Richard Harris

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Richard Harris

Irish actor, singer-songwriter, theatrical producer, film director and writeradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1930.

Countries: United States (38%), United Kingdom (35%), Ireland (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Harry Potter (film series), Alec Guinness, Richard Burton

Linked to: Crescent College, Central School of Speech and Drama, Munster Schools Junior Cup, Munster Schools Rugby Senior Cup

 

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Richard Harris was born in 1930 add something


1938

J. Robert Oppenheimer - There she married Richard Harrison, a physician and medical researcher, in 1938.


1956

He began getting roles in West End theatre productions, starting with The Quare Fellow in 1956, a transfer from the Theatre Workshop. add something


1957

In 1957, he married Elizabeth Rees-Williams, the daughter of David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore. add something

 

Elizabeth Rees-Williams - She married Richard Harris in 1957, whom she had three biological sons with


1958

Harris made his movie debut in 1958 in the film Alive and Kicking, and played the lead role in The Ginger Man in the West End in 1959. add something


1960

Hey Jude - The only other chart-topping song worldwide in the 1960s that ran over seven minutes was "MacArthur Park", written by Jimmy Webb and performed by Richard Harris


1963

For his role, Harris won the award for best actor in 1963 at the Cannes Film Festival. add something

 

Harris's first starring role was in the movie This Sporting Life in 1963, as the bitter young coal miner, Frank Machin, who becomes an acclaimed rugby league football player. add something


1965

Major Dundee - "'Major Dundee"' is a 1965 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim_Hutton, and James Coburn


1966

In 1966, Harris starred as Cain in John Huston's film The Bible: In the Beginning. add something


1968

It topped several music sales charts in Europe during the summer of 1968. add something


1969

A second album, with music mostly composed by Webb, The Yard Went on Forever, was published in 1969. add something


1970

Harris was a vocal supporter of the IRA from the early 1970s until they carried out the Harrods bombing in 1983, after which he disavowed them. add something

 

Capitol Records - Capitol tried to strike gold again with another spoken word album, one made from the 1970 film "Cromwell", starring Richard Harris and Alec Guinness, but neither the film nor album were successful

 

Stratford Johns - Johns appeared as President of the Council Bradshaw in the 1970 *award-winning film "Cromwell" with Richard Harris in the role of Cromwell and Sir Alec Guinness as King Charles 1st


1971

Harris starred in the Man in the Wilderness in 1971, the Juggernaut in 1974, in 1976 in The Cassandra Crossing, along with the actresses Sophia Loren and Ava Gardner, and in a B-movie, Orca, in 1977. add something


1973

In 1973, Harris published a widely-acclaimed book of poetry, I, In The Membership Of My Days, which was later re-published as an audio recording of his reading his own poems. add something


1974

Juggernaut (1974 film) - "'Juggernaut"' is a 1974 British crime suspense film starring Richard Harris, Omar_Sharif and Anthony Hopkins

 

Juggernaut (1974 film) - Originally Bryan Forbes was to direct with Simmons producing and Richard Harris to star, with the film going to start in January 1974


1976

The Cassandra Crossing - "'The Cassandra Crossing"' is a 1976 Italian-British disaster/thriller film directed by George Pan Cosmatos and starring Richard Harris, Sophia_Loren, Martin Sheen, Burt Lancaster, Lee Strasberg, Ava Gardner and O. J. Simpson about an infected Swedish terrorist who plagues a train's passengers as they head to a derelict arch bridge


1977

Pierce Brosnan - Brosnan met Australian actress Cassandra Harris through David Harris, one of Richard Harris' nephews, in 1977, shortly after he left drama school


1978

He gave up drugs after almost dying from a cocaine overdose in 1978. add something

 

Erwin C. Dietrich - The cast included Richard Harris, Roger_Moore, Richard Burton, and Hardy Kr├╝ger did its share; the movie was seen by 4 million movie-goers in Germany alone and advanced to become a huge blockbuster in 1978, ultimately winning the "Goldene Leinwand" *award


1981

Harris was a longtime alcoholic until he became a teetotaler in 1981, although he did resume drinking Guinness a decade later. add something


1982

Fiona Fullerton - In 1982, she starred on the West End stage as Guinevere in the musical "Camelot", alongside Richard Harris


1987

In November 1987, Harris began a brief tenure as a visiting professor at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, a Jesuit university in Scranton, Pennsylvania. add something

 

Robert Cuccioli - Cuccioli starred as Lancelot de Lac in U.S. and Canadian national tours of "Camelot" in 1987, with Richard Harris


1989

In 1989, Harris played the beggar King J.J. Peachum in Mack the Knife, the third screen adaptation of The Threepenny Opera. add something


1990

The campaign succeeded, and the movie version of The Field was released in 1990. add something

 

Sean Bean - In 1990, Bean co-starred with Richard Harris in Jim Sheridan's adaption of the John B. Keane play, "The Field"; in 1990, his role as the journalist Anton in "Windprints" examined the difficult problems of apartheid in South Africa


1992

In 1992, Harris had a supporting but memorable role in the film Patriot Games, as an Irish-American radical. add something

 

Clint Eastwood - In 1992 Eastwood revisited the western genre in the self-directed film Unforgiven, where he played an aging ex-gunfighter long past his prime opposite Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, and his girlfriend Frances Fisher.


1996

Pecker Dunne - He performed alongside Richard Harris and Stephen Rea in the 1996 feature film "Trojan Eddie"


1999

In 1999, Harris starred in the film To Walk With Lions. add something

 

John Michie - In 1999 John starred alongside Richard Harris in "To Walk with Lions", a film based on the life of George Adamson


2001

In an interview with the Toronto Star in 2001, Harris expressed his concern that his association with the Harry Potter movies would outshine the rest of his career. add something

 

King Lear - The play was again adapted to the world of gangsters in Don Boyd's 2001 "My Kingdom", a version which differs from all others in commencing with the Lear character, Sandeman, played by Richard Harris, in a loving relationship with his wife


2002

After Gladiator, Harris gained further fame playing the supporting role of Albus Dumbledore in the first two of the Harry Potter films, and as Abbe Faria in Kevin Reynolds' 2002 film adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo. add something

 

Richard Harris died in 2002 add something

 

Harris died of Hodgkin's Lymphoma on 25 October 2002, aged 72, two and a half weeks before the American premiere of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. add something


2004

Michael Gambon - In 2004, he began playing Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts's headmaster in the third installment of J. K. Rowling's franchise, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", taking over the role after the death of Richard Harris


2005

Emilia Fox - In July 2005, she married British actor Jared Harris, the son of the Irish actor Richard Harris


2006

On 30 September 2006, Manuel Di Lucia, of Kilkee, County Clare, a long-time friend, organized a bronze life-size statue of Richard Harris, at the age of eighteen, playing racquetball. add something

 

On 30 September 2006, Manuel Di Lucia, of Kilkee, County Clare, a long-time friend, organised a bronze life-size statue of Richard Harris, at the age of eighteen, playing racquetball add something


2008

Gabriel Byrne - Upon his return to theatre in 2008, he appeared as King Arthur in "Camelot" with the New York Philharmonic from 7 to 10 May, following the footsteps of veteran actors Richard Burton and Richard Harris


 

At the 2009 BAFTAs, Mickey Rourke dedicated his Best Actor award to Harris, calling him a "good friend, and great actor add something


2013

In 2013, actor Zeb Moore founded the annual Richard Harris International Film Festival add something


2019

On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Richard Harris among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something