Richard John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor and singer. He appeared on stage and in many films, appearing as Frank Machin in This Sporting Life, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and King Arthur in the 1967 film Camelot, as well as the 1981 revival of the stage musical. He played an aristocrat captured by American Indians 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 the first two Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), the latter of which was his final film role. Harris had a number-one hit in Australia and Canada and a top-ten hit in the United Kingdom, Ireland and United States with his 1968 recording of Jimmy Webb's song "MacArthur Park".
|Full name at birth||
Richard St. John Harris
|Claim to fame||
English Bob in 'Unforgiven' (1992)
|Date of birth||
1 October 1930
|Place of birth||
|Date of death||
25 October 2002
|Place of death||
University College Hospital, London, England
|Cause of death||
Was cremated and his ashes were scattered at his home in the Bahamas
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Producer, director, writer
6' 1" (185 cm)
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
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