Terence Stamp is best known as an English actor and has appeared in over 60 films. He is also an accomplished writer and author. Born in London in 1938. His title role as Billy Budd in his 1962 film debut earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a BAFTA nomination for Best Newcomer. It also propelled him into stardom and the world of glamour. He was known as the face of the Sixties and, at the time, the most beautiful man alive.
Stamps other major film roles include butterfly collector Freddie Clegg in The Collector, arch-villain General Zod in Superman and Superman II, trans-woman Bernadette in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, tough guy Wilson in The Limey (dir Steven Soderbergh), Supreme Chancellor Valorum in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (dir George Lucus), the self-help guru Terrence Bundley in Yes Man (starring Jim Carey) and General Ludwig Beck in Valkyrie (starring Tom Cruise).
For his film work Stamp has won a Golden Globe, a Cannes Film Festival Award, a Seattle International Film Festival Award, a Satellite Award and a Silver Bear, and most recently he was nominated for a BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film in Song For Marion.
His writing achievements include three highly aclaimed autobiographies written in the 1980's, and more recently in 2012, Rare Stamps, which is part memoir and part advice about being an actor and learning the craft.
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