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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 25, 2002|
|Born:||October 1, 1930||Cause of Death:||Hodgkin's Disease|
|Birth Place:||Limerick, IE||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
West End stage debut in Joan Littlewood's production of "The Quare Fellow" at the Royal Stratford
Produced and directed a stage production of "Winter Journey"
Appeared in the London stage production of "A View from the Bridge"
Made English TV debut in "The Iron Harp"
Film debut in "Alive and Kicking"
Returned to the London stage in "Man, Beast and Virtue"
Toured Eastern Europe and Russia in a production of "Macbeth" (date approximate)
Played first leading role on the London stage in "The Ginger Man"
Earliest US TV work includes a supporting role in an NBC adaptation of Joseph Conrad's "Victory"
Played largest screen roles to date (second and third leads) in "The Long and the Short and the Tall" and "Mutiny on the Bounty"
First leading role, "This Sporting Life"
First foreign-language film, "Red Desert"
Recorded hit song, "MacArthur's Park"
Film directing debut, "Bloomfield" (also co-wrote and starred)
Executive produced two films: "Echoes of a Summer/The Last Castle" and the sequel film, "Return of a Man Called Horse"; starred in both, and wrote and performed the song "The Last Castle" in the former
Overdosed on cocaine; rushed to intensive care unit of Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles
Reprised film role of King Arthur in "Camelot" in an HBO TV production
Toured in stage production of "Camelot" when original star Richard Burton became ill; was supposed to spend eight weeks finishing up tour, but ultimately performed 20-25 weeks a year for five years; show took in over $92 million during its five years with Harris
Made London stage comeback with Pirandello's "Henry IV" in London; first appearance in a straight drama in London's West End since the 1963 production of Gogol's "Diary of a Madman"
Film comeback, "The Field"
Played English Bob in Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven"
Teamed with James Earl Jones in the remake of "Cry, the Beloved Country"
Essayed an aging Irish gangster in "Trojan Eddie"
Appeared as Andreas Tork in "Smilla's Sense of Snow"
Cast as Dom Frollo in TNT production of "The Hunchback"
Starred as George Adamson in "To Walk with Lions"
Appeared as "Old Harry," the elder version of the lead character, in "Grizzly Falls"
Co-starred as the benevolent Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius in the OScar-winning film "Gladiator"
Played aged, powerful head of a criminal dynasty in "My Kingdom"
Starred in film adaptation of John Steinbeck's "The Pearl" (unreleased)
Thanks to digital technology, played the ghost of Hamlet's father in a New Jersey Shakespeare Festival staging of "Hamlet", starring son Jared Harris
Played the benevolant wizard Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
Co-starred in the remake of "The Count of Monte Cristo"
Reprised role of Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
Appeared as Lucius Cornelius Sulla in the TNT miniseries "Juius Caesar" (lensed 2002)
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