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Terence Stamp

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Terence Stamp.

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the actor Terence Stamp. Terence Stamp was one of the new group of confident, beautiful, working class young people who came to define the 1960s. He shared a flat with Michael Caine, dated the actress Julie Christie and the first supermodel Jean Shrimpton. He became an overnight success - and won an Oscar nomination - for his first film role as Billy Budd. He acted alongside Christie in Far from the Madding Crowd and found further fame with roles in The Collector and Modesty Blaise. He was driven to act after first seeing Beau Geste when he was just a small boy - the cinema offered an escape route from the monochrome world of London's East End.

But when the 1960s ended he found he was offered fewer interesting roles, his relationship with Shrimpton ended and he headed eastwards on a journey of self-discovery. Now 66, he's suave, still acting and recently married.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Impromptu No.4 in C sharp Minor by Frédéric Chopin
Book: Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Luxury: One of his wheat-free loaves

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45 minutes

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Fri 17 Mar 2006 09:00

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Clair de lune (from Suite bergamasque)

    Soloist: Walter Gieseking

    • 20 Gramophone All Time Greats.
    • ASV.
  • Cole Porter

    It's De-Lovely

    Soloist: Sarah Vaughan

    • Night and Day: Cole Porter Songbook.
    • Verve.
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet


    • Jazz at Oberlin.
    • Fantasy.
  • Dean Martin

    Memories Are Made of This

    • Dean Martin: The Capitol Collector's Series.
    • Capitol.
  • Jeff Buckley


    • Grace.
    • Columbia.
  • Tim Hardin

    If I Were a Carpenter

    • Reason to Believe: The Best of Tim Hardin.
    • Polydor.
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    All Along The Watchtower

    • Electric Ladyland.
    • MCD.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Impromptu No.4 in C sharp Minor

      Soloist: Claudio Arrau

      • Chopin: Arrau.
      • Philips.
  • Book Choice

    • Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

  • Luxury Choice

    • One of his wheat-free loaves


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Terence Stamp


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