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Stuart Townsend is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer Irlandais born on 15 december 1972 at Howth (Irlande)

Stuart Townsend

Stuart Townsend
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Birth name Stuart Peter Townsend
Nationality Irlande
Birth 15 december 1972 (49 years) at Howth (Irlande)

Stuart Peter Townsend (born 15 December 1972) is an Irish actor and director. His most notable portrayals are of the characters Lestat de Lioncourt in the 2002 film adaptation of Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned, and Dorian Gray in the 2003 film adaptation of Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.


Townsend's father, Peter, was a golfer, who played in the 1969 and 1971 Ryder Cups.

Townsend has a brother, Dylan Townsend, and sister, Chloe Townsend, from his father's first marriage to Lorna Townsend, who died in 1994 of a brain haemorrhage. Townsend's father has two children, Hugo and Ella, by his Swedish wife, Sofia.

Townsend dated actress Charlize Theron after meeting her on the set of 2002's Trapped.
The couple lived together in Los Angeles and Ireland. They said they considered themselves married without an actual marriage. "We didn't have a ceremony," he added. "I don't need a certificate or the state or the church to say otherwise. So no there's no big official story on a wedding, but we are married.... I consider her my wife and she considers me her husband."

Theron split from Townsend when she came back from a holiday in Mexico in January 2010.

In May of 2015, Townsend's brother claimed that the actor had bought some land, settled down with a woman in Costa Rica and "put acting on the back burner". Townsend is also reportedly expecting the birth of his second child.

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Filmography of Stuart Townsend (20 films)

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A Stranger in Paradise, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Colin Egglesfield, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Stuart Townsend, Byron Mann, Sonia Couling, Jay Acovone
Roles Paul
Rating45% 2.2741752.2741752.2741752.2741752.274175
On the verge of making partner, Josh Pratt’s (Colin Egglesfield) life is turned upside down when the SEC investigates the head of his multi-billion dollar hedge fund for insider trading. Forced into a well-timed “vacation” he never asked for Josh finds himself in Bangkok with a price on his head, a morally ambiguous brother who is knee deep in the Thai mafia, and a propensity for getting shot at. Unfortunately for Josh, the only way out is to give up information he doesn’t know he has.
Chaos Theory, 1h27
Directed by Marcos Siega
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Stuart Townsend, Emily Mortimer, Sarah Chalke, Mike Erwin, Constance Zimmer
Roles Buddy Endrow
Rating65% 3.298433.298433.298433.298433.29843
Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds) is a professional speaker who lectures on time management. He lives by example: perfectly maximizing his efficiency through scheduling and planning his own life down to the minute. One day when his wife Susan (Emily Mortimer) decides to set the alarm clock back 10 minutes, in hopes of giving her husband an extra ten minutes of time in the morning, she accomplishes the exact opposite. From missing the ferry to arriving late to his lecture on time management, Frank experiences an off day. While driving home, he sees a pregnant woman needing help getting to the hospital and he decides to offer the stranger a lift. At the hospital, Frank is asked to fill out some paper work. Not thinking much about his situation, he puts his own information down and the nurses at the hospital misunderstand and assume he is the father.
The Best Man, 1h36
Directed by Stefan Schwartz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Stuart Townsend, Amy Smart, Seth Green, Kate Ashfield, Steve John Shepherd, Simon Callow
Roles Olly Pickering
Rating58% 2.9473952.9473952.9473952.9473952.947395
Childhood friends Olly Pickering and Murray go their separate ways when Olly goes to university. While there, Olly meets James. Murray vomits all over James, creating instant enmity between them.
Head in the Clouds, 2h12
Directed by John Duigan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, War, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, Stuart Townsend, Thomas Kretschmann, Steven Berkoff, David La Haye
Roles Guy Malyon
Rating64% 3.246613.246613.246613.246613.24661
In a prologue, young Gilda Bessé (Charlize Theron), the daughter of a French aristocrat and an emotionally unstable American mother, reluctantly is told the life line on her palm doesn't extend past the age of 34 by a fortune teller. Fast forward to a rainy night in 1933, when she stumbles into the room of Guy Malyon, an Irishman who is a first-year student on scholarship at Cambridge University. She has had a lover's quarrel with one of the dons, and rather than turn her out into the storm, Guy gallantly allows her to spend the night. Later, they become lovers, but the two are separated when Gilda's mother dies and she opts to leave England. Several years later, Guy sees her as an extra in a Hollywood film, and shortly after he coincidentally receives a letter from her inviting him to visit her in Paris, where she's working as a photographer.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 1h50
Directed by Stephen Norrington
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Films based on science fiction novels, Superhero films, Vampires in film, Steampunk films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West
Roles Dorian Gray
Rating58% 2.9014452.9014452.9014452.9014452.901445
In 1899, men dressed as German soldiers, using a large armored vehicle and wielding machine guns, attacked the Bank of England and stole Leonardo da Vinci’s layouts of Venice’s foundations. Shortly after, led by their leader the “Fantom”, men dressed as British officers, again using highly advanced technology for the time, kidnapped German scientists and destroyed a factory, causing tension between the United Kingdom and Germany, which could lead to an international war. Sanderson Reed (Tom Goodman-Hill) of the British Empire ventures to Kenya, visiting a Gentleman's club to recruit world-renowned hunter and adventurer Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery). Quatermain, retired and mourning the loss of his son after his last adventure, has no interest in serving the British Empire further. After armed men attempt to assassinate Quatermain, he is left with no-other choice but to agree to go with Reed to London and meet with Reed's superior officer to help keep the threat of a war from spilling into Africa.
Shade (2003)
, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Poker, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Stuart Townsend, Sylvester Stallone, Melanie Griffith, Jamie Foxx, Paul Walker, Thandie Newton
Roles Vernon
Rating62% 3.148843.148843.148843.148843.14884
Many years ago, a young Dean is playing in a mob-run illegal underground poker game. The game is raided by robbers who order everyone to put up their hands. The Dean reluctantly does so, revealing the card he's concealed. Incensed, a fellow player grabs a gun and starts shooting, setting off a firefight that kills everyone in the club except the Dean and one of the mobsters. The two men point their guns at each other's heads.
Trapped (2002)
, 1h46
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Fanning, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Roles William "Will" Jennings
Rating61% 3.051073.051073.051073.051073.05107
Joe Hickey (Kevin Bacon) is a man who is apparently in the business of kidnapping rich people's children for ransom with his wife Cheryl (Courtney Love) and cousin Marvin as his accomplices. Will Jennings (Stuart Townsend), the father/husband in a typical happy family, is a research physician who has just had his big career break by patenting a new anesthetic drug. The mother/wife, Karen Jennings (Charlize Theron), is a stay-at-home mother who was previously a nurse.
Queen of the Damned, 1h41
Directed by Michael Rymer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film
Actors Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau, Paul McGann, Vincent Pérez, Lena Olin
Roles Lestat de Lioncourt
Rating52% 2.6066952.6066952.6066952.6066952.606695
Vampire Lestat is awakened from decades of slumber by the sound of a heavy metal band which he proceeds to take over as the lead singer. Achieving international success and planning a massive live concert, Lestat is approached by Marius, and warned that the vampires of the world will not tolerate his flamboyant public profile.
About Adam
About Adam (2001)
, 1h38
Directed by Gerry Stembridge
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kate Hudson, Stuart Townsend, Frances O'Connor
Roles Adam
Rating57% 2.8971852.8971852.8971852.8971852.897185
Adam is a young Dubliner who ingratiates himself into the Owens family after meeting Lucy at the restaurant where she waits tables and sings. While wooing her, he becomes involved with her more reserved older sister Laura, a romantic literary type who spends most of her time at the library, her oldest married sister Alice, a new mother who's unhappy with her boring husband Martin, and her brother David, who seeks Adam's advice on how to seduce his repressed girlfriend, only to find himself nearly succumbing to Adam's charms himself.
Simon Magus, 1h41
Directed by Ben Hopkins
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Stuart Townsend, Rutger Hauer, Seán McGinley, Noah Taylor, Amanda Ryan, Ian Holm
Roles Dovid Bendal
Rating67% 3.3939953.3939953.3939953.3939953.393995
A Jew named Dovid Bendel (Stuart Townsend) tries to revive his dwindling village by building a railway station next to it. The squire (Rutger Hauer) agrees to provide the land, on the condition that Dovid will read his poetry. A cunning business man (Sean McGinley) is also interested in the land and he tries to compete using money and threats. The film is named for the village fool Simon (Noah Taylor), who is in turn named for the 1st century magician Simon Magus.
The Venice Project, 1h26
Directed by Robert Dornhelm
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Lauren Bacall, Dennis Hopper, Linus Roache, Ben Cross, Stuart Townsend, Héctor Babenco
Roles Lark / Gippo the Fool
Rating57% 2.859142.859142.859142.859142.85914
Wonderland (1999)
, 1h48
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Shirley Henderson, Gina McKee, Molly Parker, Ian Hart, Stuart Townsend, John Simm
Roles Tim
Rating70% 3.5472553.5472553.5472553.5472553.547255
The film follows the lives of three London sisters and their family over five days, a long Guy Fawkes Night weekend in November. Waitress Nadia (McKee), "shy, with a backpack and her hair in girlish twists", spends all her time going on blind dates with rubbish men from personal ads, while her hairdresser sister Debbie (Henderson) struggles to raise her 11-year-old son without much help from his irresponsible father (Hart). Meanwhile, Molly (Parker) is pregnant but her husband Eddie (Simm) has left his job without telling her.
The Escort
The Escort (1999)
, 1h40
Directed by Michel Blanc
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Daniel Auteuil, Stuart Townsend, Liza Walker, Noah Taylor, Frances Barber, Claire Skinner
Roles Tom
Rating61% 3.0957453.0957453.0957453.0957453.095745
Un professeur de lettres, la quarantaine (donc crise), se rend à Londres pour chercher l'inspiration pour son nouveau roman. Loin de sa famille, une nouvelle vie s'ouvre à lui. Il rencontre Tom, un gigolo. Il le suit dans la voie de la prostitution.