John Hurt received his Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree at the University of Hull on Thursday 26th January.
Before becoming a renowned actor, John Hurt lived and studied at Grimsby Art School. He has appeared in a host of films such as King Ralf, The Naked Civil Servant, The Elephant Man, Midnight Express, Lost Souls and Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
The actor has won numerous awards including a BAFTA Film Award, Golden Globe and an International Film Fantasy Award for his many film performances.
The University of Hull awards Honorary Degrees for Inspirational Achievements. Professor David Drewry, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull said: "This is an excellent opportunity for the university to show its support and admiration for those who have made outstanding achievements through talent and commitment."
"Each year we award Honorary Degrees to individuals who have shown exceptional dedication, not only to acknowledge and celebrate their success but also to provide our students with inspirational role models, prompting further the determination to succeed and achieve."