Biography

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ame: Richard St.John Harris
Born: October 1st, 1930
Place of birth: Limerick
Co. Limerick
Munster
Republic of Ireland
 Parents: Ivan and Mildred ("Milly") Harris (née Harty)
 Siblings: older:
Harriet-Mary ("Harmay"), Jimmy, Audrey, Ivan
younger: 
Dermot, Noel, Billy
Died: October 25th, 2002, at 7:00 p.m.
at the London University College Hospital of Hodgkins Disease
Married: February 9th, 1957 - July 25th, 1969 to Elizabeth Rees-Williams, daughter of Lord Ogmore. 
June 7th 1974 - September 1981 to actress Ann Turkel
Children: - Damian, director, * August 2nd, 1958
- Jared, actor, * August 24th, 1961
- Jamie (St.John), actor, * May 15th, 1963

 

Biographies:

Michael Feeney Callan:
Richard Harris – A sporting life
First published at Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd.
London, 1990

Gus Smith:
Richard Harris – Actor by accident.

First published at Robert Hale Ltd.
London, 1990

Michael Feeney Callan: 
Richard Harris - Sex, death & the movies. An intimate biography

First published at Robson Books
London, 2003

Cliff Goodwin:
Behaving badly - The life of Richard Harris
1930 - 2002

First published at Virgin Books
London, 2003

 

Books (partly) on and by Richard Harris:

Elizabeth Harrison:
Love, Honour and Dismay.
First published at Weidenfeld and Nicolson
London, 1976

 

Richard Harris:
I, in the membership of my days.
First published at Random House
New York, 1973

Flanny at 1.10
(novel, never published)
The key in the head
(short stories)
Julius Caesar "A Work in Progress"
(workshop with students at Scranton)
Saul G
(unfinished novel)
Fragments of a broken photograph
(poetry, unfinished?)

Awards

Year Award Awarded by For Category Nomi-
nation
Received award
1963 Best Actor Award Cannes International Film Festival This Sporting Life Best Actor   x
1963 Best Actor Award New York Film Critics Circle This Sporting Life Best Actor x  
1964 Academy Award The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences This Sporting Life Best Actor Leading Role x  
1964 BAFTA Film Award British Academy of Film and Television Arts This Sporting Life Best British Actor x  
1968 Golden Globe Hollywood Foreign Press Association Camelot Best Motion Picture Actor / Musical or Comedy   x
1971 Best Actor Award Moscow International Film Festival Cromwell Best Actor   x
1971 Golden Bear Berlin International Film Festival Bloomfield   x  
1971 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards A Man called Horse Theatrical Motion Picture   x
1972 Emmy Academy of Television Arts and Sciences The Snow Goose (tv) Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role x  
1974 Grammy Award Recording Academy Jonathan Livingston Seagull Best Spoken Word Recording   x
1982 Razzie Award The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation Tarzan, the Ape Man Worst Actor x  
1983 Cable ACE Award National Cable and Telecommunications Association Camelot (tv) Actor in a Theatrical or Musical Program x  
1990 London Evening Standard Award London Evening Standard (daily paper) Pirandello's Henry IV ?   x
1990 Plays and Players London Theater Critics Award Plays and Players (Theatre magazine) Pirandello's Henry IV ?   x
1991 Golden Globe Hollywood Foreign Press Association The Field Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture / Drama x  
1991 Academy Award The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences The Field Best Actor Leading Role x  
1993 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Unforgiven Theatrical Motion Picture   x
2000 Lifetime Achievement Award European Film Academy       x
2000 Lifetime Achievement Award Wine Country Film Festival       x
2001 SAG Award Screen Actors Guild Gladiator Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture x  
2001 Life Achievement Award Empire Awards / UK (Empire magazine)       x
2002 The British Independent Film Award The British Independent Film Awards My Kingdom Best Actor x  
2002 Richard Harris Award The British Independent Film Awards   Outstanding Contribution by an Actor   x