Townsend, Stuart 1972–

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TOWNSEND, Stuart 1972–

PERSONAL

Born December 15, 1972, in Howth, County Dublin, Ireland; son of Peter (a professional golfer) and Lorna (a model) Townsend. Education: Graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting, 1994. Avocational Interests: Boxing.


Addresses: Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Artists Independent Network, 9986 Durant Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 32 Tavistock St., London WC2E 7PB, England. Publicist—Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Career: Actor. Ether for Lunch (theater company), cofounder; appeared in student films while an acting student.


Awards, Honors: Best Actor Award, Fantafestival, 1998, for Resurrection Man.


CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Godsuit, 1993.

Andrew, Summertime, 1995.

Dermot, Trojan Eddie, Castle Hill, 1996.

Jez, Shooting Fish, Fox Searchlight, 1997.

Tom, Under the Skin, Arrow Entertainment, 1997.

Victor Kelly, Resurrection Man, PolyGram, 1998.

Dovid Bendel, Simon Magus (also known as Simon le magicien), Fireworks Pictures, 1999.

Tim, Wonderland, USA Films, 1999.

Lark/Gippo the Fool, The Venice Project, 1999.

Tom, Mauvaise passe (also known as The Escort and The Wrong Blonde), 1999.

Adam, About Adam, Miramax, 2000.

Himself, Road to Sundance (documentary), 2000.

Lestat de Lioncourt, Queen of the Damned (also known as Anne Rice's "Queen of the Damned"), Warner Bros., 2002.

Dr. William Jennings, Trapped (also known as 24 stunden Angst), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002.

Vernon, Shade, RKO Pictures, 2003.

Dorian Gray, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman (also known as LXG, Liga der aussergewoehnlichen Gentleman, and The League), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

Guy, Head in the Clouds, Sony Pictures Classics, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, Irish Film and Television Awards, 2003.


Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2004.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004.

Himself, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Himself, The Late Late Show, CBS, 2004.


Stage Appearances:

Val, Orpheus Descending, Donmar Warehouse, London, 2000.


Made stage debut in True Lines; appeared as Ermentrude the Cow, The Magic Roundabout, Dublin, Ireland; in Borstal Boy; The Unseen Hand; Tear up the Black Sail.


OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Interview, September, 2004.

Irish America, October/November, 2004.