those after Alien was first released. If he were alive today he would be 84.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In Alien, I think John Hurt looks:

Did you know?

  • Director Ridley Scott has worked with John Hurt just once in his career.
  • John Hurt's first movie was as 'Phil Corbett' in The Wild and the Willing, released in 1962 when he was 21
  • Alien scores 8.14 out of 10 on TMDB.

The cast of Alien

John Hurt's other movies