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 .



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:

Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: How many men do you need?
Maj. Amos Dundee: Twenty. Good ones.
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: Until the Apache is taken or destroyed - only that?
Maj. Amos Dundee: Agreed.
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: If it's... too rich for you... hang us now, and be done with it.
Maj. Amos Dundee: I might just hang you and that Injun from the same tree, Ben.
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: You'll play hell getting it done, Amos!

Tim Ryan: [as he's being operated on] DAMN IT TO BLOODY CONFEDERATE HELL!
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: WHAT?
Tim Ryan: Sorry.
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: He's alright, Reverend. He'll live forever and have a hundred children. But if you find that you have a weakness for being shot in that vicinity, I suggest you wear an iron plate in your pants.

Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: You're getting leave, Major. And it's time you did. And in fact you'd ought to give up soldiering altogether. You were trapped at the river, ambushed like a shavetail! You caused that boy's death, you split your command. And just what are you doing outside your picket line? Are you trying to seek refuge in the arms of a woman - a woman, I might add, of rather doubtful virtue? Just what in the bloody hell are you doing here in the first place, Amos?

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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.

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

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

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