Jared Francis Harris (born 24 August 1961) is a British actor. His roles include Lane Pryce in the television drama series Mad Men, David Robert Jones in the science fiction series Fringe, King George VI in the historical series The Crown, Anderson Dawes on the science fiction series The Expanse, captain Francis Crozier in the AMC series The Terror, and Valery Legasov in the HBO miniseries Chernobyl for which he has been nominated for 2019 Emmy Award as a Lead Actor in Limited Series. He has also had significant supporting roles in films such as Mr. Deeds (2002), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Lincoln (2012), and Allied (2016).
Harris in December 2014
Jared Francis Harris
24 August 1961
(m. 1989; div. 1990)
(m. 2005; div. 2010)
|Relatives||Damian Harris (brother)|
Jamie Harris (brother)
Annabelle Wallis (cousin)
Harris was born in Hammersmith, 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, his older brother is director Damian Harris, and his maternal grandfather was politician David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore.
Harris was educated at Ladycross, a former preparatory boarding independent school in the coastal town of Seaford in East Sussex, as were his brothers Jamie and Damian. He says, "They were famous for discipline, with cold showers every morning", and that "You were never known by your first name there. You were either called by your number, or your last name. Since there were three of us, Damian was 'Harris Ma' for major. I was 'Harris Mi' for minor, and Jamie was 'Harris Minimus,' being the youngest and the smallest". He then went to Downside School, a Catholic boarding independent school in the village of Stratton-on-the-Fosse (near the market town of Shepton Mallet) in Somerset, in South West England, followed by Duke University in the city of Durham, North Carolina, in the United States, where he earned a BFA degree in 1983.
Harris began his film career directing Darkmoor (1983), an unfinished feature-length film for Duke University's Freewater Films. His first film appearance as an actor was in The Rachel Papers (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 2003 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 (2000). He played Vladimir in the black comedy drama film Happiness (1998), 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. He played Lane Pryce in Mad Men from 2009 until 2012 and returned to the series to direct the 11th episode of season 7, which aired in 2015. He also portrayed King George VI in the first season of The Crown. He played Captain Francis Crozier in the 2018 series The Terror, based on the Dan Simmons novel of the same name that provided a fictional account of the fate of Franklin's lost expedition. In November 2018, Harris was one of the first recipients of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Louie Kamookak Medal, awarded "for making Canada's geography better known to Canadians and to the world", for his portrayal of Captain Crozier. Harris said that he was "gratified" that the series inspired curiosity about the real expedition, remarking, "It’s sort of fitting that history will recall that it was the RCGS that first recognized The Terror, and that we as the recipients walked in the footsteps of Louie Kamookak."
Harris married Jacqueline Goldenberg in 1989; they divorced in the early 1990s. On 16 July 2005, Harris married actress Emilia Fox, daughter of actors Edward Fox and Joanna David, and filed for divorce in January 2009; the divorce was finalised in June 2010. Harris married Allegra Riggio, a lighting designer and TV host, on 9 November 2013.
|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|
|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||White Lies||Jacob Reese|
|1998||B. Monkey||Alan Furnace|
|1998||Lost in Space||Older Will Robinson|
|1998||Lulu on the Bridge||Alvin Shine||uncredited|
|1999||Lush||W. Firmin Carter|
|1999||The Weekend||John Kerr|
|2000||How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog||False Peter|
|2000||Shadow Magic||Raymond Wallace|
|2002||Mr. Deeds||Mac McGrath|
|2002||Igby Goes Down||Russel|
|2003||I Love Your Work||Yehud|
|2004||Ocean's Twelve||Basher's Engineer|
|2004||Resident Evil: Apocalypse||Dr. Charles Ashford|
|2005||The Notorious Bettie Page||John Willie|
|2006||Lady in the Water||Goatee Smoker|
|2006||Cracked Eggs||Joe||Short film|
|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||From Within||Bernard Wilburn|
|2009||Tales of the Black Freighter||Ridley||Voice|
|2010||Extraordinary Measures||Dr. Kent Webber|
|2010||The Ward||Dr. Gerald Stringer|
|2011||Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||Professor James Moriarty|
|2012||Lincoln||Ulysses S. Grant|
|2013||The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones||Hodge Starkweather|
|2013||The Devil's Violinist||Urbani|
|2014||The Quiet Ones||Professor Joseph Coupland|
|2014||The Boxtrolls||Lord Charles Portley-Rind||Voice|
|2015||The Man from U.N.C.L.E.||Adrian Sanders|
|2016||Certain Women||William Fuller|
|2016||The Last Face||Dr. John Farber|
|2019||Robert the Bruce||John Comyn|
|1991||Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2||Henry "Hotspur" Percy||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 Kosiński||Vineyard Theatre|
|Hamlet||Prince 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|
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- "Person Page".
- Maureen Paton (22 November 2003). "'Dad loved the anarchy that children bring'". Telegraph.co.uk.
- "The Fox Club". Retrieved 1 January 2009.
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- "Jared Harris Marries Allegra Riggio". PEOPLE.com.
- Jen Yamato. "Jared Harris Joins 'Poltergeist' Reboot". Deadline.
- "Critics' Choice Television Awards: HBO Leads 22 Nominations". Indie Wire. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
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- Petski, Denise (12 October 2017). "'Carnival Row': Alice Krige & Jared Harris Set To Recur On Amazon's Fantasy Drama Series". Deadline. Retrieved 15 December 2017.