Terence Henry Stamp is an English actor. Since starting his acting career in 1962, he has appeared in over 60 films. His title role as Billy Budd in his film debut earned Stamp an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a BAFTA nomination for Best Newcomer.
His other major roles include butterfly collector Freddie Clegg in The Collector, archvillain General Zod in Superman and Superman II, tough guy Wilson in The Limey, 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 archvillain Siegfried in Get Smart, council of high help Terrence Bundley in Yes Man, the Covenant Hierarch "Prophet of Truth" in Halo 3 and General Ludwig Beck in Valkyrie. Stamp has won a Golden Globe, a Mystfest, a Cannes Film Festival Award, a Seattle International Film Festival Award, a Satellite Award and a Silver Bear. Playing against type, he appeared as a transsexual in the Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.