Aug. 24th, 1961
London, England, UK
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Jared Francis Harris is a versatile English character actor, equally adept at thugs and ne'er-do-wells as he was with businessmen and artists, Jared Harris contributed memorable performances to such films as I Shot Andy Warhol (1995), Happiness (1998) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), as well as television programs like AMC's Mad Men, Netflix The Crown, and HBO's Chernobyl.
The son of volatile Irish actor Richard Harris, he shared none of his father's penchant for theatrical performances, preferring instead for thoughtful, carefully controlled turns. He soon garnered a reputation for near-complete transformations for each role; from the ethereal Warhol to a scheming Russian cabdriver in Happiness and a mercurial John Lennon in Two of Us to the buttoned-down English financial officer on Mad Men. That mainstream breakthrough led to higher-profile roles for Harris in films ranging from Steven Spielberg's Lincoln to action drama Pompeii and Guy Ritchie's TV series reboot The Man from UNCLE. A key role as King George VI in Peter Morgan's The Crown and a supporting role in indie drama Certain Women kept him firmly in the public eye. Harris' breadth of talent made him one of the most capable character actors in the business.
- Son-in-law of 'Edward Fox (I)' (qv) and 'Joanna David' (qv).
- (1996) Ended his five-year relationship with 'Tahnee Welch' (qv).
- Brother of 'Jamie Harris (I)' (qv).
- Graduated from Duke University in 1984 with a BFA in Drama
- His father and wife's uncle appear together in _Patriot Games (1992)_ (qv).
- Stepson of 'Rex Harrison (I)' (qv) and 'Ann Turkel' (qv).
- Son of 'Richard Harris (I)' (qv) and 'Elizabeth Rees (I)' (qv).
- Spent a lot of time in the Bahamas as a child.