Free Ads! if you are a small business with annual revenues of less than $1M - piglix.com will place your ads free of charge for up to one year! ... read more
$2,000 in free prizes! piglix.com is giving away ten (10) Meccano Erector sets, retail at $200 each, that build a motorized Ferris Wheel (or one of 22 other models) ... see details
Townsend at the Beverly Hills special screening of Battle in Seattle – 22 September 2008.
Stuart Peter Townsend
15 December 1972
Howth, County Dublin, Ireland
|Partner(s)||Charlize Theron (2001–2010)|
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.
He attended the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin where he made his non-professional stage debut in the school's 1993 production of Colin Teevan's Tear Up The Black Sail. His professional stage debut was in 1994's True Lines, directed by John Crowley. True Lines was first performed in Kilkenny; it later moved to the Dublin Theatre Festival and on to the Bush Theatre in London.
Townsend's early film roles were in Irish short films such as "Godsuit" and "Summertime". His first part in a feature length film was Trojan Eddie, a 1996 Anglo-Irish co-production. In 1997 he landed a lead role in the British film Shooting Fish.
After his appearance as the seducer in the title role of About Adam, he started to be noticed in the United States by critics and the public alike. In mid-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. He appeared in big budget films, including Queen of the Damned, as the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as Dorian Gray.
|1993||Godsuit||John Slattery||Main role|
|1996||Trojan Eddie||Dermot||Main role|
|1997||Shooting Fish||Jez||Main role|
|Under the Skin||Tom||Main role|
|1998||Resurrection Man||Victor Kelly||Main role|
|1999||Simon Magus||Dovid Bendel||Main role|
|The Venice Project||Lark/Gippo the Fool||Main role|
|Mauvaise passe||Tom||Main role|
|2000||About Adam||Adam||Main role|
|2002||Queen of the Damned||Lestat de Lioncourt||Main role|
|Trapped||William Jennings||Main role|
|The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen||Dorian Gray||Main role|
|2004||Head in the Clouds||Guy Malyon||Main role|
|2005||The Best Man||Olly Pickering||Main role|
|2005||Aeon Flux||Monican Rebel||Minor role|
|2007||Chaos Theory||Buddy Endrow||Main role|
|2008||Battle in Seattle||As director|
|2009||Maggie Hill||Terrence James||Supporting role|
|2013||A Stranger in Paradise||Paul||Supporting role|
|2005||Will & Grace||Edward the pastry Chef||1 episode|
|2005||Night Stalker||Carl Kolchak||Main role|
|2005–2009||Robot Chicken||Announcer, Lucky Charms Leprechaun, Ron Weasley||4 episodes|
|2011–2012||XIII: The Series||XIII||Main role|
|2013||Betrayal||Jack McAllister||Series regular|
|2015||Elementary||Del Gruner||Guest Appearance|
|2015||Salem||Dr. Samuel Wainwright||7 episodes|
|1998||Fantafestival||Best Actor||Won||Resurrection Man (film)|
|2003||Irish Film and Television Awards||Best Actor in a Film||Nominated|
|2008||Irish Film and Television Awards||Best Script for Film||Nominated||Battle in Seattle|
|2013||WorldFest||Best Actor||Won||XIII: The Series|
Don't forget! that as one of our early users, you are eligible to receive the 1,000 point bonus as soon as you have created five (5) acceptable piglix.