Happy Birthday: Richard Harris (1930–2002)

Festival Reviews

richardharris.jpgRichard Harris (1930–2002)

Born: October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland
Died: October 25, 2002 (age 72) in Bloomsbury, London, England, UK

I came to England first in 1954 looking for a bedsit, a room to sleep in while going to my academy. And outside the Earl’s Court tube station there was a little tobacco-list and paper shop and they had a board. A glass-filled in board with rooms for rent. And I saw one for thirteen shillings a week and it said, “No Irishmen or black need apply” and I took my jersey and I put it down over my hand and I put my hand right through the glass and I took it out and I kept it for the rest of my life. That’s how we were treated here in 1954. That would cause me grievance. That would cause me anger.

PATRIOT GAMES
1992
dir. Phillip Noyce
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