Arts Interview: Stamp of genius

Actor Terence Stamp, who is still working at 73, has written his memoirs as an eBook. Here, he talks to Ros Drinkwater, who knew him before he was famous.

13th November, 2011
Terence Stamp: 'Never turn down something through fear. Fear is only ever in the imagination'. Photo: Betina La Plante

In my teens, I took a job as a theatre electrician in London's West End and wrote home to my mother: "I'm working with an awfully nice boy, a drama student, determined to be a film star. He could be good-looking if he weren't so scruffy. His name's Terry, Terry Stamp."

Two years later I had a postcard from Alicante where Terry (now Terence) was shooting his first film, Billy Budd - on his way...

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