Damian Harris

Director, Actor
This son of actor Richard Harris and older brother of actors Jared and Jamie Harris was raised in England where he had his first taste of show business when he played the part of a brat in the film "Otley" (1968). In ... Read more »
Born: 08/01/1958 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Director (9)

Gardens of the Night 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Mercy 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Sins of the City 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Strangers 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Bad Company 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Deceived 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Greasy Lake 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Rachel Papers 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Killing Time 1985 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (3)

Gardens of the Night 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mercy 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Rachel Papers 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Gardens of the Night 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Otley 1969 (Movie)

Miles (Actor)

Biography

This son of actor Richard Harris and older brother of actors Jared and Jamie Harris was raised in England where he had his first taste of show business when he played the part of a brat in the film "Otley" (1968). In the 1980s, Damian Harris moved to the USA to take a screenwriting class at NYU following film studies in London. A screenplay he had written, "Night of the Realm", was optioned by Paramount and the studio even agreed to allow Harris to direct the project, but it never went into production. Nevertheless, Harris took the money he made on the project and wrote and directed the short "Killing Time", featuring Eric Stoltz. He followed with another short, "Greasy Lake" which led to his feature directorial debut with 1989's "The Rachel Papers". Adapted from the novel by Martin Amis, the film recounted the story of a young man (Dexter Fletcher) who pursues an American girl (Ione Skye) via a computer (ironically foreshadowing several films of the 90s) and was released to little critical acclaim. (The film did mark the screen debut of Harris' younger brother Jared.)

Relationships

Anna-Belle Brooks

Wife
divorced

Jared Harris Actor

Brother
Born Aug. 24, 1961

Richard Harris

Father
divorced from Harris' mother in 1968

Ella Harris

Daughter
mother, Anna-Belle Brooks

Jamie Harris

Brother
born c. 1963

Jared Harris

Brother
born in 1961

Rex Harrison

Step-Father

Elizabeth Rees-Williams

Mother
daughter of a Lord, divorced from Harris' father in 1968

Peta Wilson Actor

Companion
appeared in the TV series "La Femme Nikita" Australian born in 1970 together since c. 1990

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York
took screenwriting course

London International Film School

Milestones

1996

Directed two episodes of HBO's "Strangers"

1995

Helmed "Bad Company"

1991

Directed Goldie Hawn in "Deceived"

1989

Made feature directorial debut with "The Rachel Papers"

1968

Appeared as child actor in "Otley"

Directed short film, "Killing Time"

Sold screenplay "Night of the Realm" to Paramount; attached as director; film not made

Bonus Trivia

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Damian Harris on "Bad Company": "The sex made some of the people in the audiences uncomfortable. Take a guess what they were uncomfortable about." --From NEW YORK NEWSDAY, January 1, 1995

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