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Job Actor, singer-songwriter, producer, director, writer
Years active 1958-2002
Top Roles Knut, Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF, Capt. Rafer Hoxworth, Capt. Benjamin Tyreen, Frank Machin
Top GenresDrama, War, Action, Film Adaptation, Adventure, Romance
Top TopicsPeriod Piece, Book-Based, World War II
Top Collaborators , , (Director), (Director)
Shares birthday with Walter Matthau, Laurence Harvey, Julie Andrews  see more..

Richard Harris Overview:

Actor, Richard Harris, was born Richard St. John Harris on Oct 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland. Harris died at the age of 72 on Oct 25, 2002 in London, England .

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Richard Harris was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Film Editing for Titanic in 1997.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1963Best ActorThis Sporting Life (1963)Frank MachinNominated
1990Best ActorThe Field (1990)Bull McCabeNominated
1991Best Film EditingTerminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)N/ANominated
1997Best Film EditingTitanicN/AWon
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Cromwell (1970) with and Alec Guinness

By Orson De Welles on May 28, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! England has long been known for its epic films especially those involving well, English things. 1970’s Cromwell makes what would be for some time the last attempt at such a film. Ken Hughes and a cast led by stalwart actors Alec Guinness and take us through Oliver Cr... Read full article


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Richard Harris Quotes:

King Arthur: We must arrange for your knighthood.
Lancelot Du Lac: No, sire! Invest me because of deeds, not words! Give me an order!
King Arthur: Now?
Lancelot Du Lac: This moment! Is there some wrong I can right, some peril I can face, some quest I can undertake?
King Arthur: Well... actually... there's not much going on today. The Queen and some of her court have gone a-maying.
Lancelot Du Lac: Gone... a-maying?
King Arthur: Well, it's a sort of... um... picnic? They pick flowers and chase young...
Lancelot Du Lac: Picnic?
King Arthur: It's a custom we have here. This is England, you know. And this is the season for gathering flowers.
Lancelot Du Lac: Knights? Gathering FLOWERS?
King Arthur: Well, SOMEONE has to do it!


King Arthur: Arise, Sir Lancelot.


Jimmy Lee Benteen: [the command encounters a patrol of Confederate cavalry at a river crossing] Which way, Captain?
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: To Mexico, you bloody idiot!


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

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

Died shortly before the U.S. premiere of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002).

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