Richard Harris

1930 - 2002

Richard Harris

Richard John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor and singer. He appeared on stage and in many films, notably as Frank Machin in This Sporting Life, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and as 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Harris has received more than 9,593,080 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 263rd most popular actor.

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  • 5.61

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Among actors, Richard Harris ranks 262 out of 8,832Before him are Daniel Day-Lewis, Christopher Reeve, Patrick Stewart, Danny Trejo, Kurt Russell, and Faye Dunaway. After him are Michael Keaton, Kevin Spacey, Bryan Cranston, Donald Pleasence, Reese Witherspoon, and Frances Farmer.

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Among people born in 1930, Richard Harris ranks 33Before him are Niki de Saint Phalle, Claude Chabrol, Silvana Mangano, Tu Youyou, Leon Cooper, and Bernie Ecclestone. After him are Gena Rowlands, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Gary Becker, George E. Smith, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, and Immanuel Wallerstein. Among people deceased in 2002, Richard Harris ranks 18Before him are Vavá, Niki de Saint Phalle, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Chuck Jones, James Coburn, and Ivan Illich. After him are Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Camilo José Cela, Alexander Prokhorov, Rod Steiger, and James Tobin.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Richard Harris ranks 21 out of 366Before him are W. B. Yeats (1865), Anne Bonny (1702), Pierce Brosnan (1953), William Rowan Hamilton (1805), Laurence Sterne (1713), and Ernest Shackleton (1874). After him are Columbanus (540), Michael Collins (1890), Katie McGrath (1983), Francis Beaufort (1774), Iris Murdoch (1919), and Ernest Walton (1903).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

Among actors born in Ireland, Richard Harris ranks 4Before him are Peter O'Toole (1932), Michael Gambon (1940), and Pierce Brosnan (1953). After him are Katie McGrath (1983), Lola Montez (1821), Maureen O'Hara (1920), Brendan Gleeson (1955), Gabriel Byrne (1950), Bernard Lee (1908), Cillian Murphy (1976), and Colin Farrell (1976).