Terence Stamp on accents, first takes, and playing a transsexual

avclub.com – By Sam Adams

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: In Swinging London, Terence Stamp was the face of the ’60s, romantically linked with iconic model Jean Shrimpton and called “the most beautiful man alive.” But when the era ended, it almost took his career with it. He made only six films from 1970 to 1977, spending much of the time meditating in an Indian ashram.