Matt Smith pays tribute to Doctor Who co-star John Hurt

The actor, who joined forces with Hurt and David Tennant in The Day of the Doctor, said he was an "absolute hero"


Matt Smith may have been at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards to celebrate Netflix drama The Crown but that didn’t stop him taking time to pay tribute to his former Doctor Who co-star, Sir John Hurt.


The renowned British actor passed away last week at the age of  77.

“He was a wonderful man and a brilliant, brilliant actor,” said Smith, who was on the red carpet with his Crown co-star Claire Foy.

Smith shared the screen with Hurt in Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special The Day of The Doctor, and spoke fondly of his time working with the acting legend: “I was like, ‘oh my God that’s John Hurt’ and he turned out to be an absolute hero”, Smith revealed.


“He’ll be really really sadly missed. I’m thinking of him today.”