Damian David Harris (born 2 August 1958) is a British film director and screenwriter. He is the son of the actor Richard Harris and socialite Elizabeth Rees-Williams.

Damian Harris
Damian David Harris

(1958-08-02) 2 August 1958 (age 61)
London, England
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1989–present
Annabel Brooks
(m. 1981; div. 1990)
Partner(s)Peta Wilson (1997–2002)
Parent(s)Richard Harris
Elizabeth Rees-Williams


In 1968 Harris debuted on screen playing Miles in the film Otley. At the age of sixteen he appeared on his father's album of poetry and songs, I, in the membership of my days, together with his brothers Jared and Jamie. Harris attended Downside School, Somerset, England. Later Harris studied screenwriting at New York University.[1][2]

He debuted as a director with short movies Killing Time (with Eric Stoltz) and Greasy Lake and then moved to full-length movies debuting with The Rachel Papers, the adaptation of Martin Amis' novel. He has also directed episodes for several TV series. His most recent work is the 2008 drama Gardens of the Night with John Malkovich.

Personal lifeEdit

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 brothers are actors Jared Harris and Jamie Harris.

In 1981, Harris married British actress Annabel Brooks.[3] They have one child together, daughter Ella.[1] Later the pair divorced. From 1997, up until their separation in 2002, Harris lived with Australian model and actress Peta Wilson.[1] They have one child together, son Marlowe, born in February 2002.[4]



Year Film Notes
1984 Killing Time Short
1988 Greasy Lake
1989 The Rachel Papers Also screenwriter
1991 Deceived
1992 Chillers TV series (1 episode); also screenwriter
1995 Bad Company
1996 Strangers TV series
1998 Sins of the City TV series (2 episodes)
2000 Mercy Also screenwriter
2008 Gardens of the Night Also screenwriter & producer
2012 To the Moon Short
2017 The Wilde Wedding


Year Film Role Notes
1968 Otley Miles


  1. ^ a b c "Damian Harris Biography – Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Damian Harris – Yahoo! TV". Tv.yahoo.com. 30 November 1957. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  3. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | HARRIS, Damian". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Forum – Fan-club of Peta Wilson :: Forum – Fan-club of Peta Wilson". Petawilson.info. 30 May 2007. Archived from the original on 18 March 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2012.

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