If you've been watching and enjoying - no, that's not the right word - experiencing... ?... 'Chernobyl', you'll no doubt have been blown away by the performances from the entire cast.
Leading the pack, however, has got to be Jared Harris. Having starred in the likes of 'Mad Men', the hugely under-appreciated 'The Terror', and Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows', Harris has been doing what the best actors do - plugging away and building an incredible body of work, all while minding his own business.
I just found out that Jared Harris' father is Richard Harris, and for some reason, that makes me very happy. #Chernobyl
— Jose Molina (@JoseMolinaTV) May 28, 2019
How did I *just* now learn that Jared Harris is Richard Harris’ son?
— Lara Eakins (@LaraEakins) May 23, 2019
Yet, given how 'Chernobyl' has captured people's attentions, a lot more people than you'd expect are only now realising that Jared Harris is the son of esteemed Irish actor Richard Harris. Jared Harris, however, was not born in Limerick like his father. In a recent interview with Independent.ie, he explained the situation. "I was born in England, I was raised in England, but a part of me will always be Irish," said Harris.
"This might sound strange to some people in Ireland, but I support the English football team when they are playing in the World Cup and then I support the Irish rugby team when they are in action, so what does that make me?"
how did I not know Jared Harris was Richard Harris' son until today
— A Wife Less Ordinary (@bybowes) March 27, 2019
Wow!! Didn’t know Jared Harris was Richard’s son. No wonder he’s amazing
— Amir H. (@LowFiveAmir) May 24, 2019
Jared Harris was one of three sons his father had with Welsh actress Elizabeth Rees-Williams. His younger brother, Jamie, is also an actor and has appeared in the likes of 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' and 'Kingdom' alongside Frank Grillo. His older brother, Damian, is a director and gave Jared his first film role in 'The Rachel Papers' in 1989.
The final episode of 'Chernobyl' airs on Sky Atlantic next Monday.