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Richard Harris

Richard St. John Harris was an Irish actor, singer-songwriter, theatrical producer, film director and writer. He appeared on stage and in many films, and is perhaps best known for his roles as King Arthur in Camelot (1967), as Oliver Cromwell in Cromwell (1970) and as Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), his last film. He also played a British aristocrat and prisoner in A Man Called Horse (1970) and a gunfighter in Clint Eastwood's Western film Unforgiven (1992). As a singer, Harris is probably best remembered for his recording of Jimmy Webb's song "MacArthur Park", which reached the top ten in sales on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in 1968. Harris, the fifth of nine children, was born in Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, Ireland, the son of Ivan John Harris and Mildred Josephine Harty Harris. In 1957, he married Elizabeth Rees-Williams, the daughter of David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore. Their three children are the actor Jared Harris, the actor Jamie Harris, and the director Damian Harris. Harris and Rees-Willams divorced in 1969, and then Elizabeth married another well-known actor, Sir Rex Harrison. Harris' second marriage was to the American actress Ann Turkel, who was 16 years younger than he, and this marriage also ended in a divorce. Despite his divorces, 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 was a life long friend of actor Peter O'Toole. Harris died of Hodgkin's disease on 25 October 2002, aged 72, two and a half weeks before the American premiere of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He was replaced as Dumbledore by the Irish-born actor Sir Michael Gambon. For years, whenever he was in London, Harris resided at the Savoy Hotel. According to the hotel archivist Susan Scott, as Harris was being taken from the hotel on a stretcher, shortly before his death, he warned the diners, "It was the food!" Harris's remains were cremated, and his ashes were scattered in The Bahamas Islands, where he had owned a home.

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Oct 1, 1930 in Limerick City, Munster, Ireland
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Ultimul film:
Film After Newtown: Guns in America 2013-02-19
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of The Great Kandinsky
Poster of Abraham : Vol I El Primer Patriarca
Poster of Abraham: Vol. II El Sacrificio de Isaac
Poster of Camelot
Filme in care a jucat
Film After Newtown: Guns in America Narrator (voice) 2013-02-19
Film Creating The World of Harry Potter. Part 1: The Magic Begins Himself (archive footage) 2009-11-17
Film Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins Albus Dumbledore 2009-11-17
Film Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' Self 2005-06-07
Film Wizard People, Dear Reader Dumbledore the Half-dead, Near-Dead Dumbledore 2004-01-01
Film Lindsay Anderson: Lucky Man? Interviewee (archival) 2004-01-01
Film The Heroes of Telemark: Location report from Norway 2003-10-31
Serial Julius Caesar Lucius Cornelius Silla 2003-06-29
Film Kaena: The Prophecy Opaz (voice: English version) 2003-01-02
Film The Count of Monte Cristo Abbé Faria 2002-01-23
Film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Albus Dumbledore 2002-11-13
Film Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven' Self 2002-09-24
Film Julius Caesar Lucius Cornelius Sulla 2002-12-27
Film Muhammad Ali - Through The Eyes Of The World 2001-11-19
Film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Albus Dumbledore 2001-11-16
Serial Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Film My Kingdom Sandeman 2001-09-10
Film The Apocalypse John 2000-12-09
Serial Bette Unknown 2000-10-11
Film The Burkittsville 7 Marcus 2000-10-03
Film Gladiator Marcus Aurelius 2000-05-01
Film To Walk with Lions George Adamson 1999-06-04
Film Grizzly Falls Old Harry 1999-11-05
Film The Barber of Siberia Douglas McCraken 1998-11-11
Film This Is the Sea Old Man Jacobs 1997-09-15
Film The Hunchback Dom Frollo 1997-03-16
Film Smilla's Sense of Snow Dr. Andreas Tork 1997-02-28
Film Trojan Eddie John Power 1996-09-09
Film Cry, the Beloved Country James Jarvis 1995-12-15
Film The Great Kandinsky Ernest Kandinsky 1995-10-13
Film Savage Hearts Sir Roger Foxley 1995-05-20
Film Abraham : Vol I El Primer Patriarca Abraham 1994-09-20
Film Abraham: Vol. II El Sacrificio de Isaac Abraham 1994-09-20
Film Silent Tongue Prescott Roe 1993-01-28
Film Wrestling Ernest Hemingway Frank 1993-12-17
Film Abraham Abraham 1993-12-12
Film Unforgiven English Bob 1992-08-07
Film Patriot Games Paddy O'Neil 1992-06-04
Film The Field 'Bull' McCabe 1990-09-21
Film King of the Wind King George II 1990-05-25
Film Mack the Knife Mr. Peachum 1989-11-01
Film Strike Commando 2 Major Vic Jenkins 1988-08-17
Film Maigret Jules Maigret 1988-02-22
Film Martin's Day 1985-02-22
Film Triumphs of a Man Called Horse John Morgan - Man Called Horse 1983-03-17
Film Camelot King Arthur 1982-09-28
Film Highpoint Lewis Kinney 1982-08-20
Film Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid Jason 1981-09-19
Film Tarzan, the Ape Man James Porter 1981-08-07
Film Game for Vultures David Swansey 1980-09-17
Film Ravagers Falk 1979-05-01
Film The Last Word Danny Travis 1979-01-01
Film The Wild Geese Capt. Rafer Janders 1978-07-05
Film Stars' War - The Flight of the Wild Geese Himself 1978-01-01
Film Gulliver's Travels Gulliver 1977-01-01
Film Orca Captain Nolan 1977-07-22
Film Golden Rendezvous John Carter 1977-12-25
Film The Return of a Man Called Horse John Morgan / Horse 1976-06-28
Film Robin and Marian Richard the Lionheart / King Richard 1976-03-11
Film Echoes of a Summer Eugene 1976-02-06
Film The Cassandra Crossing Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain 1976-12-18
Film Juggernaut Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon 1974-09-25
Film 99 and 44/100% Dead Harry Crown 1974-08-29
Film The Deadly Trackers Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick 1973-12-21
Film Man in the Wilderness Zachary Bass 1971-11-24
Film The Snow Goose Philip Rhayadar 1971-11-15
Film The Molly Maguires James McKenna 1970-02-08
Film Bloomfield Eitan 1970-12-01
Film A Man Called Horse John Morgan 1970-05-01
Film Cromwell Oliver Cromwell 1970-09-16
Film Camelot King Arthur 1967-10-25
Film Caprice Christopher White 1967-04-18
Film Hawaii Capt. Rafer Hoxworth 1966-10-10
Film The Bible: In the Beginning... Cain 1966-09-28
Film The Heroes of Telemark Knut Straud 1965-11-22
Film Major Dundee Captain Benjamin Tyreen 1965-04-07
Film The Three Faces Robert (segment "Gli amanti celebri") 1965-02-12
Film Red Desert Corrado Zeller 1964-09-04
Film This Sporting Life Frank Machin 1963-01-15
Film Mutiny on the Bounty Seaman John Mills 1962-11-08
Film The Guns of Navarone Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF 1961-04-27
Film The Long and the Short and the Tall Cpl. Johnstone 1961-02-28
Film A Terrible Beauty Sean Reilly 1960-06-17
Film The Wreck of the Mary Deare Higgins 1959-11-17
Film Alive and Kicking Lover 1959-07-13
Film Shake Hands with the Devil Terence O'Brien 1959-06-24
Serial The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Serial The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20