Birth Name: Terence Stamp
Birth Place: East London, England, GB
Born in Stepney, London, England on July 22, 1939, Terence Henry Stamp was the eldest of five children. His father, Thomas, a tugboat captain, was often absent during Stamp's childhood - his job with the Royal merchant marines kept him away from home for long stretches of time, resulting in young Terence being raised primarily by his mother, Ethel. To escape the boredom of home life, Stamp found refuge in movies. Profoundly affected by Gary Cooper after seeing him in the classic French Foreign Legion epic "Beau Geste" (1939), Stamp made the decision to become a professional actor. He went on to train at London's famed Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts on scholarship in the late 195...
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