Actor John Hurt says doctors have given him the 'all clear' four months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Hurt has had roles in Harry Potter And The Philospher's Stone, Dr Who and Alien

Chris Mandle@chris_mandle
Wednesday 14 October 2015 12:55

Sir John Hurt has said he is “thrilled” to reveal he has been given the all-clear by doctors less than four months after revealing he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The 75-year-old made the announcement at the Man Booker prize ceremony in London.

“I had a final scan and it’s all gone brilliantly,” he told the Daily Mail.

“I am overjoyed, I am thrilled. It all looks great for the future. It’s fantastic.”

Hurt, who is known for his role as Mr Ollivander in the Harry Potter films and has also starred in Hellboy and Doctor Who, first revealed his diagnosis in June.

He said that he would keep working throughout his treatment, as he was “more than optimistic” about his future.

Speaking to Radio Times in August, he said he wasn’t concerned about dying.

“I’m can’t say I worry about mortality, but it’s impossible to get to my age and not have a little contemplation of it. We’re all just passing time, and occupy our chair very briefly. But my treatment is going terrifically well, so I’’m optimistic.”

Hurt was knighted in July after being named on the New Year’s honours list.

Speaking at the Windsor Castle ceremony, he remarked that he hadn’t felt any side-effects from chemotherapy.

“It’s extraordinary,” he admitted. “I’m feeling good - its crazy.”

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