Stuart Townsend

Stuart Townsend (born on 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Stuart Townsend, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Chaos Theory (2008)

Frank Allen, a professional speaker who lectures on time management has a perfectly ordered and scheduled life, down to the minute. When his wife sets his clock forward 10 minutes as a joke, his day is thrown off. Deciding that his strictly ordered life has done ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcos Siega
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Sarah Chalke

Frank Allen, a professional speaker who lectures on time management has a perfectly ordered and scheduled life, down to the minute. When his wife sets his clock forward 10 minutes as a joke, his day is thrown off. Deciding that his strictly ordered life has done ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcos Siega
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Sarah Chalke

Head in the Clouds (2004)

Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her burgeoning career as a photographer. But Guy and Mia feel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her burgeoning career as a photographer. But Guy and Mia feel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Shade (2003)

Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need enough money to enter a game ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Nieman
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  Joe Nicolo  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Carl Mazzocone Sr.

Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need enough money to enter a game ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Nieman
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  Joe Nicolo  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Carl Mazzocone Sr.

Shooting Fish (1997)

Two con artists hire an unwitting medical-school student (Kate Beckinsale) as a secretary for their latest scam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefan Schwartz
CAST:  Dan Futterman  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Rowena Cooper

Two con artists hire an unwitting medical-school student (Kate Beckinsale) as a secretary for their latest scam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefan Schwartz
CAST:  Dan Futterman  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Rowena Cooper

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

To prevent a world war from breaking out, famous characters from Victorian literature band together to do battle against a cunning villain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Norrington
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Naseeruddin Shah  •  Peta Wilson  •  Tony Curran

To prevent a world war from breaking out, famous characters from Victorian literature band together to do battle against a cunning villain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Norrington
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Naseeruddin Shah  •  Peta Wilson  •  Tony Curran

About Adam (2001)

A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerard Stembridge
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Tommy Tiernan  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Stewart Roche

A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerard Stembridge
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Tommy Tiernan  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Stewart Roche

Trapped (2002)

When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers, the Jennings turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Courtney Love  •  Stuart Townsend

When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers, the Jennings turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Courtney Love  •  Stuart Townsend

Resurrection Man (1998)

Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into madness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Evans
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  John Hannah  •  Geraldine O'Rawe  •  James Nesbitt

Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into madness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Evans
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  John Hannah  •  Geraldine O'Rawe  •  James Nesbitt

A Stranger in Paradise (2013)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Corrado Boccia
CAST:  Colin Egglesfield  •  Catalina Sandino Moreno  •  Byron Mann  •  Stuart Townsend

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Corrado Boccia
CAST:  Colin Egglesfield  •  Catalina Sandino Moreno  •  Byron Mann  •  Stuart Townsend

23 Degrees, 5 Minutes (2011)

An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there in the first place. He recalls his student days at Trinity College in Dublin when he studied under the enigmatic Professor Orit, the professor who was driven to madness by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darragh O’Connell
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Stuart Townsend

An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there in the first place. He recalls his student days at Trinity College in Dublin when he studied under the enigmatic Professor Orit, the professor who was driven to madness by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darragh O’Connell
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Stuart Townsend

The Escort (1999)

A movie about a middle aged french man who after a family crisis travels on the spur of the moment to London only to get caught up in the male prostitution business and eventually drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Blanc
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Liza Walker  •  Noah Taylor

A movie about a middle aged french man who after a family crisis travels on the spur of the moment to London only to get caught up in the male prostitution business and eventually drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Blanc
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Liza Walker  •  Noah Taylor

The Best Man (2005)

When writer's block derails the literary dreams of Olly Pickering, he has to move in with his friend Murray after losing all his money. Things start to look up when Olly's college pal James asks him to be the best man at his wedding. Prior to the nuptials, Olly is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefan Schwartz
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  Seth Green  •  Amy Smart  •  Simon Callow

When writer's block derails the literary dreams of Olly Pickering, he has to move in with his friend Murray after losing all his money. Things start to look up when Olly's college pal James asks him to be the best man at his wedding. Prior to the nuptials, Olly is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefan Schwartz
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  Seth Green  •  Amy Smart  •  Simon Callow

Trojan Eddie (1996)

The story of Eddie, a small town ex con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own; what he didn't bargin for was the murder and mahem along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Richard Harris  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Brendan Gleeson

The story of Eddie, a small town ex con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own; what he didn't bargin for was the murder and mahem along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Richard Harris  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Brendan Gleeson

Under the Skin (1997)

Although married and pregnant Rose has always been Mother's favorite, it is younger sister Iris whose life is shaken up by Mother's death. Suffocating, Iris spirals out of control and copes by losing herself in sexual oblivion. She leaves her steady, Gary, for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carine Adler
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Claire Rushbrook  •  Rita Tushingham  •  Christine Tremarco

Although married and pregnant Rose has always been Mother's favorite, it is younger sister Iris whose life is shaken up by Mother's death. Suffocating, Iris spirals out of control and copes by losing herself in sexual oblivion. She leaves her steady, Gary, for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carine Adler
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Claire Rushbrook  •  Rita Tushingham  •  Christine Tremarco

Wonderland (1999)

There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair salon after hours; her son ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Shirley Henderson  •  Gina McKee  •  Molly Parker  •  Ian Hart

There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair salon after hours; her son ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Shirley Henderson  •  Gina McKee  •  Molly Parker  •  Ian Hart

Battle in Seattle (2007)

Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a full-scale riot and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Townsend
CAST:  Martin Henderson  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Charlize Theron

Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a full-scale riot and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Townsend
CAST:  Martin Henderson  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Charlize Theron

The Venice Project (1999)

In this witty drama, the future of art is examined from two vantage points: the years 1699 and 1999. Roland (Dennis Hopper) is an avant-garde artist in Venice, California whose sister, Countess Camilla Volta (Lauren Bacall), lives on their family's estate in Venice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Dornhelm
CAST:  Lauren Bacall  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Linus Roache  •  Ben Cross

In this witty drama, the future of art is examined from two vantage points: the years 1699 and 1999. Roland (Dennis Hopper) is an avant-garde artist in Venice, California whose sister, Countess Camilla Volta (Lauren Bacall), lives on their family's estate in Venice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Dornhelm
CAST:  Lauren Bacall  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Linus Roache  •  Ben Cross

Queen of the Damned (2002)

Lestat de Lioncourt is awakened from his slumber. Bored with his existence, he has now become this generation's new Rock God. While in the course of time, another has arisen, Akasha, the Queen of the Vampires and the Dammed. He wants immortal fame, his fellow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Rymer
CAST:  Aaliyah  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Marguerite Moreau  •  Vincent Perez

Lestat de Lioncourt is awakened from his slumber. Bored with his existence, he has now become this generation's new Rock God. While in the course of time, another has arisen, Akasha, the Queen of the Vampires and the Dammed. He wants immortal fame, his fellow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Rymer
CAST:  Aaliyah  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Marguerite Moreau  •  Vincent Perez

Bloodsucking Cinema (2007)

The sound of flapping bat wings, an empty coffin, glistening fangs, tiny punctures on the neck, the sensual taste of blood, a blank reflection, fear of the cross, and death from daylight. These are the creatures of the night, and as legendary (but fictional) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Gray
CAST:  Stan Winston  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Stephen Sommers  •  Joel Schumacher

The sound of flapping bat wings, an empty coffin, glistening fangs, tiny punctures on the neck, the sensual taste of blood, a blank reflection, fear of the cross, and death from daylight. These are the creatures of the night, and as legendary (but fictional) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Gray
CAST:  Stan Winston  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Stephen Sommers  •  Joel Schumacher

Simon Magus (1999)

Simon is an outcast from his Jewish community because he claims that the devil talks to him and he has the ability to put curses on crops. When Dovid asks the 'Squire' to sell him some land so he can build a railway station, a ruthless businessman from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Hopkins
CAST:  Noah Taylor  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Sean McGinley  •  Embeth Davidtz

Simon is an outcast from his Jewish community because he claims that the devil talks to him and he has the ability to put curses on crops. When Dovid asks the 'Squire' to sell him some land so he can build a railway station, a ruthless businessman from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Hopkins
CAST:  Noah Taylor  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Sean McGinley  •  Embeth Davidtz
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