As part of Kensington + Chelsea Art Week’s Open Doors 360, Oscar-nominated actor Terence Stamp reads from his forward to “Can The Mind Be Quiet? Living, Learning & Meditations”, a collection of personal accounts by thinker and teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti, performed in our auditorium.
Open Doors 360 is a personal sneak peek into artists studios filmed during lockdown. Painters, sculptors, actors and dancers have opened the doors to their studios and their favourite spots in West London, to deliver immersive 360 degree short films about their practice. Created by artist and filmmaker Maya Sanbar with Damian Rayne of Muse Films.
Terence Stamp is an Oscar nominated actor whose work in film and theatre has made him once of the most recognisable actors Britain has to offer.
Stamp made his Oscar-nominated screen debut in Billy Budd (1962), before winning Best Actor at Cannes for The Collector (1965). Starring in Modesty Blaise (1966), opposite Julie Christie in Far from the Madding Crowd, and Carol White in Poor Cow (both 1967), he became an actor who seemed to embody the spirit of the 1960s.
After a failed love affair with the model Jean Shrimpton, in 1969 he left for a five year exile to India in a quest for peace and happiness. The late 1970s saw his first appearances as General Zod in the Superman films and Meeting with Remarkable Men (1979). Other films include The Limey (1999) and Song for Marion (2012).
His roles in Superman II, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Valkyrie and The Adjustment Bureau have ensured that he is acknowledged as a top Hollywood talent.