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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...
|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|
|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||White Lies||Jacob Reese|
|1998||B. Monkey||Alan Furnace|
|1998||Lost in Space||Older Will Robinson|
|1998||Lulu on the Bridge||Alvin Shine|
|1999||Lush||W. Firmin Carte|
|1999||The Weekend||John Kerr|
|2000||How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog||False Peter|
|2000||Shadow Magic||Raymond Wallace|
|2002||Mr. Deeds||Mac McGrath|
|2002||Igby Goes Down||Russel|
|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|
|2008||The Curious Case of Benjamin Button||Captain Mike|
|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||The Quiet Ones||Professor Coupland|
|2014||The Boxtrolls||Lord Portley Rind|
|2015||The Man from U.N.C.L.E.||Saunders|
Jared Harris's television credits include...
|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|
|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.