Terence Stamp

Terence Stamp began his long and illustrious career in 1962, when he took the film world by storm with his breakout performance in Herman Melville’s Billy Budd which was directed, co-written by and also starring Peter Ustinov. His film debut not only established him as a bona fide screen star, but it was also recognised with multiple award nominations, including those for the Academy Award®  for Best Supporting Actor, and it won him the Golden Globe for New Star of the Year. In 1965, he received the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award for his eerie turn as Frederick Clegg, the obsessive psychopath in William Wyler’s suspense thriller The Collector.  The ’60s icon then followed this with performances in Joseph Losey’s Modesty Blaise with Monica Vitti, John Schlesinger’s Far From The Madding Crowd with Julie Christie, Ken Loach’s gritty Poor Cow , Federico Fellini’s Toby Dammit  and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Teorema with Silvana Mangano.

In Agatha Christie's Crooked House, Terence Stamp plays Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Taverner, family friend to Charles Hayward.

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