Terence Stamp

Terence Stamp

A publicity shot from The Collector (1965) showing Stamp holding a chloroform pad was used for the cover of The Smiths single "What Difference Does It Make." After some copies were printed, Stamp decided he didn't want his photo to be used, and the rest of the copies appeared with Morrissey in the exact same pose, looking very much like him but holding a glass of milk instead. Later, Stamp relented and his photo was reinstated on the 12-inch single cover.

Both he and his The Company of Wolves (1984) co-star David Warner have played Jor-El, the biological Kryptonian father of Superman. He provided the character's voice in "Smallville" (2001) whereas Warner played the role in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993).

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#59). [1995]

Older brother of Christopher Stamp.

Stamp has been wheat and dairy intolerant since the 1960s and launched "The Stamp Collection" range of organic wheat and dairy free products in 1994.

The off-screen romance of Stamp and Julie Christie while they were filming Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) inspired The Kinks' hit, "Waterloo Sunset" - hence the line "Terry met Julie".

Trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, whose alumni include Elizabeth Knowelden, Hugh Bonneville, Julia Ormond, Rupert Friend, Angela Lansbury, Matthew Goode, Sue Johnston, Minnie Driver and Julian Fellowes.

Turned down the title role in Alfie (1966) and suggested that they cast his roommate, Michael Caine. Caine got the part, for which he received his first Oscar nomination. (Source: Robert Osborne on TCM 1/31/10).

Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film Elektra (2005). However, he failed to receive a nomination.

Was originally considered for the role of John Ryder in The Hitcher (1986), but turned it down.

Went from playing Superman's foe (General Zod in Superman II (1980)) to playing Superman's most loving parent (the voice of Jor-El on TV's "Smallville" (2001)).