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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 ...
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1956:
West End stage debut in Joan Littlewood's production of "The Quare Fellow" at the Royal Stratford
1956:
Produced and directed a stage production of "Winter Journey"
1956:
Appeared in the London stage production of "A View from the Bridge"
1957:
Made English TV debut in "The Iron Harp"
1958:
Film debut in "Alive and Kicking"
1958:
Returned to the London stage in "Man, Beast and Virtue"
1958:
Toured Eastern Europe and Russia in a production of "Macbeth" (date approximate)
1959:
Played first leading role on the London stage in "The Ginger Man"
1960:
Earliest US TV work includes a supporting role in an NBC adaptation of Joseph Conrad's "Victory"
1961:
Played largest screen roles to date (second and third leads) in "The Long and the Short and the Tall" and "Mutiny on the Bounty"
1963:
First leading role, "This Sporting Life"
1964:
First foreign-language film, "Red Desert"
1968:
Recorded hit song, "MacArthur's Park"
1972:
Film directing debut, "Bloomfield" (also co-wrote and starred)
1976:
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
1978:
Overdosed on cocaine; rushed to intensive care unit of Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles
1982:
Overcame alcoholism
1982:
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
1990:
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"
1990:
Film comeback, "The Field"
1992:
Played English Bob in Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven"
1995:
Teamed with James Earl Jones in the remake of "Cry, the Beloved Country"
1997:
Essayed an aging Irish gangster in "Trojan Eddie"
1997:
Appeared as Andreas Tork in "Smilla's Sense of Snow"
1997:
Cast as Dom Frollo in TNT production of "The Hunchback"
1999:
Starred as George Adamson in "To Walk with Lions"
1999:
Appeared as "Old Harry," the elder version of the lead character, in "Grizzly Falls"
2000:
Co-starred as the benevolent Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius in the OScar-winning film "Gladiator"
2000:
Played aged, powerful head of a criminal dynasty in "My Kingdom"
2000:
Starred in film adaptation of John Steinbeck's "The Pearl" (unreleased)
2001:
Thanks to digital technology, played the ghost of Hamlet's father in a New Jersey Shakespeare Festival staging of "Hamlet", starring son Jared Harris
2001:
Played the benevolant wizard Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
2002:
Co-starred in the remake of "The Count of Monte Cristo"
2002:
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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