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Jared Harris is a prolific British actor known for his role on the TV series Mad Men, and his performances in the films Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Lincoln.
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He was featured in the 2007-08 FX series The Riches as con man Eamon Quinn and then starred in the sci-fi program Fringe as teleporting scientist David Robert Jones.
Harris's most prominent TV role to date would come when he joined the cast of the critically acclaimed AMC television series Mad Men in 2009. He played Lane Pryce,
a seemingly reserved advertising financial officer who in truth had a more complex history. Harris was featured on the show until 2012 and received an Emmy nomination for the role in addition to earning a 2009 Screen Actors Guild award for ensemble work.
Between his Mad Men duties, Harris continued his film appearances. He had featured roles in Extraordinary Measures (2010) and The Ward (2011), and played the notorious Professor James Moriarty in the 2011 sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. In late 2012, Harris portrayed Ulysses S. Grant in the Steven Spielberg biopic Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the one-time U.S. president. Harris is also slated to appear in the 2013 fantasy film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, based on a popular book series by Casandra Clare.
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