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Damian Harris
Damian David Harris

(1958-08-02) 2 August 1958 (age 65)
London, England
  • Film director
  • screenwriter
Years active 1989–present
Annabel Brooks
(m. 1981; div. 1990)
Partner(s) Peta Wilson (1997–2002)
Children 2
Parent(s) Richard Harris
Elizabeth Rees-Williams

Damian David Harris (born 2 August 1958) is a British film director and screenwriter. He is the eldest son of the actor Richard Harris and socialite Elizabeth Rees-Williams.


In 1968, Harris debuted on screen playing Miles in the film Otley. At the age of 16, he appeared on his father's album of poetry and songs, I, in the membership of my days, together with his brothers Jared and Jamie. Harris attended Downside School, Somerset, England. Later he studied screenwriting at New York University.

He debuted as a director with short movies Killing Time (with Eric Stoltz) and Greasy Lake and then moved to full-length movies debuting with The Rachel Papers, the adaptation of Martin Amis' novel. He has also directed episodes for several television series.

Personal life

Harris was born on 2 August 1958 in London, the eldest of three sons of the Irish actor Richard Harris and his first wife, Welsh actress Elizabeth Rees-Williams. His brothers are actors Jared Harris and Jamie Harris.

In 1981, Harris married British actress Annabel Brooks. They have one child together, daughter Ella. Later the pair divorced. From 1997, up until their separation in 2002, Harris lived with Australian model and actress Peta Wilson. They have one child together, son Marlowe, born in February 2002.



Year Film Notes
1984 Killing Time Short
1988 Greasy Lake
1989 The Rachel Papers Also screenwriter
1991 Deceived
1992 Chillers TV series (1 episode); also screenwriter
1995 Bad Company
1996 Strangers TV series
1998 Sins of the City TV series (2 episodes)
2000 Mercy Also screenwriter
2008 Gardens of the Night Also screenwriter & producer
2012 To the Moon Short
2017 The Wilde Wedding


Year Film Role Notes
1968 Otley Miles

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