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Rolf Harris


Rolf Harris came to London in 1952 to study Art. A year later he was appearing on TV as an artist and storyteller and had his first hit as a singer in the early sixties with Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport. After a relatively quiet period in his life in the late seventies, his brother Bruce Harris became his manager and reinvented him. Harris is ... See full bio »

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Known For

Australia Music Department
(2008)
Bran Nue Dae Soundtrack
(2009)
Last Cab to Darwin Soundtrack
(2015)
Rolf on Art Himself / Himself - Presenter
(2001-2007)

Filmography

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 2012 Run for Your Wife
Busker
 2011 Olive the Ostrich (TV Series)
Narrator
- Olive Plays Hockey (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
- Olive the Cowgirl (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
- Olive Meets a Mad Scientist (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
- Olive Goes to the Theatre (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
- Olive goes to a High Dive Competition (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
 2011 The Fruit Cases (TV Movie)
Captain Straw (voice)
 1979 The Little Convict
The Storyteller / Grandpa
 1974-1975 The Sooty Show (TV Series)
- Episode #12.10 (1975)
- Episode #12.2 (1974)
 1965 A Slight Case of... (TV Series)
- Opium (1965)
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Grady
- The Doll Maker (1960) ... Grady
 1959 Crash Drive
Bart
 1958-1959 The Vise (TV Series)
Airport Clerk / Harry
- Full Moon (1959) ... Harry
- The Lady Doesn't Scare (1958) ... Airport Clerk
- Background for Murder (1958) ... Airport Clerk
 1959 Web of Suspicion
Ben
 1959 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Sailor / Australian Barman
- The Flight of the Red Shadow (1959) ... Sailor
- Underpaid! or, Grandad's SOS (1959) ... Australian Barman
 1956 Jim Whittington and His Sealion (TV Movie)
The Demon King
 1955 You Lucky People
Pvt. Proudfoot
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Me and You and Poems 2". London: Knight Books. ISBN 034058047X See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 9 Articles | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The most wonderful magic is watching someone doing a drawing in front of your eyes and that's why drawing and painting on TV is wonderful - it's always a total mystery, and the training I have had in fine art, I have been able to use that. See more »

Trivia:

Was for many years the face of British Paints, appearing in television and radio commercials that ended with a drum roll on a can of paint and the catchphrase: "Trust British Paints? Sure can!". See more »

Trademark:

Goatee beard and glasses

Nickname:

"Ris" at school See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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