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Encyclopedia > Stuart Townsend
Stuart Townsend

Townsend portrays the vampire
Lestat de Lioncourt in Queen of the Damned
Birth name Stuart Townsend
Born December 15, 1972 (1972-12-15) (age 34)
Howth, County Dublin, Flag of Republic of Ireland Ireland
Notable roles Lestat de Lioncourt

Stuart Townsend (born on December 15, 1972 in Howth, County Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish actor. Stuart Townsend as Lestat in the film Queen of the Damned File links The following pages link to this file: Lestat de Lioncourt ... Tom Cruise as Lestat in the film Interview with the Vampire. ... Queen of the Damned is a 2002 film adaptation of the third novel of Anne Rices The Vampire Chronicles series, The Queen of the Damned although the film contained many plot elements from that novels predecessor, The Vampire Lestat. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Dublin Code: D Area: 921 km² Population (2006) 1,186,821 County Dublin (Irish: Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath), or more correctly today the Dublin Region[1] (Réigiúin Átha Cliath), is the area that contains the city of Dublin, the capital and largest city... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Dublin Code: D Area: 921 km² Population (2006) 1,186,821 County Dublin (Irish: Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath), or more correctly today the Dublin Region[1] (Réigiúin Átha Cliath), is the area that contains the city of Dublin, the capital and largest city... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

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Career

Like fellow Irish actor Colin Farrell, he attended the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin where he made his non-professional stage debut in the school's production of Tear Up The Black Sail. His professional stage debut was in 1994's True Lines, directed by John Crowley, who later directed Intermission. True Lines was first performed in Kilkenny; it later moved to the Dublin Theatre Festival and on to Bush Theatre in London. Colin James Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish actor who has appeared in several high-profile Hollywood films including Daredevil, Miami Vice, Minority Report, Phone Booth and S.W.A.T.. // Farrell was born prematurely, weighing 1 pound 6 ounces, in Castleknock, Dublin to Rita and Eamon Farrell. ... The Gaiety School of Acting is probably Irelands best known drama school. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... John Crowley is an Irish theatre and film director who has received critical acclaim in both mediums and has had huge success on both sides of the Atlantic with his theatre work. ... Intermission is a 2003 motion picture directed by John Crowley which tells a story of a young couple and people surrounding them. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Bush Theatre, based in Shepherds Bush, London, is one of Britains leading new writing theatres. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Townsend's early movie roles were in Irish short films such as "Godsuit" and "Summertime". His first part in a feature length film was Trojan Eddie, a 1996 UK/Irish co-production. In 1997 he landed a lead role in the British film Shooting Fish, which really propelled his career. Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Brief History The practise of shooting fish, or Fish-Blasting, is considered a sport by many people in nations across Eastern Europe, and certain parts of Asia. ...


After his appearance as the outrageous seducer in the title role of About Adam, he started to be noticed in the United States by critics and the public alike. In the summer of 2000, he briefly returned to the London stage in the Tennessee Williams play Orpheus Descending, starring as Val Xavier, alongside Helen Mirren as Lady Torrance. This article needs to be wikified. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983), better known by the pseudonym Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright and one of the prominent playwrights of the twentieth century. ... Orpheus Descending is a play by Tennessee Williams. ... Dame Helen Mirren DBE (born on July 26, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning English stage, television and film actress. ...


In recent years he has appeared in a number of big budget films including Queen of the Damned, opposite Aaliyah, as the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt; and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as Dorian Gray. Queen of the Damned is a 2002 film adaptation of the third novel of Anne Rices The Vampire Chronicles series, The Queen of the Damned although the film contained many plot elements from that novels predecessor, The Vampire Lestat. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Tom Cruise as Lestat in the film Interview with the Vampire. ... The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic book limited series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin ONeill, published under the Americas Best Comics imprint of DC Comics. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In 2005 Townsend starred alongside Gabrielle Union in Night Stalker, the 2005 remake of the 1974 ABC TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. He played the part of Carl Kolchak, an investigative reporter looking into his wife's murder. Night Stalker was abruptly cancelled by ABC after six episodes due to bad viewing figures. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gabrielle Monique Union (born October 29, 1972) is an American actress and former model. ... Night Stalker is a television series that aired on ABC from 2005-2006. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Darren McGavin as Kolchak in The Night Stalker (1972) Kolchak: The Night Stalker is a television series that aired on ABC in 1974, about a newpaper reporter -- Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin -- who investigates crimes with mysterious and unlikely causes that the proper authorities wont accept. ...


He was removed from the Peter Jackson production of the Lord of the Rings after just four days of filming. He maintains that he was miscast and was too young for the role of Aragorn. He was replaced by Viggo Mortensen. Interestingly, within the Richard III Society, Stuart Townsend became the most commonly considered actor to possibly portray Richard III in a sympathetic biopic after Mortensen was written off as too old. Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novels... Dust jacket of the 1968 UK edition The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story by J. R. R. Tolkien, a sequel to his earlier work, The Hobbit. ... Aragorn II, son of Arathorn II, is an important character from J. R. R Tolkiens legendarium. ... Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. ... The Richard III Society was founded in 1924 by Liverpool surgeon S. Saxon Barton. ... Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. ... A biographical film or biopic is a film about a particular person or group of people, based on events that actually happened. ...


He appeared in an episode of Will & Grace where he played a pansexual employee of Karen Walker's. Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated American television sitcom that was originally broadcast from 1998 to 2006. ... The adjective pansexual refers to equal acceptance of all of the major human sexual orientations and identities, including heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, as well as transgender, transsexual and intersex people. ...


Personal life

There is quite a large age gap between Stuart and his siblings. His brother, Dylan, is 13 years younger than him; his sister, Chloe, is 15 years younger. He has a half-brother named Hugo born in 2000 and half-sister named Ella born in 2005; his father remarried in 1997 after Stuart's mother died in 1994. His father, Peter Townsend, was a professional golfer. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


Trivia

Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

Selected filmography

Chaos Theory is a movie starring Ryan Reynolds, Stuart Townsend and Emily Mortimer. ... Best man has several meanings: Best man is a member of a wedding Films: The Best Man (1914 film) is a 1914 film The Best Man (1916 film) is a 1916 film The Best Man (1917 film) is a 1917 film The Best Man (1919 film) is a 1919 film... Head in the Clouds is a 2004 film directed by John Duigan. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Shade is a 2004 crime film starring a host of actors and actresses including Stuart Townsend, Sylvester Stallone, Melanie Griffith, Jamie Foxx, Thandie Newton, and Gabriel Byrne. ... Trapped is a 2002 thriller film starring Kevin Bacon, Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Dakota Fanning and Pruitt Taylor Vince. ... The Queen of the Damned is a novel by Anne Rice. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The Venice Project is a 1999 drama film directed by Robert Dornhelm. ... The film Simon Magus is a film directed by Ben Hopkins. ... A Brief History The practise of shooting fish, or Fish-Blasting, is considered a sport by many people in nations across Eastern Europe, and certain parts of Asia. ...

External links

  • Interview about Head In The Clouds

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Stuart Townsend biography (636 words)
Townsend first gained the notice of an admittedly small American audience with his co-starring turn alongside Dan Futterman and Kate Beckinsale as awkward techie turned con-artist Jez in the comedy "Shooting Fish" (1997).
Townsend next appeared as a 17th-century court jester in "The Venice Project" (1999), Robert Dornhelm's time-travelling comedy-drama set against the backdrop of the Biennale that was screened at the Venice Film Festival mere months after filming where it was met with a less than stellar reception.
Although Townsend was replaced by Viggo Mortensen in the cast of the highly anticipated "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, his proven talent would assure the young actor a career trajectory that continued this upward climb.
Stuart Townsend - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (558 words)
Stuart Townsend (born December 15, 1972) is an Irish actor and boxer.
Born in Howth, County Dublin, Ireland, Stuart is the son of a Protestant father and a Catholic mother; he was raised Catholic.
Interestingly, within the Richard III Society, Stuart Townsend became the most commonly considered actor to possibly portray the King in a sympathetic biopic after Mortensen was written off as too old.
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