Latest Update,  April 10, 2014

  


 


Richard Chamberlain presented his first long play in 1962! 



 28 of Richard Chamberlain's original songs have been remastered

under the title 

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM

The CD can be ordered at amazon.com 

Precisely right now Richard Chamberlain is giving some attention
to singing again, this time though from a different angle.


Listen to what he has to say about it!

 

For further details about Richard Chamberlain's singing career 

click
here 

 




 


 


A full dedicated page about Richard Chamberlain's talk
at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, February 27, 2014

"Richard Chamberlain: Lessons from a Hollywood Icon"  

with new photos 

is up, check it clicking
here

 



 Richard Chamberlain:  


Thank you

for your good birthday wishes!


 









The Photo Gallery has been updated with 
Photos of the Past and the Photo above for the Month of April.

The Photo Gallery is updated on an ongoing basis 
as old and new photos are made available. 
Check it regularly! 

 here






  

 

Richard Chamberlain is 80 today!  



Happy Birthday!
 


 
 Spectacular dinner table from an earlier birthday party
celebrating Richard Chamberlain.



To celebrate his 80th birthday Richard Chamberlain, who looks
fabulously young and with a mind as sharp and as agile as ever,
kindly granted this site an exclusive interview - his second -
in which he talked about spirituality, about his ethos and in
which he shared personal experiences in the most receptive
and candid way.

In addition to the interview presented in three parts, 
 the special page dedicated to Richard Chamberlain’s birthday
spotlights several photos taken during the interview
and two slideshows, one featuring personal photos titled
“80 Stars”, and the other featuring photos of the actor 
in many of his roles up to now titled “Excellence”.    

To visit the Special Birthday Page click 
here

 

If you would like to send Richard Chamberlain a message for his 80th birthday, 
you are welcome to do so on the Facebook page of this site, clicking 
here

 

Richard Chamberlain's Second Exclusive Interview

"Beyond The Actor"

 The interview starts with warm wishes for a Happy Birthday expressed
on behalf of the visitors to this site and loyal admirers
of Richard Chamberlain! 


  "There is a place in our consciousness that sees innocently,
that is not conditioned." 

"When we give our full attention to someone, that's an aspect of love."



                                      

 "Detachment doesn't mean cutting oneself off,
detachment means you are fully available, not attached
to being loved, not attached to being right... you are just open!"  

 


 "It seemed that I had to choose between the hurly-burly
of my daily existence and some blissfully detached
realm of divine awareness."  

 



 



Richard Chamberlain will celebrate his 80th birthday 

March 31st, 2014   

In the run-up to this important day and as a tribute to 
Richard Chamberlain, the Webbiography will highlight 
every day one of his movies or television series inviting 
you to watch or re-watch it.  
 

The seventh is The Thorn Birds, a television mini-series.

 The same can be said about The Thorn Birds due to its length.
Watching your preferred scenes will keep you connected
to this week’s preparations for Richard Chamberlain’s
80th birthday! 

“As an actor, I have always needed to sink into a part to understand
how a character feels and to be able to think and feel as he would. 
By the time I had begun to portray Father Ralph before the
cameras, I was beginning to feel almost priestly, to sense
the compassion and the grace of this way of life.  I think
I began to understand how priests can live in the world
while not being of it, how a man like Father Ralph could
withstand a passion he had for a woman, to struggle on
his chosen path, in spite of his failures.  It made the drama
of the part so much more real to me and the portraying of 
Father Ralph such a passion.”  Richard Chamberlain

For details, pictures and articles, as well as videos, click here

If you would like to participate in a daily quiz,
you are kindly invited to visit the Webbiography's

Facebook page 



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The sixth is Shogun, a television mini-series

Watching today a practically nine-hour mini-series is
probably not a realistic invitation, but watching some
of your preferred scenes may be a way to engage
in the dynamics and mood leading to
Richard Chamberlain’s 80th birthday!   

“Richard Chamberlain as Blackthorne is excellent.
His performance, putting him on screen for most
of the show, actually sets the tone for the entire
production - powerful but unpretentious, actually
somewhat aesthetic.”  

“Before I even got the part I knew they wanted somebody
bigger than I generally am, so I started going to a gym for
several months before coming out for meetings with
James Clavell.  I put on a lot of weight - about 12 pounds
of muscle - and I really felt great. Unfortunately, I lost
most if it during filming, but I worked real hard
to keep up my stamina. I knew I had to be in real
good shape because it was a very physical role.”
Richard Chamberlain

 

  

For details, pictures and articles, as well as videos, click here


              If you would like to participate in a daily quiz, 

you are kindly invited to visit the Webbiography's

Facebook page  



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The fifth is Centennial, a television mini-series


“As it turned out, playing McKeag was a joy and one of my
best performances. I loved the guy, probably because he had
all the inner qualities I lacked.  He was an anomaly on the
rough-and-tumble frontier - he was tough, strong, and
capable but also sensitive and kind. He was whole and
humane. McKeag needed celebrity like a moose needs
a hat rack.” ... "Every day of shooting Centennial I got to
actually experience being this extraordinary together
man who could negotiate life’s roughest waters while
remaining kind, warm, and loving, a man to whom
self-doubt was unknown, who had no need of accolades
or external validation of any kind. Playing McKeag
I felt the confidence and wholeness I’d always
dreamed of.” Shattered Love

For details, pictures and articles, as well as the videos with
the full version or clips with excerpts of Richard Chamberlain’s
main scenes, click
here

If you would like to participate in a daily quiz, 
you are kindly invited to visit the Webbiography's

Facebook page  

 

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The fourth is The Count of Monte Cristo,
a television movie in the United States,  
a feature film in Europe


 

“This new version of The Count of Monte-Cristo has a strong
and impressive cast. As Dantes, Chamberlain is perfect casting.
Already a superb Aramis in The Three Musketeers
he brings to the role an elegance, fine speaking voice
and the classical good looks that are perfect for period films.
That’s unusual in American actors and a rare quality.”

For details, pictures and articles, as well as the video, click here

If you would like to participate in a daily quiz, 
you are kindly invited to visit the Webbiography's

Facebook page  


 

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Following the chronological order and internet availability, 
t
he third is “F. Scott Fitzgerald and ‘The Last of the Belles’”, a television movie

 

“The script for “F. Scott Fitzgerald and ‘The Last of the Belles’”
intertwines his own life as it was at the time he wrote
“The Last of the Belles,” a short story that fictionalized his meeting
with his wife Zelda while he was an Army officer stationed
in the South.“
“In his early career F. Scott Fitzgerald was the first to capture
the spirit of America’s “lost generation.” In his personal life
he represented all the good and bad of the jazz age.”

For details, pictures and articles, as well as the video, click here 


If you would like to participate in a daily quiz, 
you are kindly invited to visit the Webbiography's

Facebook page 

 

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Following the chronological order and internet availability, 
the second is "The Woman I Love", a television movie. 

 

 “You know what I’m really proud of?  I’m proud of that final speech
because I didn’t try to imitate him – I’d only heard a flash of it on
a newsreel – but it really did get a similar flavor somehow. 
The moment I missed, I think, was when he said something
about ‘But I have found it impossible to carry out my duties
as King as I . . . I . . . I’  He read it very straight, very
unemotionally except for that one word.  It was like a scream
in the midst of monotone:  ‘I . . . I . . . I . . .’  It was incredible! 
It was in that one slip, that one chink, that he showed himself.”  
Richard Chamberlain

For details, pictures and articles, as well as the video, click here

 
If you would like to participate in a daily quiz, 
you are kindly invited to visit the Webbiography's

Facebook page 



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Following the chronological order and internet availability,
the first is "The Portrait of a Lady", a BBC television series. 

 

“The day after I arrived in London my agent at William Morris
said the BBC was looking for an American actor to play
Ralph Touchett in a six-hour television production of Henry James’s
novel The Portrait of a Lady. I quickly read the book (as quickly
as you can read a thousand pages of James’s brilliant complex
writing) and loved both the story and the tragic character of Ralph.
I signed on for what was to be a wonderfully intense learning
experience. Working with James Cellan Jones, our superb
director, and the excellent cast taught me more in a short
time than I might have learned in formal training at one
of England’s famous acting schools.”  Shattered Love

For details, pictures and articles, as well as the video, click 
here  


If you would like to participate in a daily quiz,
you are kindly invited to visit the Webbiography's
Facebook page 








 


For full-sized photo
go to the Photo Gallery.

 

It has been announced that Richard Chamberlain is featured
in a documentary about Cannon films,
“Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films”.
Cannon films was a short-lived yet prolific independent
 studio that produced 120 films from 1979 to 1989. 
“King Solomon’s Mines” and “Allan Quatermain and The Lost,
City of Gold” in which Richard starred in 1985 were among
these films. The documentary, directed by Australian filmmaker
Mark Hartley, is expected to premiere at the Melbourne
International Film Festival next July.



 

 


 

Richard Chamberlain will perform at “S.T.A.G.E. Goes To The Movies”,
May 10 2014, 8:00 pm, at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

S.T.A.G.E. (Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event)
was created 30 years ago and is thus the longest running
musical theatre AIDS benefit event in the United States.
It is an all singing and all dancing event featuring the
finest Hollywood talent. It will be directed by David Galligan,
hosted by Robert Osborne and its musical director will be
John McDaniel. This one-night only performance will focus
on film’s musical legacy.

For more details, donations and tickets,
here






 
 

The Facebook page of this website has reached

3000 "likes"!



These likes bear witness of the visitors' admiration for
Richard Chamberlain as an actor and beyond as the title
of this website reads. A “Father Ralph” collage has been
created to celebrate this record for your enjoyment!

 

 


 Dr. Kildare, the complete 2nd Season,  

now available internationally!



Trailer of "Good Luck Charm", 
an episode guest-starring Gloria Swanson.



 


Warner Archives released Dr. Kildare Season 2.  
Those who live in the United States can order Season 2 
(9 DVDs in 2 boxes) directly at Warner. For international orders,
visit amazon.com (DVDs are region free). 
 

 

Roundtable discussion hosted by Warner Archive Collection 
George Feltenstein about, i.a., Dr. Kildare, season 2, 
its historical context and other aspects of the show. 

 Season 2, January 28, 2014 
here

 

 

 

 

To listen to Richard Chamberlain's

presentation of Dr. Carolyn Conger's new book
"Through the Dark Forest: Transforming your Life in the Face of Death"
(January 18, 2014)

to read his short review and for more details, click here 










This slideshow features Dr. Kildare’s musical
theme sung by Richard Chamberlain and photos 
taken during a filmed recording of the song to 
promote the series. A rare document! 

 

 

 

         


 

The year marking the 30th anniversary of “The Thorn Birds”
is over. This Webbiography continues nonetheless to feature
three pages commemorating this event with photos,
texts and slideshows.

Richard Chamberlain, who also wished to be associated
with the anniversary, autographed this Father Ralph
photo for all the visitors to this site!

 "The Thorn Birds Special 30 Years", here

 





Do you like humor? 
The Webbiography offers its visitors a slideshow
“Having Fun, Making Fun” featuring a playful, witty
facetious and entertaining Richard Chamberlain, 
both as an actor as well as as himself.  


 




 
 

This Webbiography has created a slideshow
featuring Richard Chamberlain's latest book 

"My Life in Haiku"


 
Also on YouTube here 

more on the book here


                       

                    First Exclusive Interview                    

On September 7, 2011 Richard Chamberlain granted an exclusive interview 

to this "Richard Chamberlain Webbiography". He talked about 

his career, his singing, his artwork and his writing,

and peppered his comments with several anecdotes, 

some hitherto unpublished.   

 

Reactions to or comments on the interview can be posted 


on the "Richard Chamberlain Webbiography" Facebook account. 

 

 1. Richard Chamberlain talks about his two
recent high tech and science fiction projects
                                       'Chuck' and 'Leverage' 
                               

 

 

2. Richard Chamberlain underlines the
importance of all kinds of 'masks' for 
 an actor: in the 'Man in the Iron Mask'
the iron mask was totally terrifying!

              


3. Richard Chamberlain reminisces about
'Shogun': 'Shogun' was a wonderful experience,
I was not about to screw it up despite
cultural clashes between the Japanese
and American crew.





4. Richard Chamberlain on 'The Thorn Birds':
chemistry is impossible to define.

 
 

5. Richard Chamberlain commends the series
'Brothers & Sisters' for treating gay characters
just like people.


 

6. Richard Chamberlain: in all my projects
I learn about myself, in comedy I learn
a little more.





7.  Richard Chamberlain about his artwork: 
sometimes my paintings have a certain meaning
like 'Celestial Ardor' that expresses total
commitment of oneself to life.
For a man
 total commitment to life
is in part phallic.




                            

Recent Projects including appearances at premieres


Brothers & Sisters


 Never Say Never

The One That Got Away

Thanks for the Memories

Cold Turkey

  Walker Down The Aisle

here 

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We are the Hartmans

Screenings tour, here

more  here

 Interview and review,  here

 

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Leverage

The Last Dam Job

here







Three Days


For details on screenings, here

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The Perfect Family

 
Festival screenings and theatre release

more

  Richard Chamberlain at the

Premiere 
Tribeca Film Festival

Videos, interview, photos 
and much mor
e,  here


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The Heiress

Play

 here

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The Exorcist

Play

here