Richard Harris

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Birthday
1, 1930
Birthplace
Limerick, Ireland
Death Date
Oct 25, 2002 (72)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
1, 1930
Birthplace
Limerick, Ireland
Death Date
Oct 25, 2002 (72)

About

Irish star who played Dumbledore in first two Harry Potter films. Earlier in his career, he portrayed Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator and played King Arthur in 1967's Camelot.

Before Fame

As a college student, he rented a tiny theater and directed a critically praised musical. The musical was a financial failure, however, which caused him to be temporarily homeless.

Trivia

He initially refused the role of Albus Dumbledore, although he eventually relented due to pressure put on him by his ten-year-old granddaughter.

Family Life

His marriage to Elizabeth Rees-Williams lasted twelve years. The couple divorced in 1969. He was married to Ann Turkel from 1974 to 1982. He had three children.

Associated With

He played gunfighter English Bob in Clint Eastwood's film Unforgiven.