TG4's documentary on the legendary Richard Harris looks set to capture the magic of an Irish great 11 months ago

TG4's documentary on the legendary Richard Harris looks set to capture the magic of an Irish great

An icon. Clint Eastwood, Daniel Radcliffe, Ridley Scott, and more are all part of this one too.

In an era of media-friendly soundbites and interviews, it's refreshing to find yourself down a YouTube wormhole while looking at old interviews and if you're a film fan, you'll inevitably be watching the great Richard Harris.

Why?

Well, the man from Limerick is one of the most charismatic, engaging, and witty storytellers that you'll ever see on screen. Aside from this, he was bloody good at his job too!

In a career that spanned almost 60 years on stage and screen, Harris was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in This Sporting Life, and The Field.

Aside from this, he also received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Camelot and various Grammy Nominations too for his work as a recording artist.

However, for generations of Irish film fans, he's best remembered for being a wonderful ambassador of our country and a proud Irishman.

Well, Fear Darb Ainm Harris will air on New Year's Day at 9:30pm and it's bound to be a great watch for fans of the gifted actor.

In terms of the synopsis, the documentary will depict the events of Harris' life, both on and off the screen.

"Richard Harris was celebrated as much for his colourful life off screen, as for his many memorable roles on screen. He was the last of the great hell-raisers; a dinosaur from an era when movie stars misbehaved and the public loved him for it. He wore his Irish heritage as a badge of pride and talked of Ireland and Limerick at every opportunity," states the synopsis.

The documentary also features exclusive interviews with some of Hollywood's elite, including Clint Eastwood, Daniel Radcliffe, Ridley Scott, Jim Sheridan and Stephen Rea.

The new feature is just one of many new documentaries that TG4 will be airing over the Christmas season. Their lineup includes: Phil Coulter - Mo Shaol (Christmas Day at 9:30pm), Ar Thóir na Crown Jewels (28 December at 7:15pm), and repeat viewings of Seó Man - Nall Tóibín (30 December at 7:30pm), A Jar with Brendan Behan (27 December at 8:30pm), De Valera i Meiriceá (St. Stephens' Day & 27 December at 7:30pm) and more.

Clip via TG4