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Monday 20 November 2017

Inaugural Richard Harris film festival to take place in December

Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

THE inaugural Richard Harris International Film Festival is set to take place in Limerick this December.

The forthcoming event will celebrate the late actor’s lengthy career on the silver screen, in the city where he was born in 1930.

Harris, who passed away on October 25, 2002, following a battle with cancer, starred in several big budget productions, including ‘Camelot’, ‘Gladiator’ and as Albus Dumbledore in the first movie of the famous ‘Harry Potter’ series.

He received Academy Awards nominations for his work in ‘This Sporting Life’ and ‘The Field’.

His three sons, Jamie, Damian and Jared, are scheduled to attend the opening night of the festival, which will be held at the Limerick Arts Centre from December 6 to 8 and feature screenings and discussions of some of Harris’ critically acclaimed films.

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