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Terence Stamp (born July 22, 1939 in Stepney, London, England) is an English actor.
While still in his twenties, Stamp achieved early recognition as the luckless title character of the 1962 film adaptation of Herman Melville's Billy Budd, and playing the male leads of 1965's The Collector and 1966's Modesty Blaise.
To a whole generation of DC fans, he is General Zod to Christopher Reeve's Superman from the first two live-action movies (opposite Sarah Douglas, who played his lover, Ursa). He has become known to the next generation of viewers as Zod's archenemy, Jor-El, on Smallville.
More recent roles have made the most of his imposing voice and appearance, including the title character of The Limey, Supreme Chancellor Valorum in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the evil butler Ramsley in The Haunted Mansion (with Marc John Jefferies), and "Stick", the mentor of Marvel Films's Elektra.
Other voice work includes roles in the video games The Elder Scrolls IV and Halo 3, and the Narrator of 9/11: The Twin Towers, a documentary on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.