Veteran actor Sir John Hurt dies after battle with pancreatic cancer

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Sir John Hurt death

Veteran actor Sir John Hurt has died at 77 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The Oscar-nominated star was well known for roles including Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant, the title role in The Elephant Man and wand merchant Mr Ollivander in the Harry Potter films.

His agent, Charles McDonald, confirmed his death to the Press Association on Saturday.