Terence Stamp

Actor, Director
Named by Empire Magazine in 1995 as one of the 100 Sexiest Film Stars of All Time, British actor Terence Stamp typically found himself cast as urbane, sophisticated bad guys throughout his career. Breaking into ... Read more »
Born: 07/21/1938 in East London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (69)

Big Eyes 2014 (Movie)

John Canaday (Actor)

The Art of the Steal 2014 (Movie)

Samuel Winter (Actor)

The Devil's Harvest 2014 (Movie)

Ivan (Actor)

Unfinished Song 2013 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Smallville 2003 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Adjustment Bureau 2011 (Movie)

Thompson (Actor)

Get Smart 2008 (Movie)

Siegfried (Actor)

Valkyrie 2008 (Movie)

Ludwig Beck (Actor)

Wanted 2008 (Movie)

Pekwarsky (Actor)

Yes Man 2008 (Movie)

Terrence (Actor)

September Dawn 2007 (Movie)

Brigham Young (Actor)

Dead Fish 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

These Foolish Things 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Elektra 2005 (Movie)

Stick (Actor)

Fellini: I'm A Born Liar 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

My Boss's Daughter 2003 (Movie)

Jack Taylor (Actor)

The Haunted Mansion 2003 (Movie)

Ramsley (Actor)

My Wife is an Actress 2002 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Revelation (Cyclops Vision / Romulus) 2001 (Movie)

Lord Magnus Martel (Actor)

Kiss the Sky 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Planet 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Bud Chantilas (Actor)

The Hunger 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bowfinger 1999 (Movie)

Terry Stricter (Actor)

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 (Movie)

Chancellor Valorum (Actor)

The Limey 1999 (Movie)

Wilson (Actor)

Love Walked In 1998 (Movie)

Fred Moore (Actor)

Bliss 1997 (Movie)

Baltazar (Actor)

Limited Edition 1996 (Movie)

Edward (Actor)

Mindbender 1995 (Movie)

Joe Hartman (Actor)

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert 1994 (Movie)

Bernadette (Actor)

The Real Mccoy 1993 (Movie)

Jack Schmidt (Actor)

Prince of Shadows 1991 (Movie)

Darman (Actor)

Genuine Risk 1990 (Movie)

Hellwart (Actor)

La Barbare 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Prince's Trust Gala 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Alien Nation 1988 (Movie)

William Harcourt (Actor)

Directed By William Wyler 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Young Guns 1988 (Movie)

Johns Tunstall (Actor)

Chessgame 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sicilian 1987 (Movie)

Prince Borsa (Actor)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

Sir Larry Wildman (Actor)

Hud 1986 (Movie)

Edward--An Artist (Actor)

Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

Victor Taft (Actor)

Link 1986 (Movie)

Dr Steven Phillip (Actor)

The Company of Wolves 1985 (Movie)

Prince of Darkness (Actor)

The Hit 1983 (Movie)

Willie Parker (Actor)

Morte in Vaticano 1981 (Movie)

Pope Andreani (Actor)

Superman II 1981 (Movie)

General Dru-Zod (Actor)

Monster Island 1980 (Movie)

Taskinar (Actor)

Meetings With Remarkable Men 1979 (Movie)

Prince Lubovedsky (Actor)

Amo Non Amo 1978 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Superman 1978 (Movie)

General Dru-Zod (Actor)

The Thief of Bagdad 1977 (Movie)

Wazier Jaudur (Actor)

Black Out 1976 (Movie)

Edgar Poe (Actor)

Hu-Man 1974 (Movie)

Terence Stamp (Actor)

La Divina Creatura 1974 (Movie)

Daniele di Bagnasco (Actor)

The Mind of Mr. Soames 1969 (Movie)

John Soames (Actor)

Toby Dammit 1969 (Movie)

Toby Dammit (Actor)

Blue 1968 (Movie)

Blue/Azul (Actor)

Poor Cow 1968 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Theorem 1968 (Movie)

Visitor (Actor)

Far From the Madding Crowd 1967 (Movie)

Sergeant Frank Troy (Actor)

Modesty Blaise 1965 (Movie)

Willie Garvin (Actor)

The Collector 1965 (Movie)

Freddie Clegg (Actor)

Billy Budd 1962 (Movie)

Billy Budd (Actor)

Term of Trial 1962 (Movie)

Mitchell (Actor)

A Season in Hell (Movie)

(Actor)

Insanity (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (3)

Unfinished Song 2013 (Movie)

("How Do You Speak To An Angel") (Song Performer)

The Limey 1999 (Movie)

("Colours") (Song Performer)

Black Out 1976 (Movie)

(Performer)

Biography

Named by Empire Magazine in 1995 as one of the 100 Sexiest Film Stars of All Time, British actor Terence Stamp typically found himself cast as urbane, sophisticated bad guys throughout his career. Breaking into show business in the early 1960s, Stamp landed his first leading role at the age of 23 in "Billy Budd" (1962), the acclaimed adaptation of Herman Melville's dense novella. An icon of British cinema's wave of "angry young men," Stamp's portrayals - like those of his contemporaries Oliver Reed, Michael Caine and Albert Finney - inhabited shades of gray, walking the line between traditional protagonists and flawed anti-heroes. After his breathtaking early success, however, Stamp's career entered into a significant slump in the late 60s. But later Stamp emerged after a nearly decade-long sabbatical to play the megalomaniacal super-villain General Zod in "Superman: The Movie" (1978) and its sequel, "Superman II" (1980). Ever since, Stamp managed to turn himself into a respected character actor, consistently remaining busy at an age when most actors contemplate retirement.

Relationships

Ethel Stamp

Mother

Brigitte Bardot Actor

Companion
Had relationship in the 1960s

Julie Christie Actor

Companion
Had relationship in 1960s No longer together

Elizabeth O'Rourke

Wife
Eurasian raised in Singapore before moving to Australia in her early 20s met during the mid-1990s at a pharmacy in Bondi, New South Wales married December 31, 2003, when she was 29-years old divorced on the grounds of his unreasonable behaviour in April 2008

Jean Shrimpton

Companion
Had relationship in the 1960s

Christopher Stamp Actor

Brother
Born c. 1942; credited with helping to bring The Who to prominence during 1960s Died of cancer Nov. 24, 2012

Thomas Stamp

Father

EDUCATION

Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

Won a drama scholarship; attended for one year

Milestones

2008

Cast in the feature adaptation of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry's 1960s spy parody series, "Get Smart"

2007

Played a devout Mormon full of vengeance in "September Dawn"

2005

Appeared opposite Jennifer Garner in "Elektra," a spin-off of the popular "Daredevil"

2003

Co-starred with Ashton Kutcher and Tara Reid in "My Boss' Daughter"

2001

Voiced Clark Kent's father, Jor-El, in the WB\CW series "Smallville"

2000

Cast opposite Val Kilmer and Carrie-Anne Moss in the sci fi thriller "Red Planet"

1999

Played a British ex-con in Steven Soderbergh's The Limey

1999

Starred as Chancellor Finis Valorum in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"

1994

Won acclaim for his portrayal of a transsexual in "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

1990

Screen directing debut, "Stranger in the House"

1987

Published autobiography, Stamp Album

1987

Portrayed Gekko's rival, corporate raider Sir Lawrence Wildman in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street"

1986

Played an art dealer in Ivan Reitman's "Legal Eagles"

1984

Co-starred in Stephen Frears' "The Hit"

1980

Reprised role of Zod in "Superman II"

1978

Originated the role of General Zod in Richard Donner's "Superman"

1969

Cast in Alan Cooke's "The Mind of Mr. Soames"

1968

Starred in Federico Fellini's "Toby Dammit," a 50-minute portion of the Edgar Allan Poe "Histoires extraordinaires"

1967

Co-starred with Julie Christie in John Schlesinger's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far From The Madding Crowd"

1967

Appeared in Ken Loach's first feature "Poor Cow"

1966

Broadway debut, "Alfie"

1965

Starred in William Wyler's adaptation of John Fowles' "The Collector"

1962

Made film debut in Peter Ustinov's adaptation of "Billy Budd"; earned an Academy Award nomination

Took over role as Whittaker in touring version of "Long Short and the Tall"

Joined Wanstead Club as assistant professional golfer at age 16

Assistant stage manager with various repertory companies in South Moulton and Devon

London stage debut in "A Trip to the Castle"

Bonus Trivia

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He was awarded the Grande Medaille de Vermeil by French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac (1985)

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Stamp was considered for the title role of "Alfie" (1966), but turned it down. The role went to Michael Caine, who shared a flat with Stamp in the early days of their career.

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