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Sons Honour Richard Harris At Film Festival

Richard Harris' actor sons and granddaughter gathered in Limerick, Ireland at the weekend (24-26Oct14) to celebrate the late movie legend's life.Jared and Jamie Harris and...

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Movie legend Richard Harris is to be honoured in his native Ireland in December (13) with a namesake film festival. The inaugural Richard Harris International...


Harris Honoured In Ireland

Late movie star RICHARD HARRIS has been honoured with a statue in his hometown of Limerick, Ireland - 20 years after former Mayor PAT KENNEDY...

O'toole Has No Regrets Over Hellraising Past

Acclaimed actor PETER O'TOOLE would not change one thing about his hard-drinking past, insisting he does not "regret one drop". The LAWRENCE OF ARABIA icon,...

O'toole Picks His Fights Carefully

Acting great PETER O'TOOLE has to pick his fights carefully these days, because the 74-year-old still thinks he's a hellraising brawler. The Irish actor made...

Brittany Murphy's 'Something Wicked' To Be Released, Other Posthumous Movie Releases

Tags: Brittany Murphy - Philip Seymour Hoffman - Paul Walker - Heath Ledger - Richard Harris - Oliver Reed

Brittany Murphy’s final movie ‘Something Wicked’ is due to be released over four years since her tragic and ambiguous death. The plot focuses on a young couple who find themselves faced with a past that they had hoped would remain buried. Murphy died in 2009, after allegedly being stricken with acute pneumonia and severe anemia. The same results were found on her husband, Simon Monjack’s post mortum, when he died just five months after her.

brittany murphy something wicked Brittany Murphy looked extraordinarily thin in the months before her death

Over the past 15 years Brittany Murphy is not the only star to die before their latest project is released. Oliver Reed suffered a heart attack whilst filming Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, which came out in 2000. The movie was completed using CGI and a stunt double to finish his scenes.  Those of you who have seen the movie can appreciate quite how flawlessly this was done, it's virtually impossible to tell that Reed isn't in certain scenes.

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Gandalf Vs Dumbledore - Sir Ian Mckellen Discusses Disagreement With Richard Harris

Tags: Ian McKellen - Richard Harris - Peter Jackson - Derek Jacobi - Kenneth Branagh - Harry Potter

Legendary thespian and film star, Sir Ian McKellen, came under fire from the late Richard Harris several years ago when he landed the role of the wise but mischievous Gandalf in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. McKellen claims that Harris was furious for not being cast in Peter Jackson's fantasy epic, and this was exacerbated by McKellen being chosen over him.

Related: Sir Ian McKellen Inspires Bristol Students With Famous Gandalf Line

Harris reportedly exploded at the rumour that McKellen would then take the role of Dumbledore as well in 2002 when Harris' health steadily began to fail. The actor explained: "Before Richard Harris died, there was an enquiry: would I be interested in playing in Harry Potter? And I said, 'Yes, certainly'. But I've not heard anything since."

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