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Richard Harris ACTOR


Richard Harris was born on October 1st, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland with the birth name Richard St. John Harris to a farming family who had nine children total.  He was a very good athlete and excelled at rugby as well as had a knack for literature.  He soon developed an interest in the theater and after completing high school, he went on to study theater at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.  Following his education he went on to work on a number of stage productions in London.
He made a couple of television appearances on "The Dupont Show of the Month" (1958) and "TV Television Playhouse" (1958).  Soon he was getting roles in such films as, "The Wreck of the Mary Deare" (1959), "The Night Fighters" (1960), "The Guns of Navarone" (1961), "The Sporting Life" (1963) for which he earned an Oscar nomination and "Alive and Kicking" (1964). 
Film roles were coming quite easy to him with appearances on, "The Heroes of Telemark" (1965), "Major Dundee" (1965), "Hawaii" (1966) and "Camelot" (1967).  Even as his career progressed into the 1970's, he continued to get cast on successful films such as, "The Hero" (1971), "The Deadly Trackers" (1973), "Robin and Marian" (1976) and "The Wild Geese" (1978). 
In 1990 he earned another Oscar nomination for his role on the film, "The Field" and his career continued to blossom well into the 90's gaining praise yet again for his best role as a gunfighter in Clint Eastwood's film, "Unforgiven" (1992).  In 2001 he starred in, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" gaining him a whole new generation of film fans.  In 2002 he did a his final film role on a television movie called, "Caesar" playing the character, Lucius Sulla. 
Harris spent the last twelve years of his life living at the Savoy Hotel in London.  Richard Harris married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Elizabeth Rees in 1957 and they had three children before divorcing in 1969.  His second marriage was to Ann Turkel in 1974, however they divorced in 1982 and never had any children together.  Harris lost his life to Hodgkin's disease on October 25th, 2002 in Bloomsbury, London.  His remains were cremated and his ashes were scattered at his home in the Bahamas.      


2003 Kaena: The Prophecy 
2002 Caesar 
2002 The Apocalypse 
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
2002 The Count of Monte Cristo 
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 
2001 My Kingdom 
2001 Bette
2001 The Pearl 
2000 Gladiator 
1999 Grizzly Falls 
1999 To Walk with Lions 
1998 The Barber of Siberia 
1998 Upright Affair
1997 This Is the Sea 
1997 The Hunchback 
1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow 
1996 Trojan Eddie 
1996 Savage Hearts 
1995 The Great Kandinsky 
1995 Cry, the Beloved Country 
1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 
1993 Abraham 
1993 Silent Tongue 
1992 Unforgiven 
1992 Patriot Games 
1992 The Secret World of Spying 
1990 The Field 
1990 King of the Wind 
1989 Mack the Knife 
1988 Strike Commando 2 
1988 Maigret 
1985 Martin's Day 
1983 Triumphs of a Man Called Horse 
1982 Highpoint 
1982 Camelot 
1981 Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid 
1981 Tarzan, the Ape Man 
1979 The Last Word 
1979 Game for Vultures 
1979 Ravagers 
1978 The Wild Geese
1978 Gulliver's Travels 
1977 Golden Rendezvous 
1977 Orca 
1976 The Cassandra Crossing 
1976 The Return of a Man Called Horse 
1976 Robin and Marian
1976 Echoes of a Summer 
1974 Juggernaut 
1974 99 and 44/100% Dead 
1973 The Deadly Trackers 
1971 Man in the Wilderness
1971 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1971 Festival europ√§ischer Schlager 
1971 The Hero 
1970 Cromwell
1970 A Man Called Horse 
1970 The Molly Maguires 
1967 Caprice 
1967 Camelot 
1966 Hawaii 
1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... 
1965 The Heroes of Telemark 
1965 Major Dundee 
1965 I tre volti 
1964 Red Desert 
1964 Alive and Kicking
1963 This Sporting Life  
1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
1961 The Guns of Navarone 
1961 Jungle Fighters 
1960 The Night Fighters
1960 The Art Carney Show
1960 Armchair Theatre 
1959 The Wreck of the Mary Deare 
1959 Shake Hands with the Devil 
1958 The DuPont Show of the Month
1958 TV Television Playhouse 
1958 TV Play of the Week   

Matinee Classics - The Heroes of Telemark starring Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Michael Redgrave and Ulla Jacobsson
Matinee Classics - The Heroes of Telemark starring Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Michael Redgrave and Ulla Jacobsson
Matinee Classics - Mutiny on the Bounty starring Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith, Richard Haydn, Tarita, Percy Herbert, Duncan Lamont, Gordon Jackson, Chips Rafferty, Noel Purcell and Ashley Cowan
Matinee Classics - Tarzan, the Ape Man starring Bo Derek, Richard Harris, John Phillip Law, Miles O'Keeffe, Akushula Selayah, Steve Strong, Maxime Philoe and Leonard Bailey

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