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Harris, Richard (I) Biography




biography of Harris, Richard (I)

Richard St. John Harris
1 October 1930, Limerick, Ireland
25 October 2002, Bloomsbury, London, England, UK (Hodgkin's disease)
6' 1"
A genuine star of cinema on screen and a fiery hell raiser off screen, Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family. He was an excellent rugby player and had a strong passion for literature. Unfortunately, a bout of tuberculosis as a teenager ended his aspirations to a rugby career, but he became fascinated with the theater and skipped a local dance one night to attend a performance of "Henry IV". He was hooked and went on to learn his craft at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, then spent several years in stage productions. He debuted on screen in _Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)_ (qv) and quickly scored regular work in films, including _The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)_ (qv), _A Terrible Beauty (1960)_ (qv) and a good role as a frustrated Australian bomber pilot in _The Guns of Navarone (1961)_ (qv). However, his breakthrough performance was as the quintessential "angry young man" in the sensational drama _This Sporting Life (1963)_ (qv), which scored him an Oscar nomination. He then appeared in the WW II commando tale _The Heroes of Telemark (1965)_ (qv) and in the 'Sam Peckinpah' (qv)-directed western _Major Dundee (1965)_ (qv). He next showed up in _Hawaii (1966)_ (qv) and played King Arthur in _Camelot (1967)_ (qv), a lackluster adaptation of the famous Broadway play. Better performances followed, among them a role as a reluctant police informer in _The Molly Maguires (1970)_ (qv) alongside Sir 'Sean Connery' (qv). Harris took the lead role in the violent western _A Man Called Horse (1970)_ (qv), which became something of a cult film and spawned two sequels. As the 1970s progressed, Harris continued to appear regularly on screen; however, the quality of the scripts varied from above average to woeful. His credits during this period included directing himself as an aging soccer player in the delightful _Bloomfield (1971)_ (qv); the western _The Deadly Trackers (1973)_ (qv); the big-budget "disaster" film _Juggernaut (1974)_ (qv); the strangely-titled crime film _99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)_ (qv); with Connery again in _Robin and Marian (1976)_ (qv); _Gulliver's Travels (1977)_ (qv); a part in the _Jaws (1975)_ (qv) ripoff _Orca (1977)_ (qv) and a nice turn as an ill-fated mercenary with 'Richard Burton (I)' (qv) and 'Roger Moore (I)' (qv) in the popular action film _The Wild Geese (1978)_ (qv). The 1980s kicked off with Harris appearing in the silly 'Bo Derek' (qv) vanity production _Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)_ (qv) and the remainder of the decade had him appearing in some very forgettable productions. However, the luck of the Irish was once again to shine on Harris' career and he scored rave reviews (and another Oscar nomination) for _The Field (1990)_ (qv). He then locked horns with 'Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) as an IRA sympathizer in _Patriot Games (1992)_ (qv) and got one of his best roles as gunfighter English Bob in the 'Clint Eastwood' (qv) western _Unforgiven (1992)_ (qv). Harris was firmly back in vogue and rewarded his fans with more wonderful performances in _Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)_ (qv); _Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)_ (qv); _The Great Kandinsky (1995) (TV)_ (qv) and _This Is the Sea (1997)_ (qv). Further fortune came his way with a strong performance in the blockbuster _Gladiator (2000)_ (qv) and he became known to an entirely new generation of film fans as Albus Dumbledore in the mega-successful _Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)_ (qv) and _Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)_ (qv). His final screen role was as "Lucius Sulla" in _Julius Caesar (2002) (TV)_ (qv). A diverse, vigorous and captivating actor, Richard Harris passed away from Hodgkin's Disease on October 25, 2002.
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-   'Ann Turkel' (qv) (7 June 1974 - 1982) (divorced)

-   'Elizabeth Rees' (qv) (9 February 1957 - 1969) (divorced); 3 children


-   A rebel in real life, a part he often portrayed on screen

-   In his later years he often played characters that speak in raspy whispers

-   Pale blue eyes


-   Was a pretty good rugby player in his day, still remembered in Limerick City for his tackling ability.

-   Father of director 'Damian Harris (I)' (qv), actors 'Jared Harris (I)' (qv), and 'Jamie Harris (I)' (qv).

-   He was a guest professor at the University of Scranton in the mid-1980s, teaching Theatre Arts courses.

-   Received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Scranton in 1987.

-   Joined the Knights of Malta (SMOM), despite his two divorces.

-   Harris, 'Peter O'Toole (I)' (qv), and 'Richard Burton (I)' (qv) were drinking buddies from the early 1970s till Burton's Death.

-   Was knighted by Denmark in 1985.

-   One of 9 children born to Limerick farmer Ivan Harris and his wife, the former Mildred Harty.

-   A bout with tuberculosis ended his ambition of becoming a professional rugby player.

-   Only agreed to take the part of Albus Dumbledor in _Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)_ (qv) after his then 11-year-old granddaughter threatened never to speak to him again if he didn't.

-   While still a student, he rented the tiny "off-West End" Irving Theatre in London and directed his own production of 'Clifford Odets' (qv)' "Winter Journey (The Country Girl)". The critics approved, but the production used up all his savings and he was forced to sleep in a coal cellar for six weeks.

-   His brother Dermot was married to actress 'Cassandra Harris (I)' (qv) and had two children. After his death she married 'Pierce Brosnan' (qv) and they became Brosnan's stepchildren.

-   Died shortly before the U.S. premiere of _Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)_ (qv).

-   He was awarded the 1990 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in Henry IV.

-   Following his death, many of his family members wanted friend 'Peter O'Toole (I)' (qv) to take the role of Albus Dumbledore in _Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)_ (qv).

-   Was cremated and his ashes were scattered at his home in the Bahamas

-   Both he and his fellow Irish actor (and close friend) 'Peter O'Toole (I)' (qv) appeared in versions of "Gulliver's Travels": Harris played the title character in the 1977 film version _Gulliver's Travels (1977)_ (qv) and O'Toole played the Emperor of Lilliput in the 1996 TV-film version _Gulliver's Travels (1996) (TV)_ (qv), where 'Ted Danson' (qv) played Gulliver.

-   Associate member of LAMDA.

-   Graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He was rejected by the Royal Adademy of Dramatic Art.

-   Member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford Upon Avon, England, since the early 1960s. His last appearance on the Swan stage (RSC main) was in the mid-1990s.

-   Received the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Award for his acclaimed performances at the Royal National Theatre, London, England.

-   Once said in an interview that he had a great fascination with authority figures and their use of power. During his career he portrayed King Arthur in _Camelot (1967)_ (qv); Oliver Cromwell in _Cromwell (1970)_ (qv); King Richard the Lionheart in _Robin and Marian (1976)_ (qv); Roman Emperor 'Marcus Aurelius (I)' (qv) in _Gladiator (2000)_ (qv) and Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films, _Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)_ (qv) and _Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)_ (qv).

-   An alcoholic, he gave up drinking completely in 1981 and returned to drinking Guinness a decade later.

-   It was his lifelong ambition to play Hamlet. He never did, although he referred to _This Sporting Life (1963)_ (qv) as his Hamlet and _The Field (1990)_ (qv) as his Lear. He later had one final attempt at an updated version of Lear with _My Kingdom (2001)_ (qv).

-   He and 'Patrick Bergin' (qv) were two of the only Irish actors to play Irishmen in _Patriot Games (1992)_ (qv).

-   Was friends with Sir 'Sean Connery' (qv).

-   Is one of only two actors to appear in two Best Picture winners from the 1990s. He appeared in 1992's Best Picture, _Unforgiven (1992)_ (qv), and 2000's Best Picture, _Gladiator (2000)_ (qv). The only other actor to do this was 'Ralph Fiennes' (qv), who appeared in _Schindler's List (1993)_ (qv) and _The English Patient (1996)_ (qv). Fiennes later followed Harris into the Harry Potter films.

-   Appears in _Patriot Games (1992)_ (qv) with 'James Fox (I)' (qv), whose niece is his daughter-in-law.

-   Well known for being a "method actor", Harris was once told that he would play the role of a filthy character, and so he went for a long time without bathing to fit in to the character better, much to the chagrin of his co-stars, who claimed that they could smell him coming a long way away.

-   He won the role of King Arthur in _Camelot (1967)_ (qv), the film version of 'Alan Jay Lerner' (qv) & 'Frederick Loewe' (qv)'s hit musical, after close friend and drinking buddy 'Richard Burton (I)' (qv), who had played Arthur in the original 1960 Broadway production, turned down an offer to reprise the role in the film. Burton had had a huge success with Lerner & Lowe's show, winning a 1961 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Harris later replaced Burton in the roadshow of the 1980 revival of the musical when Burton was unable to continue due to bursitis, a tour that ended up back on Broadway, with Harris as Arthur, in 1981.

-   Harris did not enjoy his first time in Hollywood making _The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)_ (qv). Production had to be halted several times due to the frequent illnesses of its star, 'Gary Cooper (I)' (qv). He turned down the role of Commodus in _The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)_ (qv) and was thirty-four when he starred in his first Hollywood movie, _Major Dundee (1965)_ (qv).

-   He spent the last 12 years of his life living in Room 758 at the world-famous Savoy Hotel in London. His room was located in the "Courtside" section of the hotel. It did have a view of the river, but not as fine a view as the "Hotel" section riverside rooms. He only had his room cleaned once a week and very rarely notified the hotel that he was out of his room, so they had to check his door ten times a day to see if his "Do Not Disturb" sign flipped around to say "Make Up My Room".

-   After giving up drinking alcohol for a time in the 1970s, Harris put a bottle of vodka in every room in his house in London. The temptation was huge but he didn't touch a drop.

-   Producers were initially reluctant to cast Harris as King Arthur in _Camelot (1967)_ (qv) due to his limited singing ability. Harris was cast after 'Richard Burton (I)' (qv), who had played the part on Broadway in 1961, demanded too much money. The Irish actor insisted on doing his own singing live and later enjoyed a successful pop career, touring America in 1972.

-   He enjoyed a friendly rivalry with English actor 'Oliver Reed (I)' (qv) during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Reed would often refer to himself as "Mr. England." When Harris would hear him saying that, he would then refer to himself as "Mr. Ireland.".

-   In his youth he was a fan of 'Marlon Brando' (qv), and could imitate or parody his performance in _On the Waterfront (1954)_ (qv) at the drop of a hat. However he did not get along with Brando while filming _Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)_ (qv) and blamed the American star's on-set behavior for the film going over budget and over schedule. During the 1960s he often criticized Brando's eccentric movie choices in interviews.

-   In 1979 he was diagnosed with hyperglycemia, a condition in which an excessive amount of glucose circulates in the blood plasma.

-   During the 1940s and early 1950s he went to see all the films of 'John Wayne (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Cooper (I)' (qv). Later, however, he described both actors as "pantomime cowboys". The westerns he made, like _Man Called Horse, A (1970)_, were decidedly revisionist in tone.

-   Befriended 'Russell Crowe' (qv) while filming _Gladiator (2000)_ (qv).

-   Was dyslexic.

-   While living in England, Harris popped out for milk and when seeing the paper he noticed that Young Munster were playing in Thomond Park, Co. Limerick, Harris got the next available flight to Ireland. He spent the following 3 weeks on a drinking binge. All was unknown at the time to his wife, who had no idea where he was. When he finally returned to England, he rang the doorbell of his house. His wife answered the door and before she had a chance to say anything, he said, "Well, why didn't you pay the ransom?".

-   Ex-father-in-law of actress 'Emilia Fox' (qv) and 'Annabel Brooks' (qv).

-   Turned down the role of Commodus in _The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)_ (qv), then went on to play Commodus' father Marcus Aurelius (who dies at his son's hands) in _Gladiator (2000)_ (qv).

-   In an interview on _"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962)_ (qv), Harris 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's 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 was supposed to reply, "The queen, my lord, is dead," after which Macbeth goes into his famous soliloquy about "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow." However, Harris decided instead to say, "Oh, don't worry. She's fine. She'll be up and about in ten minutes." He ruined the performance and was promptly fired.

-   He hated making _Caprice (1967)_ (qv) with 'Doris Day (I)' (qv) so much that he never watched the film.

-   By the time he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in August 2002 it was so advanced that there was no hope of recovery.

-   Uncle of actress 'Annabelle Wallis' (qv).

-   'Mickey Rourke' (qv) dedicated his 2009 BAFTA award for Best Actor to Harris calling him "a good friend, and great actor.".


-   Album: "MacArthur Park" (ABC Records), featuring Harris' "A Tramp Shining", written/produced by 'Jimmy Webb (I)' (qv)

-   Stage: Appeared (as "King Arthur") in "Camelot" on Broadway, 1967. Harris portrayed King Arthur in the Hit musical "Camelot" on Broadway in 1982 and London in 1983.

-   Founder of Excalibur Productions, a theatrical touring business.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "The King") in 'Luigi Pirandello' (qv)'s "Enrico Quarto" in London's West End, 1989.

-   Revised 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s Julius Caesar at the University of Scranton in 1988 (Playwright / Director / Actor). He titled his rewrite "Julius Caeser: A Work in Progress" and used primarily actors attending school at the University of Scanton (Harris played Caesar). He also used composer 'Terry James (I)' (qv) to score the play.

-   Trailer: In 002 he narrated a behind-the-scenes promotional trailer for the upcoming _Madre Teresa (2003) (TV)_ (qv), a biopic of 'Mother Teresa' (qv), starring 'Olivia Hussey' (qv).

-   Stage: Appeared (as "Sebastian Dangerfield") in "The Ginger Man" by 'J.P. Dunleavy (I)' (qv). At the Fortune Theatre, London and the Gaiety Theatre Dublin, 1959.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "Aksenti Ivanovitch") in "Diary of a Madman" by 'Nikolai Gogol' (qv). At the Royal Theatre Court, London 1963.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "King Arthur") in "Camelot" by 'Alan Jay Lerner' (qv) and 'Frederick Loewe' (qv). United States tour, 1981-82. Apollo Victoria Theatre, London, 1982. World wide tour including Japan and Australia, 1986.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "Henvy IV") in "Henry IV" by 'Luigi Pirandello' (qv). British Tour and Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1990. Won London Evening Standard Theater Award as Best Actor.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "Sgt. Collins" and "George") in "Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be" by Frank Norman and 'Lionel Bart' (qv). At the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London 1959.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "Malheureux") in "The Dutch Courtesan" by John Marston. At the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London 1959.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "Tommy Ledou") in "The Pier" by James Forsyth. At the Bristol Old Vic, 1958.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "Monsignor Gusman") in "And the Wind Blew" by 'Edgar da Rocha Miranda' (qv). At the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, 1957.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "George Bernard Shaw") in "Love and Lectures" (the 'George Bernard Shaw' (qv)-'Ellen Terry (I)' (qv) Letters). At the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, 1958.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "Paulino") in "Man, Beast & Virtue" by 'Luigi Pirandello' (qv). At the Theatre Royal, Stratford east and The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London 1958.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "Mick") in "You Won't Always Be at the Top" by Henry Chapman. At the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, 1957.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "Ross") in "Macbeth" by 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv). At the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London; Zurich and Moscow tour also 1957.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "Micksar") in "The Quare Fellow" by 'Brendan Behan' (qv). At the Comedy Theatre, London, 1956.

-   Stage: Directed "Winter Journey" (based on "The Country Girl") by 'Clifford Odets' (qv). At the Irving Theatre London, 1956.

-   Stage: Appeared (as "Sebastian") in "Easter" by 'August Strindberg' (qv). At the Playhouse in Limerick, 1947.

-   Book: "I, in the Membership of My Days", book of poems, 1973.

-   Single: "MacArthur Park", went to #1 in the US, #5 in the UK, 1968.

-   Album: Read 'Kahlil Gibran' (qv)'s poetry work "The Prophet" with orchestral and choir backup (Atlantic / WEA).

-   Stage: Appeared (as "King Arthur") in "Camelot" in London, England, 1983.

-   (1956) He acted in Arthur Miller's play, "A View from the Bridge," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Anthony Quayle, Mary Ure, Ian Bannen, Megs Jenkins, Michael Gwynn, and Brian Bedford in the cast. Peter Brook was director.

-   (August 24,1946) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Measure for Measure," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with David King-Wood, Paul Scofield, Donald Sinden, Ruth Lodge, John Harrison, Myles Eason, and Douglas Seale in the cast. McMullan was director.

-   (1982) He acted in 'Alan Jay Lerner' (qv) and 'Frederick Loewe' (qv)'s musical, "Camelot", at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London, England with 'Fiona Fullerton' (qv) and 'William Squire' (qv) in the cast.


-   Michael Feeney Callan. _Richard Harris: a sporting life._ London, England: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, 1990.

-   Gus Smith. _Richard Harris: actor by accident._ Oxford, England: Isis, 1990. ISBN 1-85089-521-x


-   There are too many prima donnas in this business and not enough action.

-   I'm not interested in reputation or immortality or things like that...I don't care what I'm remembered for. I don't care if I'm remembered. I don't care if I'm not remembered. I don't care why I'm remembered. I genuinely don't care.

-   No one gave me anything. I fought TB, I fought the devil. But I made people laugh. I don't want immortality. I've lived it all. I've done it all.

-   No one trusts me any more. I spent half the movie [_Maigret (1988) (TV)_ (qv)] arguing with people and I was accused of causing big on-set rows. But what they won't tell you is I fought for [author 'Georges Simenon' (qv)]. I fought for the maintenance of quality. I don't believe in lying down on the job. I've seen these so-called "nice" actors. Very able fellows like 'Ian McKellen' (qv) and 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv). But they're like bank managers. So sweet and careful. Who needs them? We are suffering a plague of good taste. Give me 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv) and 'Mickey Rourke' (qv) any day. They project danger. That's what makes acting - and life - interesting.

-   [his response to hearing he had been Oscar nominated for _This Sporting Life (1963)_ (qv)] I've struck a blow for the Irish rebellion!

-   I would give up all the accolades - people have occasionally written and said nice things - of my showbiz career to play just once for the senior Munster team. I will never win an Oscar now, but even if I did I would swap it instantly for one sip of champagne from the Heineken Cup.

-   Someone asked me once "What is the difference between 'Tom Cruise' (qv) now and you when you were a major star?" I said there is a great difference. Look at a photograph of me from the old days and I'm going to one of my film premieres with a bottle of vodka in my hand. Tom Cruise has a bottle of Evian water. That's the difference - a bottle of Evian water.

-   What I hate about our business today is the elitism. So-called stars ride in private jets and have bodyguards and dietitians and beauticians. 'Tom Cruise' (qv) is a midget and he has eight bodyguards all 6 feet 10, which makes him even more diminutive. It's an absolute joke.

-   I can see the difficulties of making a movie. Directors and producers have to put up with a lot of rubbish from temperamental actors.

-   [on his _Major Dundee (1965)_ (qv) co-star 'Charlton Heston' (qv)'] Heston's the only man who could drop out of a cubic moon, he's so square. The trouble with him is he doesn't think he's a hired actor, like the rest of us. He thinks he's the entire production. He used to sit there in the mornings and clock us with a stopwatch.

-   [upon being carried out on a stretcher from the Savoy Hotel, to people entering the hotel] It was the food!

-   I was a sinner. I slugged some people. I hurt many people. And it's true, I never looked back to see the casualties.

-   [on playing Professor Dumbledore] I'll keep doing it as long as I enjoy it, my health holds out and they still want me. But the chances of all three of those factors remaining constant are pretty slim.

-   I feel most alive when I'm working on a film.

-   I hate movies. They're a waste of time. I could be in a pub having more fun talking to idiots rather than sitting down and watching idiots perform.

-   I consider a great part of my career a total failure. I went after the wrong things - got caught in the 60s. I picked pictures that were way below my talent. Just to have fun.

-   I made films I did not want to see, I took planes to places I didn't want to visit, I bought houses I didn't live in. I was numb, and it didn't seem to matter. (2000)

-   Actors take themselves so seriously. 'Samuel Beckett' (qv) is important, 'James Joyce (I)' (qv) is - they left something behind them. But even 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) is totally unimportant. Acting is actually very simple, but actors try to elevate it to an art.

-   If ever I was miscast in my life, it was in the role of husband. I was the worst husband in the world.

-   When I'm in trouble, I'm an Irishman. When I turn in a good performance, I'm an Englishman.

-   [on his life] I wish I could remember it.

-   [on turning seventy] I can be eccentric now and get away with it.

-   I have no friends in this business. I don't go to their clubs, don't go to their hangouts and don't mix at all. I am part of the business but I am apart from it. If anyone ever asks my advice, I tell them, 'Don't take yourself too seriously.'

-   When I worked with 'Julie Andrews (I)' (qv), I think I experienced the greatest hate I ever had for any human being.

-   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 thirteen 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 put my hand right through the glass and I took it out and I kept it for the rest of my life. That's how we were treated here in 1954. That would cause me grievance. That would cause me anger.


-   "The Times Magazine" (UK), 27 May 2000, Vol. 5, Iss. 22, pg. 40-41+43-44, by: A lion among men, "Daphne Lockyer"

-   "NME" (UK), 29 March 1997, pg. 24, by: Johnny Dee, "The Blast of the Famous International Playboy"

-   "Premiere" (USA), January 1996, Vol. 9, Iss. 5, pg. 46, by: Oliver Jones

-   "Empire" (UK), 1994, Iss. 64, pg. 52-53, by: Joshua Mooney

-   "Playgirl" (USA), November 1973, Vol. 1, Iss. 6, pg. 52-55, by: Sandra Shevey, "Richard Harris, An interview"

-   "Ciné-Revue" (Belgium), 22 February 1968, Vol. 48, Iss. 8, pg. 5, "Richard Harris, croyez-vous à l'astrologie?"


-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 3 January 2003, Vol. 1, Iss. 689, pg. 37, by: Bo Derek, "In Memoriam 2002"

-   "Premiere" (USA), January 2003, Vol. 16, Iss. 5, pg. 28, by: Glenn Kenny, "Richard Harris (1930-2002)"

-   "TV Guide" (USA), 28 December 2002, Vol. 50, Iss. 52, pg. 38, by: staff, "Tribute 2002"

-   "The Independent" (UK), 20 November 2002, by: Miles Kington, "Hellraiser at the crease"

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 18 November 2002, Vol. 1, Iss. 681, pg. 16, by: Scott Brown, "Leagcy: A Sporting Life"

-   "Hello!" (UK), 12 November 2002, Iss. 739, pg. 98-101, by: Juliet Herd, "The life of times of one of Hollywood's original rebels"

-   "The Independent" (UK), 10 November 2002, by: James Morrison, "Richard Harris 'swansong' role tipped for Oscar"

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 8 November 2002, Iss. 681, pg. 16, by: Scott Brown, "A Sporting Life"

-   "The Independent" (UK), 28 October 2002, by: Alan Strachan, "Richard Harris: Hell-raising actor capable of mesmeric, deeply affecting performances on stage and screen"

-   "The Guardian" (UK), 28 October 2002, by: Ronald Bergan, "Richard Harris"

-   "The Times" (UK), 28 October 2002, by: Anonymous, "Richard Harris"

-   "The Guardian" (UK), 26 October 2002, by: Fiachra Gibbons, "Actor Richard Harris dies aged 72"

-   "The New York Times" (USA), 26 October 2002, by: Richard Severo, "Richard Harris, Versatile And Volatile Star, 72, Dies"

-   "TV Guia" (Portugal), 1997, Iss. 946, pg. 86

-   "Neue Post" (Germany), 10 January 1992, Iss. 3, pg. 60, "Mutterliebe"


-   "TVFilm" (Netherlands), 19 December 2009, Vol. 26, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

-   "Playboy" (USA), November 1980, Vol. 27, Iss. 11, pg. 181, by: Arthur Knight, "Sex In Cinema 1980"

-   "Cinema X" (UK), 1970, Vol. 2, Iss. 10, pg. 4, "Flash : Luck of the Irish"

-   "Le Nouveau Cinémonde" (France), 15 November 1966, Iss. 1667, pg. 23, by: Kira Appel, "Hollywood Boulevard"


-   "Premiere" (USA), November 2001

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  25. "Bette" (2000) {True Story (#1.11)}
  26. "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" (2001) {(#1.2)}
  27. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(2001-11-14)}
  28. Gladiator (2000)
  29. Hellraisers (2000) (TV)
  30. "HBO First Look" (1992) {Gladiator (#7.7)}
  31. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends (1999) (TV)
  32. Grizzly Falls (1999)
  33. To Walk with Lions (1999)
  34. Sibirskiy tsiryulnik (1998)
  35. Upright Affair (1998)
  36. Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
  37. The Hunchback (1997) (TV)
  38. This Is the Sea (1997)
  39. "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993) {(1997-02-15)}
  40. "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) {(1997-02-12)}
  41. Savage Hearts (1996)
  42. Trojan Eddie (1996)
  43. Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
  44. The Great Kandinsky (1995) (TV)
  45. The 16th Annual CableACE Awards (1994) (TV)
  46. "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) {(1994-01-17)}
  47. "Omnibus" (1967) {Joan Littlewood's Lovely War}
  48. Abraham (1993) (TV)
  49. Silent Tongue (1993)
  50. The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV)
  51. Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
  52. "Hollywood U.K." (1993) {Northern Lights (#1.1)}
  53. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#2.212)}
  54. Clint Eastwood on Westerns (1992) (TV)
  55. Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven' (1992) (TV)
  56. Patriot Games (1992)
  57. The Secret World of Spying (1992) (TV)
  58. Unforgiven (1992)
  59. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1992-05-20)}
  60. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1992-05-22)}
  61. The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards (1991) (TV)
  62. The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1991) (TV)
  63. The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991) (TV)
  64. The American Film Institute Salute to Kirk Douglas (1991) (TV)
  65. "One on One with John Tesh" (1991) {(#1.73)}
  66. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1991-12-06)}
  67. King of the Wind (1990)
  68. The Evening Standard Drama Awards (1990) (TV)
  69. The Field (1990)
  70. "Aspel & Company" (1984) {(#7.7)}
  71. "This Is Your Life" (1969) {Richard Harris (#22.4)}
  72. "Wogan" (1982) {(1990-07-27)}
  73. Mack the Knife (1989)
  74. Lerner and Loewe: Broadway's Last Romantics (1988) (TV)
  75. Maigret (1988) (TV)
  76. Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute (1988) (TV)
  77. Trappola diabolica (1988)
  78. "Aspel & Company" (1984) {(#5.10)}
  79. "Parkinson One to One" (1987) {(#2.8)}
  80. "The Media Show" (1987) {(#2.2)}
  81. "The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross" (1987) {(#2.3)}
  82. Josh, the Logan Legend (1986)
  83. Martin's Day (1985)
  84. Triumphs of a Man Called Horse (1983)
  85. Camelot (1982) (TV)
  86. Highpoint (1982)
  87. The Royal Variety Performance 1982 (1982) (TV)
  88. Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)
  89. Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid (1981)
  90. "Good Morning America" (1975) {(1981-11-02)}
  91. Night of One Hundred Stars (1980) (TV)
  92. Game for Vultures (1979)
  93. It'll Be Alright on the Night 2 (1979) (TV)
  94. Ravagers (1979)
  95. The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards (1979) (TV)
  96. The Last Word (1979)
  97. The Wild Geese (1978)
  98. Golden Rendezvous (1977)
  99. Gulliver's Travels (1977)
  100. Orca (1977)
  101. Echoes of a Summer (1976)
  102. Robin and Marian (1976)
  103. The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
  104. The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
  105. 99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)
  106. Juggernaut (1974)
  107. "The Mike Douglas Show" (1961) {(1974-01-07)}
  108. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1974-12-12)}
  109. Burt Bacharach in Shangri-La (1973) (TV)
  110. The Deadly Trackers (1973)
  111. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1973-10-30)}
  112. The 14th Annual Grammy Awards (1972) (TV)
  113. The 44th Annual Academy Awards (1972) (TV)
  114. "The Dave Cash Radio Show" (1972) {(#1.2)}
  115. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1972-02-21)}
  116. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1972-03-30)}
  117. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1972-08-02)}
  118. Bloomfield (1971)
  119. Festival europäischer Schlager (1971) (TV)
  120. Man in the Wilderness (1971)
  121. The Snow Goose (1971) (TV)
  122. "The David Frost Show" (1969) {(#4.50)}
  123. "The Dick Cavett Show" (1968) {(1971-05-12)}
  124. A Man Called Horse (1970)
  125. An Toileanach a Dfhill (1970)
  126. Cromwell (1970)
  127. The Molly Maguires (1970)
  128. "The David Frost Show" (1969) {(#2.214)}
  129. "The Dick Cavett Show" (1968) {(1970-06-05)}
  130. "The Dick Cavett Show" (1968) {(1970-10-27)}
  131. "The Merv Griffin Show" (1962) {(1970-06-03)}
  132. "The Mike Douglas Show" (1961) {(1970-03-13)}
  133. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1970-06-01)}
  134. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1970-10-22)}
  135. "The Joey Bishop Show" (1967) {(#3.111)}
  136. "The Joey Bishop Show" (1967) {(#3.116)}
  137. "The Mike Douglas Show" (1961) {(1969-03-04)}
  138. Here's Peggy Fleming (1968) (TV)
  139. "Dee Time" (1967) {(#1.105)}
  140. "Once More with Felix" (1967) {(#2.1)}
  141. "The Dick Cavett Show" (1968) {(#1.10)}
  142. "The Don Rickles Show" (1968) {(#1.3)}
  143. "The Hollywood Palace" (1964) {(#6.4)}
  144. "The Joey Bishop Show" (1967) {(#3.19)}
  145. "Toast of the Town" (1948) {(#21.33)}
  146. "Toast of the Town" (1948) {(#21.39)}
  147. Camelot (1967)
  148. Caprice (1967)
  149. The 39th Annual Academy Awards (1967) (TV)
  150. The Circle (1967)
  151. The Story of Camelot (1967)
  152. "The Joey Bishop Show" (1967) {(#1.35)}
  153. Hawaii (1966)
  154. The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
  155. "Cinema" (1964) {Richard Harris}
  156. "The Eamonn Andrews Show" (1964) {(#2.25)}
  157. "The Milton Berle Show" (1966) {(#1.1)}
  158. I tre volti (1965)
  159. Major Dundee (1965)
  160. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
  161. "Cinépanorama" (1956) {(1965-03-25)}
  162. "Cinépanorama" (1956) {(1965-03-27)}
  163. "The Eamonn Andrews Show" (1964) {(#2.8)}
  164. "The Eamonn Andrews Show" (1964) {(#2.9)}
  165. Alive and Kicking (1964)
  166. Il deserto rosso (1964)
  167. This Sporting Life (1963)
  168. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
  169. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  170. The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961)
  171. A Terrible Beauty (1960)
  172. "Armchair Theatre" (1956) {Come in Razor Red (#3.75)}
  173. "Art Carney Special" (1959) {Victory (#1.8)}
  174. Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)
  175. The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
  176. "ITV Play of the Week" (1955) {The Iron Harp (#3.28)}
  177. "ITV Television Playhouse" (1955) {Rest in Violence (#4.2)}
  178. "The DuPont Show of the Month" (1957) {The Hasty Heart (#2.4)}

Movies Directed

  1. Bloomfield (1971)

Written

  1. Bloomfield (1971) (additional material)

Movies Produced

  1. Echoes of a Summer (1976) (executive producer)
  2. The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976) (executive producer)
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