Terence Stamp
Terence Henry Stamp
Stepney, London
Birth date
July 22, 1938 (1938-07-22) (age 83)

Terence Stamp (born 22 July 1938) is an award-winning English character actor. Since the start of his career in 1962, he has acted in over 60 films across many genres. In his title role as Billy Budd, his film debut earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a BAFTA nomination for Best Newcomer.

His other major roles include the butterfly collector Freddie Clegg in "The Collector," arch-villain General Zod in Superman (as well as Jor-El in the TV series Smallville), drag queen Bernadette in "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," tough guy Wilson in "The Limey," the Supreme Chancellor Valorum in Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace ghost antagonist Ramsley in "The Haunted Mansion," Elektra's master Stick in "Elektra," Pekwarsky in Wanted Maxwell Smart's arch-villain Siegfried in "Get Smart," council of high help Terrence Bundley in "Yes Man" and the 20 July plot Ludwig Beck in "Valkyrie." Stamp has won a Golden Globe, a Cannes Film Festival Award, a Seattle International Film Festival Award, a Satellite Award and a Silver Bear Award.


Year Film Role
1962 Billy Budd Billy Budd – Merchant seaman
Term of Trial Mitchell
1965 The Collector Freddie Clegg
1966 Modesty Blaise Willie Garvin
1967 Poor Cow Dave Fuller
Far from the Madding Crowd Sgt. Francis 'Frank' Troy
1968 Histoires extraordinaires Toby Dammit
Theorem The Visitor
Blue Blue
1970 Una stagione all'inferno Arthur Rimbaud
The Mind of Mr. Soames John Soames
1975 Hu-Man Terence
The Divine Nymph Dany di Bagnasco
1976 Striptease Alain
1977 Black Out Edgar Poe
1978 The Thief of Baghdad Wazir Jaudur
Superman General Zod
1979 Meetings with Remarkable Men Prince Lubovedsky
1980 Superman II General Zod
1981 Jules Verne's Mystery on Monster Island Taskinar/Skinner
1982 Morte in Vaticano Padre Andreani, poi Papa Giovanni Clemente I
1984 The Hit Willie Parker
The Company of Wolves The Devil
1986 The Cold War Killers David Audley
Legal Eagles Victor Taft
Link Dr. Steven Phillip
Hud Edward
1987 The Sicilian Prince Borsa
Wall Street Sir Larry Wildman
1988 Young Guns John Tunstall
Alien Nation William Harcourt
1990 Genuine Risk Paul Hellwart
1991 Beltenebros Darman
1993 The Real McCoy Jack Schmidt
1994 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Bernadette
1996 Limited Edition] Edward Lam
1997 Love Walked In Fred Moore
Bliss Baltazar
The Hunger Host
1999 The Limey Wilson
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Supreme Chancellor Valorum
[Bowfinge Terry Stricter
Kiss the Sky Kozen
2000 Red Planet Dr. Bud Chantilas
2001 Revelation Magnus Martel
2002 Full Frontal Man on Plane/Himself
Fellini: I'm a Born Liar Himself/Toby Dammit
2003–present Smallville Jor-El (and the scream of General Zod)
2003 My Boss's Daughter Jack Taylor
The Kiss Philip Naudet
The Haunted Mansion Ramsley
2004 Dead Fish Samuel Fish
2005 Elektra Stick
These Foolish Things Baker
2006 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut General Zod
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Mankar Camoran (voice)
September Dawn Brigham Young
2007 Halo 3 Prophet of Truth (voice)
2008 Wanted Pekwarsky
Flowers and Weeds Storyteller
Get Smart Siegfried
Yes Man Terrence Bundley
Valkyrie Ludwig Beck
2010 Ultramarines:The Movie Captain Severus
2011 The Adjustment Bureau Thompson