awards & nominations

Gladiator (2000)

Richard Harris as "Marcus Aurelius"

Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Camelot (1967)

Richard Harris as "King Arthur"

After the arranged marriage of Arthur (Richard Harris) and Guinevere (Vanessa Redgrave), the king gathers the noble knights of the realm to his Round Table. The dashing and stalwart Lancelot (Franco Nero) joins, but soon finds himself enraptured by the lovely Guinevere. When Arthur's illegitimate son, Mordred (David Hemmings), reappears in the kingdom and outs the secret lovers, Arthur finds himself trapped by his own rules into taking action against his wife and closest friend.

Golden Globe (1967)WonBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

This Sporting Life (1963)

Richard Harris as "Frank Machin"

Yorkshire coal miner Frank Machin (Richard Harris) picks a fight in a club and subsequently finds himself being recruited for a rugby team. He's an unpolished player, but his aggressiveness, brutality and indifference to the rules of fair play impress the team owners. Suddenly a rising star, Frank despairs that his success on the playing field isn't equaled in his personal life. He loves a widowed, emotionally challenged landlady (Rachel Roberts) who's too damaged to return his feelings.

Academy Award (1963)NominatedActor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963)NominatedBritish Actor