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 ...

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Gladiator (2000)

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In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Oliver Reed

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Oliver Reed

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

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Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard—with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Richard Harris

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard—with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Richard Harris

Camelot (1967)

The plot of his illegitimate son Mordred to gain the throne, and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threatens to topple King Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Logan
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Franco Nero  •  David Hemmings

The plot of his illegitimate son Mordred to gain the throne, and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threatens to topple King Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Logan
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Franco Nero  •  David Hemmings

Grizzly Falls (1999)

When a young boy is captured by a grizzly bear, he begins the most incredible journey of a lifetime, full of breathtaking excitement, harrowing danger and thrilling surprises.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stewart Raffill
CAST:  Bryan Brown  •  Tom Jackson  •  Richard Harris  •  Daniel Clark

When a young boy is captured by a grizzly bear, he begins the most incredible journey of a lifetime, full of breathtaking excitement, harrowing danger and thrilling surprises.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stewart Raffill
CAST:  Bryan Brown  •  Tom Jackson  •  Richard Harris  •  Daniel Clark

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

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Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. To save Hogwarts will require ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Kenneth Branagh

Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. To save Hogwarts will require ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Kenneth Branagh

Hawaii (1966)

Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Max von Sydow  •  Richard Harris  •  Gene Hackman

Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Max von Sydow  •  Richard Harris  •  Gene Hackman

Juggernaut (1974)

A terrorist demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he has planted aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise ship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Omar Sharif  •  David Hemmings  •  Anthony Hopkins

A terrorist demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he has planted aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise ship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Omar Sharif  •  David Hemmings  •  Anthony Hopkins

Major Dundee (1965)

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Richard Harris  •  Jim Hutton  •  James Coburn

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Richard Harris  •  Jim Hutton  •  James Coburn

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a paradise for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone  •  Carol Reed
CAST:  Trevor Howard  •  Marlon Brando  •  Richard Harris  •  Hugh Griffith

The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a paradise for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone  •  Carol Reed
CAST:  Trevor Howard  •  Marlon Brando  •  Richard Harris  •  Hugh Griffith

Orca (1977)

After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Will Sampson  •  Bo Derek

After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Will Sampson  •  Bo Derek

Patriot Games (1992)

When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Patrick Bergin  •  Thora Birch

When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Patrick Bergin  •  Thora Birch

Robin and Marian (1976)

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Harris

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Harris

Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)

The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured by savages, Tarzan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Derek
CAST:  Bo Derek  •  Richard Harris  •  John Phillip Law  •  Miles O'Keeffe

The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured by savages, Tarzan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Derek
CAST:  Bo Derek  •  Richard Harris  •  John Phillip Law  •  Miles O'Keeffe

The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)

Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Michael Parks  •  Ulla Bergryd  •  Richard Harris  •  Franco Nero

Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Michael Parks  •  Ulla Bergryd  •  Richard Harris  •  Franco Nero

The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Richard Harris  •  Martin Sheen  •  O.J. Simpson

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Richard Harris  •  Martin Sheen  •  O.J. Simpson

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

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Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  Jim Caviezel  •  Guy Pearce  •  Richard Harris  •  James Frain

Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  Jim Caviezel  •  Guy Pearce  •  Richard Harris  •  James Frain

The Molly Maguires (1970)

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1876. A secret society of Irish coal miners, bond by a sacred oath, put pressure on the greedy and ruthless company they work for by sabotaging mining facilities in the hope of improving their working conditions and the lives of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Richard Harris  •  Frank Finlay

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1876. A secret society of Irish coal miners, bond by a sacred oath, put pressure on the greedy and ruthless company they work for by sabotaging mining facilities in the hope of improving their working conditions and the lives of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Richard Harris  •  Frank Finlay

The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)

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Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the tribe's land only to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Gale Sondergaard  •  Geoffrey Lewis  •  Jorge Luke

Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the tribe's land only to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Gale Sondergaard  •  Geoffrey Lewis  •  Jorge Luke

The Wild Geese (1978)

A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew V. McLaglen
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Roger Moore  •  Richard Harris  •  Hardy Krüger

A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew V. McLaglen
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Roger Moore  •  Richard Harris  •  Hardy Krüger

This Is the Sea (1997)

The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy to be recruited and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary McGuckian
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Ross McDade  •  Richard Harris  •  Gabriel Byrne

The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy to be recruited and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary McGuckian
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Ross McDade  •  Richard Harris  •  Gabriel Byrne
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