Jared Harris

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Jared Harris
Born Jared Francis Harris
(1961-08-24) 24 August 1961 (age 52)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Emilia Fox (m. 2005–2010)
Allegra Riggio (m. 2013–present)
Parents Richard Harris
Elizabeth Rees-Williams
Relatives Jamie Harris (brother)
Damian Harris (brother)

Jared Francis Harris (born 24 August 1961) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Lane Pryce on the AMC series Mad Men and David Robert Jones on the Fox science-fiction series Fringe, besides his work in films like Igby Goes Down, The Rachel Papers, Lost in Space, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, Happiness, Mr. Deeds, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and Lincoln.

Personal life[edit]

Harris was born in London, one of three sons of the Irish actor Richard Harris and his first wife, Welsh actress Elizabeth Rees-Williams. His younger brother is actor Jamie Harris, and his older one director Damian Harris. His maternal grandfather was politician David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore. From 1971 to 1975, actor Rex Harrison was married to his mother. His stepmother was actress Ann Turkel. He earned a BFA degree from Duke University in 1983.

On 16 July 2005, Harris married actress Emilia Fox,[1] daughter of actors Edward Fox and Joanna David. He filed for divorce from Fox in January 2009.[2] The divorce was finalised in June 2010.

Harris married Allegra Riggio, a lighting designer and TV host, on 9 November 2013.[3]

Career[edit]

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.[4] He played Lane Pryce in Mad Men from 2009 until 2012.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
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 Uncredited
1998 Trance Jim Sitges Film Festival: Best Actor Award
1999 Lush W. Firmin Carter
1999 The Weekend John Kerr Seattle International Film Festival: New American Cinema Award for Citation of Excellence for Ensemble Cast Performance
2000 Bullfighter Jones
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog False Peter
2000 Shadow Magic Raymond Wallace
2000 Two of Us John Lennon TV
2001 Perfume Michael
2002 Four Reasons Filmmaker
2002 Mr. Deeds Mac McGrath
2002 Igby Goes Down Russel
2002 Dummy Michael
2003 Without a Trace Father Walker 2 episodes: A Tree Falls, Revelations
2003 Sylvia Al Alvarez
2003 I Love Your Work Yehud
2003 The Other Boleyn Girl Henry VIII TV
2004 Ocean's Twelve Basher's Engineer
2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse Dr. Ashford
2005 The Notorious Bettie Page John Willie
2005 To the Ends of the Earth Captain Anderson
2006 Lady in the Water Goatee Smoker
2006 Coup! Simon Mann
2006 Cashback Alex Proud Uncredited
2006 Cracked Eggs Joe
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Robert Morten TV Series; 1 episode: Svengali
2007 The Shadow in the North Axel Bellmann
2007 32A Ruth's Father
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Captain Mike Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2008 The Riches Eamon Quinn TV Series: 5 episodes
2008 From Within Bernard
2008, 2009, 2012[5] Fringe Dr. David Robert Jones TV Series: 9 episodes
2009–2012 Mad Men Lane Pryce TV Series
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Won 2010, Nominated 2011-2012)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2012)
2009 Tales of the Black Freighter Ridley Voice
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 Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
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 Post-production
2014 Poltergeist[6] Carrigan Burke Filming
2015 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Saunders Post-production

Plays[edit]

Year Production Role Venue Notes
1991 Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2 Hotspur The Public Theater
1992 'Tis Pity She's a Whore Soranzo The Public Theater
1995 Ecstasy Len John Houseman Theater
1996 King Lear Edmund The Public Theater
2001 More Lies About Jerzy Jerzy Kosinski Vineyard Theater
Hamlet Hamlet Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
2003 Humble Boy Felix Humble Manhattan Theatre Club
2005 Les Liaisons Dangereuses Vicomte de Valmont Playhouse Theatre, London
2006 Period of Adjustment Ralph Bates Almeida Theatre

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Fox Club". Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  2. ^ The Curious Benjamin Button Divorce, TMZ.com, 13 January 2009.
  3. ^ http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20754334,00.html
  4. ^ Boedeker, Hal (17 November 2012). "'Lincoln': Look at all those TV actors; did you love the surprise?". Orlando Sentinel. 
  5. ^ ROCO (3 November 2011). "FRINGE: Fan Favorite Returns, Alexis Raich To Guest". Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  6. ^ [1]

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