Jared Harris

Jared Harris Auditioned for Both ‘Westworld’ and ‘Game of Thrones’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 22, 2017 @ 8:17 PM
HBO / Netflix
It’d be difficult to imagine someone beside Jonathan Pryce earning the High Sparrow’s fiery Game of Thrones end, but harder to envision anyone but Anthony Hopkins puppeteering that wild Westworld finale. That said, it seems Mad Men and The Crown alum Jared Harris was at one time up for either part, as revealed in a fascinating new interview.

Jared Harris Weighs in on Those Dumbledore Rumors for ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’

by Matthew Monagle November 26, 2016 @ 11:42 AM
Warner Bros.
If there is any silver lining to the quagmire of sadness and disappointment that was 2016, it might just be the overdue recognition of Jared Harris as one of the better talents of the last two decades. Like many incredibly talented actors who don’t fit neatly into the Hollywood mold of the leading man, Harris has spent his career bouncing around as supporting characters and weirdos before finally finding his niche as a middle-aged heavyweight. Call it the Michael Caine career path if you want, but either way, it ends with us finally giving an extremely talented actor his full measure.

‘Poltergeist’ Review: A Decent Remake Haunted By the Spirit of the Original

by Matt Singer May 22, 2015 @ 9:22 AM
20th Century Fox
Everything that goes wrong in Poltergeist stems from an act of desecration; the building of a cookie-cutter housing development on top of an old cemetery. Some might find the sheer act of attempting a remake of Poltergeist similarly disrespectful; the 1982 original is something of a masterpiece of suburban terror. But if viewers can look past the sheer audacity of attempting another Poltergeist, they’ll find a solid modernization, the cinematic equivalent of a decent cover version of a great rock song. It’s totally superfluous, and not nearly as satisfying as the original, but well-performed and effective in its own way. It’s nice (or, in this case, deeply unsettling) to revisit an old classic in a new arrangement.

‘Poltergeist’ Trailer: There Goes the Neighborhood Again

by Matt Singer April 2, 2015 @ 8:54 AM
They’re two of the most famous words in the history of the horror genre, spoken by Heather O’Rourke in the original Poltergeist from 1982. That version was directed by Tobe Hooper and produced (and, if you believe the urban legends, ghost-directed, no pun intended) by Steven Spielberg, and starred Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams as the parents of a family whose lovely suburban home is haunted by malevolent spirits. This trailer is for the new remake, which is directed by Gil Kenan, the fine filmmaker behind the animated children’s horror film Monster House. This time, the parents are Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt, and Mad Men’s Jared Harris plays the ghost expert who helps rid them of their spectral problem.

'The Boxtrolls' Trailer: Things Get Downright Adorable in New Stop-Motion Adventure

by Britt Hayes June 11, 2014 @ 1:06 PM
Focus Features
We've got a brand new trailer for 'The Boxtrolls,' the new film from Laika, the animation studio that brought us the dark and quirky hits 'ParaNorman' and 'Coraline,' and this one looks jut as insanely inventive and totally cute. Who knew trolls could be so adorable?

'The Quiet Ones' Trailer: ...And This Is Why You Don't Create a Ghost

by Jacob Hall January 16, 2014 @ 1:13 PM
Once upon a time, Hammer Films was the studio behind seemingly every great horror movie that came out of England. 'The Quiet Ones' is the latest film to be released under that resurrected brand, and the newest trailer for the film promises a movie that seems to walk hand-in-hand with the studios' classics. Well, at least in spirit. We'll have to see how the whole "quality" thing works out.

Take a Sneak Peek At Hammer's 'The Quiet Ones'

by Jacob Hall August 25, 2012 @ 11:21 AM
With the success of this year's 'The Woman in Black,' Hammer Films is officially back on the map. The studio that pushed the boundaries of horror back in the day (namely, the '50s through the '70s) has been dormant for awhile, but their return to the scene is a reason for much celebration amongst horror buffs. Now, Hammer not only has their own YouTube channel, but they have exclusive content to premiere on it! How about a sneak peek at their next release, 'The Quiet Ones'?

'Mad Men' and 'Game of Thrones' Stars Cast in 'Mortal Instruments'

by George Roush July 19, 2012 @ 6:15 PM
Getty Images
Young adult fiction is the latest craze in Hollywood and studios are doing everything they can to lock up as many properties as humanly possible that even hint at being successful with children. And now two actors from two very different, and popular, television shows, have been cast in the latest hot property.

Jared Harris Joins Hammer Films' 'The Quiet Ones'

by Britt Hayes April 16, 2012 @ 7:31 PM
Following the success of their spooky ghost story 'The Woman in Black' starring Daniel Radcliffe (and failure of their 'Let the Right One In' remake 'Let Me In'), British studio Hammer Films has signed actor Jared Harris ('Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' 'Mad Men') for their latest film, 'The Quiet Ones.'