Jared Harris
Portrays Hodge Starkweather
Jared Harris
Biographical Information
Full name: Jared Francis Harris
Born: August 24, 1961 (age 53)
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Series Information
Character portrayed: Hodge Starkweather

Jared Harris is a British actor who portrayed Hodge Starkweather in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Early life

Harris was born in London, one of three sons of late Irish actor Richard Harris and his first wife, Welsh actress Elizabeth Rees-Williams. His younger brother is actor Jamie Harris, and his older one director Damian Harris. His maternal grandfather was politician David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore. From 1971 to 1975, actor Rex Harrison was married to his mother. He earned a BFA from Duke University in 1984.


Harris began his film career as director of an unfinished feature length film for Duke University's Freewater Films named Darkmoor in 1983. His first film appearance as an actor was in The Rachel Papers in 1989. He played the role of the aged Will Robinson in the movie adaptation of the television series Lost in Space. Harris played Dr. Charles Ashford in Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Benmont Tench in Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, and Kenneth Branagh's character's doppelgänger in How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog.

Other notable roles include King Henry VIII in the first film adaptation of the novel The Other Boleyn Girl. He also portrayed Andy Warhol in I Shot Andy Warhol, and John Lennon in the television movie Two of Us. In 1998 he played Vladimir in the black comedy drama film Happiness written and directed by Todd Solondz. He played the gruff Captain Anderson in the BBC2 adaptation of To the Ends of the Earth; Mac McGrath in the movie Mr. Deeds; Eamon Quinn on the FX series The Riches; and David Robert Jones on Fringe. His most recent film role is Professor Moriarty in the Guy Ritchie-directed Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. He played Lane Pryce in Mad Men from 2009 until 2012.

Personal life

Harris married Jacqueline Goldenberg in 1989 and divorced in the early 90s. On July 16, 2005, Harris married actress Emilia Fox, daughter of actors Edward Fox and Joanna David. He filed for divorce from Fox in January 2009, and it was finalized in June 2010. On 9 November 2013, Harris married Allegra Riggio, a lighting designer and TV host.




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