Richard Harris

1930 - 2002

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Richard St 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 Native Americans in A Man Called Horse (1970), a gunfighter in Clint Eastwood's Western film Unforgiven (1992), Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) as Abbé Faria, 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 12,121,921 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Richard Harris is the 162nd most popular actor (up from 260th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 21st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Irish Actor.

Richard Harris is most famous for playing the role of King Arthur in the film "Excalibur."

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  • 76.36

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  • 57

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  • 4.11

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  • 5.10

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Among actors, Richard Harris ranks 162 out of 10,030Before him are Cameron Diaz, Jeanne Moreau, Joan Fontaine, Sandra Bullock, Geraldine Chaplin, and Nick Nolte. After him are Kevin Costner, Roberto Benigni, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ben Affleck, Jet Li, and Rock Hudson.

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Among people born in 1930, Richard Harris ranks 21Before him are Buzz Aldrin, Mobutu Sese Seko, Salvatore Riina, Gene Hackman, Baudouin of Belgium, and Philippe Noiret. After him are Jean-Louis Trintignant, Anton LaVey, Pete Conrad, Tu Youyou, Ion Iliescu, and Bernie Ecclestone. Among people deceased in 2002, Richard Harris ranks 10Before him are Pierre Bourdieu, Simo Häyhä, Thor Heyerdahl, John Rawls, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Billy Wilder. After him are László Kubala, Chuck Jones, Traudl Junge, Vavá, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, and James Coburn.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Richard Harris ranks 18 out of 460Before him are Peter O'Toole (1932), Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Pierce Brosnan (1953), John Scotus Eriugena (810), and Anne Bonny (1702). After him are W. B. Yeats (1865), William Rowan Hamilton (1805), Laurence Sterne (1713), Ernest Shackleton (1874), Columbanus (540), and Katie McGrath (1983).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

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

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