Donatella Ermini , Richard Chamberlain - 11th Cinema Italian Style opening night screening of 'Don't Be Bad' held at the Egyptian Theater at The Egyptian Theater - Los Angeles, Egyptian Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 12th November 2015
Richard Chamberlain - Opening night after party for The New Group production Sticks and Bones, held at the Out NYC hotel - Arrivals. at Out NYC hotel, - New York, New York, United States - Friday 7th November 2014
Richard Chamberlain - The New 42nd street studios was the location for a meet and greet for the Tony award winning play Sticks and Bones in New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 30th September 2014
Veteran actor Richard Chamberlain is returning to the New York stage for the first time in 15 years.
The 80-year-old star is joining the cast of a forthcoming Off-Broadway revival of David Rabe's 1971 play Sticks and Bones, a parody of 1950s Tv sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
Chamberlain will portray Father Donald in the dark comedy, about a family experiencing problems following the eldest son's return from the Vietnam War.
Continue reading: Richard Chamberlain Books New York Stage Return
In the creepy new adaptation, Shields will take on the part of Chris MacNeil, the mother of demonically possessed child Regan, while Chamberlain will play priest Father Merrin.
Ellen Burstyn and Max von Sydow originally starred in those roles in the cult 1973 film.
Playwright John Pielmeier insists the production will scale back on the movie's more gruesome scenes.
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In an interview on BBC Radio, Rupert Everett appears to side with Richard Chamberlain, another openly gay actor, that "coming out" can wreck the chances of a gay actor being cast in romantic lead roles. While a thumbnail biography of Everett appearing on the IMDb website concludes that Everett's decision to disclose his homosexuality disproves "the theory that a truly talented and successful romantic leading man cannot survive the career-killing stigma of being openly gay," Everett told the BBC that after he came out, "I just never got a job [in Hollywood] and I never had another job here for, I don't know, ten years probably." Everett was able to find some film work, but not in leading roles. His credits include dozens of films and television shows, since his 1989 revelation, many of them in gay roles. Indeed, he now expresses concern that these days some of the best gay roles are being taken by straight actors. "I think that's fine," he said, "but that does mean the gay actor who used to just get to play the gay part -- like me -- has been reduced to drag really."
Continue reading: Rupert Everett Agrees "Coming Out" Can Ruin An Actor's Career
Despite efforts by gay activists to persuade gay performers to reveal their sexual orientation, Richard Chamberlain maintains that doing so could wreck the career of any gay actor aspiring to play romantic lead roles. The onetime television heartthrob (Dr. Kildare, The Thorn Birds ) who is now 76 and "came out" in a 2003 memoir, Shattered Love, told the gay-oriented magazine The Advocate, "There is still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture. It's regrettable, it's stupid, it's heartless and its immoral, but there it is. For an actor to be working at all is a kind of miracle, because most actors aren't, so it's just silly for a working actor to say, 'Oh, I don't care if anybody knows I'm gay -- especially if you're a leading man. Personally, I wouldn't advise a gay leading-man-type actor to come out." Asked by the magazine whether a gay actor can only reveal his sexuality "when he's 69 and promoting a memoir," Chamberlain replied, "Despite all the wonderful advances that have been made, it's still dangerous for an actor to talk about that in our extremely misguided culture. Look at what happened in California with Proposition 8 [the gay marriage initiative]. Please, don't pretend that we're suddenly all wonderfully, blissfully accepted." Chamberlain's remarks touched off a torrent of controversy on the Advocate 's online discussion board. "Advising anyone, for any reason, to be dishonest about themselves is counterproductive," read one posting. But one actor responded, "The problem is the attitudes of the studio heads and casting agents. ... What good is being 'out' if they won't hire you? ... Mr. Chamberlain has a point -- in practical terms, you still gotta eat."
Continue reading: Richard Chamberlain A Thorn In Side Of Gay Activists
Richard Chamberlain is returning to TV for a multi-episode gig on hit drama BROTHERS & SISTERS.
Chamberlain will play a character linked to show regular Ron Rifkin's homosexual character Saul. Chamberlain 'came out' as a gay man in real life seven years ago (03).
The Thorn Birds star is also scheduled to join the cast of U.S. series Chuck - as a ruthless international spy, according to EW.com.
Gay star Richard Chamberlain has reportedly dumped his partner of 33 years and has moved out of the Hawaiian dream home they shared.
The Thorn Birds star, 76, and manager/producer Martin Rabbett, who wed in 1984, have split over Chamberlain's plans to dedicate the rest of his life to acting, according to U.S. publication the Globe.
A source tells the tabloid, "Martin served as Richard's manager for years, but getting older and being out in Hawaii for so long, he really didn't have the connections to make a big push for Richard."
Chamberlain reportedly moved back to Los Angeles after his new managers found him a collection of roles, including a thief in hit TV drama Leverage and a priest in a new independent movie.
Continue reading: Chamberlain Splits From Partner Of 33 Years - Report
The Dr Quinn, MEDICINE WOMAN star had given birth to her daughter KATE FLYNN just weeks before her big audition, and she was advised to stop breastfeeding the baby - because she was looking "too voluptuous."
But she regrets the advice cost her the role of MEGGI and the part made Rachel Ward a star instead.
Continue reading: Seymour's Squirt Cost Her A Thorn Birds Role
Chamberlain insists he never allowed his homosexuality to interfere with his work, but was tempted by Newman on the set of the cult 1974 disaster movie.
THE THORN BIRDS star says, "I was very intimidated. We had a scene together and I regret that I didn't stay on the money.
Continue reading: Chamberlain Fell For Paul Newman
THORN BIRDS star Richard Chamberlain deems the night he whisked the late British royal PRINCESS MARGARET away from a drunk actor as the best moment in his long career.
The 69-year-old screen star dined with the sister of Queen Elizabeth II in 1964 at a society event in Hollywood, which also featured the likes of FRANK SINATRA, DAME Elizabeth Taylor and Fred Astaire.
Richard reminisces, "Socially and hierarchically that night was the high point of my life."
Continue reading: Richard Chamberlain: 'The Night I Saved Princess Margaret'