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  • Real name : Jared Francis Harris
  • Place of birth : London
  • Date of birth : 24/08/1961

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Jared Harris (1961)

Jared Francis Harris

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Jared Francis Harris is a British character actor, best known for his roles as Lane Pryce on the AMC series Mad Men, Mac McGrath in Mr. Deeds, and Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

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 personal life
Harris was born in London, one of three sons of late Irish actor Richard Harris and his first wife, Welsh actress Elizabeth Rees-Williams. His younger brother is actor Jamie Harris, and his older one director Damian Harris. From 1971 to 1975, actor Rex Harrison was married to his mother. He earned a BFA from Duke University in 1984.

On 16 July 2005, Harris married Emilia Fox, daughter of actors Edward Fox and Joanna David. He filed for divorce from Fox in January 2009. The Harris-Fox divorce was final in June 2010. Jared is presently dating Allegra Riggio, a lighting designer and TV host.

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Harris began his film career as director of an unfinished feature length film for Duke University's Freewater Films named Darkmoor in 1983. His first film appearance as an actor was in The Rachel Papers in 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 first 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. In 1998 he played Vladimir in the black comedy drama film Happiness 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. His most recent film role is Captain Mike in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. He currently plays Lane Pryce in Mad Men. On 28 September 2010, Latino Review reported that Harris would be taking the role of Professor Moriarty in the Guy Ritchie-directed Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

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