The Thorn Birds was an ABC miniseries that ran from March 27 to 30, 1983. It became the second-highest rated miniseries of all time in the United States behind Roots. The series focused on the Cleary family and spans the years 1915 – 1969.
The main cast of The Thorn Birds consisted of:
- Richard Chamberlain as Ralph de Bricassert
- Ken Howard as Rainer Hartheim
- Christopher Plummer as Archbiship Vittorio Contini-Verchese
- Bryan Brown as Luke O’Neill
- Brett Cullen as Bob Cleary
- Stephanie Faracy as Judy
- Barry Corbin as Pete
- John de Lancie as Alastair MacQueen
- Barbara Stanwyck as Mary Carson
- Jean Simmons as Fiona ‘Fee’ Cleary
- Piper Laurie as Anne Mueller
- Earl Holliman as Luddie Mueller
- Rachal Ward as Maggie Cleary
Enjoy this look back at the cast of The Thorn Birds then in 1983 and now in 2021!