Your browser does not support script


Your Voice!

Adult Essays
1996-2014







 Current Topic
 Editorial Guide

 Old Teen Essays

NOTE: The essay on this page contains the writings and opinions of the listed author(s) and is not necessarily shared or endorsed by the Witches' Voice inc.

The Witches' Voice does not verify or attest to the historical accuracy contained in the content of this essay.

All WitchVox essays contain a valid email address, feel free to send your comments, thoughts or concerns directly to the listed author(s).














Article Specs

VxAcct: 3

Article ID: 4840

Section: media

Age Group: Adult

Posted: October 27th. 2002

Views: 13359

Witch Cinema: Richard Harris

by Peg Aloi

[WVox Sponsor]

Film fans everywhere are feeling a sense of sadness and loss today: Irish actor Richard Harris, known to many pagans for his portrayal of Dumbledore the wizard in the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, has died in London at the age of 72 following a brief battle with Hodgkin's Disease. Harris completed filming on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets just before he fell ill this past summer. He is survived by his 3 sons.

Harris decided to be an actor after he was stricken with TB in his adolescence. Two years of convalescence in a hospital bed led Harris to read the great dramatic literature of the British Isles and Ireland: Joyce, Beckett, Yeats, Dylan Thomas, and D. H. Lawrence. "Really, catching TB was the luckiest thing that ever happened to me, " a BBC obituary quotes him as saying. He decided to train as an actor, and started appearing in bit film parts in 1959. His first lead role in 1962 in This Sporting Life landed him an Oscar nomination; he was also nominated for this prestigious acting award for his portrayal of a crusty Irish tenant farmer in The Field in 1990, which Harris recalled as one of his favorite roles in a recent NPR interview. He played King Arthur in Camelot in 1967 and again on TV in 1982, and many audiences loved him in A Man Called Horse and as English Bob in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven.

Harris was a romantic, controversial figure: a rough-and-tumble but promising rugby star in his youth (he broke his nose nine times!), and a womanizer and hard drinker during his professional acting days. Although he continued working, a near-death binge in 1982 convinced him to give up drinking, and Harris went on to have a distinguished and productive career right up until his death. He even recorded a Grammy-wining version of the song "Macarthur Park" which sold five million copies! Sadly he will not be able to continue with his role as Dumbledore, but audiences will no doubt remember his portrayal of the wise, doddering 2, 000-year old wizard for many years to come. Rest well, Sir Richard-you lived well.

Peg Aloi
Media Coordinator - The Witches' Voice
Monday, October, 28th 2002
Email: [Staff Email]




ABOUT...

Peg Aloi


Location: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Other Articles: Peg Aloi has posted 99 additional articles- View them?

Other Listings: To view ALL of my listings: Click HERE


Email Me... (No, I have NOT opted to receive Pagan Invites! Please do NOT send me anonymous invites to groups, sales and events.)

To send a private message to Peg Aloi ...



Pagan Essays
1996-2014





Pagan Web
8,000 Links





Pagan Groups
Local Covens etc.





Pagan/Witch
80,000 Profiles














Home - TWV Logos - Email US - Privacy
News and Information

Chapters: Pagan/Heathen Basics - Pagan BOOKS - Traditions, Paths & Religions - Popular Pagan Holidays - TV & Movies - Cats of the Craft - Festival Reviews - Festival Tips - White Pages (Resources) - Issues/Concerns - West Memphis 3 - Witch Hunts - Pagan Protection Tips - Healing Planet Earth

Your Voices: Adult Essays - Young Pagan Essays - Pagan Perspectives (On Hold) - WitchWars: Fire in the Craft - Gay Pagan - Pagan Parenting - Military - Pagan Passages

Pagan Music: Pagan Musicians - Bardic Circle at WitchVox - Free Music from TWV

Vox Central: About TWV - Wren: Words, Wrants and Wramblings - Guest Rants - Past Surveys - A Quest for Unity

Weekly Updates: Click HERE for an index of our weekly updates for the past 6 years

W.O.T.W. - World-Wide Networking

Your Town: A Link to YOUR Area Page (The largest listing of Witches, Pagans, Heathens and Wiccans on the Planet)

VoxLinks: The Pagan Web: 8,000 Listings

Your Witchvox Account: Log in Now - Create New Account - Request New Password - Log in Problems

Personal Listings: Pagan Clergy in Your Town - Adult Pagans - Young Pagans - Military Pagans

Events: Circles, Gatherings, Workshops & Festivals

Covens/Groups/Orgs: Local Groups Main Page

Other LOCAL Resources: Local Shops - Regional Sites - Local Notices - Global/National Notices - Local Skills & Services - Local Egroups - Political Freedom Fighters

Pagan Shopping: Online Shops Index - Original Crafters Sites - Auction Sites - Pagan Wholesalers - Pagan Local Shops



Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2014 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.

Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.

Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.

Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.

Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
print
Witches, Pagans
of The World