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Tuesday, 29 October, 2002, 17:34 GMT
Richard Harris
Richard Harris, Irish actor, dies

Tribute to Richard Harris

(Edited highlights of the panel's review)


KIRSTY WARK:
Two very different ends of a career but first, This Sporting Life, Saturday night, Sunday morning and so forth, all of those early films?

ROSIE BOYCOTT:
Wonderful, he burst into life as this incredible looking person with the power to act who took on wonderful subjects and then went on to have a larger than life career.

I'll also remember him for the fact he made a record, MacArthur Park. Those wonderful lyrics - "Someone left that cake out in the rain. I'll never find the recipe again". He was a genius and the last of his kind.

PAUL MORLEY:
I loved him because he was fantastic in really bad movies. I loved him in Orca, The Killer Whale and also in the Bo Derek Tarzan the Ape-Man in 1981. The death scene is one of the greats.

JEANETTE WINTERSON:
Chaotic career, tonnes of movies, didn't care about the image, just went through it in a kind of Irish jig because he was the real thing.


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