This was one of those instances where I could have sworn we had done a Man Candy Monday featuring Richard Chamberlain years ago, but multiple searches of the site revealed we had only featured him in context to his roles as Louis XIV or Lord Byron, or talked about movies he’d done like The Three and Four Musketeers, The Slipper and the Rose, and The Count of Monte Cristo. We somehow managed to not do a Man Candy Monday about this man-candiest-of-men, so here I am to rectify the situation!
Gosh, where do I start? As someone born in the late-1970s and spent all of my childhood in the ’80s, Richard Chamberlain was probably one of my earliest actor crushes, with his aristocratic good looks and affable demeanor. He seemed to have a sense of humor about his roles, no matter how serious, that I found endearing, and as a young girl, accessible in a non-intimidating way. It took me until I was well into adulthood to understand the appeal of a bad boy like his Musketeers co-star, Oliver Reed, but I have memories of liking Richard Chamberlain that go way back to the age of single digits. So, let’s get on with the man candy show!
A Thunder of Drums (1961)
Joy in the Morning (1965)
The Portrait of a Lady (1968)
Julius Caesar (1970)
The Music Lovers (1971)
The Woman I Love (1972)
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
The Three and Four Musketeers (1973 & 1974)
F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Last of the Belles (1974)
The Lady’s Not for Burning (1974)
The Count of Monte Cristo (1975)
The Slipper and the Rose (1976)
The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
The Thorn Birds (1983)
Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole (1983)
Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (1985)
Dream West (1986)
The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
What’s your favorite of Richard Chamberlain’s historical costume movie and TV roles?