Richard Harris

Actor, Singer, Producer
An Irish rogue who emerged from England as one of its most accomplished performers, actor Richard Harris typified the angry young man persona of 1960s British cinema, both on and off the screen. Having come into his own ... Read more »
Born: 10/01/1930 in Limerick, IE


Actor (81)

The Pearl 2005 (Movie)


Kaena: The Prophecy 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Opaz (Actor)

Caesar 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 (Movie)

Albus Dumbledore (Actor)

My Kingdom 2002 (Movie)

Sandeman (Actor)

The Count of Monte Cristo 2002 (Movie)

Abbe Faria (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 (Movie)

Professor Albus Dumbledore (Actor)

Gladiator 2000 (Movie)

Marcus Aurelius (Actor)

Grizzly Falls 1999 (Movie)

Old Harry (Actor)

The Barber of Siberia 1999 (Movie)

Douglas McCracken (Actor)

To Walk With Lions 1999 (Movie)

George Adamson (Actor)

Smilla's Sense Of Snow 1997 (Movie)

Tork (Actor)

This is the Sea 1997 (Movie)

Old Man Jacobs (Actor)

Trojan Eddie 1997 (Movie)

John Power (Actor)

The Hunchback 1996 (Movie)

Dom Frollo (Actor)

Cry, the Beloved Country 1995 (Movie)

James Jarvis (Actor)

The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Savage Hearts 1994 (Movie)

Sir Roger Foxley (Actor)

Silent Tongue 1994 (Movie)

Prescott Roe (Actor)

The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 1993 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Eastwood & Co. Making "Unforgiven" 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


Patriot Games 1992 (Movie)

Paddy O'Neil (Actor)

Unforgiven 1992 (Movie)

English Bob (Actor)

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


King of the Wind 1990 (Movie)

King George II (Actor)

Mack the Knife 1990 (Movie)

Mr Peachum (Actor)

The Field 1990 (Movie)

Bull McCabe (Actor)

The Red Desert 1990 (Movie)

Corrado Zeller (Actor)

Ruby Dreams 1989 (Movie)

Dancer (Actor)

Lerner & Loewe: Broadway's Last Romantics 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)


Martin's Day 1985 (Movie)

Martin Steckert (Actor)

Camelot 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)


El Triunfo de un Hombre Llamado Caballo 1981 (Movie)

John Morgan--Man Called Horse (Actor)

Tarzan, The Ape Man 1981 (Movie)

Parker (Actor)

Ravagers 1979 (Movie)

Falk (Actor)

Game For Vultures 1978 (Movie)

David Swansey (Actor)

Highpoint 1978 (Movie)

Louis Kinney (Actor)

The Last Word 1978 (Movie)

Danny Travis (Actor)

Gulliver's Travels 1977 (Movie)

Gulliver (Actor)

The Wild Geese 1977 (Movie)

Rafer Janders (Actor)

Golden Rendezvous 1976 (Movie)

John Carter (Actor)

Orca 1976 (Movie)

Captain Nolan (Actor)

Robin and Marian 1976 (Movie)

King Richard (Actor)

The Cassandra Crossing 1976 (Movie)

Dr Jonathon Chamberlain (Actor)

The Return of a Man Called Horse 1976 (Movie)

John Morgan (Actor)

Echoes of a Summer 1975 (Movie)

Eugene Striden (Actor)

Juggernaut 1974 (Movie)

Fallon (Actor)

99 and 44/100% Dead 1973 (Movie)

Harry Crown (Actor)

Burt Bacharach in Shangri-La 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)


The Deadly Trackers 1972 (Movie)

Kilpatrick (Actor)

Man in the Wilderness 1971 (Movie)

Zachary Bass (Actor)

A Man Called Horse 1970 (Movie)

Lord John Morgan (Actor)

Bloomfield 1970 (Movie)

Eitan (Actor)

Cromwell 1970 (Movie)

Oliver Cromwell (Actor)

The Molly Maguires 1970 (Movie)

James McParlan/McKenna (Actor)

The Peggy Fleming Show 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)


Camelot 1966 (Movie)

King Arthur (Actor)

Caprice 1966 (Movie)

Christopher White (Actor)

Hawaii 1966 (Movie)

Rafer Hoxworth (Actor)

Major Dundee 1965 (Movie)

Captain Benjamin Tyreen (Actor)

The Bible 1965 (Movie)

Cain (Actor)

Alive and Kicking 1964 (Movie)

Lover (Actor)

I Tre Volti 1964 (Movie)


The Heroes of Telemark 1964 (Movie)

Knut Straud (Actor)

This Sporting Life 1963 (Movie)

Frank Machin (Actor)

Mutiny on the Bounty 1962 (Movie)

John Mills (Actor)

DuPont Show of the Month 1957 - 1961 (TV Show)


The Guns of Navarone 1961 (Movie)

Barnsby (Actor)

A Terrible Beauty 1960 (Movie)

Sean Reilly (Actor)

The Long and the Short and the Tall 1960 (Movie)

Corporal Johnstone (Actor)

Shake Hands With the Devil 1959 (Movie)

Terence O'Brien (Actor)

The Wreck of the Mary Deare 1958 (Movie)

Higgins (Actor)

Abraham (TV Show)


Maigret (TV Show)


The Great Kandinsky (TV Show)


The Snow Goose (TV Show)

Music (3)

Trojan Eddie 1997 (Movie)

("Don't Laugh at Me 'cos I'm a Fool") (Song Performer)

Echoes of a Summer 1975 (Movie)

("The Last Castle") (Song Performer)

Echoes of a Summer 1975 (Movie)

Producer (2)

The Return of a Man Called Horse 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Echoes of a Summer 1975 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Bloomfield 1970 (Movie)



An Irish rogue who emerged from England as one of its most accomplished performers, actor Richard Harris typified the angry young man persona of 1960s British cinema, both on and off the screen. Having come into his own as a rough-and-tumble rugby player in "This Sporting Life" (1963), Harris quickly became one of England's preeminent actors, with quality turns in prominent American films like "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962), "Major Dundee" (1965) and the adaptation of the popular musical "Camelot" (1967). Behind the scenes, much like his contemporaries Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole and Oliver Reed, Harris was a student of the bad boy school of talented thespians, with an unquenchable taste for booze and women who never let a bender get in the way of a sterling performance. Because of his experience with "Camelot," Harris embarked on a surprisingly successful singing career that reached its peak when his single, "MacArthur Park," became a big hit in 1968. Following a fine leading turn in "A Man Called Horse" (1970), his acting career began to slide, thanks to a string of rather mediocre genre films and diminishing performances brought on by his worsening alcoholism. After sobering up toward the end of the 1980s, the newly confident actor earned an Oscar nod for his excellent performance in Jim Sheridan's "The Field" (1990). He next chewed up the scenery as the flashy gunman English Bob in "Unforgiven" (1992) before playing Marcus Aurelius in "Gladiator" (2000) and Professor Dumbledore in the first two "Harry Potter" movies. Having died before "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002) was released, Harris left behind a trail of broken bottles and shattered hearts, as well as a legacy of being one of Ireland and England's most important and beloved performers.


Ivan Harris


Jared Harris Actor

Born Aug. 24, 1961; mother, Elizabeth Rees

Elizabeth Harris

married February 9, 1957 divorced 1969 mother of his three sons daughter of Labor peer Lord Ogmore later married to actor Rex Harrison in the 1970s

Damian Harris

born in 1958 mother, Elizabeth Harris

Jamie Harris

born in June 1963 mother, Elizabeth Harris

Dermot Harris

died of a heart attack on November 12, 1986 at age 47 previously married to actor Cassandra Harris with whom he had two children, Charlotte and Christopher she later wed actor Pierce Brosnan

Ann Turkel

born c. 1947 married in 1974 divorced in 1981

Annabelle Wallis Actor



Joan Littlewood's International Theatre Workshop

studied there three years

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art


Sacred Heart Jesuit College



Reprised role of Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"


Co-starred in the remake of "The Count of Monte Cristo"


Played the benevolant wizard Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"


Thanks to digital technology, played the ghost of Hamlet's father in a New Jersey Shakespeare Festival staging of "Hamlet", starring son Jared Harris


Co-starred as the benevolent Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius in the OScar-winning film "Gladiator"


Starred in film adaptation of John Steinbeck's "The Pearl" (unreleased)


Played aged, powerful head of a criminal dynasty in "My Kingdom"


Appeared as "Old Harry," the elder version of the lead character, in "Grizzly Falls"


Starred as George Adamson in "To Walk with Lions"


Cast as Dom Frollo in TNT production of "The Hunchback"


Appeared as Andreas Tork in "Smilla's Sense of Snow"


Essayed an aging Irish gangster in "Trojan Eddie"


Teamed with James Earl Jones in the remake of "Cry, the Beloved Country"


Played English Bob in Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven"


Made London stage comeback with Pirandello's "Henry IV" in London; first appearance in a straight drama in London's West End since the 1963 production of Gogol's "Diary of a Madman"


Film comeback, "The Field"


Reprised film role of King Arthur in "Camelot" in an HBO TV production


Overcame alcoholism


Overdosed on cocaine; rushed to intensive care unit of Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles


Executive produced two films: "Echoes of a Summer/The Last Castle" and the sequel film, "Return of a Man Called Horse"; starred in both, and wrote and performed the song "The Last Castle" in the former


Film directing debut, "Bloomfield" (also co-wrote and starred)


Recorded hit song, "MacArthur's Park"


First foreign-language film, "Red Desert"


First leading role, "This Sporting Life"


Played largest screen roles to date (second and third leads) in "The Long and the Short and the Tall" and "Mutiny on the Bounty"


Earliest US TV work includes a supporting role in an NBC adaptation of Joseph Conrad's "Victory"


Played first leading role on the London stage in "The Ginger Man"


Returned to the London stage in "Man, Beast and Virtue"


Toured Eastern Europe and Russia in a production of "Macbeth" (date approximate)


Film debut in "Alive and Kicking"


Made English TV debut in "The Iron Harp"


Produced and directed a stage production of "Winter Journey"


Appeared in the London stage production of "A View from the Bridge"


West End stage debut in Joan Littlewood's production of "The Quare Fellow" at the Royal Stratford

Appeared as Lucius Cornelius Sulla in the TNT miniseries "Juius Caesar" (lensed 2002)

Toured in stage production of "Camelot" when original star Richard Burton became ill; was supposed to spend eight weeks finishing up tour, but ultimately performed 20-25 weeks a year for five years; show took in over $92 million during its five years with

Bonus Trivia


Other songs besides "MacArthur Park" which Harris has recorded include "Didn't We" (1969) and "My Boy" (1971).


Harris set up a scholarship at the Universiy of Scranton in Pennsylvania in memory of his brother Dermot.


Harris fell ill in August 2002 after filming the second Harry Potter film, "The Chamber of Secrets," and went to a hospital suffering with a severe chest infection, He had been in University College Hospital, central London for two months, where he has had a course of chemotherapy for Hodgkin's disease. According to his agent Sharon Thomas Harris responded extremely well to the treatment.


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