Jared Harris biography

Lady in the Water

Jared Harris

Date of Birth: August 24, 1961

Despite being the son of esteemed actor Richard Harris, who played Professor Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films, London native Jared Harris began his acting career on the stage when he was cast in a production at North Carolina's Duke University, where he was studying drama and literature. After graduating in 1984, he returned to England and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company where he performed in productions like Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, and A Clockwork Orange.

Junior Harris's big screen debut finally came in 1989, when he starred in The Rachel Papers alongside Jonathan Pryce and James Spader. The following year, he returned to his theater roots with his role of Hotspur in Henry IV Part 1 with the New York Shakespeare Festival, and again in 1992 when he appeared in the New York off-Broadway play Ecstasy. The latter role earned him an Obie Award. Harris spent the next few years starring in several independent films but it wasn't until 1996 that he really had people taking notice with his portrayal of iconic American pop artist Andy Warhol in the film I Shot Andy Warhol.

The actor has since gone on to star in several major blockbuster films, like Lost In Space (1998) with Heather Graham and Gary Oldman, Mr. Deeds (2002) alongside Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder, and Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004).

Harris has also starred in the popular television series Mad Men and Fringe. One of his projects was Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows where he takes on the role of the evil Professor Moriarty. The film was released in theaters in December 2011 and topped the box office charts its debut weekend.

He next appeared in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), Pompeii (2014), The Quiet Ones (2014) and The Boxtrolls (2014). More recently, he starred in the dramas Certain Women (2016) and Allied (2016), as well as the Netflix series The Crown.

Jared Harris Filmography


Lady in the Water

Genre:  Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: July 21, 2006
DVD: December 19, 2006

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Cast: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey Wright, Sarita Choudhury, Freddy Rodriguez, Bill Irwin, Jared Harris