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Jared Harris as Severus in POMPEII.

About Jared Harris (1961 – )

Jared Francis Harris was born in London, one of three sons of Irish actor Richard Harris, and his first wife, Welsh actress Elizabeth Rees-Williams. His younger brother is actor Jamie Harris, his older brother is director Damian Harris, and his maternal grandfather was politician David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore.

Harris earned a BFA degree from Duke University in 1983.

Harris began his film career as director of an unfinished feature-length film for Duke University's Freewater Films named Darkmoor in 1983. His first film appearance as an actor was in The Rachel Papers in 1989. He played the role of the aged Will Robinson in the movie adaptation of the television series Lost in Space. Harris played Dr. Charles Ashford in Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Benmont Tench in Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, and Kenneth Branagh's character's doppelgänger in How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog.

Other notable roles include King Henry VIII in the first film adaptation of the novel The Other Boleyn Girl. He also portrayed Andy Warhol in I Shot Andy Warhol, and John Lennon in the television movie Two of Us. In 1998 he played Vladimir in the black comedy drama film Happiness written and directed by Todd Solondz. He played the gruff Captain Anderson in the BBC2 adaptation of To the Ends of the Earth; Mac McGrath in the movie Mr. Deeds; Eamon Quinn on the FX series The Riches; and David Robert Jones on Fringe. One of his more recent film roles was Ulysses S. Grant in the Steven Spielberg-directed Lincoln. He played Lane Pryce in Mad Men from 2009 until 2012, and returned to the series to direct the 11th episode of season 7, which aired in 2015.

Harris married Jacqueline Goldenberg in 1989 and divorced in the early 1990s. On 16 July 2005, Harris married actress Emilia Fox, daughter of actors Edward Fox and Joanna David. He filed for divorce from Fox in January 2009. The divorce was finalized in June 2010.

Harris married Allegra Riggio, a lighting designer and TV host, on 9 November 2013.

Jared Harris's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
1989 The Rachel Papers Geoff
1992 Far and Away Paddy
1992 The Last of the Mohicans British Lieutenant
1992 The Public Eye Danny the Doorman
1994 Natural Born Killers London Boy
1994 Nadja Edgar
1995 Smoke Jimmy Rose
1995 Dead Man Benmont Tench
1995 Blue in the Face Jimmy Rose
1995 Tall Tale Head Thug Pug
1996 I Shot Andy Warhol Andy Warhol
1996 Gold in the Streets Owen
1997 Fathers' Day Lee
1997 Sunday Ray
1997 Chinese Box William
1997 White Lies Jacob Reese
1998 Happiness Vlad
1998 B. Monkey Alan Furnace
1998 Lost in Space Older Will Robinson
1998 Lulu on the Bridge Alvin Shine
1998 Trance Jim
1999 Lush W. Firmin Carte
1999 The Weekend John Kerr
2000 Bullfighter Jones
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog False Peter
2000 Shadow Magic Raymond Wallace
2001 Perfume Michael
2002 Four Reasons Filmmaker
2002 Mr. Deeds Mac McGrath
2002 Igby Goes Down Russel
2002 Dummy Michael
2003 Sylvia Al Alvarez
2003 I Love Your Work Yehud
2004 Ocean's Twelve Basher's Engineer
2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse Dr. Ashford
2005 The Notorious Bettie Page John Willie
2006 Lady in the Water Goatee Smoker
2006 Cashback Alex Proud
2006 Cracked Eggs Joe
2007 32A Ruth's Father
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Captain Mike
2008 From Within Bernard
2009 Tales of the Black Freighter Ridley
2010 Extraordinary Measures Dr. Kent Webber
2010 The Ward Dr. Stringer
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Professor Moriarty
2012 Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Hodge Starkweather
2013 The Devil's Violinist Urbani
2014 Pompeii Severus
2014 The Quiet Ones Professor Coupland
2014 The Boxtrolls Lord Portley Rind
2015 Poltergeist Carrigan Burke
2015 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Saunders
2016 Certain Women Fuller

Jared Harris's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
1995 New York Undercover Seth Baines
2000 Two of Us John Lennon
2003 Without a Trace Father Walker
2003 The Other Boleyn Girl Henry VIII
2005 To the Ends of the Earth Captain Anderson
2006 Coup! Simon Mann
2007 Law & Order: SVU Robert Morten
2007 The Shadow in the North Axel Bellmann
2008 The Riches Eamon Quinn
Fringe Dr. David Robert Jones
Mad Men Lane Pryce
2013 Axe Cop King of England
2015 The Expanse Anderson Dawes
2016 The Crown George VI

Memorable Quotes by Jared Harris

“I never lost an argument and my parents assumed I would be a lawyer. They cast me in that role.”

“I've auditioned for normal characters. But I never get cast.”

“There were a few times where I could have worked with my father (Richard Harris) at the beginning. One of them was in The Field (1990) - they couldn't find someone to play the son and they offered the part to me. But my father and I didn't think it was a good idea and looking back I think we made the right decision.”

[on Daniel Day-Lewis' work ethic] “His attention to detail and commitment is truly impressive, but people refer to it as being an imposition or intimidating. It isn't. Actors do that stuff all the time. He just likes to "stay in it", and he asks that you respect that, by not talking about bullshit.”

[on his father] “He enjoyed conflict and argument, in fact his mind was at its clearest when he was in an argument.”

Things You May Not Know About Jared Harris

He is the cousin of Annabelle Wallis.

At the age of thirteen, Jared Harris appeared on his father Richard's album of poetry and songs "I, in the membership of my days" together with his brothers Jamie Harris and Damian Harris.

Harris is the one-time son-in-law of Edward Fox and Joanna David.

Harris's father and ex-wife's uncle, James Fox, appeared together in Patriot Games.

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Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
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Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012).
Harris in The Devil's Violinist (2013).
Harris in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).
In The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015).
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Harris in The Ward (2010)... bottom picture with Amber Herd.
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Harris in the 2015 remake of Poltergeist.
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Harris with Olivia Cooke in The Quiet Ones (2014).
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As Lane Pryce in Mad Men (2009-2012).
Harris, far left, in Lady in the Water (2006).
In Extraordinary Measures (2010).
Harris in Cracked Eggs (2006).
As Dr. David Robert Jones in Fringe (2008-2012).
Jared Harris as Anderson Dawes in The Expanse (2015).