The Movies

Four of Richard’s books have been produced into television movies.  Richard’s stories have attracted some of Hollywood’s top actors and actresses, including film icons such as Vanessa Redgrave, Maureen O’Hara,  Richard Thomas, Christopher Lloyd, James Earl Jones and Rob Lowe.

The Christmas Box (1995)

The Christmas Box

A ski-shop owner and his wife and daughter move in with an elderly widow who needs help; he suffers recurring dreams.

Directed by Marcus Cole.
Writer: Richard Paul Evans
Teleplay: Greg Taylor

Maureen O’Hara, (Mary Parkin)
Richard Thomas (Richard Evans)
Annette O’Toole (Keri Evans)
Kelsey Mulrooney (Jenna Evans)
#1 rated Television special of 1995
Emmy Award Winner
Cammie Award Winner

Timepiece (1996)

The Timepiece

Set in the 1940’s, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, Kilner’s family life is in disarray with various crises including his daughter catching meningitis.

Director: Marcus Cole

Writer: Richard Paul Evans

Teleplay: Richard Fielder

Executive Producer: Richard Paul Evans


Naomi Watts (MaryAnne Parkin)
Kevin Kilner (David Parkin)
James Earl Jones (Lawrence)
Ellen Burstyn  (Maud Gannon

The Locket (2002)

The Locket

A young man taking care of his dying mother is distraught and grief-stricken when she finally passes away. On the advice of his doctor, he takes a job in an upscale nursing home, and is assigned to take care of an elderly woman named Esther. At first Esther is a bitter, angry woman and pushes him away, but as she gradually warms to him, he discovers that he and Esther have much more in common than he imagined.

Winner: Camie Award

Director: Karen Arthur

Teleplay: Ron Raley


Vanessa Redgrave
Chad Willett (Michael Keddington)
Marguerite Moreau (Faye Murrow)
Lori Heuring (Alice Richards)
Mary McDonnell (Helen Staples)

A Perfect Day (2006)

A Perfect Day

A family man and suddenly-successful author encounters a mystic stranger who warns him he has only 40 more days to live. Based on a novel by Richard Paul Evans.

Director: Peter Levin

Writers: Richard Paul Evans

Teleplay: Joyce Eliason


Rob Lowe (Robert Harlan)
Frances Conroy  (Camille)
Paget Brewster  (Allyson Harlan)
Christopher Lloyd  (Michael)
Rowena King  (Heather)
Kevin Dunn (Darren)