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A classically trained stage actor and former member of London's famed Royal Shakespeare Company, JARED HARRIS (Frank Heslop) prolific career continuously showcases his ability to easily transition from one character to another, garnering him great praise and keeping him in the company of some of today's most creative talent in film, television and stage.

Harris' extensive film career includes Steven Spielberg's Academy Award nominated biopic, Lincoln, in which he played the iconic Civil War hero 'General Ulysses S. Grant' opposite Daniel Day Lewis; his portrayal of the villain 'Professor Moriarty' in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opposite Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Noomi Rapace; his appearance alongside Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in David Fincher's Academy Award nominated 2008 film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; and a riveting portrayal of Andy Warhol in the acclaimed independent film I Shot Andy Warhol.

In 2015, Harris completed principal photography on two independent films - The Last Face and Certain Women. The Last Face, which also stars Charlize Theron, Jean Reno and Javier Bardem, was directed and produced by Sean Penn. In the film, Harris plays a doctor working in war torn Africa for Doctors Without Borders. In Certain Women, directed by Kelly Reichardt, Harris plays a rancher who seeks legal aid from a lawyer played by Laura Dern. The film, which also stars Michelle Williams and Kristen Stewart, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Harris most recently appeared on the big screen in Guy Ritchie's Man from U.N.C.L.E., which also stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, and Luca Calvani. The Warner Bros. film, a big-screen update of the 1960s TV series, was released August 14, 2015. That summer, Harris could also be seen in Gil Kenan's Poltergeist, a contemporized remake of the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. In this film, which also stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt, Harris plays a ghost hunter/television personality who is called in to help the family get their daughter back from the poltergeists.

In 2014, marking his foray into children's cinema, Harris' voice was heard as "Lord Portley-Rind" in Focus Features' Academy Award nominated animated film, The Boxtrolls. The 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature is a comedic fable that takes place in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with cheese by day; plagued by the mysterious Boxtrolls by night. Prior to this, Harris starred in John Pogue's horror film The Quiet Ones, Paul W.S. Anderson's action drama Pompeii, and the young adult fantasy adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, opposite Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Lena Headey.

This year, Harris will star as "King George" in the Netflix series The Crown from Academy Award nominees Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) and Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours). The series is inspired by the play The Audience, which centers on the weekly audiences given by Queen Elizabeth II to prime ministers that date from her accession in 1952 to the present day.

In 2015 Harris was equally busy behind and in front of the television camera. He went behind the camera for the first time to direct the eleventh episode, "Time and Life," of the final season of AMC's award-winning hit drama Mad Men. Harris had previously starred in the show for two seasons as a 1960's ad executive 'Lane Pryce.' The role earned Harris his first Primetime Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Harris appeared on screen as 'Anderson Dawes' in The Expanse, a limited series for Syfy.

Harris made his film debut in 1989's The Rachel Papers, which was also the directorial debut of his brother Damian, and has since gone on to appear in over fifty films in a wide array of roles, including the sleazy Russian cab driver, Vladimir, in Todd Solondz's Happiness, for which the cast received the 1999 National Board of Review Acting Ensemble Award. Additional credits include Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans; Sylvia; Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man; Jonathan Nossiter's Sunday, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival; Igby Goes Down; Mr. Deeds; Michael Radford's B. Monkey; Wayne Wang's Smoke; and John Carpenter's The Ward, among others.

Harris has accumulated an impressive list of television credits in both England and the U.S., including highly acclaimed performances as Henry VIII for the BBC production of The Other Boleyn Girl, John Lennon in the 2000 television drama and original VH1 film Two of Us, and the starring role in BBC's dramatization of Simon Mann's failed attempt to overthrow the oil rich African nation Equatorial Guinea in Coup! Additional BBC credits include the mini-series To the Ends of the Earth, and The Shadow in the North. Stateside, Harris has been seen in recurring roles for both The Riches, in cult hit Fringe, and has guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Without a Trace.

Harris has appeared with some of the most renowned theater companies in both London and New York. His first theatre job at the Royal Shakespeare Company was in Mark Rylance's Hamlet, which is considered to be the defining interpretation of his generation. Harris made his American stage debut as Hotspur in the New York Shakespeare Festival's Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2. He then went on to perform with the company in both Tis Pity She's A Whore and King Lear. Additional stage credits include the New Group's Obie Award-winning production of Mike Leigh's Ecstasy, the New Jersey Shakespeare Company's experimental production of Hamlet, in which he played the title role, the Almeida Theatre's production of Tennessee William's bittersweet comedy A Period of Adjustment, and the Vineyard Theater's production of More Lies About Jerzy.

Harris was born in London, and is the son of Irish actor, Richard Harris. He attended North Carolina's Duke University, where he majored in drama and literature and after graduation he studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Harris currently resides in Los Angeles.


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