A Man Called Harris: The Life of Richard Harris (Hardback)
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A Man Called Harris: The Life of Richard Harris (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 01/09/2013
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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.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752488981

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“Interesting picture of sensitive soul”

This is an interesting biography that doesn't dwell on Richard Harris' drinking and womanising. A picture emerges of a sensitive soul who published poetry and recorded songs, as well as immersing himself in... More

Hardback edition
13th November 2013
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“Interestingly different”

What do you want from a biography?
to learn something more, different or what you already knew about the person?
I expected not to learn much more and for a Man Called Harris to be a filmography and hellraiser... More

Hardback edition
24th November 2013
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A disappointing biography about an interesting man. The focus seems to be on Harris in relation to his hometown of Limerick (one of the writers was a journalist for the local paper) and there's a bit too much... More

Hardback edition
25th October 2013
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