HARRISON Ford isn’t slowing down. After returning to Star Wars in 2015, the Hollywood legend is stepping back into Blade Runner and Indiana Jones.
Here’s the lowdown on everyone’s favourite action hero…
Who is Harrison Ford and what’s his net worth?
Harrison Ford was born in Chicago, Illinois on 13 July 1942, making him 75 years old.
The actor and producer is a self-described “late bloomer” with acting having only taken up a drama class at the end of his senior year in a bid to overcome his shyness.
Harrison Ford built his reputation working with Universal Studios, where he played minor roles in a string of television series throughout the late 1960s and 1970s.
Harrison’s net worth is estimated to be around £158million. For his role in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Harrison landed a bumper pay cheque of £16million and 0.5% share of the revenue – a huge improvement on the £10,000 he made for the 1977 original.
What movies is Harrison Ford best known for?
Harrison’s first starring film role was Han Solo in the hugely successful Star Wars franchise. A New Hope and its two sequels shot Harrison to superstar status and along with co-stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, he became one of Hollywood’s hottest properties.
Big bucks offers kept flooding in and Harrison was soon reunited with George Lucas for Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones franchise. A sequel is currently set to be released in 2020.
Harrison Ford’s other credits include Air Force One, Cowboys & Aliens, The Expendables 3 and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
In 2017, Harrison reprised his role of Rick Deckard for Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic.
Starring opposite Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto, the follow-up has won rave reviews for Harrison and the rest of the cast.
How many times has Harrison Ford been married and does he have children?
Harrison married his first wife, Mary Marquardt in 1964 and together the couple had two children, Benjamin (born 1966) and Willard (born 1969). Harrison and Mary divorced in 1979.
In 1983, Harrison married screenwriter Melissa Mathison who worked on films including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ponyo and The BFG.
Melissa and Harrison welcomed twins Malcolm and Georgia in 1990 but the couple split in August 2001 and later divorced.
Harrison is currently married to American actress Calista Flockhart who is best known for portraying the lead role in Ally McBeal.
The couple met at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards and they married in 2010. Together they adopted one son, Liam Flockhart in 2001.
Was Harrison Ford in a relationship with Carrie Fisher?
In her third memoirs The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher claimed to have had a short affair with Harrison Ford during filming for 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope.
Speaking to The Guardian to promote her memoirs in 2016, Carrie explained: “I was shocked by the fact that he fancied me. I was a very insecure girl and had only had one boyfriend.”
Asked just weeks before her tragic death if she still held a flame for Harrison, Carrie said: “Yes, I love him. I’ll always feel something for him. I love Mark, too, but I love Mark more like a sibling. You can’t pretend something for so long without some of it coming true.”