Following the official opening of The Old Vic's new production of King Lear starring double Academy Award-w...
Ed Harris makes his long overdue West End debut in Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios, having played the role earlier in 2016 off-Broadway. Born in 1950 in New Jersey, Harris went on to study drama at the University of Oklahoma, and moved to Los Angeles in 1973 to take up a place at the California Institute of the Arts, graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Beginning his career on the stage, it was his first film role in 1978 that properly launched his career – a minor role in the film Coma alongside Michael Douglas. Major roles in Borderline and Knightriders in the early 1980s cemented his place in Hollywood, and Harris has enjoyed considerable success on the big screen – roles in the black comedy Creepshow and as the astronaut John Glenn in The Right Stuff in 1983 brought him great acclaim and credibility. And this credibility has sustained for over 30 years, with Harris turning in acclaimed performances in films such as Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Nixon (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001), A History of Violence (2005) and Gravity (2013), picking up Academy Award nominations for his roles in Apollo 13 (1995), The Truman Show (1998), Pollock (2000) and The Hours (2002).
His New York stage credits include roles in George Furth’s Precious Sons (1986 Tony Award nomination) and Ronald Harwood’s Taking Sides (1996), and his television work ranges from the HBO thriller The Last Innocent Man in 1987, to 2012’s Game Change, with his performances in Riders of the Purple Sage and Empire Falls being of particular note.
In 2015, Ed Harris was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
London Stage Appearances
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