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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 11 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 2003 Kaena: The Prophecy
Opaz (English version, voice)
 2002 Caesar (TV Movie)
Lucius Cornelius Sulla
 2002 The Apocalypse (TV Movie)
John
 2001 The Pearl
Dr. Karl
 2001 My Kingdom
Sandeman
 2001 Bette (TV Series)
Stage Hand
- True Story (2001) ... Stage Hand
 1999 Grizzly Falls
Old Harry
 1998 The Barber of Siberia
Makkreken (as Richard Kharris)
 1997 This Is the Sea
Old Man Jacobs
 1997 The Hunchback (TV Movie)
Dom Frollo
 1997 Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Dr. Andreas Tork
 1996 Trojan Eddie
John Power
 1996 Savage Hearts
Sir Roger Foxley
 1995 The Great Kandinsky (TV Movie)
Ernest Kandinsky
 1993 Abraham (TV Movie)
Abraham
 1988 Maigret (TV Movie)
Jules Maigret
 1988 Strike Commando 2
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
 1974 99 and 44/100% Dead
Harry Crown
 1973 The Deadly Trackers
Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick
 1971 Man in the Wilderness
Zachary Bass
 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")
 1964 Alive and Kicking
Lover
 1960 The Night Fighters
Sean Reilly
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
- Victory (1960)
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 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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Stage: Appeared (as "Monsignor Gusman") in "And the Wind Blew" by Edgar da Rocha Miranda. At the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, 1957. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Richard Kharris

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I consider a great part of my career a total failure. I went after the wrong things - got caught in the 60s. I picked pictures that were way below my talent. Just to have fun. See more »

Trivia:

Once said in an interview that he had a great fascination with authority figures and their use of power. During his career he portrayed King Arthur in Camelot (1967); Oliver Cromwell in Cromwell (1970); King Richard the Lionheart in Robin and Marian (1976); Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000) and Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the ... See more »

Trademark:

In his later years he often played characters that speak in raspy whispers See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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