John Hurt - John Hurt Says He Would Make A Bad Spy

Subscribe John Hurt

'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' actor John Hurt thinks he would make a "terrible" secret agent.

The 71-year-old star - who plays a character in charge of Her Majesty's Secret Service in the forthcoming movie alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy - explained he would be "too transparent" to have his alter-ego's job in real life.

When asked whether he would make a good boss of MI6, he told the Guardian newspaper: "I'd have been terrible! Too transparent by half!"

John admitted he found the movie - an adaptation of classic spy novel by John le Carré - tough to follow at times, and thinks viewers will need to concentrate when they are watching it.

He added: "I need to see it again. But even when you're losing the thread a bit you never lose interest in the film.

"Of course I have to think: is that just because I'm in it? If I were watching it in an auditorium would I just think: f**k this, I'm out of here? But I don't think I would be. It's not easy. You have to sit up straight."


Tags: John Hurt - Benedict Cumberbatch - Colin Firth - Gary Oldman - The Guardian - Tom Hardy

Subscribe John Hurt

More John Hurt

Hercules Movie Review

Far more entertaining than it has any right to be, this is a big, messy blockbuster retelling of the Greek myth that thankfully has a...

Hercules Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his people, all Hercules wants from life is to...

Does Dwayne Johnson Have The A-List Clout to Carry 'Hercules'?

Despite packing a pretty tremendous supporting cast including Ian McShane, John Hurt and Rufus Sewell, Brett Ratner's 3-D epic Hercules is about only one actor:...

Snowpiercer Trailer

In a post-apocalyptic world where a deadly ice age has taken over the Earth, there are only a few survivors, all of whom have taken...


Fifty Fired for Taking 'Hercules' Photos - We've Got Official Snaps [Trailer]

Dwayne Johnson has hammered home the secrecy behind Paramount and MGM's new Hercules movie by claiming that almost fifty crew-members were fired for attempting to...

Hercules - Trailer Trailer

Hercules is a bitter and haunted demi-god filled with resentment for the people and the gods (including his father Zeus) who put him through the...

Only Lovers Left Alive Movie Review

It's hardly surprising that laconic filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers) has created such an inventively offbeat vampire movie, helped hugely by the ace casting of...

'Only Lovers Left Alive': Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddlestone Celebrate Undying Love In New Vampire Romance [Trailer]

You'd think we'd have had our fill of vampire romances by now, but new movie Only Lovers Left Alive is set to show us that...



John Hurt Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on John Hurt

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All