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Jared Harris, Richard Harris

Richard Harris [2]

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Born:October 1, 1930
Died:October 25, 2002 (72)
Filmography Rating:7.00 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.20 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.00 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:80.53%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [2001](71) => Professor Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [2002](72) => Professor Albus Dumbledore

Trivia that mentions this person:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkeban [2004]
  • After the death of Richard Harris, many actors were considered for the vacant role of Albus Dumbledore. Christopher Lee was in the frame for a while, and there was a rumor (reported in many newspapers) that Ian McKellen was also considered. The Harris family wanted Peter O'Toole for the role but O'Toole declined. Richard Attenborough also lobbied for the role but was ultimately turned down.
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [2001]
  • Richard Harris only agreed to taking the part of Albus Dumbledore after his eleven year old granddaughter threatened never to speak to him again.
    Scrooge [1970]
  • Richard Harris rejected the role of Scrooge. Rex Harrison agreed to play the part, but had to back out due to a commitment to a difficult play. (Harrison was also having an affair with Harris' then-wife, who he would later marry.) Albert Finney, who had been offered the role before Harrison but had initially rejected it, reconsidered once he read the script and asked for the role. (He was a business associate of Michael Medwin, the co-writer who played his nephew in the film.)