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HARRIS, Richard

harrisCharacterised by Clive James as permanently baring his lower teeth, and to be fair there’s lots to have a go at Dickie H for. MacArthur Park, obviously. The bloody hellraising anecdotes. Tarzan. Orca. The Wild Geese. But hang on, he was rather good in that, wasn’t he? Herein lies the rub – Harris didn’t give a toss about the Proper Way of Doing Things, he just got on with the Harris Way of Doing Things. And he certainly got things done. Heroes of Telemark, Camelot, Juggernaut, A Man Called Horse, Robin and Marion… He earned the odd gin and orange, we feel.

FINEST HOUR:
It’s got to be This Sporting Life. He never made the rugby grade in real life, but this was surely better. And yes, those teeth are prominent throughout.

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