Richard Harris (I) (1930–2002)


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Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family, one of nine children born to Mildred Josephine (nee Harty) and Ivan John Harris. He attended Crescent College, a Jesuit school, and was an excellent rugby player, with a strong passion for literature. Unfortunately, a bout of tuberculosis as a teenager ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Unforgiven English Bob
(1992)
Gladiator Marcus Aurelius
(2000)
Camelot King Arthur
(1967)
(2002)

Filmography

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 2004 Caesar (TV Mini-Series)
Lucius Cornelius Sulla
- Part 2 (2004) ... Lucius Cornelius Sulla
- Part 1 (2004) ... Lucius Cornelius Sulla
 2003 Kaena: The Prophecy
Opaz (English version, voice)
 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Albus Dumbledore
 2002 The Count of Monte Cristo
Abbe Faria
 2001 The Pearl
Dr. Karl
 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Albus Dumbledore
 2001 My Kingdom
Sandeman
 2000 The Apocalypse (TV Movie)
John
 2000 Gladiator
Marcus Aurelius
 1999 Grizzly Falls
Old Harry
 1999 To Walk with Lions
George Adamson
 1998 The Barber of Siberia
Makkreken (as Richard Kharris)
 1997 This Is the Sea
Old Man Jacobs
 1997 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Dom Frollo
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
Dr. Andreas Tork
 1996 Trojan Eddie
John Power
 1995 Divine Rapture (Short) (rumored)
 1995 The Great Kandinsky (TV Movie)
Ernest Kandinsky
 1995 Cry, the Beloved Country
James Jarvis
 1995 Savage Hearts
Sir Roger Foxley
 1993 Abraham (TV Mini-Series)
Abraham / God
- Part 1 (1993) ... Abraham
- Part 2 (1993) ... Abraham / God
 1993 Silent Tongue
Prescott Roe
 1992 Unforgiven
English Bob
 1992 Patriot Games
Paddy O'Neil
 1990 The Field
'Bull' McCabe
 1990 King of the Wind
King George II
 1989 Mack the Knife
Mr. Peachum
 1988 Strike Commando 2
Maj. Vic Jenkins
 1988 Maigret (TV Movie)
Jules Maigret
 1985 Martin's Day
Martin Steckert
 1983 Triumphs of a Man Called Horse
John Morgan - Man Called Horse
 1982 Camelot (TV Movie)
King Arthur
 1982 Highpoint
Lewis Kinney
 1981 Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid
Jason Ogilvy
 1981 Tarzan the Ape Man
James Parker
 1979 The Last Word
Danny Travis
 1979 Game for Vultures
David Swansey
 1979 Ravagers
Falk
 1978 The Wild Geese
Capt. Rafer Janders
 1977 Golden Rendezvous
John Carter
 1977 Orca
Captain Nolan
 1977 Gulliver's Travels
Lemuel Gulliver
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing
Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain
 1976 Robin and Marian
Richard the Lionheart / King Richard
 1976 Echoes of a Summer
Eugene Striden
 1974 Juggernaut
Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon
 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 Rhayader
 1970 The Hero
Eitan
 1970 Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell
 1970 A Man Called Horse
John Morgan
 1970 The Molly Maguires
Detective James McParlan
 1967 Caprice
Christopher White
 1967 Camelot
King Arthur
 1966 Hawaii
Capt. Rafer Hoxworth
 1965 The Heroes of Telemark
Knut Strand
 1965 Major Dundee
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen
 1965 I tre volti
Robert (segment "Gli amanti celebri")
 1964 Red Desert
Corrado Zeller
 1963 This Sporting Life
Frank Machin
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
Seaman John Mills
 1961 The Guns of Navarone
Squadron Leader Barnsby
 1961 Jungle Fighters
Cpl. Johnstone
 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 The Wreck of the Mary Deare
Lieutenant Higgins
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Terence O'Brien
 1958 Alive and Kicking
Lover
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- The Hasty Heart (1958)
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Dan Galvin
- Rest in Violence (1958) ... Dan Galvin
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Michael O'Riordan
- The Iron Harp (1958) ... Michael O'Riordan
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "King Arthur") in "Camelot" by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Apollo Victoria Theatre, London, England. 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' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I came to England first in 1954 looking for a bedsit, a room to sleep in while going to my academy. And outside the Earl's Court tube station there was a little tobacco-list and paper shop and they had a board. A glass-filled in board with rooms for rent. And I saw one for 13 shillings a week and it said, "No Irishmen or black need apply" and I took my jersey and I put it down over my hand and I ... See more »

Trivia:

In an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), he told a story about when he was a young actor playing Seyton in a theatrical production of "Macbeth." The lead actor was a real jerk to him, making constant demeaning references to Harris' Irish heritage. On opening night Harris couldn't take it anymore. In Act V, Macbeth turns to him and says, "Wherefore was that cry?" Harris ... See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice with Irish accent See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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