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Richard Harris is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Executive producer and Editor British born on 1 october 1930 at Limerick (Irlande)

Richard Harris

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Birth name Richard St. John Harris
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 october 1930 at Limerick (Irlande)
Death 25 october 2002 (at 72 years)

Richard St John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor, singer, theatrical and song producer, film director and writer. He appeared on stage and in many films, appearing as Frank Machin in This Sporting Life, and King Arthur in the 1967 film Camelot and the subsequent 1981 revival of the show. He played an aristocrat and prisoner in A Man Called Horse (1970), a gunfighter in Clint Eastwood's Western film Unforgiven (1992), Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000), and Albus Dumbledore in both Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). Harris had a top ten hit in the UK and the U.S. with his 1968 recording of Jimmy Webb's song "MacArthur Park".


Richard Harris est apparu dans Les Révoltés du Bounty (1962), Le Désert rouge (1964) sous la direction d'Antonioni au côté de Monica Vitti, Les Héros de Télémark (1965), Camelot (1967), Un homme nommé Cheval (1970) ; il joue également dans Orca et, à la fin de sa carrière, dans les deux premiers Harry Potter dans le rôle d'Albus Dumbledore. L'acteur meurt (de la maladie de Hodgkin) quelques semaines après la fin du tournage du deuxième volet de la saga.

Parmi ses autres rôles marquants, il joue aux côtés de Charlton Heston dans Major Dundee, qui est l’un des films les plus ambitieux de Sam Peckinpah ; on le voit également dans Impitoyable où il tient le rôle de English Bob, un chasseur de primes anglais dont une mémorable scène montre le passage à tabac par le shérif sadique joué par Gene Hackman. Il a interprété le rôle d'Abraham dans un télé-film et de Marc Aurèle dans le film Gladiator de Ridley Scott.

Connu en tant que play-boy et buveur, il faisait partie d'une génération turbulente d'acteurs irlandais et britanniques avec Albert Finney, Richard Burton et Peter O'Toole.

Richard Harris a publié plusieurs albums de chansons dans les années 1960 et 1970. Le plus célèbre reste A Tramp Shining en 1968, composé, arrangé et produit par Jimmy Webb. Il contient la chanson MacArthur Park.

Il est le père du réalisateur Damian Harris et des acteurs Jared Harris et Jamie Harris, qu'il a eus avec l'actrice galloise Elizabeth Rees-Williams .

Best films

Gladiator (2000)
Unforgiven (1992)
Tarzan the Ape Man (1981)
Hawaii (1966)
Camelot (1967)
Orca (1977)

Usually with

David Heyman
David Heyman
(3 films)
Jack DeWitt
Jack DeWitt
(4 films)
Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Harris (69 films)

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The Apocalypse, 1h36
Origin France
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible
Actors Richard Harris, Bruce Payne, Benjamin Sadler, Vittoria Belvedere, Erol Sander, Ian Duncan
Roles John
Rating61% 3.090053.090053.090053.090053.09005
The film is set in 90 AD and concerns Jesus Christ's last surviving disciple, John of Patmos, and his writings and visions from the Apocalypse of John. Emperor Domitian has declared himself to be God and ruler over heaven and earth. The Christians do not recognize his divinity and face persecution from the Emperor. John has been imprisoned on Patmos, a mining prison, with many others. He writes out messages of his visions and sends them to the church in Asia. They send Irene to make sure John is alive and to confer with him in person. The movie depicts scenes from the Book of Revelation and links them to events happening to the church in Asia.
Kaena: The Prophecy, 1h28
Directed by Chris Delaporte
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Sur une planète fictive, Robot films
Actors Kirsten Dunst, Cécile de France, Richard Harris, Anjelica Huston, Keith David, Victoria Abril
Roles Opaz (english voice)
Rating59% 2.9995952.9995952.9995952.9995952.999595
The film begins with an alien ship crash landing on a desert planet. The alien survivors, known as Vecarians, are quickly killed by the planet's predatory native inhabitants, the Selenites. The ship's core, Vecanoi, survives, and from it sprouts Axis, a massive tree reaching up into space.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2h41
Directed by Chris Columbus
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about spiders, Harry Potter, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese, Heather Bleasdale
Roles Albus Dumbledore
Rating74% 3.704793.704793.704793.704793.70479
Harry Potter spends the summer at the Dursleys' house without receiving letters from his Hogwarts friends. He is sent to his room by The Dursleys to avoid embarassing them in front of Uncle Vernon's friends, who are coming over as guests.
The Count of Monte Cristo, 2h11
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Prison films, La provence, Films about capital punishment
Actors Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Dagmara Domińczyk, Richard Harris, James Frain, Luis Guzmán
Roles Abbé Faria
Rating76% 3.849893.849893.849893.849893.84989
In 1815 Edmond Dantès, second mate of a French trading ship, and his friend Fernand Mondego, a representative of the shipping company, head to the isle of Elba to seek medical attention for their ailing captain. Dantès and Mondego are chased by British Dragoons who believe they are spies for the exiled Napoleon Bonaparte. Bonaparte himself comes to their aid, stating that they are not his agents. As payment for using his physician, Bonaparte asks Dantès to deliver a letter to a certain Monsieur Clarion in France. The captain dies, however, and they leave Elba. On returning to France, Dantès is reprimanded by the ship's first mate, Danglars, for disobeying orders. However, the company's boss, Morrell, commends Dantès' bravery, promoting him to captain over Danglars, who is left fuming. Mondego intercepts Dantès' fiancée, Mercédès, and tries to seduce her. When he hears of Dantès' promotion, Mondego realizes that Dantès and Mercédès would soon be married.
Julius Caesar, 2h58
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Actors Jeremy Sisto, Richard Harris, Christopher Walken, Valeria Golino, Chris Noth, Heino Ferch
Roles Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Rating65% 3.29853.29853.29853.29853.2985
The series begins in 82 BC when Julius Caesar is an eighteen-year-old man. He is out in the town with his daughter Julia when news comes that Lucius Cornelius Sulla is just outside the city walls and intends to take the city with his army. The guards sent with the news post death lists on the senate door. When he sees that his father-in-law's name is there he rushes to his house to try and help him escape. However, Pompey arrests him and takes him to Sulla. Caesar's mother, Aurelia, asks Sulla to show him mercy; out of respect for her, he promises to let Caesar live if he divorces his wife, Cornelia, but Caesar refuses. Sulla lets him go but orders Pompey to kill him and bring his heart to him. Pompey follows Caesar and tells him to leave Rome, which he does. Pompey buys a swine's heart from the market and tells Sulla that the heart is Caesar's.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 2h32
Directed by Chris Columbus
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Harry Potter, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith
Roles Albus Dumbledore
Rating76% 3.8047053.8047053.8047053.8047053.804705
Harry Potter is a seemingly ordinary boy, living with his hostile relatives, the Dursleys in Surrey. On his eleventh birthday, Harry learns from a mysterious stranger, Rubeus Hagrid, that he is actually a wizard, famous in the Wizarding World for surviving an attack by the evil Lord Voldemort when Harry was only a baby. Voldemort killed Harry's parents, but his attack on Harry rebounded, leaving only a lightning-bolt scar on Harry's forehead and rendering Voldemort powerless. Hagrid reveals to Harry that he has been invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After buying his school supplies from the hidden London street, Diagon Alley, Harry boards the train to Hogwarts via the concealed Platform 9¾ in King's Cross Station.
Gladiator (2000)
, 2h35
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Sports films
Actors Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi
Roles Marcus Aurelius
Rating82% 4.118614.118614.118614.118614.11861
In AD 180, Spanish-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius leads the Roman army to a decisive victory against the Germanic tribes near Vindobona, ending a long war on the Roman frontier and winning the favor of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Maximus, weary of battle, decides to retire at his Spanish farm estate at the Emperor's behest, but the Emperor tells him that his son and heir to the throne, Commodus, is unfit to rule and thus appoints him as regent to help save Rome from corruption. Before he makes his decision, Commodus is confronted by his father who tells him that he will not be emperor. Burdened by grief and believing he was never valued by his father, Commodus kills him.
Grizzly Falls, 1h34
Directed by Stewart Raffill
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals
Actors Bryan Brown, Tom Jackson, Daniel Clark, Richard Harris, Oliver Tobias
Roles Old Harry
Rating3% 0.17911350.17911350.17911350.17911350.1791135
The film starts with an old man, Harry Banks (Richard Harris) telling his grandson and granddaughter about his life as a young boy in the early 20th century.
To Walk with Lions, 1h46
Directed by Carl Schultz
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Richard Harris, John Michie, Ian Bannen, Honor Blackman, Kerry Fox, Hugh Quarshie
Roles George Adamson
Rating66% 3.3413553.3413553.3413553.3413553.341355
Tony Fitzjohn (John Michie) has just come to work on Kora, a lion preserve, for two elderly brothers, George and Terrence Adamson (Ian Bannen). On the first day Fitzjohn goes against George’s advice and is nearly mauled by a lion. Being informed this is how the last person to fill his position came to be killed, he writes the whole place off as crazy and decides to leave. With a last minute change of heart, and a lion cub brought in from a zoo for him to train and reintroduce into the wild he soon discovers his life’s true calling.
The Barber of Siberia, 3h
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Historical, Romance
Actors Julia Ormond, Richard Harris, Oleg Menshikov, Marina Neïolova, Alexeï Petrenko, Daniel Olbrychski
Roles Douglas McCraken
Rating76% 3.846273.846273.846273.846273.84627
Jane Callahan (Julia Ormond), a beautiful American lady, writes to her son, a cadet at a famous military academy, about a long kept secret. Twenty years ago she arrived in Russia to assist Douglas McCracken (Richard Harris), an obsessive engineer who needs the Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich's patronage to sponsor his invention, a massive machine to harvest the forests. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life forever: a handsome young cadet Andrej Tolstoy (Oleg Menshikov) with whom she shares a fondness for opera, and the powerful General Radlov who is entranced by her beauty and wants to marry her. Tolstoy and Radlov, much to the surprise and indignation of the latter, become rivals for Jane's love. She confides a deep secret to Tolstoy, promises to marry him, and together they spend a passionate night of love. But later he overhears Jane denying her interest in him to the General, in order to win the general's favour and be granted an audience with the Grand Duke. Distraught, Tolstoy attacks the General who arrests his young rival on false charges and banishes him to Siberia to seven years of hard labor and five years of isolation.
Smilla's Sense of Snow, 2h1
Directed by Bille August
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Harris, Jim Broadbent, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Loggia
Roles Dr. Andreas Tork
Rating62% 3.149863.149863.149863.149863.14986
In 1859, a meteorite streaks across the sky and crashes into the Gela Alta glacier in western Greenland, causing a massive explosion that kills an Inuit fisherman.
The Hunchback, 1h39
Directed by Peter Medak
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about children
Actors Salma Hayek, Mandy Patinkin, Richard Harris, Edward Atterton, Nigel Terry, Jim Dale
Roles Dom Frollo
Rating60% 3.047093.047093.047093.047093.04709
The year is 1480 in Paris. Dom Frollo, a highly religious man, adopts an abandoned, deformed baby on the steps of Notre Dame, believing him to be sent by God. He names the child Quasimodo and raises him as his son.