You don't need to be a member to try our services. Just click on "START YOUR WILL" or a "TRY IT NOW" link on our home page. But you do need to create an account if you want to purchase or continue to work on your documents. They don't have to be completed all in one sitting.

Leading provider of online Wills, Power of Attorney, Living Wills and Memorials

Richard Harris
Screen Legend
Share this memorial:
Born:October 1, 1930
Limerick, Ireland
Died:October 25, 2002
London, England

This Online Memorial Has Expired
It Will Be Deleted Soon


Keep this memorial online for another year for only $11.00 USD

Unless more time is purchased to keep this memorial online, it will be removed from this web site very soon.  Visitors will be unable to view this memorial, including any stories, photos, personal notes or other memorabilia that have been added to this web page.


"I'm not interested in reputation or immortality, or things like that. I don't care if I'm remembered. I don't care if I'm not remembered. I don't care why I'm remembered. I genuinely don't care."

Richard Harris was a hell-raiser, a reputation built on his fiery lifestyle with the likes of Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole and Oliver Reed. He was also a highly respected actor with fifty movies to his name and two oscar nominations.

Richard Harris was born in Limerick in 1930, one of eight children of a flour-miller. His love of acting led Harris, in 1954, to move to London, where he studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art - Lamda, before joining Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop company, with whom he made his first professional appearance, in Brendan Behan's The Quare Fellow at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East.

After graduating, Harris spent nearly a decade in obscurity, learning his profession on stages throughout the UK and making a few films including The Wreck Of The Mary Deare (1961), The Long And The Short And The Tall (1961) and Mutiny On The Bounty (1962).

His big break however came in 1962. Lindsay Anderson cast Harris as Frank Machin, the aggressive and inarticulate rugby player, in the film This Sporting Life. Nominated for an Oscar, he rapidly became a major Hollywood name, playing opposite stars like Kirk Douglas (The Heroes of Telemark 1965), Charlton Heston (Major Dundee1965) and Julie Andrews (Hawaii 1966).

In 1967 Harris took one of the most significant roles in his career, which was eventually to make him a multi-millionaire. Although the Lerner-Loewe musical Camelot (1967), in which he portrayed King, was an expensive flop, he would later play the role - created by Richard Burton - many times on stage, both on Broadway and in London in the 1980s, and buy its rights. He also released a hit single - Jim Webb's MacArthur Park (1968) which sold five million copies worldwide.

The 70’s started well with A Man Called Horse (1970), but was for the most part a forgettable decade. "I consider a great part of my career a total failure," Harris said. "I went after the wrong things - got caught in the 60s. I picked pictures that were way below my talent. Just to have fun.".

Given the last rites by a priest after one drunken binge, Harris gave up the booze in the 1980s, an went into semi retirement. In the 90’s he returned to some impressive roles. His performance, as Bull McCabe in the 1990 film, the Field, brought him an Oscar nomination as Best Actor and he was also highly acclaimed as English Bob in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992)

In recent years, he appeared in the first two Harry Potter movies. His film portrayal of Professor Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwart's School, was perhaps his most successful role of all.

Photos

Harris_Sportlife2.jpg
Sporting Life
Added by Anonymous

SmilingRH.jpg

Added by Anonymous

_38351217_harris300.jpg

Added by Anonymous

Main.jpg
Dumbledore
Added by Anonymous
 

Memorabilia (audio, video, files, documents, etc.)

MacArthur Park.doc
Lyrics to MacArthur Park
Added by Anonymous

InterviewRichardHarris.mov
A Philosophy on Life
Added by Anonymous
 

Personal Notes


You were the last of a great breed. We'll miss you.
Added by Calum, Halifax


I loved your attitude to life,
Thanks

Added by Kerry, Ottawa


Dude, You made one rockin Dumbledore!!!
Added by Anonymous


You lived the way you wanted to - and that will always be the greatest gift you were given.
Added by Sarah Butler


You were an inspiration to millions. You embodied the role of mentor wonderfully. I regret that I did not know you personally. May you live on with the other great legends before you.
Added by Mandy, Oklahoma
 
This memorial has ongoing storage and maintenance costs.

Help to keep this memorial online: Purchase more storage space or time