American actor and singer Richard Chamberlain is best known for his role as James Kildare in the medical drama ‘Dr. Kildare’ (1961 – 1966). His highest rated performance on television has been in the drama series ‘Leverage’ (2010 – 2012). He also received positive reviews for his performance in ‘Nip/Tuck’ (2006), ‘Chuck’ (2010) and ‘Brothers & Sisters’ (2010 – 2011). He was part of the cast of the Broadway musical ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ that failed to make an impact on the audience and had to close down. He later returned to Broadway in the revivals of ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘The Sound of Music’.
Chamberlain had a slow start on the big screen with negative reviews for his performance as Carl Brown in the movie ‘Joy in the Morning’ (1965). He later managed a breakthrough with his role as David Danner in the drama film ‘Petulia’ (1968). ‘The Three Musketeers’ (1973), ‘The Last Wave’ (1977) and ‘Shogun’ (1980) received positive reviews. He is the first actor to play the fictional character Jason Bourne in the movie ‘Bourn Identity’ (1988) based on the novel by Robert Ludlum.
The Three Musketeers is an action adventure film based on the novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas. The film tells the story of a young man from the countryside, who comes to Paris, after learning swordsmanship from his father. He soon faces several adventures along with his Musketeer friends.
A massive fire breaks out during the opening ceremony of the world’s biggest skyscraper, and it threatens to destroy not only the tower but also everyone inside. The city’s rescue teams try their best to fight the fire and save the people trapped inside.
Adapted from Jean Giraudoux’s 1945 play La Folle de Chaillot, the movie follows Countess Aurelia and her three friends as they learn about a big conspiracy to drill oil from beneath the streets of Paris. The women decide to take action against the powerful men that include financiers, military men, and a religious opportunist by putting them on trial for crime against society.
The film tells the story of Captain Stephen Maddock who is posted at a cavalry desert outpost, and Lieutenant Curtis McQuade, an officer without field experience, who joins him at the outpost.
Close firefighter friends, womanizer Chuck Levine and widower Larry Valentine, get into a domestic partnership after Larry learns that he cannot name his children as beneficiaries for insurance policy. They are forced to move in together after the pension department begins investigation of possible fraud, and making things more complicated, Chuck falls for their beautiful lawyer Alex McDonough.
Lady Caroline Lamb is an epic historical romantic drama film, which tells the story of Caroline Ponsonby, who is quite bored of her loveless marriage with her husband. She eventually falls in love with Lord Byron, who is also a poet, and the two begin a scandalous affair.
Richard Chamberlain Awards
|The Thorn Birds||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||1984|
|Shogun||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama||1981|
|Dr. Kildare||Best TV Star - Male||1963|