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John Hurt ‘thrilled’ to be given all clear from cancer

Joe Williams October 14, 2015

The actor revealed the news at last night’s Man Booker prize ceremony.

Sir John Hurt has said he is “thrilled” to reveal he has been given the all-clear by doctors.

The Quentin Crisp actor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer less than four months.

The 75-year-old made the announcement at Tuesday’s (October 14) Man Booker prize ceremony – which was won by out author Marlon James.

“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 outings as legendary gay raconteur Crisp in ‘The Naked Civil Servant’ and ‘An Englishman in New York’, as well as Ollivander in the Harry Potter franchise – revealed his diagnosis in June.

However, he said he wasn’t concerned about dying.

“I can’t say I worry about mortality, but it’s impossible to get to my age and not have a little contemplation of it,” he told The Radio Times.

“We’re all just passing time, and occupy our chair very briefly.

“But my treatment is going terrifically well, so I’m optimistic.”

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

Speaking at the Windsor Castle ceremony, he said that he’d not felt any side effects from his cancer treatment.

“It’s extraordinary,” he admitted.

“I’m feeling good – its crazy.”

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