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Biography #2 (for Resident Evil: Apocalypse)

Jared Harris has recently appeared in such diverse films as Adam Goldberg's I Love Your Work with Giovanni Ribisi, Christina Ricci and Elvis Costello, Sylvia, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Igby Goes Down for writer/director Burr Steers and starring Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes and Jeff Goldblum, and Dummy opposite Adrien Brody and Milla Jovovich. He is currently filming The Ballad of Bettie Page for Mary Harron and Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Twelve, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. Harris won critical recognition for his riveting portrayal of Andy Warhol in the acclaimed I Shot Andy Warhol for which in true Warhol fashion, Harris entered the audition with a video camera and taped the casting director while his own audition was being recorded. His additional film credits include Mr. Deeds, starring Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder, Todd Solondz's Happiness, Sunday, Michael Radford's B. Monkey; Smoke, Blue in the Face, Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man and Far and Away with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Harris's first screen appearance was in The Rachel Papers, which was the directorial debut of his older brother Damian Harris.

On television, he received rave reviews for his character portrayals of Henry VIII in The Other Boleyn Girl for BBC and of John Lennon opposite Aidan Quinn's Paul McCartney in Michael Lindsay-Hogg's Two of Us. Harris also guest starred on Without A Trace.

The son of famed actor Richard Harris, Harris was born in London, England, and educated at Duke University where he majored in drama and literature. After graduation, Harris became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In addition, he has performed with the New York Shakespeare Company, the New Group, New Jersey Shakespeare Company, the Vineyard Theater and the Manhattan Theater Club.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" (16-Sep-2004)


Biography #3 (for Sylvia)

Jared Harris has starred in a series of diverse roles on both stage and screen.

His film credits include Philippa Lowthorpe's The Other Boleyn Girl (as King Henry VIII), Burr Steers' Igby Goes Down, Steven Brill's Mr. Deeds, Greg Pritikin's Dummy, Michael Rymer's Perfume, Michael Kalesniko's How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, Todd Solondz' Happiness, Ivan Reitman's Fathers' Day, Michael Radford's B. Monkey, Mary Harron's I Shot Andy Warhol (starring as Andy Warhol), Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers, Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans, Ron Howard's Far and Away, and Damian Harris' The Rachel Papers. In addition, Mr. Harris has starred in three films for director Wayne Wang (Chinese Box, Smoke, and Blue in the Face).

His stage appearances include Humble Boy (at NYC's Manhattan Theatre Club), More Lies About Jerzy (at NYC's Vineyard Theater), King Lear and Henry IV, Parts I and II (as part of New York's Shakespeare in the Park stagings), A Clockwork Orange and Hamlet (with the U.K.'s Royal Shakespeare Company), and the Colonial Theatre productions of Design for Living and The Glass Menagerie.

Mr. Harris' television work includes portraying John Lennon in the VH1 telefilm Two of Us, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

Bio courtesy Focus Features for "Sylvia" (01-Jan-2000)


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