Stuart Townsend
Irish actor
Stuart Townsend
Stuart Townsend is an Irish actor and director. His most notable portrayals are of the characters Lestat de Lioncourt in the 2002 film adaptation of Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned, and Dorian Gray in the 2003 film adaptation of Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
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The Captain & Tennille: Divorcing After 39 Years
The Hollywood Gossip - about 3 years
The Captain & Tennille are getting a divorce after 39 years of marriage. The '70s singing duo filed the paperwork this week in Prescott, Arizona. Their biggest hit? "Love Will Keep Us Together." The irony. The breakup was first reported and confirmed by RumorFix. Toni Tennille, whose real name is Cathryn Antoinette Tennille, 73, and Daryl Dragon, 71, also known as the Captain, first released an album back in 1974. Previously, he was a keyboard player for the Beach Boys. Tennille revealed on her blog in 2010 that Dragon was suffering from a neurological condition similar to Parkinsons that causes him to have tremors. The couple have no children. We wish them the best. 9 Most Shocking Hollywood Divorces Open Slideshow 1. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have twins together and also had a great life together. But then it all fell apart. View As List 1. Jennifer Lopez an ...
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Betrayal Creator David Zabel: We're Not Trying to Romanticize Adultery
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
ABC's new series Betrayal is being marketed as a sexy new drama - and it is - but creator David Zabel (ER) insists the show isn't setting out to glorify infidelity. "There's no way that anyone who watches the series will ever think that we're romanticizing or justifying adultery or infidelity," Zabel, who adapted the show from a Dutch drama, tells TVGuide.com. The characters in question are Sara Hadley (Hannah Ware) and Jack McCutchen (Stuart Townsend), two if not happily-married, at least comfortably-married Chicagoans who meet-cute at an art opening and, against their better judgment and attempts to avoid each other, begin a torrid affair. At the end of the pilot, Sara discovers that her husband Drew (Chris Johnson) will be the prosecuting attorney in a high-profile murder case involving the powerful Karsten family, led by patriarch Thatcher (James Cromwell). When a member of the family is murdered, the prime suspect is Thatcher's mentally challenged son, T.J. (Henry Thomas), ...
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The 10 Most Memorable Aaliyah Moments
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Hollywood tragically lost R&B star Aaliyah 12 years ago. The Brooklyn-born singer died in a plane crash on Aug. 25, 2001. She was flying home from the Bahamas, where she was on location filming her "Rock The Boat" music video. She was 22 years old. Aaliyah shined bright from a young age. She appeared on an episode of "Star Search" at 10 years old, then signed with Jive Records two years later. R. Kelly even served as a mentor during her earlier music career stages. She was a multi-talented triple threat. The Grammy-nominated R&B queen topped the charts with classics, including "Are You That Somebody" and "Try Again." She proved her acting chops with lead roles in "Romeo Must Die" and "Queen of the Damned." Her stunning beauty was recognized in a Tommy Jeans ad campaign. Recently, Aaliyah has been in the news as rappers Drake and Chris Brown resurrected the star's sultry voice in their own releases. Her influence on music, film and fashion is undeniable. ...
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20 Celebrities Who Always Seem To Be Single
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Ever wonder if Joseph Gordon-Levitt is dating anyone? Or how about Jessica Chastain? It appears there are a handful of celebrities who always seem to be single, despite being some of Hollywood's hottest and most famous stars. Take Charlize Theron for instance -- the Oscar-winning actress hasn't been linked to a man since ending her nine-year relationship with Stuart Townsend in 2010. (There was the Eric Stonestreet rumor, but he denied the romance). And Gordon-Levitt's love life has been a mystery! The handsome actor hasn't had a confirmed girlfriend since the late 1990s, when he was dating Larisa Oleynik -- they called it quits in 2002. Either these stars choose to be single or they're just really good at keeping their personal lives personal. Let's take a look at all of those celebrities who will most likely be dateless on Valentine's Day.
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Zachary Levi To Replace Joshua Dallas In 'Thor 2'
MTV News - over 4 years
Even as we're still awaiting word on who Mads Mikkelsen is playing in "Thor 2" (my money is on The Executioner) and whether or not Enchantress has a role to play in the film (I'm betting she does), there's more casting business going on behind-the-scenes of the mighty Asgardian warrior's upcoming sequel. Specifically, there's a little bit of a case of revolving door syndrome on the second "Thor" film, as Joshua Dallas will not be reprising his role as Fandral the Dashing, one of the Warriors Three. Entertainment Weekly reported late last week that the actor's commitments as Prince Charming on "Once Upon a Time" will prevent him from returning to Asgard for a second adventure. Luckily, there's good news to go with Dallas' departure. "Chuck" star Zachary Levi is reportedly in early talks to take on the role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This marks the second time that Levi has played the game of thrones with "Thor." Before shooting began on the Kenneth Branagh-directe ...
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THOR 2 Recruits Zachary Levi for the Warriors Three
Collider - over 4 years
Not all of the Warriors Three will be returning for Thor 2.  While Volstagg (Ray Stevenson) and Hogun (Tadanobu Asano) will be reprising their roles as two of the warriors from Thor, Fandral (Josh Dallas) apparently will not.  Dallas' prior commitments to the ABC series, Once Upon a Time, will prevent him from joining the sequel.  So reports have it that Marvel is looking to ex-secret agent super-spy, Zachary Levi (Chuck) to fill the role.  Hit the jump for more. Heat Vision reports that talks have yet to begin, but an offer is imminent for Levi to join the Asgardian vanguard.  Marvel has no comment on the report.  In  a strange twist of fate, Levi was originally offered the role in Thor back in 2010, but had to decline due to his commitments to NBC's Chuck. The role then went to Stuart Townsend (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), who then departed, which allowed Dallas to take up the sword.  Now that Dallas is the one with a television commitment, Levi may be free to travel  ...
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Charlize Theron: I Never Dreamed I'd Be a Single Mom, "But It Happened"
US Magazine - almost 5 years
When Charlize Theron adopted her son Jackson in March, she was making good on a promise she made 28 years ago. "My mother found [a letter I wrote]. It said, 'Would you please take me to orphanage, so that I can go and adopt a baby?'" South African Theron, 36, recalls in the June issue of Australia's Madison. "I always knew I would adopt. Always." PHOTOS: More stars who have adopted Though she's been single since ending her nine-year partnership with Stuart Townsend in 2010, Theron didn't question her ability to raise a child on her own. "You know, I don't think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn't wish for that, but it happened." PHOTOS: Charlize Theron's hottest looks ever Besides, Theron says, the idea of marriage "has never been that important to me. I don't know why exactly. Some might say it's because my parents didn't have a good marriage, but I don't think so. I treat my relationships like marriages. The ceremony isn't that important to me." In her Madi ...
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Meet Charlize Theron's Baby Boy Jackson!
US Magazine - almost 5 years
Since announcing her son's adoption March 14, Charlize Theron has kept little Jackson out of the public eye -- until now! The 36-year-old Oscar winner showed off her pride and joy while walking through the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France Tuesday. It's the first time her son has been photographed. "She has always wanted to be a mom," a Theron source told Us Weekly in March. "She is glad to be able to do it on her own now and is so happy to be a mom. PHOTOS: Charlize Theron's hottest looks ever Speaking to Vogue UK's May issue, Theron gushed that Jackson is "incredible" and "the coolest kid ever." "I've always been very honest in saying I wanted a family," the never-married Young Adult star said. "I've always known I wanted a family. I don't think my mom could wait anymore!" Theron hopes the relationship she creates with her son mirrors the one she has with her mom, Gerda. "[I hope] to be like my mom. Fair, tough, loving and supportive. My mom has made ...
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Comment on ReelzChannel Acquires Second Original Drama Series by Wolf
Deadline Hollywood - almost 5 years
Stuart Townsend said on his Facebook that Reelz Channel acquired this a few months ago.
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Charlize Theron on Son Jackson: "He's the Coolest Kid Ever!"
US Magazine - almost 5 years
Like any new mom, Charlize Theron can't help but brag about her baby boy. In the May issue of Vogue UK, the single 36-year-old Oscar winner opens up about her newly adopted son Jackson, 4 months. "He's incredible -- the greatest gift. He is the coolest kid ever," she gushes. "I've always been very honest in saying I wanted a family. I've always known I wanted a family. I don't think my mom could wait anymore!" PHOTOS: Charlize Theron's hottest looks of all time Theron hopes the relationship she creates with her son mirrors the one she has with her mom Gerda. "[I hope] to be like my mom. Fair, tough, loving and supportive. My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything," she tells Vogue UK. "Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence." PHOTOS: Stars who've adopted The busy actress, who next appears in Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus, is planning to "be a full-time mom," a source recently told ...
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Stuart Townsend - live in Coleraine - Coleraine Today
Google News - over 5 years
St. Patrick's Church is set to host a concert by the renowned Christian singer and hymnwriter, Stuart Townend. Townsend is also a gifted worship leader, musician, recording artist and seminar speaker, and spends a good part of his year leading worship
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CHARLIZE THERON GETS HER SHOP ON IN SOUTH WEST LONDON - Faded Youth (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The 36-year-old star, who split from longtime boyfriend Stuart Townsend last year, reportedly broke up with Ryan Reynolds earlier this month. But despite her single status, Miss Theron is keen to start a family. She tells Germany's In Touch magazine,
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Story Notes for The Italian Job - AMCtv.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Theron was actually dating her longtime boyfriend, actor Stuart Townsend, at the time. Norton was dating actress Salma Hayek while making this movie. The Italian Job joins a long list of heist movies that dates back 100 years. The very first narrative
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Charlize and the Hollywood hottie - Times LIVE
Google News - over 5 years
Charlize broke off a nine-year relationship with Irish actor Stuart Townsend last year, but never talked about it publicly. Everyone had assumed that after nearly a decade together, they would marry and have a family. He was said to be devastated when
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Aaliyah's Life and Legacy - Rap Ireland
Google News - over 5 years
She also appeared as the main antagonist in movie adaptation of Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned (sequel to the movie Interview With The Vampire) alongside Irish actor Stuart Townsend. Aaliyah was to feature on the soundtrack collaborating with bands
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Charlize Theron wants a baby - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 5 years
The Monster star, who split from longtime boyfriend Stuart Townsend last year, reportedly broke up with Ryan Reynolds earlier this month. But despite her single status, Theron is keen to start a family. She tells Germany's In Touch magazine, ... -
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Remembering Aaliyah -- 10 years later - San Antonio Express
Google News - over 5 years
Photo: AP, TINA FINEBERG / AP Stuart Townsend as Lestat and Aaliyah as Akasha The Queen of Vampires, in Queen of the Damned. Photo: AP / HC FILE-- R&B singer and actress Aaliyah poses for a photo in New York, in this May 9, 2001 file photo
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Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds: Really Just Friends? - Associated Content
Google News - over 5 years
The two were said to be old friends for years, and nothing more, but friendship quickly turned into love after Theron divorced former husband Stuart Townsend. There are enough Hollywood relationship examples to write a rather long book,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stuart Townsend
    THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 37
    Theron split from Townsend when she came back from a holiday in Mexico in January 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In May of 2015, Townsend's brother claimed that the actor had bought some land, settled down with a woman in Costa Rica and "put acting on the back burner". Townsend is also reportedly expecting the birth of his second child.
    He was set to play Fandral in Kenneth Branagh's Thor, but was replaced in January 2010, due to unspecified creative differences.
    More Details Hide Details Townsend also starred in the ABC thriller, Betrayal and starred in the second season of Salem. Townsend's father, Peter, was a golfer, who played in the 1969 and 1971 Ryder Cups.
  • 2007
    Age 34
    He made his directorial debut with the 2007 film Battle in Seattle which is a portrayal of the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 World Trade Organisation which was undermined by anti-globalisation protesters.
    More Details Hide Details The film's cast included Charlize Theron, Ray Liotta and Woody Harrelson, but enjoyed only limited release and no blockbuster support.
  • 2005
    Age 32
    The same year, he played a guest starring role on NBC's Will & Grace as the pansexual pastry chef of Karen Walker who seduces her, Will Truman, and later Karen's maid Rosario. He also made an uncredited cameo in 2005's live-action Æon Flux film.
    More Details Hide Details Townsend starred alongside Ryan Reynolds in the 2007 comedy Chaos Theory.
    In 2005, he starred alongside Gabrielle Union in Night Stalker, the remake of the 1974 ABC TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
    More Details Hide Details He played the part of Carl Kolchak, an investigative reporter looking into his wife's murder. Night Stalker was abruptly cancelled by ABC after six episodes due to bad viewing figures. He was cited as "too young" by many reviewers and fans of the original series comparing him to Darren McGavin in the original series.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 27
    After his appearance as the seducer in the title role of About Adam, he started to be noticed in the United States by critics and the public alike. In mid-2000, he briefly returned to the London stage in the Tennessee Williams play Orpheus Descending, starring as Val Xavier, alongside Helen Mirren as Lady Torrance.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in big budget films, including Queen of the Damned, as the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as Dorian Gray. Townsend was hired to play the part of Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, but was replaced by Viggo Mortensen the day before principal photography began. According to Townsend: I was there rehearsing and training for two months, then was fired the day before filming began. After that I was told they wouldn't pay me because I was in breach of contract due to not having worked long enough. I had been having a rough time with them, so I was almost relieved to be leaving until they told me I wouldn't be paid. I have no good feelings for those people in charge, I really don't. The director wanted me and then apparently thought better of it because he really wanted someone 20 years older than me and completely different.
  • 1997
    Age 24
    In 1997 he landed a lead role in the British film Shooting Fish.
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  • 1996
    Age 23
    Townsend's early film roles were in Irish short films such as "Godsuit" and "Summertime". His first part in a feature length film was Trojan Eddie, a 1996 Anglo-Irish co-production.
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  • 1994
    Age 21
    Townsend has a brother, Dylan Townsend, and sister, Chloe Townsend, from his father's first marriage to Lorna Townsend, who died in 1994 of a brain haemorrhage. Townsend's father has two children, Hugo and Ella, by his Swedish wife, Sofia. Townsend dated actress Charlize Theron after meeting her on the set of 2002's Trapped.
    More Details Hide Details The couple lived together in Los Angeles and Ireland. They said they considered themselves married without an actual marriage. "We didn't have a ceremony," he added. "I don't need a certificate or the state or the church to say otherwise. So no there's no big official story on a wedding, but we are married. I consider her my wife and she considers me her husband."
    His professional stage debut was in 1994's True Lines, directed by John Crowley.
    More Details Hide Details True Lines was first performed in Kilkenny; it later moved to the Dublin Theatre Festival and on to the Bush Theatre in London.
  • 1993
    Age 20
    He attended the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin where he made his non-professional stage debut in the school's 1993 production of Colin Teevan's Tear Up The Black Sail.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on December 15, 1972.
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