Tells the story of a once famous actor, poet, lover and singer, whose prodigious career was overshadowed by a reputation for drinking and riotous behaviour, earning him the epithet ‘hell raiser’.
This fascinating documentary features Harris’ three sons: BAFTA Award-winning actor Jared Harris (Chernobyl, The Crown), actor Jamie Harris (Carnival Row, West Side Story) and director Damian Harris (Brave The Dark, Wilde Wedding).
It is the story of a legendary Irishman, perhaps the greatest actor Ireland has produced, who still lives in the hearts of his countrymen. And it’s the story of a father whose three sons still think about him every day, since his unexpected death twenty years ago. They are still in search of, and argue about, who he really was - a complex, flawed genius.
This is not a simple biographical documentary. It is a haunting of the people and places that were dear to Richard Harris. It will be told in a unique way through unheard confessional interviews where Harris will again speak to his sons, family and friends.
Directed by Adrian Sibley, Bright Yellow Films (The Show Must Go On, The Road To Palmyra, Anthony Hopkins: A Taste for Hannibal) and produced by David Collins, Samson Films (Once, Float Like a Butterfly, Wildfire).