October 1, 1930
October 25, 2002
6 ft 0½ in | 184 cm
80 kg | 176 lbs
Richard St John Francis Harris was born in Limerick, Ireland, on October 1, 1930, was an Irish actor.
Young Richard Harris began his acting career in West End theatre productions.
He made big screen debut in drama war film Shake Hands with the Devil (1959) in role as Terence O'Brien.
He got his television debut in anthology series ITV Play of the Week (1958) in episode "The Iron Harp", in role as Michael O'Riordan.
Richard's breakthrough performance came as Frank Machin in drama sport film This Sporting Life (1963).
He landed his Broadway debut in a musical "Camelot" (1981-1982) in role as King Arthur, at Winter Garden Theatre.
He made his directorial debut with drama movie Bloomfield (1971) also starred in role as Eitan.
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He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role also won the Cannes Film Award for Best Actor for his role as Frank Machin in drama sport film This Sporting Life (1963).
He played Professor Albus Dumbledore in first two Harry Potter films:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his role as King Arthur in musical fantasy drama film Camelot (1967).
He won the Moscow International Film Award for Best Actor for his role as Oliver Cromwell in historical drama movie Cromwell (1970).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Philip Rhayader in drama film The Snow Goose (1971).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as 'Bull' McCabe in drama film The Field (1990).
He was nominated for the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for his role as Sandeman in crime movie My Kingdom (2001).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for his role as Marcus Aurelius in epic historical drama film Gladiator (2000).
He won the Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award for Theatrical Motion Picture for his role as English Bob in Revisionist Western film Unforgiven (1992).
He won the Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award for Theatrical Motion Picture and was nominated for the Fotogramas de Plata Award for Best Foreign Performer for his role as John Morgan in Western film A Man Called Horse (1970).
The Guns of Navarone (1961) epic adventure war as Squadron Leader Barnsby RAAF
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) epic historical drama as Seaman John Mills
Red Desert (1964) drama as Corrado Zeller
Robin and Marian (1976) romantic adventure as Richard the Lionheart
Patriot Games (1992) action thriller as Paddy O'Neil
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) historical adventure as Abbé Faria
He played Lucius Cornelius Sulla in TNT miniseries Julius Caesar (2003).
Attended Crescent College.
Studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
He won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his role as Henry IV in a play "Henry IV" (1990), at Wyndham's Theatre, London.
Published a book of poetry "I, In the Membership of My Days" in 1973.
He was a lifelong friend of actor Peter O'Toole.
Richard died on October 25, 2002, University College Hospital, London, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.
He was married to:
Ann Turkel (1974-1982)
Elizabeth Rees (1957-1969), they had three children: Jared Harris, Jamie Harris and Damian Harris
He dated Princess Soraya (1964-1970) and Merle Oberon (1941-1955).