Terence Stamp
British actor
Terence Stamp
Terence Henry Stamp is an English actor. Since starting his career in 1962 he has appeared in over 60 films. His title role as Billy Budd in his film debut earned Stamp an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a BAFTA nomination for Best Newcomer.
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Robert Vaughn, 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Star, Dead At 83
Huffington Post - 3 months
Robert Vaughn, who starred as Napoleon Solo on TV’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” from 1964-68, died Friday morning of acute leukemia, his manager Matthew Sullivan told Variety. He was 83. Vaughn began undergoing treatment for the illness this year on the East Coast. The James Bond-influenced “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” in which Vaughn’s Solo and David McCallum’s Illya Kuryakin battled the evil forces of T.H.R.U.S.H. around the globe (thanks to the glories of stock footage), was quite the pop-culture phenomenon in the mid-1960s, even as the show’s tone wavered from fairly serious to cartoonish and back again over its four seasons. It spawned a spinoff, “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,” starring Stefanie Powers, as well as a few feature adaptations during the run of the TV series — “One Spy Too Many,” “One of Our Spies Is Missing,” and “The Karate Killers” — that starred Vaughn and McCallum. Vaughn also guested as Napoleon Solo on sitcom “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” and made an uncred ...
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The Keeper
Huffington Post - 5 months
Why do people collect? What is the magic of stamps (philately) and coins (numismatics)? What was the drive behind Nabokov's great taxonomic project of classifying butterfly genitalia? Supposedly it was to distinguish between the seemingly indistinguishable. What drove Vanda Vieira-Schmidt to produce her "World Rescue Project" or Weltrettungsprojeckt composed of 500,000 drawings depicting "demonic messages that had been sent to earth with Uranium and electrocution devices." The Keeper, the exhibition which is currently completing a run at The New Museum is partially the handiwork of Massimiliano Giorni, the curator of Venice Biennale's 2013 The Encyclopedia Palace. In that exhibition a piece of outsider art by Marino Auriti provided the inspiration for a show that deal with information itself. The Keeper, which sounds a little like the title of a movie (say The Exorcist) purportedly "tells the stories of individuals through the objects they chose to safeguard, exposing the diverse mot ...
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New Film Exposes Russia's Mass Murder of Ukrainians, Aggression that Continues Today
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Russia hid details about the mass starvation on an unimaginable scale by Stalin in the 1930s and afterward until archives were opened following Ukraine's independence in 1991. Ukraine is a nation interrupted, its identity and promise stolen by invaders and predators for centuries. Ukraine's principle oppressor has been, and remains, Russia where leaders like Vladimir Putin propagate the fiction that Ukraine is "little Russia". But the two are distinctive and the Ukrainian language is as different from Russian as is Spanish from French. Putin's postulation is not only inaccurate, but deeply hurtful and insulting, given the historical and ongoing abuse by Moscow of Ukraine. In the 1930s, Joseph Stalin perpetrated one of the greatest crimes against humanity in history by purposely starving to death millions of Ukrainians for resisting his Five Year Plan to collectivize and industrialize agriculture. Finally, a film will be released in the new year that portrays Stalin's mon ...
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The International Press Academy Names Ellen Burstyn And Martyn Burke To Receive Major Honors
Yahoo News - about 2 years
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legendary actress Ellen Burstyn and journalist/ novelist/ director Martyn Burke will be on-hand to receive the most prestigious honors bestowed by the International Press Academy, the largest group of entertainment journalists to recognize accomplishments in the film, television and digital entertainment industry. Ellen Burstyn will join the ranks of Rod Steiger, Susan Sarandon, Gena Rowlands, Mitzi Gaynor, Martin Landau, Kathy Bates, Michael York, Terence Stamp, Mike Medavoy and others to receive one of the IPA's highest honors, the Mary Pickford Award for her outstanding artistic contribution to the entertainment industry.
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Terence Stamp Finds His Song
Huffington Post - over 3 years
One of the iconic actors and faces of London's "swinging" '60s; Terence Stamp was discovered by actor/director Peter Ustinov for the titular role in his adaptation of Melville's Billy Budd in 1962. The Cockney lad from London's notorious Bow district was thrust into the limelight almost overnight, becoming a symbol of the English working class "intelligentsia," which helped shape that decade's pop culture. Along with game-changers like Joe Orton, (Stamp's former roommate) Michael Caine, and the Beatles, Stamp et al proved to the world that one needn't have graduated with a First from Oxford to make a mark on the world. Terence Stamp marked his 50th year in show business with the release of last year's Unfinished Song, being released September 24 on DVD and Amazon Instant Video by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Stamp plays grumpy pensioner Arthur Harris, who honors his recently deceased wife (the great Vanessa Redgrave)'s passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to ...
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George Heymont: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
For those lucky enough to be inside the Castro Theatre on Sunday, June 19, 1994, the final screening of the 18th Frameline LGBT Film Festival was very much a night to remember. Written and directed by Stephan Elliott (and starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terence Stamp), The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert earned a foot-stomping, 20-minute ovation which rocked the Australian filmmaker's world. As he explained from the stage, this was one of the first public screenings of his spectacularly rowdy drag spectacle. Elliott may not have been aware of why San Francisco's audience was so enthusiastic that night. As most people know, his film has an abundance of flashy costumes, gay humor, disco hits, and a solid story line. But for a community that, over the past decade, had been decimated by disease, death, and depression, Priscilla performed a very special kind of magic -- making an audience of 1,400 feel as if they had been resurrected and given a new reason to ...
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Terence Stamp: My Second Chance
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In hindsight, perhaps the only regret I really hold on to in all my years of acting is turning down the chance to play Arthur in Josh Logan's Camelot. It was 1967, Vanessa Redgrave was set to co-star as Guinevere, and I was terrified of musicals. In my mind, there was no way I could manage to pull off the film's beautiful score, and to risk being re-voiced in post-production would have been career suicide to a young actor like me. And so Richard Harris came to take the part instead, which of course he executed perfectly. Still, I always saw that refusal as my one major blunder in all my time on stage and screen. When I received Paul Andrew Williams' script for Unfinished Song, I was quite blown away. While I don't normally make a habit of working with new directors, I thought his previous film, From London to Brighton, was a masterpiece. Moreover, I saw a great deal of my own parents in how he'd written the characters of Arthur and Marion. Both couples had a sort of twin-sou ...
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Terence Stamp talks about sex, singing, 'Superman'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Long before the new "Man of Steel," actor Terence Stamp delivered the screen General Zod of a generation. Stamp portrayed Superman's Kryptonian arch enemy opposite Christopher Reeve in "Superman" (1978) and "Superman II" (1980).
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Age And Mortality, Mournful Notes In A Familiar 'Song'
NPR - over 3 years
Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp anchor a bighearted if ultimately bromidic look at a couple faced with a diagnosis of terminal cancer — and the music that helps both of them come to terms with it. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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A Minute With: Gemma Arterton on choosing roles, new challenges
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - British actress Gemma Arterton does not need to worry about typecasting with roles ranging from a fairy tale character and literary heroines to MI6 agent Strawberry Fields in the 2008 James Bond film "Quantum of Solace." In "Unfinished Song," a comedy-drama that opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, Arterton, 27, stars as Elizabeth, a music teacher in a boys' school. She also directs a choir for seniors, which includes Marion, played by Vanessa Redgrave, and forges a special friendship with her cantankerous retired husband, played by Terence Stamp. ...
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'Man Of Steel's' General Zod: Required Reading
MTV News - almost 4 years
by Ryan Rigley Earlier this week, General Zod himself took to our nation's airwaves in a new TV spot for the upcoming "Man of Steel." In the aforementioned ad, Zod demands that Kal-El (a.k.a. Superman) be returned to him or else the good people of Earth will suffer. Although the commercial is super static-y, you can just barely make out the distorted image of Zod sporting his terrifying new mask. As any Superman fan could tell you, General Zod is one of the Man of Steel's biggest and most well known adversaries, other than Lex Luthor of course. In fact, he's already played a key part in both "Superman" and "Superman II" as portrayed by Terence Stamp. But if you're looking to brush up on your Zod knowledge before "Man of Steel" hit theaters, then look no further! MTV Splash Page has just the thing for you! Here are five General Zod stories from DC Comics that will help you get into the mind of this summer's biggest villain. "Adventure Comics" #283 (1961) In Zod's earliest appea ...
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Stamp finds his voice in first ‘OAP’ role
Bury Free Press - about 4 years
Terence Stamp plays a husband struggling to cope with his wife’s cancer in Song For Marion (PG), which is on release this week. By Kate Whiting.
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Terence Stamp: I can cope with my wife leaving me, but I HATE losing my hair
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
Now, aged 74 and divorced from his wife Elizabeth O'Rourke, pictured with the actor, Terence Stamp reveals the highlights and regrets of a glittering career that's lasted more than five decades.
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Terence Stamp: I regret turning down the part of Arthur in Camelot because I was frightened of singing
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
We ask a celebrity a set of devilishly probing questions – and only accept THE definitive answer. This week it’s actor Terence Stamp
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A Serial Killer Movie You Can’t Watch in America
The New Republic - over 4 years
It is called The Black Panther, and for the moment at least it cannot be seen in America. I daresay it deserves another title, now, one that avoids suggestions of horror or intimations of radical black politics. There is horror in this movie, though our standards for that genre have changed so much since 1977, when the film very briefly opened in Britain. I’m writing about it in an effort to help bring it to screens in America, and because it’s a strange, disturbing study of a killer that was rejected in absurd disgust.  The murderers of other cultures and past ages are commonly as boring as your brother-in-law’s holiday photographs. But there was an abject, lower-class demon loose in Britain in the mid 1970s, dubbed “the Black Panther” by the media, but once known as Donald Nappey, and then Donald Neilson. In Britain, a “nappy” is a diaper, and when Nappey’s daughter got the teasing at school that the father had suffered, he changed the family name to Neilson, which sounded safe. ...
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Toronto film festival to end with feel-good fare
Yahoo News - over 4 years
TORONTO (Reuters) - The Toronto International Film Festival will wrap up its 10-day run in September with the world premiere of "Song for Marion", a heartwarming story about the power of music from a director better known for his thrillers than feel-good fare. "Song for Marion" stars Terence Stamp as Arthur, a grumpy retiree, and Vanessa Redgrave as his wife. Gemma Arterton plays a choir director who coaxes Arthur out of his shell in the film by British writer-director Paul Andrew Williams. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Terence Stamp
  • 2016
    Age 77
    In 2016, Stamp appeared in another Tim Burton film, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
    More Details Hide Details Stamp's next project is Crooked House (2017), directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and starring Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson and Glenn Close. In addition to his acting career, Terence Stamp is an accomplished writer and author. He has published three volumes of his memoirs including Stamp Album (written in tribute to his late mother), a novel entitled The Night, and a cookbook co-written with Elizabeth Buxton to provide alternative recipes for those who are wheat- and dairy-intolerant. Stamp's recent projects include the video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, in which he lends his voice to the villainous cult leader Mankar Camoran; and the films Zombie Island and These Foolish Things. Stamp voiced the Prophet of Truth in Halo 3, replacing Michael Wincott. In 2005, Stamp also narrated the BBC Four documentary Jazz Britannia, which chronicles the evolution of British jazz music.
  • 2014
    Age 75
    In 2014, Stamp appeared in Tim Burton's drama film Big Eyes, with Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, and George Mendeluk's drama film The Devil's Harvest, opposite Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper, and Aneurin Barnard.
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  • 2012
    Age 73
    In 2012, Stamp appeared in the Peter Serafinowicz-directed music video for the Hot Chip song "Night & Day", portrayed a grumpy husband called Arthur in Paul Andrew Williams' Song for Marion (2012), opposite Gemma Arterton and a heist comedy The Art of the Steal (2013), with Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon and Jay Baruchel.
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  • 2008
    Age 69
    The couple divorced on the grounds of his "unreasonable behaviour" in April 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Stamp found success with his first film Billy Budd (1962), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer. Stamp won recognition for the film The Collector (1965); which is commemorated in Cannes Film Festival. For The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), Stamp won a Seattle International Film Festival for Best Actor and was nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role, an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. For The Limey (1999), he won a Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead and Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor.
    In 2008, he appeared in the film remake of the spy comedy Get Smart; another comedy about the man who says yes to everything Yes Man, opposite Jim Carrey; with Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in Wanted; and with Tom Cruise in Valkyrie, based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg's failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
    More Details Hide Details Entering in the 2010s, Stamp appeared in The Adjustment Bureau (2011), an American romantic science fiction thriller film loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short story, "Adjustment Team", opposite Matt Damon.
  • 2006
    Age 67
    In 2006, he appeared as Zod once again in Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (a retooled version of the 1980 film which features footage shot by Donner, the film's original director).
    More Details Hide Details In recent years, Stamp has appeared in the films Ma femme est une actrice (aka My Wife Is An Actress, 2001), My Boss's Daughter (2003), Disney's The Haunted Mansion (2003), and the superhero fantasy Elektra (2005).
  • 2003
    Age 64
    In 2003, Stamp returned to the Superman franchise in a new role, by portraying the voice of Clark Kent's biological father Jor-El in the WB/CW television series Smallville.
    More Details Hide Details He also provided the scream of Zod (being exorcised from the body of Lex Luthor) in the sixth season premiere episode "Zod".
  • 2002
    Age 63
    On New Year's Eve 2002, at age 64, Stamp married for the first time.
    More Details Hide Details His 29-year-old bride was Elizabeth O'Rourke, whom Stamp first met in the mid-1990s at a pharmacy in Bondi, New South Wales. A Eurasian of Australian and Indian-Singaporean parentage, O'Rourke was brought up in Singapore before moving to Australia in her early twenties to study pharmacology.
  • 1999
    Age 60
    Also in 1999, Stamp appeared in the blockbuster Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace as Chancellor Finis Valorum (an experience he later described as 'boring'), followed by Bowfinger (1999) and Red Planet (2000).
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in Damian Pettigrew's award-winning documentary, Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2002), offering ideas into the mind and working methods of Italian director Federico Fellini whom Stamp had worked with in the 1960s. Stamp portrayed the Kryptonian supervillain General Zod in Richard Donner's Superman (1978), in which he appeared in a scene with Marlon Brando. The film and its first sequel were originally conceived as one film, with Zod and his evil conspirators returning later in the film to challenge Superman, but the screenplay was so long that the producers elected to split it into two parts. Both parts began shooting simultaneously, but production on the sequel was halted partway through due to budget and time constraints. Stamp reappeared as General Zod in the second part, Superman II (1980), as the movie's primary villain. Donner was replaced as director on the sequel with Richard Lester, who completed the film using portions of Donner's original footage combined with newly filmed scenes.
    In 1999, Stamp played a lead role in The Limey to widespread critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details For his performance, Stamp received nominations for Best Male Lead at the 2000 Independent Spirit Awards and for Best British Actor at the London Film Critics' Circle (ALFS) Awards.
  • 1984
    Age 45
    Also in 1984, he had the opportunity to play the Devil in a cameo in The Company of Wolves.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in Link (1986), Legal Eagles (1986), The Sicilian (1987) and a cameo as Sir Larry Wildman in Wall Street (1987). His film Beltenebros (1992) (aka Prince of Shadows), was awarded the Silver Bear at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival. Stamp began his fourth decade as an actor wearing some of the choicest of Tim Chappel's Academy Award-winning costumes for the comedy The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) which co-starred Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving.
  • 1962
    Age 23
    After training at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London he started his acting career in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details He has appeared in more than 60 films. His performance in the title role of Billy Budd, his film debut, earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a BAFTA nomination for Best Newcomer. Stamp's other major roles include butterfly collector Freddie Clegg in The Collector, archvillain General Zod in Superman and Superman II, tough guy Wilson in The Limey, Supreme Chancellor Valorum in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, transsexual Bernadette Bassinger in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, ghost antagonist Ramsley in The Haunted Mansion, Stick in Elektra, Pekwarsky in Wanted, Siegfried in Get Smart, Terrence Bundley in Yes Man, the Prophet of Truth in Halo 3, Mankar Camoran in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and General Ludwig Beck in Valkyrie. He has appeared in two Tim Burton films, Big Eyes (2014) and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
  • 1938
    Born on July 22, 1938.
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