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.
The Photo Gallery has been updated with Photos of the Present,
Photos of the Past and the Photo of the Month of March.
The Photo Gallery is updated on an ongoing basis
as old and new photos are made available.
Check it regularly!
"Richard Chamberlain: Lessons from a Hollywood Icon"
at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, February 27, 2014
in conversation with Dr. Mary Bitterman about his life, his career,
his spiritual journey and personal ethos.
At the end of the discussion, Richard Chamberlain signed copies
of his book "Shattered Love".
(Photos below courtesy of Monique)
Depending on copyright, conferences and discussions at
The Commonwealth Club may be broadcast, partly or fully,
over several radio stations across the United States.
In a certain number of cases the audio and/or video
recording of conferences may also be listened to/watched
at a later stage on The Commonwealth Club website
and/or itunes and CDs may also be available
at the Club store.
List of radio stations that can be listened to online
(some of them from outside the United States), and schedules, here
The Commonwealth Club Multimedia site, here
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
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!
It's Valentine's Day!
Here's the slideshow that was created
for that occasion
"Romance on Screen"
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
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 screening of "The Three Musketeers":
details and photos here
.The 39th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards dinner:
details and photo here
.Singing "I remember I Well" and "Old Man River" at UnCabaret:
details and photos here
Happy New Year!
After your wonderful response to the Christmas and New Year wishes
he addressed you in an audio message, Richard Chamberlain wishes to
thank you all very much with this photo exclusively dedicated to you!
For a larger photo, to read the dedication, and more, click here
Holiday Special 2013
full page here
To only listen to Richard Chamberlain's Holiday Greetings
and address him your own wishes,
either click the Christmas tree below and add your message,
or post on this site's Facebook page clicking here
To open, click the Christmas tree
Richard Chamberlain in Los Angeles last December.
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
With this autographed photo,
thanks all those who, through this Webbiography,
have sent him birthday wishes and good thoughts!
To fete Richard Chamberlain's birthday,
five new slideshows have been added to cover the years
1973-1979 and the 80s featuring photos of an
outstanding period of his brilliant career.
1973 - 1979
"My Life in Haiku"
In the interview he granted this Webbiography in 2011,
Richard Chamberlain mentioned that he had been writing
haiku and that he intended to make them into a self-published
volume that he might give to friends.
The volume, titled "My Life in Haiku" and illustrated with some
photos and reproductions of Richard Chamberlain's paintings,
has now been published and it is most considerate
and generous of Richard Chamberlain to share his verse
with his friends on this site.
In the preface Richard Chamberlain writes:
"One hundred and fifty three haiku poems aren't exactly
an autobiography, even if you throw in a few of your
paintings, but these brief musings do feel quite personal,
and they've been fun to write."
"The challenge of haiku is to say something that has a meaning
in an extremely limited form," said Richard Chamberlain
in the 2011 interview.
Here are two haiku from "My Life in Haiku"
with a reproduction of a painting
by Richard Chamberlain called "Joy"
ISN'T THAT JOY'S FACE
DO I DARE EMBRACE ITS GLEE
KIDDO, YOU ARE WORTH IT
copyright © 2013 Richard Chamberlain
more on "My Life in Haiku", here
SEX SWIRLS DESIRE
THOUGH OFT ECLIPSED BY FRIENDSHIP
LOVE'S DEEPER BLESSING
copyright © 2013 Richard Chamberlain
"My Life in Haiku" can only be ordered at amazon.com
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
Walker Down The Aisle
We are the Hartmans
Screenings tour, here
Interview and review, here
The Last Dam Job
For details on screenings, here
The Perfect Family
Festival screenings and theatre release
Richard Chamberlain at the
Tribeca Film Festival
Videos, interview, photos
and much more, here