Wow, this is so sad. 75-year-old actor John Hurt, who starred as Mr. Ollivander in ‘Harry Potter,’ revealed on June 16 that he’s been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Find out what he has to say about his ‘optimistic’ plans for the future.
John Hurt, 75, who was nominated for Academy Awards his roles in The Elephant Man and Midnight Express, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. However, the Harry Potter star plans to continue with his work amid the diagnosis.
“I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team,” the veteran actor said. “I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life’s small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4.”
In fact, John has seven upcoming projects, due for release within the next year, so he’ll definitely be keeping busy as long as he’s well enough. As for why he decided to go public with this personal news, John admitted, “[I’ve] always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement.”
John is married to his fourth wife, and has two children, and our thoughts are with him and his family as he continues to fight this brutal disease.
— Alyssa Norwin