The Info List - Richard Harris

Richard St John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor and singer. He appeared on stage and in many films, appearing as Frank Machin in This Sporting Life, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, King Arthur
King Arthur
in the 1967 film Camelot and the subsequent 1981 revival of the show. He played an aristocrat and prisoner in A Man Called Horse (1970), a gunfighter in Clint Eastwood's Western film Unforgiven
(1992), Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
in Gladiator (2000), and Albus Dumbledore
Albus Dumbledore
in the first two Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). Harris had a number one hit in Australia and Canada and a top ten hit in the United Kingdom and United States with his 1968 recording of Jimmy Webb's song "MacArthur Park".


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early supporting roles 2.2 This Sporting Life 2.3 Peak of stardom: Camelot, A Man Called Horse, Cromwell 2.4 Singing career 2.5 1970s 2.6 Action star 2.7 Camelot again 2.8 The Field

3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Memorials 6 Awards and nominations

6.1 Academy Awards 6.2 Golden Globes 6.3 Cannes 6.4 Golden Raspberry Awards 6.5 Grammy Awards 6.6 Moscow Film Festival

7 Filmography 8 Discography

8.1 Albums 8.2 Singles 8.3 CD releases and compilations

9 See also 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

Early life[edit] Harris was born October 1, 1930, in Limerick: his siblings included Patrick Ivan (1929–2008), Noel William Michael (1932–1996), Diarmid (Dermot, 1939–1985), and William George Harris (1942–2007).[2][3] His niece is actress Annabelle Wallis. He was schooled by the Jesuits at Crescent College: a talented rugby player, he appeared on several Munster Junior and Senior Cup teams for Crescent, and played for Garryowen.[4] Harris' athletic career was cut short when he caught tuberculosis in his teens. He remained an ardent fan of the Munster Rugby
Munster Rugby
and Young Munster
Young Munster
teams until his death, attending many of their matches, and there are numerous stories of japes at rugby matches with actors and fellow rugby fans Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton. After recovering from tuberculosis, Harris moved to Britain, wanting to become a director. He could not find any suitable training courses, and enrolled in the London
Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) to learn acting. He had failed an audition at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and had been rejected by the Central School of Speech and Drama, because they felt he was too old at 24.[5] While still a student, he rented the tiny "off-West End" Irving Theatre, and there directed his own production of Clifford Odets' play Winter Journey (The Country Girl). This show was a critical success, but was a financial failure, and he lost all his savings in this venture.[citation needed] As a result, Harris ended up temporarily homeless, sleeping in a coal cellar for six weeks. Accounts of his contemporaries from his hometown of Limerick, however, indicate that he may have exaggerated these stories somewhat and that he actually stayed with a few aunts, sleeping on their living room sofas.[citation needed] After completing his studies at the Academy, he joined Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop. He began getting roles in West End theatre productions, starting with The Quare Fellow in 1956, a transfer from the Theatre Workshop. He spent nearly a decade in obscurity, learning his profession on stages throughout the UK.[6] Career[edit] Early supporting roles[edit] Harris made his film debut in 1959 in the film Alive and Kicking, and played the lead role in The Ginger Man in the West End in 1959. His second film was shot in Ireland, a small role as a freedom fighter in Shake Hands with the Devil (1959), supporting James Cagney. It was directed by Michael Anderson who offered Harris a role in his next movie, The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959), shot in Hollywood. Harris hated it so much that he refused to return there for several years, turning down the role of Commodus
in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964).[citation needed] Harris played another IRA freedom fighter in A Terrible Beauty (1960), alongside Robert Mitchum. He had a memorable bit part in the film The Guns of Navarone (1961) as a Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force
pilot who reports that blowing up the "bloody guns" of the island of Navarone is impossible by an air raid. He had a larger part in The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961), playing a British soldier; Harris clashed with Laurence Harvey
Laurence Harvey
during filming. For his role in the film Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), despite being virtually unknown to film audiences, Harris reportedly insisted on third billing, behind Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
and Marlon Brando. He did not get along at all with Brando during filming. This Sporting Life[edit] Harris' first starring role was in the film This Sporting Life (1963), as a bitter young coal miner, Frank Machin, who becomes an acclaimed rugby league football player. It was based on the novel by David Storey and directed by Lindsay Anderson. For his role, Harris won Best Actor in 1963 at the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
and an Academy Award nomination. Harris followed this with a leading role in the Italian film, Michelangelo Antonioni's Il Deserto Rosso (Red Desert, 1964). This won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Harris received an offer to support Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
in a British war film, The Heroes of Telemark
The Heroes of Telemark
(1965), directed by Anthony Mann, playing a Norwegian resistance leader. He then went to Hollywood to support Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
in Sam Peckinpah's Major Dundee
Major Dundee
(1965), as an Irish immigrant who became a Confederate cavalryman during the American Civil War. He played Cain
in John Huston's film The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966). More successful at the box office was Hawaii (1966), which Harris starred alongside Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
and Max Von Sydow. As a change of pace, he was the romantic lead in a Doris Day
Doris Day
spy spoof comedy, Caprice (1967), directed by Frank Tashlin. Peak of stardom: Camelot, A Man Called Horse, Cromwell[edit] Harris next performed the role of King Arthur
King Arthur
in the film adaptation of the musical play Camelot (1967). He continued to appear on stage in this role for many years, including a successful Broadway run in 1981–82. In The Molly Maguires (1970), he played James McParland, the detective who infiltrates the title organisation, headed by Sean Connery. It was a box office flop. However A Man Called Horse (1970), with Harris in the title role, an 1825 English aristocrat who is captured by Indians, was a major success. He played the title role in the film Cromwell in 1970 opposite Alec Guinness
as King Charles I of England. That year British exhibitors voted him the 9th most popular star at the UK box office.[7] Singing career[edit] Harris recorded several albums of music, one of which, A Tramp Shining, included the seven-minute hit song "MacArthur Park" (Harris insisted on singing the lyric as "MacArthur's Park").[8] This song was written by Jimmy Webb, and it reached number 2 on the American Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
chart. It also topped several music sales charts in Europe during the summer of 1968. "MacArthur Park" sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[9] A second album, also consisting entirely of music composed by Webb, The Yard Went on Forever, was released in 1969.[10] 1970s[edit] In 1971 Harris starred in a BBC
TV film adaptation "The Snow Goose", from a screenplay by Paul Gallico. It won a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Movie made for TV and was nominated for both a BAFTA
and an Emmy.[11] and was shown in the U.S. as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame. He made his directorial debut with Bloomfield (1971) and starred in Man in the Wilderness
Man in the Wilderness
(1971) a revisionist Western based on the Hugh Glass story. Action star[edit] Harris starred in a Western for Samuel Fuller, Riata, which stopped production several weeks into filming. The project was re-assembled with a new director and cast, except for Harris, who returned: The Deadly Trackers (1973). In 1973, Harris published a book of poetry, I, In the Membership of My Days, which was later reissued in part in an audio LP format, augmented by self-penned songs such as "I Don't Know." Harris starred in two thrillers: 99 and 44/100% Dead
99 and 44/100% Dead
(1974), with John Frankenheimer, and Juggernaut (1974), for Richard Lester. In Echoes of a Summer (1976) he played the father of a young girl with a terminal illness. He had a cameo as Richard the Lionheart
Richard the Lionheart
in Robin and Marian (1976), for Lester, then was in The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976). Harris led the all-star cast in the train disaster film, The Cassandra Crossing (1976). He played Gulliver in the part-animated Gulliver's Travels (1977) and was reunited with Michael Anderson in Orca (1977), battling a killer whale. He appeared in another action film, Golden Rendezvous
Golden Rendezvous
(1977), based on a novel by Alistair Maclean, shot in South Africa. Harris was sued by the film's producer for his drinking; Harris counter-sued for defamation and the matter settled out of court.[12] Golden Rendezvous
Golden Rendezvous
was a flop but The Wild Geese
The Wild Geese
(1978), where Harris played one of several mercenaries, was a big success outside America.[13] Ravagers (1979) was more action, set in a post-apocalyptic world. Game for Vultures
Game for Vultures
(1979) was set in Rhodesia and shot in South Africa. In Hollywood he appeared in a comedy, The Last Word (1979), then supported Bo Derek
Bo Derek
in Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981). He made a film in Canada, Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid (1981), a drama about impotence. He followed it with another Canadian film, Highpoint, a movie so bad it was not released for several years. Camelot again[edit] Harris' career was revived by his success on stage in Camelot. His film work during this period included: Triumphs of a Man Called Horse (1983), Martin's Day
Martin's Day
(1985), Strike Commando 2
Strike Commando 2
(1988), King of the Wind (1990) and Mack the Knife (1990) (a film version of The Threepenny Opera in which he played J.J. Peachum ) plus the TV film version of Maigret, opposite Barbara Shelley. This indicated declining popularity which Harris told his biographer, Michael Feeney Callan, he was "utterly reconciled to". The Field[edit] In June 1989, director Jim Sheridan cast Harris in the lead role in The Field, written by the esteemed Irish playwright John B. Keane. The lead role of "Bull" McCabe was to be played by former Abbey Theatre actor Ray McAnally. When McAnally died suddenly on 15 June 1989, Harris was offered the McCabe role. The Field was released in 1990 and earned Harris his second Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He lost to Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
for Reversal of Fortune. In 1992, Harris had a supporting role in the film Patriot Games, as a fundraiser for the Provisional Irish Republican Army
Provisional Irish Republican Army
(PIRA). He had good roles in Unforgiven
(1992), Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
(1993) and Silent Tongue
Silent Tongue
(1994). He played the title role in Abraham (1994) and had the lead in Cry, the Beloved Country (1995). A lifelong supporter of Jesuit education principles,[14] Harris established a friendship with University of Scranton
University of Scranton
President Rev. J. A. Panuska[15][16] and raised funds for a scholarship for Irish students established in honour of his brother and manager, Dermot, who had died the previous year of a heart attack.[15][16] He chaired acting workshops and cast the university's production of Julius Caesar in November 1987. Over several years in the late 1980s, Harris worked with Irish author Michael Feeney Callan
Michael Feeney Callan
on his biography, which was published by Sidgwick & Jackson in 1990. Harris appeared in two films which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. First, as the gunfighter "English Bob" in the Western Unforgiven
(1992); second, as the Roman Emperor
Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
in Ridley Scott's Gladiator (2000). He also played a lead role alongside James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
in the Darrell Roodt film adaptation of Cry, the Beloved Country (1995). In 1999, Harris starred in the film To Walk with Lions. After Gladiator, Harris played the supporting role of Albus Dumbledore
Albus Dumbledore
in the first two of the Harry Potter films, and as Abbé Faria
Abbé Faria
in Kevin Reynolds' film adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). The film Kaena: The Prophecy (2003) was dedicated to him posthumously as he had voiced the character Opaz before his death. Concerning his role as Dumbledore, Harris had stated that he did not intend to take the part at first, since he knew that his health was in decline, but he relented and accepted it because his 11-year-old granddaughter threatened never to speak to him again if he did not take it.[17] In an interview with the Toronto Star
Toronto Star
in 2001, Harris expressed his concern that his association with the Harry Potter films would outshine the rest of his career. He explained, "Because, you see, I don't just want to be remembered for being in those bloody films, and I'm afraid that's what's going to happen to me."[18] Harris also made part of the Bible TV movie project filmed as a cinema production for the TV, a project produced by Lux Vide Italy with the collaboration of Radio Televisione Italiana RAI and Channel 5 of France,[19] and premiered in the United States in the channel TNT in the 1990s. He portrayed the main and title character in the production Abraham (1993) as well as Saint John of Patmos in the 2000 TV film production Apocalypse. Personal life[edit] In 1957, Harris married Elizabeth Rees-Williams, daughter of David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore. They had three children: actor Jared Harris, who was once married to Emilia Fox; actor Jamie Harris; and director Damian Harris, who was once married to Annabel Brooks and was once the partner of Peta Wilson. Harris and Rees-Williams divorced in 1969, after which Elizabeth married Rex Harrison. Harris' second marriage was to the American actress Ann Turkel. In 1982, they divorced. Harris was a member of the Roman Catholic Knights of Malta, and was also dubbed a knight by the Queen of Denmark
in 1985. Harris paid £75,000 for William Burges' Tower House in Holland Park in 1968, after discovering that the American entertainer Liberace
had arranged to buy the house but not yet put down a deposit.[20][21] Harris employed the original decorators, Campbell Smith & Company Ltd. to carry out extensive restoration work on the interior.[21] Harris was a vocal supporter of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) from 1973 until 1984.[22] In January 1984 remarks he made on the previous month's Harrods bombing
Harrods bombing
caused great controversy after which he disavowed his support for the PIRA.[23][24][25] At the height of his stardom in the 1960s and early 1970s Harris was almost as well known for his hellraiser lifestyle and heavy drinking as he was for his acting career. He was a longtime alcoholic until he became a teetotaler in 1981, although he did resume drinking Guinness a decade later. He gave up drugs after almost dying from a cocaine overdose in 1978. Death[edit] Harris was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease
Hodgkin's disease
in August 2002, reportedly after being hospitalised with pneumonia.[26] He died at University College Hospital in Fitzrovia, London
on 25 October 2002, aged 72. He was survived by his three sons named Damian, Jared and Jamie and niece named Annabelle. He had fallen into a coma in his final three days.[27] Harris was a lifelong friend of actor Peter O'Toole, and his family reportedly hoped that O'Toole would replace Harris as Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. There were, however, worries of insuring O'Toole for the six remaining films in the series.[28] Harris was ultimately replaced as Dumbledore by the Irish-born actor Michael Gambon. Harris' body was cremated, and his ashes were scattered in the Bahamas, where he had owned a home.[29] Memorials[edit]

A statue in Kilkee, Ireland, of the young Richard Harris
Richard Harris
playing racquetball

On 30 September 2006, Manuel Di Lucia, of Kilkee, County Clare, a longtime friend, organised the placement in Kilkee
of a bronze life-size statue of Richard Harris. It shows Harris at the age of eighteen playing racquetball. The sculptor was Seamus Connolly and the work was unveiled by Russell Crowe.[30] Harris was an accomplished racquetball player, winning the Tivoli Cup in Kilkee
four years in a row from 1948 to 1951, a record unsurpassed to this day.[31] Another life-size statue of Richard Harris, as King Arthur
King Arthur
from his film, Camelot, has been erected in Bedford Row, in the centre of his home town of Limerick. The sculptor of this statue was the Irish sculptor Jim Connolly, a graduate of the Limerick
School of Art and Design. At the 2009 BAFTAs, Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
dedicated his Best Actor award to Harris, calling him a "good friend and great actor". In 2013, Rob Gill and Zeb Moore founded the annual Richard Harris International Film Festival. www.richardharrisfilmfestival.com. The Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Film Festival is one of Ireland fastest growing film festivals. Growing from just 10 films in 2013 to screening over 115 films in 2017. Each year one of Richard’s sons attends the annual festival (October Bank Holiday Weekend) in Limerick, Ireland. Awards and nominations[edit] Academy Awards[edit]

1963 – Nominated – Best Actor in a Leading Role – This Sporting Life 1990 – Nominated – Best Actor in a Leading Role – The Field

Golden Globes[edit]

1968 – Won – Best Motion Picture Actor – Musical/Comedy – Camelot 1991 – Nominated – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama – The Field


1963 – Won – Best Actor Award – "This Sporting Life"

Golden Raspberry Awards[edit]

1982 – Nominated – Worst Actor – Tarzan, the Ape Man

Grammy Awards[edit]

– Won – Best Spoken Word Recording for Jonathan Livingston Seagull – 1973 – Nominated – Album of the Year for A Tramp Shining
A Tramp Shining
– 1968 – Nominated – Contemporary Pop Male Vocalist for MacArthur Park – 1968 – Nominated – Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording for The Prophet – 1975

Moscow Film Festival[edit]

1971 Won – Best Actor for Cromwell[32]

Filmography[edit] Main article: Richard Harris
Richard Harris
filmography Discography[edit] Albums[edit]

Camelot (Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1967) A Tramp Shining
A Tramp Shining
(1968) The Yard Went On Forever
The Yard Went On Forever
(1968) The Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Love Album (1970) My Boy
My Boy
(1971) Slides (1972) His Greatest Performances (1973)

The Prophet (1974) (music by Arif Mardin, based on The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran) I, in the Membership of My Days (1974) Gulliver Travels (1977) Camelot (Original 1982 London
Cast recording) (1982) Mack The Knife (Original Soundtrack) (1989) Little Tramp (1992) Musical The Apocalypse (2004) the story of John the Apostle on Island named Patmos


"Here in My Heart (Theme from This Sporting Life)" (1963) "How to Handle a Woman (from Camelot)" (1968) "MacArthur Park" (1968) "Didn't We?" (1968) "The Yard Went On Forever" (1968) "The Hive" (1969) "One of the Nicer Things" (1969) "Fill the World With Love" (1969) "Ballad of A Man Called Horse" (1970) "Morning of the Mourning for Another Kennedy" (1970) "Go to the Mirror" (1971) "My Boy" (1971) "Turning Back the Pages" (1972) "Half of Every Dream" (1972) "Trilogy (Love, Marriage, Children)" (1974) "The Last Castle (Theme from Echoes of a Summer)" (1976) "Lilliput (Theme from Gulliver's Travels)" (1977)

CD releases and compilations[edit]

Camelot (Original 1982 London
Cast Recording) (1988) Mack the Knife (Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1989) Tommy (studio recording) (1990) Camelot (Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1993) A Tramp Shining
A Tramp Shining
(1993) The Prophet (1995) The Webb Sessions 1968–1969 (1996) MacArthur Park (1997) Slides/ My Boy
My Boy
(2 CD Set) (2005) My Boy
My Boy
(2006) Man of Words Man of Music The Anthology 1968–1974 (2008)

See also[edit]

List of people on stamps of Ireland


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rugby full of heroes". Wesclark.com. 24 May 2002. Retrieved 8 November 2011.  ^ [1][dead link] ^ "Entertainment Obituary: Richard Harris". BBC
News. 25 October 2002. Retrieved 10 November 2012.  ^ Staff Reporter. " Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Britain's favourite star." Times [London, England] 31 December 1970: 9. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 July 2012. ^ Fresh Air interview with Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb
by Terry Gross on NPR, 2004 ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 241. ISBN 978-0-214-20512-5. Retrieved 8 November 2011.  ^ Album liner notes for " Richard Harris
Richard Harris
– the Webb Sessions 1968–1969" ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1422. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.  ^ Actor Harris linked to scandal in South Africa Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) [Chicago, Ill] 22 Nov 1978: a6. ^ Richard Harris: Ain't Misbehavin' Mann, Roderick. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 14 Mar 1978: e8. ^ Callan, Michael Feeney (2004). Richard Harris: Sex, Death and the Movies. London: Robson Books. p. 212. ISBN 978-1861057662.  ^ a b "Harris Welcomed at U.S. University". Lewistown Journal. Associated Press. 18 November 1987. Retrieved 3 December 2011.  ^ a b " Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Establishes Scholarship Fund in Scranton". Ocala Star-Banner. 9 May 1987. Retrieved 3 December 2011.  ^ The Late Show With David Letterman interview, 2001 ^ Kristin. "On Richard Harris
Richard Harris
– The Leaky Cauldron". The-leaky-cauldron.org. Retrieved 8 November 2011.  ^ "Bible Project for TV".  ^ Cliff Goodwin (31 May 2011). Behaving Badly: Richard Harris. Ebury Publishing. pp. 175–. ISBN 978-0-7535-4651-2. Retrieved 21 June 2012.  ^ a b Caroline Dakers (11 December 1999). The Holland Park Circle: Artists and Victorian Society. Yale University Press. pp. 276–. ISBN 978-0-300-08164-0. Retrieved 28 June 2012.  ^ Richard Harris: Sex, Death and the Movies (2004) Michael Feeney Callan p267 ^ " Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Says IRA Has A Just Cause". Star-Banner. 24 January 1984. Retrieved 17 September 2013.  ^ " Richard Harris
Richard Harris
ducking IRA "bombs"". The Gettysburg Times. 25 November 1988. Retrieved 17 September 2013.  ^ Richard Harris: Sex, Death and the Movies (2004) Michael Feeney Callan p267 ^ "Entertainment Harris's Potter role unaffected by illness". BBC News. 30 August 2002. Retrieved 10 November 2012.  ^ "Lionhearted - Death, Richard Harris". People.com. 26 May 2014. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.  ^ "12 Actors Who Almost Starred In The Harry Potter Series". Fame 10. Retrieved 2016-12-11.  ^ "Entertainment Obituary: Richard Harris". BBC
News. 2002-10-25. Retrieved 2015-08-19.  ^ "Crowe pays tribute to Harris at Irish ceremony". BreakingNews.ie. 2 October 2006.  ^ "Tivoli Cup in Kilkee". kilkee.ie. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2012.  ^ " 7th Moscow International Film Festival (1971)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

Michael Feeney Callan
Michael Feeney Callan
(1 December 2004). Richard Harris: Sex, Death & the Movies. Robson Books. ISBN 978-1-86105-766-2. 

External links[edit]

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on IMDb Richard Harris
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at the TCM Movie Database Richard Harris
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at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
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at the British Film Institute's Screenonline Richard Harris
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at Find a Grave Richard Harris
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discography at MusicBrainz Harris' Bar Limerick: A Bar in Limerick
City Dedicated to Richard The Round Table, The Richard Harris
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Fansite Richard Harris
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file at Limerick
City Library, Ireland Obituary by Paul Bond at the World Socialist Web Site Dumbledore Quotes site

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Richard Harris

Studio albums

A Tramp Shining The Yard Went On Forever


"MacArthur Park" "The Yard Went on Forever" "Didn't We?" "My Boy"


Filmography Elizabeth Rees-Williams (first wife) Damian Harris (son) Jared Harris
Jared Harris
(son) Jamie Harris (son) Ann Turkel
Ann Turkel
(second wife) Annabelle Wallis
Annabelle Wallis

Awards for Richard Harris

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Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor


Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1955) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1956) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1957) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1958) Eric Porter (1959)


Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1960) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1963) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1964) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1965) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1966) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1967) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1968) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson


John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1970) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1971) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1972) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1973) John Wood (1974) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1975) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1976) Donald Sinden
Donald Sinden
(1977) Alan Howard (1978) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell


Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1980) Alan Howard (1981) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1982) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1983) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1984) Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Eric Porter (1988) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen


Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1990) John Wood (1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1993) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1994) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1995) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1996) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1997) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1998) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane


Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2000) Alex Jennings (2001) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2002) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2003) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2004) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2005) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2006) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance


Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2010) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2011) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2012) Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2013) Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
(2014) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2015) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2016) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield

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European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

  Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1988)   Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1988)   Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1989)   Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1990)   Alexandre Trauner (1991)   Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1992)   Michelangelo Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni
(1993)   Robert Bresson (1994)   Marcel Carné
Marcel Carné
(1995)   Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1996)   Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1997)   Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1999)   Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(2000)   Monty Python
Monty Python
(2001)   Tonino Guerra
Tonino Guerra
(2002)   Claude Chabrol
Claude Chabrol
(2003)   Carlos Saura
Carlos Saura
(2004)   Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(2005)   Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2006)   Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(2007)   Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2008)   Ken Loach
Ken Loach
(2009)   Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz
(2010)   Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2011)   Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(2012)   Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(2013)   Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda
(2014)   Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2015)   Jean-Claude Carrière
Jean-Claude Carrière
(2016) Alexander Sokurov
Alexander Sokurov

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Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
Best Actor Award


Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1946) Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
(1949) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1951) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1952) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1953) Spencer Tracy/cast of Bolshaya Semya (1955) John Kitzmiller
John Kitzmiller
(1957) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1958) Bradford Dillman/Dean Stockwell/ Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1959) Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins
(1961) Dean Stockwell/Jason Robards/Ralph Richardson/ Murray Melvin
Murray Melvin
(1962) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1963) Antal Páger/ Saro Urzì
Saro Urzì
(1964) Terence Stamp
Terence Stamp
(1965) Per Oscarsson
Per Oscarsson
(1966) Oded Kotler
Oded Kotler
(1967) Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
(1969) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1970) Riccardo Cucciolla
Riccardo Cucciolla
(1971) Jean Yanne (1972) Giancarlo Giannini
Giancarlo Giannini
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Vittorio Gassman
Vittorio Gassman


José Luis Gómez
José Luis Gómez
(1976) Fernando Rey
Fernando Rey
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli
(1980) Ugo Tognazzi
Ugo Tognazzi
(1981) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1982) Gian Maria Volontè
Gian Maria Volontè
(1983) Alfredo Landa/ Francisco Rabal
Francisco Rabal
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Michel Blanc/ Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1987) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(1988) James Spader
James Spader
(1989) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1990) John Turturro
John Turturro
(1991) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Ge You (1994) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1995) Pascal Duquenne/ Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(1996) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1997) Peter Mullan
Peter Mullan
(1998) Emmanuel Schotte (1999) Tony Leung Chiu-wai
Tony Leung Chiu-wai


Benoît Magimel
Benoît Magimel
(2001) Olivier Gourmet
Olivier Gourmet
(2002) Muzaffer Ozdemir/Emin Toprak (2003) Yūya Yagira (2004) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(2005) Jamel Debbouze/Samy Naceri/Roschdy Zem/Sami Bouajila/Bernard Blancan (2006) Konstantin Lavronenko (2007) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Javier Bardem/ Elio Germano
Elio Germano
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Vincent Lindon
Vincent Lindon
(2015) Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini
(2016) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy


Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1950) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1951) Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Connor
(1952) David Niven
David Niven
(1953) James Mason
James Mason
(1954) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1955) Mario Moreno (1956) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1957) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1958) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1959) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1960) Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
(1961) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1962) Alberto Sordi
Alberto Sordi
(1963) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1966) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1967) Ron Moody
Ron Moody
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1970) Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
(1971) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1972) George Segal
George Segal
(1973) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1974) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
/ George Burns
George Burns


Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Ray Sharkey
Ray Sharkey
(1980) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1983) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Paul Hogan
Paul Hogan
(1986) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1987) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1990) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1991) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(1992) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1998) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1999) George Clooney
George Clooney


Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(2001) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2005) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2006) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2007) Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
(2008) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2009) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2012) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2016) James Franco
James Franco

v t e

Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album


Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg
– The Best of the Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg
Shows (1959) Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Lincoln Portrait (1960) Robert Bialek (producer) – FDR Speaks (1961) Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
– Humor in Music (1962) Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
– The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles Laughton (1963) Edward Albee
Edward Albee
(playwright) – Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(1964) That Was the Week That Was
That Was the Week That Was
Tribute to John F. Kennedy (1965) Goddard Lieberson
Goddard Lieberson
(producer) – John F. Kennedy - As We Remember Him (1966) Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
- A Reporter Remembers, Vol. I The War Years (1967) Everett Dirksen
Everett Dirksen
– Gallant Men (1968) Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen
– Lonesome Cities (1969) Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
& Diane Linkletter – We Love You Call Collect (1970) Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
– Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam (1971) Les Crane
Les Crane
– Desiderata (1972) Bruce Botnick (producer) – Lenny performed by the original Broadway cast (1973) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1974) Peter Cook
Peter Cook
and Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
– Good Evening (1975) James Whitmore
James Whitmore
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
(1976) Henry Fonda, Helen Hayes, James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
- Great American Documents (1977) Julie Harris – The Belle of Amherst
The Belle of Amherst
(1978) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1979) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
– Ages of Man - Readings From Shakespeare


Pat Carroll – Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
(1981) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Donovan's Brain
Donovan's Brain
(1982) Tom Voegeli (producer) – Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
- The Movie on Record performed by Various Artists (1983) William Warfield
William Warfield
Lincoln Portrait (1984) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
– The Words of Gandhi (1985) Mike Berniker (producer) & the original Broadway cast – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1986) Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chips Moman, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins
Carl Perkins
and Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips
– Interviews From the Class of '55 Recording Sessions (1987) Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
Lake Wobegon Days (1988) Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
– Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
(1989) Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
– It's Always Something (1990) George Burns
George Burns
– Gracie: A Love Story (1991) Ken Burns
Ken Burns
– The Civil War (1992) Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Robert O'Keefe – What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS (1993) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
On the Pulse of Morning
On the Pulse of Morning
(1994) Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
– Get in the Van (1995) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
– Phenomenal Woman (1996) Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
It Takes a Village (1997) Charles Kuralt
Charles Kuralt
– Charles Kuralt's Spring (1998) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
Still Me
Still Me
(1999) LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton
– The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.


Sidney Poitier, Rick Harris & John Runnette (producers) – The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (2001) Quincy Jones, Jeffrey S. Thomas, Steven Strassman (engineers) and Elisa Shokoff (producer) – Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones (2002) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
and Charles B. Potter (producer) – A Song Flung Up to Heaven / Robin Williams, Nathaniel Kunkel (engineer/mixer) and Peter Asher (producer) – Live 2002 (2003) Al Franken
Al Franken
and Paul Ruben (producer) – Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (2004) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
– My Life (2005) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father
Dreams from My Father
(2006) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis / Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
- With Ossie and Ruby (2007) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
and Jacob Bronstein (producer) – The Audacity of Hope (2008) Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
and Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood
– An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Al Gore
(2009) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
– Always Looking Up (2010) Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
– The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
Presents Earth (The Audiobook) (2011) Betty White
Betty White
– If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) (2012) Janis Ian
Janis Ian
– Society's Child (2013) Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert
– America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't (2014) Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
– Diary of a Mad Diva (2015) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– A Full Life: Reflections at 90 (2016) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
– In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox (2017) Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
The Princess Diarist
The Princess Diarist

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