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Richard Harris

Richard Harris has starred in over 70 major movies and been nominated for two Academy Awards.

In addition, he is both an accomplished producer, director and also an author.

He is perhaps most recently best known for his role of Emporer in Ridley Scott's Gladiator, as well as starring in The Count of Monte Cristo, The Pearl, The Barber of Siberia, Smilla's Sense of Snow, Unforgiven, Patriot Games and The Field, for which he was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe.

Harris has starred in many classic films including Guns of Navarone, Mutiny on the Bounty and This Sporting Life for which he received his first Academy Award nomination and BAFTA nomination, as well as winning him Best Actor at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival.

His portrayal of King Arthur in Camelot won Harris a Golden Globe Award, followed three years later in 1970 with one of his memorable performances in A Man Called Horse. This was followed by Return of a Man Called Horse (which he co-executive produced) and then by Triumphs of a Man Called Horse.

Other major film credits include: The Hero (aka Bloomfield) which he also directed, Echoes of a Summer which he co-executive produced, The Cassandra Crossing, Gulliver's Travels, Orca, The Wild Geese and Mack the Knife.

His television credits include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame; The Great Kandinsky; Maigret, the Return; Camelot (a role he also took to the stage); The Snow Goose; the Iron Harp and Ricardo. In addition to Camelot, Harris' other main stage performances include: The Ginger Man, Man Beast and Virtue and A View from the Bridge.

Harris has also published two books, the novel Honour Bound and a poetry compilation I in the Membership of my Days.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Richard Harris Facts

Birth NameRichard St. John Harris
BirthdayOctober 1, 1930
BirthplaceLimerick, Ireland
Date of deathOctober 25, 2002 (age 72)
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Richard Harris compared to you?
Awards1968 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Camelot)

Selected Filmography

The Firm
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Running Man
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
The Last Waltz
12:00 P.M.
The Sound of Music
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman
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