Richard Harris: Sex, Death & the Movies : an Intimate Biography

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Robson, Oct 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 355 pages
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Richard Harris was a genius whose frenzied existence sometimes overshadowed his enormous talent. Over 45 years, his career spanned small theatrical productions and Hollywood blockbusters. Renowned for his roles in classics like Mutiny on the Bounty, A Man Called Horse, Camelot, The Field, and Unforgiven, Harris’ off-screen drinking and womanizing with fellow hell-raisers Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole also brought him notoriety. Although few people accompanied Harris for any duration on the roller-coaster ride of his life, award-winning writer, director, and fellow Irishman Michael Feeney Callan joined the ride and stayed the course. After striking up a warm friendship with the actor in the mid-‘70s, Callan embarked on an authorized biography. To mark Richard Harris’ passing, Callan has revisited and expanded on his original book to create this fresh and revealing tribute.

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Award-winning writer and dramatist Michael Feeney Callan (Dublin) befriended Harris in the mid-seventies. His other celebrity biographies include a forthcoming book on Anthony Hopkins.

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