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John Hurt 'overjoyed' after being given all-clear from pancreatic cancer

BAFTA-winning actor confirmed the good news on Tuesday

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Actor John Hurt has confirmed that he has been given the all-clear from cancer.

The Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning actor, who was knighted last year, announced in June 16 that he was undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer

Speaking at the Man Booker Prize ceremony on Tuesday (October 13), Hurt said he was "overjoyed" and "thrilled" after battling the life-threatening disease.

"I had a final scan [on Monday] and it's all gone brilliantly," he said, according to The Daily Mail. "I saw my oncologist this morning."

Hurt added that he is reluctant to use the word "remission" even "if it's true", continuing: "It all looks great for the future - it's fantastic."

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Confirming the sad news earlier this year, Hurt said that he was "optimistic" and would been continuing with his "professional commitments".

Hurt has been a prolific screen actor since the early 1960s, with his most famous film appearances including 1979's Alien, 1980's The Elephant Man and 2008's Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.

On TV, he famously played the late Quentin Crisp in 1975's The Naked Civil Servant and has played the Doctor in a special episode of Doctor Who.

He will be seen next year in Warner Bros' forthcoming live-action Tarzan movie starring Alexander Skarsgård.

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