A Man Called Harris : The Life of Richard Harris Hardback
Richard Harris was a giant who oozed charisma on screen.
But off screen he was troubled and addicted to every pleasure life could offer.
Coming from a repressed Irish Catholic background, he was forced by a teenage illness to abandon his beloved rugby, but not his macho appetites. Discovering theatre saved him. He had found his calling. Despite marrying the daughter of a peer, he never tried to fit in.
He was always a hell-raiser to the core, along with legendary buddies Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole.
But he was more; he was a gifted poet and singer. He was an intelligent family man who took great interest in his craft, a Renaissance man of the film world.
Every time his excesses threatened to kill his career - and himself - he rose magnificently from the ashes, first with an Oscar-winning performance as Bull McCabe in The Field, then in the Harry Potter franchise.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2013
- Category: Films, cinema
- ISBN: 9780752488981
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