Richard Harris - Details


Richard HarrisRICHARD 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 (2001).

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.

Richard Harris died on the 25th October from hodkin's disease he was 72 years old.


  • 1st October 1930 - Birth
  • 25th October 2002 - Death