Sir John Hurt has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 77, his agent has confirmed.

The renowned British actor starred in more than 200 films and TV series during an illustrious career which spanned six decades. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant, as well as his performances in The Elephant Man, Alien, and Harry Potter.

Sir John, who was born in Derbyshire, found new fans when he starred as wandmaker Ollivander in the Harry Potter films. He also appeared in two special episodes of Doctor Who to mark the sci-fi show’s 50th anniversary in 2013.

One of Sir John’s most recent performances was in the Oscar-nominated film Jackie, which was released in the UK just eight days ago.