Richard Harris

Actor / Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Philosopher / Singer-songwriter / Musician | * 10/01/1930 († 72, 10/25/2002) | Limerick City, Munster (Ireland)
Richard John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor and singer. He appeared on stage and in many films, notably as Frank Machin in This Sporting Life, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and as King Arthur in the 1967 film Camelot, as well as the 1981 revival of the stage musical. He played an aristocrat captured by Native Americans in A Man Called Horse (1970), a gunfighter in Clint Eastwood's Western film Unforgiven (1992), Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) as Abbé Faria, and Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), and Harry Potter and the Cham..."> ()
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Richard St. John Harris was an Irish actor, singer-songwriter, theatrical producer, film director and writer. He appeared on stage and in many films, and is perhaps best known for his roles as King Arthur in Camelot (1967), as Oliver Cromwell in Cromwell (1970) and as Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), his last film. He also played a British aristocrat and prisoner in A Man Called Horse (1970) and a gunfighter in Clint Eastwood's Western film Unforgiven (1992). As a singer, Harris is probably best remembered for his recording of Jimmy Webb's song "MacArthur Park", which reached the top ten in sales on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in 1968.Harris, the fifth of nine children, was born in Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, Ireland, the son of Ivan John Harris and Mildred Josephine Harty Harris.In 1957, he married Elizabeth Rees-Williams, the daughter of David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore. Their three children are the actor Jared Harris, the actor Jamie Harris, and the director Damian Harris. Harris and Rees-Willams divorced in 1969, and then Elizabeth married another well-known actor, Sir Rex Harrison. Harris' second marriage was to the American actress Ann Turkel, who was 16 years younger than he, and this marriage also ended in a divorce.Despite his divorces, Harris was a member of the Roman Catholic Knights of Malta, and was also dubbed a knight by the Queen of Denmark in 1985. Harris was a life long friend of actor Peter O'Toole. Harris died of Hodgkin's disease on 25 October 2002, aged 72, two and a half weeks before the American premiere of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He was replaced as Dumbledore by the Irish-born actor Sir Michael Gambon. For years, whenever he was in London, Harris resided at the Savoy Hotel. According to the hotel archivist Susan Scott, as Harris was being taken from the hotel on a stretcher, shortly before his death, he warned the diners, "It was the food!" Harris's remains were cremated, and his ashes were scattered in The Bahamas Islands, where he had owned a home.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Richard Harris

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy British Independent Film Award – The Richard Harris Award Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Sovereign Military Order of Malta Golden Globe Award European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award 2x Academy Award for Best Actor Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy BIFA Award for Best Performance by An Actor in a British Independent Film Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Grammy Award for Album of The Year Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor

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Movies with Richard Harris as Actor(77)

as Self - 'Albus Dumbledore' (archive footage)2011 Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 8: Growing Up
as Self - 'Albus Dumbledore' (archive footage)2009 Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins
as Dr. Karl2005 The Pearl
as Abbé Faria2002 The Count of Monte Cristo
as Lucius Cornelius Sulla2002 Julius Caesar
as Sandeman2001 My Kingdom
as John2000 The Apocalypse
as Marcus Aurelius2000 Gladiator
as George Adamson1999 To Walk with Lions
as Old Harry1999 Grizzly Falls
as Douglas McCraken1998 The Barber of Siberia
as Old Man Jacobs1997 This Is the Sea
as Dr. Andreas Tork1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
as Dom Frollo1997 The Hunchback
as John Power1996 Trojan Eddie
as Sir Roger Foxley1995 Savage Hearts
as James Jarvis1995 Cry, the Beloved Country
as Ernest Kandinsky1995 The Great Kandinsky
as Prescott Roe1993 Silent Tongue
as Abraham1993 Abraham
as Paddy O'Neil1992 Patriot Games
as English Bob1992 Unforgiven
as 'Bull' McCabe1990 The Field
as King George II1990 King of the Wind
as Mr. Peachum1989 Mack the Knife
as Jules Maigret1988 Maigret
as Major Vic Jenkins1988 Strike Commando 2
as John Morgan - Man Called Horse1983 Triumphs of a Man Called Horse
as King Arthur1982 Camelot
as Lewis Kinney1982 Highpoint
as James Porter1981 Tarzan, the Ape Man
as David Swansey1980 Game for Vultures
as Danny Travis1979 The Last Word
as Falk1979 Ravagers
as Capt. Rafer Janders1978 The Wild Geese
as Captain Nolan1977 Orca
as Gulliver1977 Gulliver's Travels
as John Carter1977 Golden Rendezvous
as Richard the Lionheart / King Richard1976 Robin and Marian
as Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain1976 The Cassandra Crossing
as John Morgan / Horse1976 The Return of a Man Called Horse
as Eugene1976 Echoes of a Summer
as Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon1974 Juggernaut
as Harry Crown1974 99 and 44/100% Dead
as Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick1973 The Deadly Trackers
as Zachary Bass1971 Man in the Wilderness
as Philip Rhayadar1971 The Snow Goose
as Oliver Cromwell1970 Cromwell
as James McKenna1970 The Molly Maguires
as John Morgan1970 A Man Called Horse
as Eitan1970 Bloomfield
as Christopher White1967 Caprice
as King Arthur1967 Camelot
as Capt. Rafer Hoxworth1966 Hawaii
as Captain Benjamin Tyreen1965 Major Dundee
as Robert (segment "Gli amanti celebri")1965 The Three Faces
as Knut Straud1965 The Heroes of Telemark
as Corrado Zeller1964 Red Desert
as Frank Machin1963 This Sporting Life
as Seaman John Mills1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
as Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF1961 The Guns of Navarone
as Sean Reilly1960 A Terrible Beauty
as Lover1959 Alive and Kicking
as Terence O'Brien1959 Shake Hands with the Devil

TV Shows/Series with Richard Harris as Actor(6)

Movies with Richard Harris as Crew(3)

Production/Executive Producer1976 The Return of a Man Called Horse
Directing/Director1970 Bloomfield
Writing/Screenplay1970 Bloomfield

Citizenship: Ireland
Born: Wednesday, 10/01 1930 (October) in Limerick City, Munster (Ireland)
Died: Friday, 10/25 2002 (October) in University College Hospital (aged: 72)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Crescent College
Employer: University of Scranton
Record Label: Dunhill
Spouses (current/former): Elizabeth Rees-Williams, Ann Turkel
Siblings: Dermot Harris
Father: Ivan Harris
Other names for Richard Harris (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ричард Харрис"
"Richard St John Harris"
Richard Harris frequently works together with these people:
Chris Columbus (8x, Crew)
Jack DeWitt (5x, Crew)
David Heyman (5x, Crew)
Emma Watson (4x, Actress)
Alan Rickman (4x, Actor)
Robbie Coltrane (4x, Actor)
Rupert Grint (4x, Actor)
Frank Finlay (4x, Actor)
Sid Caesar (4x, Actor)
Tony Randall (4x, Actor)
Matthew Lewis (4x, Actor)
Theodore Bikel (4x, Actor)

Other people with this name: Richard Harris (GB)

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