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Richard Harris – MovieActors.com

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Harris in The Cassandra Crossing.

About Richard Harris (1930 – 2002)
Richard Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland. He grew up on a farm. As a youth, Richard excelled in rugby, and would've been good enough to play professionally, but he came down with TB, which didn't kill him, but crushed his dreams to play rugby.

However, his new love became the theatre, after seeing a production of Henry 1V. Richard followed through and studied at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

After several years on the London stage, Richard Harris made his movie debut in Alive And Kicking, in 1958.

Richard Harris married actress Elizabeth Rees in 1957. They had three sons: Damian Harris (director) and actors Jared and Tudor Jamie Harris. This marriage lasted until 1969. Richard married again, in 1974, to Ann Turkel, but they divorced in 1982.

Richards performance that got him noticed by everyone was the 1963 drama, This Sporting Life, a film role that earned him an Oscar nomination.

In 1985 Richard Harris was Knighted by Denmark.

Harris was awarded the 1990 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in HENRY IV.

In 1990 Richard earned a best actor Oscar nomination for his role in The Field.

Richard received the Sir Olivier Laurence Award after his acclaimed performances at the Royal National Theatre, London, England.

Richard Harris passed away on October 25, 2002 in London England from Hodgkin's disease. Richard died shortly before the U.S. premiere of Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002).

Richard Harris's notable movie credits include...

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002)
The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
The Pearl (2001)
Gladiator (2000)
Grizzly Falls (1999)
To Walk With Lions (1999)
The Barber Of Siberia (1998)
Upright Affair (1998)
This Is The Sea (1997)
Trojan Eddie (1996)
Savage Hearts (1996)
Cry, The Beloved Country (1995)
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Patriot Games (1992)
Unforgiven (1992)
King Of The Wind (1990)
The Field (1991)
The Wild Geese (1978)
Gulliver's Travels (1977)
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
The Return Of A Man Called Horse (1976)
Robin And Marian (1976)
99 And 44/100% Dead (1974)
Man In The Wilderness (1971)
Cromwell (1970)
A Man Called Horse (1970)
The Molly Maguires (1970)
Caprice (1967)
Camelot (1966)
The Heroes Of Telemark (1965)
Major Dundee (1965)
Red Desert (1964)
The Guns Of Navarone (1961)
The Long And The Short And The Tall (1960)
Shake Hands With The Devil (1959)

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Richard Harris in Patriot Games (1992).

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Richard Harris in
The Cassandra Crossing
(1976).


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Harris in
Robin And Marion (1976).


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Richard Harris in
Mutiny On The Bounty.



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Richard Harris in The Field (1991).

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Richard Harris in Unforgiven (1992).

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Harris in Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets.