Richard Gere Will Return to Television in Upcoming BBC Drama Series MOTHERFATHERSON

Richard Gere Will Return to Television in Upcoming BBC Drama Series MOTHERFATHERSON

According to Variety, Richard Gere will play a media baron in upcoming BBC drama "MotherFatherSon," the Hollywood star's first TV role in almost three decades. His character in the BBC Two series, Max, is a charismatic self-made American businessman who owns media outlets in London and around the world.

"It's been almost 30 years since I worked in television," the star of "Pretty Woman" said. "I'm so pleased to be working now with the BBC on this extraordinary eight-hour project with such talented people and which resonates so much [with] the time we live in."

Gere joins Helen McCrory ("Peaky Blinders," HARRY Potter films) and Billy Howle ("On Chesil Beach") in the series. McCrory stars as Kathryn, Max's estranged wife, and Howle as Caden, the couple's son. With clear echoes of the James and Rupert Murdoch relationship, Caden runs his father's British newspaper business and is primed to follow in his footsteps as one of the most powerful men in the world.

Caden's self-destructive lifestyle spirals out of control, however, with devastating consequences for THE FAMILY and its business empire. Tom Rob Smith ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace: AMERICAN CRIME Story") wrote the show.

Richard Gere's film career began in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and a starring role in Days of Heaven (1978). He came to prominence with his role in the film American Gigolo (1980), which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol.[citation needed] He went on to star in many well-received films, including An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), The Cotton Club (1984), Pretty Woman (1990), Primal Fear (1996), Runaway Bride (1999), I'm Not There (2007), Arbitrage (2012) and Norman: The Moderate RISE and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016). For portraying Billy Flynn in the Academy Award-winning musical Chicago (2002), he won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the cast.

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