CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG (Charotte)
Charlotte Gainsbourg is one of France's most popular actresses. The daughter of French singer, songwriter and actor Serge Gainsbourg and British actress Jane Birkin, Charlotte made her screen debut in 1983 as Catherine Deneuve's daughter in Elie Chouraqui's LOVE SONGS. Two years later, Claude Miller cast her as the tempest-tossed adolescent in CHARLOTTE AND LULU. Before she was 15, Gainsbourg had won a Cesar for her performance. In 1989, American audience saw her for the first time in Miller's THE LITTLE THIEF. Her many feature films include Patrice Leconte' FELIX ET LOLA (2000), Bruno Nuytten's PASSIONNEMENT (2000), Danielle Thompson's LA BUCHE (1999), David Bailey's THE INTRUDER (1999), Marion Vernoux's LOVE, ETC. (1996), Eric Rochant's ANNA OZ (1996) and AUX YEUX DU MONDE (1990), Franco Zeffirelli's JANE EYRE (1996), Michel Blanc's GROSSE FATIGUE (1994),her uncle Andrew Birkin's THE CEMENT GARDEN (1993), Jacques Doillon's AMOUREUSE (1992) and LA TENTATION D'ISABELLE (1985), CONTRE L'OUBLI (1991) by Chantal Akerman, Rene Allio and others, Bertrand Blier's MERCI LA VIE (1991), Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's IL SOLE ANCHE DI NOTTE (1990), Agnes Varda's JANE B. PAR AGNES V. (1987) and KUNG-FU MASTER (1987, written by and starring her mother Jane Birkin) and CHARLOTTE FOREVER (1986), directed by her father, Serge Gainsbourg. Her most recent television work include LES MISERABLES and NUREMBERG, directed by Yves Simoneau. She recently completed work on two new films: Michel Spinosa's ANNA M. and Michel Blanc's EMBRASSEZ QUI VOUS VOULEZ.
TERENCE STAMP (John)
Terence Stamp was born in London. His motion picture debut was in Peter Ustinov's 1962 film adaptation of Herman Melville's BILLY BUDD. Stamp's portrayal of the title character brought him not only an Academy Award nomination, but also international attention. Following BILLY BUDD, Stamp collaborated with some of the cinema's most revered filmmakers. Stamp starred in William Wyler's adaptation of John Fowles' THE COLLECTOR, opposite Samantha Eggar, and in MODESTY BLAISE, for director Joseph Losey and producer Joe Janni. Stamp reteamed with producer Janni for two more projects: John Schlesinger's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, starring opposite Julie Christie, and Ken Loach's first feature film, POOR COW. Stamp then journeyed to Italy to star for Federico Fellini in the Maestro's TOBY DAMMIT, a 50-minute portion of the Edgar Allan Poe film adaptation SPIRITS OF THE DEAD. Stamp made Italy his home for several years after, during which time his film work included Pier Paolo Pasolini's TEOREMA, opposite Silvana Mangano.
His many subsequent film credits included Alan Cooke's THE MIND OF MR. SOAMES, Richard Donner's SUPERMAN and Richard Lester's SUPERMAN II (as Kryptonian supervillain General Zod), Peter Brook's MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MEN, Stephen Frears' THE HIT, Richard Franklin's LINK, Ivan Reitman's LEGAL EAGLES, Michael Cimino's THE SICILIAN and Oliver Stone's WALL STREET. PRINCE OF SHADOWS, in which the actor starred for director Pilar Miro, was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
Stamp began his fourth decade as an actor with THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, wearing some of the choicest of Lizzy Gardiner's Academy Award-winning costumes, and starring with Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving for director Stephan Elliott. Most recently, Stamp was seen in Steven Soderbergh's THE LIMEY, George Lucas's globally awaited STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE, Frank Oz's BOWFINGER with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy, RED PLANET with Val Kilmer and Stuart Urban's REVELATION. He recently completed a role in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming FULL FRONTAL. In addition to his acting career, Stamp is an accomplished writer and author. He has published three volumes of his memoirs, a novel and a cookbook.