Sky Documentary ‘The Ghost of Richard Harris’ Boarded by Abacus Media Rights (EXCLUSIVE)

Sky Documentary ‘The Ghost of Richard Harris’ Boarded by Abacus Media Rights (EXCLUSIVE)

Abacus Media Rights has acquired the Sky Authentic function documentary “The Ghost of Richard Harris,” in regards to the Hollywood star and infamous hell-raiser, for worldwide distribution. The discharge of the movie, directed by Adrian Sibley, coincides with the twentieth anniversary of the Irish actor’s dying.

The movie, produced by Brilliant Yellow Movies, Samson Movies and Groove Intl., tracks Harris’ profession, which was overshadowed by a status for ingesting and riotous conduct. Exploring this advanced, flawed particular person, the documentary options Harris’ three sons, BAFTA Award-winning actor Jared Harris (“Chernobyl,” “The Crown”), actor Jamie Harris (“Carnival Row,” “West Facet Story”) and director Damian Harris (“Courageous the Darkish,” “Wilde Wedding ceremony”).

The movie will air within the U.Okay. on Sky Arts and streaming service NOW later this yr.

Sibley mentioned: “I had the pleasure of assembly Richard Harris by his son Damian on the Savoy to speak about making a documentary about his life and occasions. He’d seen my movie with Anthony Hopkins the place he talked about ingesting and thought we’d work properly collectively. Richard took me out for supper and I had probably the greatest nights of my life. He was the last word storyteller and everybody within the restaurant stopped to take heed to him, however I nonetheless felt that he was solely speaking to me.

“I knew I might make an interesting movie about this uncommon man, however sadly quickly afterwards he grew to become unwell and died. Now on the twentieth anniversary of his dying, utilizing hours of unheard audio tapes of interviews with Richard over a few years, I’ve the chance to really work with him from past the grave and make the movie we mentioned, with him unravelling the story of what he calls ‘a turbulent journey’ of ‘nice highs and lows,’ in brief, a life that few may even think about.”

Damian, Jared and Jamie Harris mentioned: “We now have been approached a number of occasions over time to take part in numerous documentaries about our father. We turned all of them down, as a result of Adrian’s was the one our father wished to inform his story.

“As sons, all of us noticed Dad in a different way, by the lens he allowed us to see him by. As a person he resisted being found, jealously guarding his thriller, delighting in his final creation, the character ‘Richard Harris.’ This can be a outstanding alternative for us to re-engage with our father as soon as extra, past the recollections we now have, or the desires wherein he seems to us. It’s a narrative instructed in hindsight, frankly, with out sentiment, however all the time with affection. Like all good mysteries we don’t know the place the story will lead us, however we welcome the prospect to embrace the whole man.”

Jonathan Ford, managing director at AMR, mentioned the movie affords “an intriguing and insightful look into the lifetime of an individual everyone knows from his international work and expertise.”

It’s produced by Brilliant Yellow Movies, David Collins of Samson Movies and George Waud of Groove Intl., who most just lately was a financier/co-producer of “Cabaret,” which simply gained seven Olivier Awards.

It’s financed by Groove Intl. and Display Eire alongside Sky Arts. Govt producers are Celine Haddad for Display Eire, together with David Blake Knox and Mike Downey.

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