Terence Stamp Biography

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Born: July 22, 1939


Date of Birth: July 22, 1939

Stamp began his career in London, England, where he was born. He was nominated for an Oscar in his screen debut, Billy Budd, and won a Golden Globe as Most Promising Newcomer - Male. Three years later took home the Best Actor award from the Cannes Film Festival for his role as the psychotic kidnapper in The Collector.

At the height of his fame, Stamp had a bad fall out with his then-girlfriend, and took off to India for a five year hiatus, occasionally making trips back to England to appear in films. However, by the early 1980s, he was working steadily again. In 1994 he won a Golden Space Needle Award for his portrayal of a drag queen in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994). In 2000, he won a number of awards for his role in The Limey(1999).

On New Year's Eve 2002, he was married to Elizabeth O'Rourke but they were divorced six years later on the grounds of his unreasonable behavior.

From 2003 to 2011, he lent his voice to the TV series Smallville, playing Superman's loving father Jor-El. On the big screen, his credits include Valkyrie (2008) with Tom Cruise and The Adjustment Bureau (2011) with Matt Damon. He starred in The Art of the Steal (2013) alongside Matt Dillon and Kurt Russell. More recently, he starred in Big Eyes (2014), Crow (2016), and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children(2016)
Big Eyes(2014)
The Art of the Steal(2013)
Unfinished Song(2012)
The Adjustment Bureau(2011)
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie(2010)
Yes Man(2008)
Get Smart(2008)
September Dawn(2007)
Inside the Twin Towers (2006)
These Foolish Things (2005)
Dead Fish (2005)
Separate Lies(2005)
The Haunted Mansion(2003)
My Boss's Daughter(2003)
Full Frontal(2002)
Ma femme est un actrice (2001)
Red Planet / La plan├Ęte rouge (2000)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace(1999)
The Limey(1999)
Kiss the Sky (1998)
Love Walked In (1997)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert(1994)
The Real McCoy (1993)
Beltenebros (1991)
Genuine Risk (1990)
Alien Nation (1988)
Young Guns (1988)
The Sicilian (1987)
Wall Street(1987)
The Alamut Ambush (1986)
Hud (1986)
Legal Eagles (1986)
Link (1986)
The Hit (1984)
The Company of Wolves(1984)
Insanity (1982)
Morte in Vaticano (1982)
Monster Island (1981)
Superman II(1981)
Amo non amo (1979)
Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)
Black-Out (1977)
Divina creatura (1976)
Strip-tease (1976)
Hu-Man (1975)
The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)
Teorema (1968)
Blue (1968)
Poor Cow (1967)
Far from the Madding Crowd(1967)
Modesty Blaise(1966)
The Collector(1965)
Billy Budd (1962)
Term of Trial (1962)

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