Okay, judge me if you must, but I’ve been on a made-for-tv miniseries kick lately, specializing in Richard Chamberlain. Netfix is pretty great for satisfying one’s craving for such things.
|First, I watched Shogun, which was 12 levels of awesome.
Samurai! Swords! Love! Hate! Kimono! Pirates!
|Last night I finished The Thorn Birds. Oh, what a good story.
But I’m not posting about it today because it’s a good story. I want to talk about the age progression makeup. Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward start out as youngsters in the series, and are old wrinklies by the end.
Here they are in the bloom of youth…
|…And here they are as senior citizens.
The interesting thing to me is that since this show is 27 years old now, we can actually SEE how these two look as older people, and we can see the talent that went into their makeup.
|This is a recent photo of Richard Chamberlain. He grew older to look EXACTLY LIKE THE MAKEUP ARTISTS THOUGHT HE WOULD.
Way to go, RC! Handsome as ever!
|And a modern photo of Rachel Ward. If you ignore the gray hair from the show, they did another fine job.
With that, I think I’ve watched all of the made-for-tv mini-series starring Richard Chamberlain, so sadly, I must move on.
|Next up – Secret Diary of a Call Girl. I don’t know if it’s going to be any good, but I’ll watch anything starring this man, Callum Blue. He was in Dead Like Me, another series I watched this year.
Lots of good Christmas knitting time ahead.