Belt up Caine

'He takes himself too seriously,' opines Richard Harris

by Willow Green |
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Marriage? 'Horrible.' Showbusiness? 'Boring.' Michael Caine? Don't ask. In an interview light years removed from the usual re-hashed bumf, veteran actor Richard Harris proved that at the ripe old age of 70 he can still hit the headlines. Ostensibly in town to talk about upcoming appearances in Ridley Scott's Gladiator and To Walk With Lions - in which he plays George Adamson, the conservationist who was murdered in Kenya in 1989 - Harris gave the Telegraph's readers true value for money when he let rip on a favourite hot topic of his - Michael Caine. Commenting on Caine's bitter BAFTA speech, Harris is somewhat less supportive of his fellow actor's complaints. 'He gets up and blames the British industry for making him an outsider,' says Harris, going on to mimic Caine saying, 'Oh God I have to live in this $20 million house in Beverley Hills with my own private swimming pool and my own private telescope and they've forced me to make $10 million a year in pictures there when I could have been in England earning

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