Wikia

Harry Potter Wiki

Changes: Richard Harris

Edit

Back to page

(Adding categories)
m (simplifying IMDB links)
 
(4 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 6: Line 6:
 
|bgcolor2=
 
|bgcolor2=
 
|birthname=Richard St. John Harris
 
|birthname=Richard St. John Harris
|born=[[1 October]], [[1930s|1930]]<br />
+
|born=[[1 October]], [[1930s|1930]]<br/>
 
Limerick, Ireland
 
Limerick, Ireland
|died=[[25 October]], [[2002]] (aged 72)<br />
+
|died=[[25 October]], [[2002]] (aged 72)<br/>
 
Bloomsbury, [[London]], [[England]], UK
 
Bloomsbury, [[London]], [[England]], UK
 
|nationality=[[Ireland|Irish]]
 
|nationality=[[Ireland|Irish]]
Line 16: Line 16:
 
|hair=
 
|hair=
 
|height=6'1"
 
|height=6'1"
|family=*[[Wikipedia:Ann_Turkel|Ann Turkel]] (Spouse [[7 June]] 1974 - 1982, divorced)
+
|family=
*[[Wikipedia:Elizabeth_Rees-Williams|Elizabeth Rees]] (Spouse [[9 February]] 1957 - 1969, divorced, 3 children)
+
*Ivan John Harris (father)
  +
*Mildred Josephine (Harty) Harris (mother) †
  +
*Patrick Ivan Harris (older brother)
  +
*Noel William Michael Harris (younger brother)
  +
*[[imdb:nm2468561|Diarmid (Dermot) Harris]] (younger brother) †
  +
*William George Harris (younger brother)
  +
*[[Wikipedia:Elizabeth_Rees-Williams|Elizabeth Rees]] (Spouse [[9 February]] 1957 - 1969, divorced, 3 sons)
  +
*[[Wikipedia:Ann_Turkel|Ann Turkel]] (Spouse [[7 June]] 1974 - 1982, divorced)
  +
*[[Wikipedia:Damian_Harris|Damian Harris]] (son)
 
*[[Wikipedia:Jared_Harris|Jared Harris]] (son)
 
*[[Wikipedia:Jared_Harris|Jared Harris]] (son)
 
*[[Wikipedia:Jamie_Harris_(actor)|Jamie Harris]] (son)
 
*[[Wikipedia:Jamie_Harris_(actor)|Jamie Harris]] (son)
*[[Wikipedia:Damian_Harris|Damian Harris]] (son)
+
*Ella Harris (granddaughter)
*Dermot Harris (brother)
+
*Marlowe Harris (grandson)
*[[Wikipedia:Cassandra_Harris|Cassandra Harris]] (sister-in-law)
+
*David Harris (nephew)
*[[Wikipedia:Emilia_Fox|Emilia Fox]] (daughter-in-law)
+
*[[Wikipedia:Cassandra_Harris|Cassandra Harris]] (former sister-in-law)
  +
*[[imdb:nm0112481|Charlotte Brosnan]] (niece)
  +
*[[Wikipedia:Chris Brosnan|Chris Brosnan]] (nephew)
 
*[[Wikipedia:Annabelle_Wallis|Annabelle Wallis]] (niece)
 
*[[Wikipedia:Annabelle_Wallis|Annabelle Wallis]] (niece)
 
|alias=
 
|alias=
Line 33: Line 33:
 
*''Unforgiven'' (1992)
 
*''Unforgiven'' (1992)
 
*''Patriot Games'' (1992)
 
*''Patriot Games'' (1992)
|academyawards=
+
|academyawards= *Best Actor in a Leading Role (nomination; ''This Sporting Life'', 1964)
  +
*Best Actor in a Leading Role (nomination; ''The Field'', 1991)
 
|emmyawards=
 
|emmyawards=
 
|tonyawards=
 
|tonyawards=
Line 41: Line 41:
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
 
Late in his career, he acted in the Oscar-winning films ''Unforgiven'' and ''Gladiator'' (in the latter as Marcus Aurelius).[[File:RichardHarris1960s.png|thumb|left|190px|Harris in "This Sporting Life"]]
 
Late in his career, he acted in the Oscar-winning films ''Unforgiven'' and ''Gladiator'' (in the latter as Marcus Aurelius).[[File:RichardHarris1960s.png|thumb|left|190px|Harris in "This Sporting Life"]]
He played [[Albus Dumbledore]] in the first two [[Harry Potter films]], that is, ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''. He at first declined the offer to play Dumbledore; however, upon hearing the news that her grandfather had a very good shot at playing the role, his granddaughter told him that if he did not go back and take the part, she would never speak to him again. And, so, against his will, he accepted the part. In [[2003]], his voice could be heard as the character Opaz in the animated film ''Kaena: The Prophecy''. The movie was also dedicated to him as he had died the previous year. In his career, he was nominated for two Best Actor Academy Awards: for ''This Sporting Life'' in [[1960s|1964]], and ''The Field'' in [[1991]]. He was also an accomplished musician and singer: he released several albums, and his single "MacArthur Park" reached #2 on the [[United States of America|American]] ''Billboard'' Hot 100 chart.
+
He played [[Albus Dumbledore]] in the first two [[Harry Potter films]], that is, ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''. He at first declined the offer to play Dumbledore; however, upon hearing the news that her grandfather had a very good shot at playing the role, his granddaughter told him that if he did not go back and take the part, she would never speak to him again. And, so he accepted the part. In [[2003]], his voice could be heard as the character Opaz in the animated film ''Kaena: The Prophecy''. The movie was also dedicated to him as he had died the previous year. In his career, he was nominated for two Best Actor Academy Awards: for ''This Sporting Life'' in [[1960s|1964]], and ''The Field'' in [[1991]]. He was also an accomplished musician and singer: he released several albums, and his single "MacArthur Park" reached #2 on the [[United States of America|American]] ''Billboard'' Hot 100 chart.
   
 
==Selected filmography==
 
==Selected filmography==
Line 61: Line 61:
 
{{Imagecat|Images of Richard Harris}}
 
{{Imagecat|Images of Richard Harris}}
 
*{{IMDb name|0001321|Richard Harris}}
 
*{{IMDb name|0001321|Richard Harris}}
+
[[es:Richard Harris]]
 
[[fr:Richard Harris]]
 
[[fr:Richard Harris]]
 
[[ru:Ричард Харрис]]
 
[[ru:Ричард Харрис]]
  +
[[ja:リチャード・ハリス]]
 
[[Category:Actors (real-world)|Harris, Richard]]
 
[[Category:Actors (real-world)|Harris, Richard]]
 
[[Category:Deceased actors (real-world)|Harris, Richard]]
 
[[Category:Deceased actors (real-world)|Harris, Richard]]

Latest revision as of 21:06, June 16, 2014

Richardharris
Richard Harris
Biographical information
Birth name

Richard St. John Harris

Born

1 October, 1930
Limerick, Ireland

Died

25 October, 2002 (aged 72)
Bloomsbury, London, England, UK

Nationality

Irish

Gender

Male

Height

6'1"

Family
Career
Years active

1958-2002

In Harry Potter

Albus Dumbledore

Notable roles
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • Patriot Games (1992)
Academy Awards
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (nomination; This Sporting Life, 1964)
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (nomination; The Field, 1991)

Sir Richard St. John Harris (1 October, 1930 – 25 October, 2002) portrayed Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in the first two film adaptations of the Harry Potter books.

CareerEdit

Late in his career, he acted in the Oscar-winning films Unforgiven and Gladiator (in the latter as Marcus Aurelius).
RichardHarris1960s

Harris in "This Sporting Life"

He played Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films, that is, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He at first declined the offer to play Dumbledore; however, upon hearing the news that her grandfather had a very good shot at playing the role, his granddaughter told him that if he did not go back and take the part, she would never speak to him again. And, so he accepted the part. In 2003, his voice could be heard as the character Opaz in the animated film Kaena: The Prophecy. The movie was also dedicated to him as he had died the previous year. In his career, he was nominated for two Best Actor Academy Awards: for This Sporting Life in 1964, and The Field in 1991. He was also an accomplished musician and singer: he released several albums, and his single "MacArthur Park" reached #2 on the American Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Selected filmographyEdit

Personal lifeEdit

In 1957, he married Elizabeth Rees-Williams, daughter of David Rees-Williams; they divorced in 1969, and Elizabeth married another actor, Rex Harrison. Their three children are actor Jared Harris, actor Jamie Harris (born Tudor St. John Harris, but known as Jamie since childhood), and director Damian Harris (who has a son named Marlowe, born 2002, with Australian actress Peta Wilson). Richard Harris married secondly the American actress Ann Turkel, who was 16 years his junior, but that marriage also ended in divorce. He was a member of the Knights of Malta, despite his divorces, and was also knighted by Denmark in 1985. Harris died of Hodgkin's Disease in 2002 at the age of 72, about two weeks before the U.S. première of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He would be replaced as Dumbledore by fellow Irish-born actor, Michael Gambon.

External linksEdit

Wiki
The Harry Potter Wiki has 22 images related to Richard Harris.

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki