Tuesday, February 16, 2010
as i was 'all things julie christie' while growing up, i was crazy for terrence stamp as terry and julie were a couple for a time. while watching him in 'billy budd' i fell in love. he was christened 'the most beautiful man in the world.' that must be a sword that cuts both ways. no problem, as terrence stamp is having a glorious career. blonde, brown, or silver, the man melts us.
in 1965 he made 'the collector' with director william wyler. he brings a touching pity to his character. as julie's husband in 'far from the madding crowd' well, forget about it. much later in his career he made a grand leap into 'priscilla, queen of the desert' (1994). the man keeps taking on the challenge of interesting roles.