ACTOR RICHARD HARRIS WAS BORN IN LIMERICK CITY IN 1930.

ACTOR RICHARD HARRIS WAS BORN IN LIMERICK CITY IN 1930. HARRIS’S CAREER SCORED RAVE REVIEWS (AND ANOTHER OSCAR NOMINATION) FOR THE FIELD (1990). HE THEN LOCKED HORNS WITH HARRISON FORD AS AN IRA SYMPATHISER IN PATRIOT GAMES (1992) AND GOT ONE OF HIS BEST ROLES AS GUNFIGHTER ENGLISH BOB IN THE CLINT EASTWOOD WESTERN UNFORGIVEN (1992). HARRIS WAS FIRMLY BACK IN VOGUE AND REWARDED HIS FANS WITH MORE WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES IN WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1993); CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY (1995); THE GREAT KANDINSKY (1995) AND THIS IS THE SEA (1997). FURTHER FORTUNE CAME HIS WAY WITH A STRONG PERFORMANCE IN THE BLOCKBUSTER GLADIATOR (2000), AND HE BECAME KNOWN TO AN ENTIRELY NEW GENERATION OF FILM FANS AS ALBUS DUMBLEDORE IN THE MEGA-SUCCESSFUL HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001) AND HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002). HIS FINAL SCREEN ROLE WAS AS “LUCIUS SULLA” IN CAESAR (2002). IMAGE: PORTRAIT OF RICHARD HARRIS BY RALPH MC MAHON.

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