Richard Harris (Irish actor and singer)

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Richard St John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor, singer, songwriter, producer, director and writer. He appeared on stage and in many films, appearing as Frank Machin in This Sporting Life, and King Arthur in the 1967 film Camelot and the subsequent 1981 revival of the show. He played an aristocrat and prisoner in A Man Called Horse (1970), a gunfighter in Clint Eastwood's Western film Unforgiven (1992), Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000), and Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films: The Philosopher's Stone (2001) and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). Harris had a top ten hit in the United Kingdom and United States with his 1968 recording of Jimmy Webb's song "MacArthur Park".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 A Tramp Shining Richard Harris 3
1968 The Yard Went on Forever... Richard Harris 1
1970 My Boy Richard Harris 2
2005 My Boy / Slides Richard Harris 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 MacArthur Park Richard Harris 2
1998 The Webb Sessions 1968-1969 Richard Harris 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Mack the Knife Kurt Weill; Raúl Juliá, Richard Harris, Julia Migenes, Roger Daltrey, Julie Walters 1

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