More Terence Stamp Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for My Boss's Daughter)Terence Stamp made his motion picture debut in Peter Ustinov's 1962 adaptation of Herman Melville's Billy Budd, garnering an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor and international attention. Stamp went on to collaborate with some of the cinema's most revered filmmakers. He starred in William Wyler's The Collector opposite Samantha Eggar, Joseph Losey's Modesty Blaise with Dirk Bogarde, John Schlesinger's Far from the Madding Crowd opposite Julie Christie, and Ken Loach's feature debut Poor Cow.
Stamp then made Italy his home and starred in two of the Sixties most controversial movies. He was Toby Dammit in the surreal episode of the same name for Italian maestro Federico Fellini in Spirits of the Dead, and played the lead in Pier Paolo Pasolini's Theorem with Silvana Mangano.
Subsequent credits include The Mind of Mr. Soames, Superman and Superman II, The Hit, Link, Legal Eagles, The Sicilian, Wall Street, Alien Nation and The Real McCoy. Prince of Shadows, in which Stamp starred for director Pilar Miro, was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
Stamp began his fourth decade as an actor with one of his most popular roles in the runaway hit comedy The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, wearing some of the choicest of Lizzy Gardiner's Academy Award-winning costumes. More recently, he has been seen in Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Bowfinger, Steven Soderbergh's The Limey and Full Frontal, and the action thrillers Red Planet and Revelation. He will next be seen in Disney's The Haunted Mansion.
In addition to his acting career, Stamp is an accomplished writer and author. He has published three volumes of his memoirs, Stamp Album, Coming Attraction and Double Feature, a novel, and a cookbook with recipes for those who are wheat and dairy intolerant.
Bio courtesy Miramax for "My Boss's Daughter" (23-Aug-2003)