Picks and Pans Review: The Thorn Birds Turns 20

updated 04/07/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/07/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>On March 30, the Hallmark Channel mill reair The Thorn Birds, the 1983 saga of forbidden love that is still the second-highest rated miniseries ever (behind Roots). Where are Birds' stars today?

Rachel Ward, 45, lives in Sydney with husband Bryan Brown and their three kids. Writes screen-plays for Aussie films.

Richard Chamberlain, 69, lives in Hawaii. Stars in a play in Massachusetts this summer. Also writing his memoirs.

Mare Winningham, 43, recorded two albums (in '92 and '98). Working on a TV pilot produced by David E. Kelley.

Bryan Brown, 55, resides in Sydney with Ward (they met while filming Birds). Just wrapped a comedy with Ben Stiller.

Sydney Penny, 31 (played young Meggie), recently appeared on All My Children. Married to artist Robert Powers.

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