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Richard Harris (I) (1930–2002)


A genuine star of cinema on screen and a fiery hell raiser off screen, Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family. He was the son of Mildred Josephine (Harty) and Ivan John Harris, and was an excellent rugby player, with a strong passion for literature. Unfortunately, a bout of tuberculosis as a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gladiator
Gladiator Marcus Aurelius
(2000)
Unforgiven
Unforgiven English Bob
(1992)
The Count of Monte Cristo
(2002)

Filmography

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 2003 Kaena: The Prophecy
Opaz (English version, voice)
 2002 Caesar (TV Movie)
Lucius Cornelius Sulla
 2001 The Pearl
Dr. Karl
 2001 My Kingdom
Sandeman
 2000 The Apocalypse (TV Movie)
John
 1999 Grizzly Falls
Old Harry
 1998 Sibirskiy tsiryulnik
Douglas McCraken
 1997 This Is the Sea
Old Man Jacobs
 1997 The Hunchback (TV Movie)
Dom Frollo
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
Dr. Andreas Tork
 1996 Trojan Eddie
John Power
 1995 The Great Kandinsky (TV Movie)
Ernest Kandinsky
 1995 Savage Hearts
Sir Roger Foxley
 1993 Abraham (TV Mini-Series)
Abraham
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Abraham
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Abraham
 1988 Maigret (TV Movie)
Jules Maigret
 1988 Trappola diabolica
Maj. Vic Jenkins
 1982 Camelot (TV Movie)
King Arthur
 1982 Highpoint
Lewis Kinney
 1979 The Last Word
Danny Travis
 1979 Game for Vultures
David Swansey
 1979 Ravagers
Falk
 1977 Golden Rendezvous
John Carter
 1976 Echoes of a Summer
Eugene Striden
 1973 The Deadly Trackers
Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick
 1971 The Snow Goose (TV Movie)
Philip Rhayadar
 1971 The Hero
Eitan
 1970 The Molly Maguires
Detective James McParlan
 1967 Caprice
Christopher White
 1966 Hawaii
Capt. Rafer Hoxworth
 1965 Major Dundee
Captain Benjamin Tyreen
 1965 I tre volti
Robert (segment "Gli amanti celebri")
 1960 The Night Fighters
Sean Reilly
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
- Victory (1960)
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Major Gaylord
- Come in Razor Red (1960) ... Major Gaylord
 1959 Alive and Kicking
Lover
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Terence O'Brien
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- The Hasty Heart (1958)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Luigi Pirandello's play, "Henry IV," at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, England, with Isla Blair, Ian Hogg, and Harold Innocent in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 15 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

People may look at Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton and me and say we never fulfilled our talent. But I laugh at that, and say to anyone with that view that I didn't fulfil their idea of my talent. I didn't fulfil the dreams that they had for me. See more »

Trivia:

Producers were initially reluctant to cast him as King Arthur in Camelot (1967) due to his limited singing ability. Harris was cast after Richard Burton, who had played the part on Broadway in 1961, demanded too much money. Harris insisted on doing his own singing live and later enjoyed a successful pop career, touring America in 1972. See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Libra

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