Richard Harris Bio Details
Richard St John Harris
Also known as
Date of birth
Limerick, Ireland, UK
Date of death:
25 Oct 2002
Place of death
London, England, UK
Cause of death
Had originally aspired to play rugby professionally but caught tuberculosis when he was a teenager which brought ths dream to an end.
Studied at LAMDA as RADA rejected him.
Known for his 'hellraising' behaviour as much as his acting career. Rather than accept a pair of cufflinks for winning best actor at the Cannes Film Festival in 1963, he grabbed the biggest trophy he could see and ran off stage.
In 1997 he found a photo of himself standing next to a Rolls Royce. Having no memory of owning the car he contacted his accountant who informed him it had been in storage since 1974.
His granddaughter said she would never speak to him again if he turned down the role of Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter. Harris committed himself to all seven films saying. "I'll keep doing it as long as I enjoy it, my health holds out and they still want me, but the chances of all three of those factors remaining constant are pretty slim,"
When he turned 70, he decided to live at The Savoy Hotel in London for which he paid a weekly bill of £6000.
Harris became ill with lymphatic cancer when living at the Savoy. As he was stretchered through the lobby of the hotel to the awaiting ambulance he sat up at said to those who had fallen silent 'It was the food! Don't touch the food!'
1968 - Best Actor - Camelot
1974 - Best Spoken Word - Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Legendary Irish Actor
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Richard Harris's brother was Dermot Harris Richard Harris's brother is William Harris Richard Harris's brother is Patrick Harris Richard Harris's sister is Harmay Harris Richard Harris's brother was Jimmy Harris Richard Harris's brother is Noel Harris Richard Harris's sister was Audrey Harris
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Richard Harris's granddaughter is Ella Harris
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Richard Harris's former daughter in law is Emilia Fox Richard Harris's former father in law was David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore Richard Harris's former mother in law is Constance Rees-Williams Richard Harris's former brother in law was Gwilym Rees-Williams, 2nd Baron Ogmore Richard Harris's former brother in law is Morgan Rees-Williams, 3rd Baron Ogmore Richard Harris's former daughter in law is Jacqueline Goldenberg
Richard Harris FameChain Links
2001 - 2002
Other people in this association:
Robert Pattinson 2005
John Cleese 2001 - 2002
Emma Watson 2001 - 2011