John Hurt in Lincoln to receive Honorary Doctorate of Arts

John Hurt was raised in Lincoln and will return today to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Arts Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images

BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning actor John Hurt CBE will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Arts at the University of Lincoln today.

He will also appear as part of the university's Great Minds Series, talking about his life and growing up in Lincolnshire.

The actor will join students, staff and guests at Lincoln Cathedral for the graduation ceremony today in recognition of his outstanding contribution to television, film and theatre.

He has a career spanning six decades, appearing in over 100 films including Harry Potter and The Elephant Man.