BIOGRAPHY Stuart Townsend
SON golfer and model
Stewart was the eldest in a family of Irish Peter and Lorna - he was born on December 15, 1972, in the county of Dublin. My parents lived in the small fishing village of Howth. His father earned his living playing golf, and his mother was once a model ("local" values on the world stage her out and failed).
For a long time, Stewart remained an only child: mum and dad were greatly passionate career. But 13 years after the birth of the future actor he had a brother Dylan (that he went on the mother's footsteps and engaged in the modeling business), and two years later - the sister Chloe. When in 1994, the year his mother died, Peter was married again, so that the "shelf" siblings Stewart added: Hugo 15 years old, and Ella - 10.
Dreams of glory
Early Biography Stuart Townsend is closely related to their native village. Peter tried to attach his son to golf, but that had other interests. The entertainment was not so much, but he found his niche. I watched the tape of the video (the film world beckoned him) and engaged in a local drama school.
Later, Stewart and myself, along with his friends organized a small troupe. One of his favorite roles was the guy ... a cow. Somehow, being quite famous, Townsend very sharply reacted to the "hairpin" correspondent about this character: "Yes, some actors would envy me the role was bigger cow Ermentrudy many film roles!".
Set a goal, by all means, get into the acting environment (an ambitious guy to confess, dreaming of glory), he studied and Dublin drama school, and in 1994 he first appeared on stage in the play "correct line" .
First tentative steps to stardom
But the names of the first feature films that have appeared in the biography of Stuart Townsend in the mid-1990s, you nothing to say, "Nice guy Eddie," "Inside yourself", "Sell". True, he had early in his career worked with celebrities (for example, in the drama "The Venus Project" played the star of "golden age" of Hollywood Lauren Bacall and Dennis Hopper and the French erotic melodrama Michel Blanc "Escort" - Daniel Auteuil).
Stewart's first appearance on television was the sitcom "Will & Gray." After a couple of failed Hollywood projects (ROMKA "About Adam" and a detective "24 Hours") Townsend landed a starring role in the crime thriller "deft hands." Along with him were shot star of the first magnitude: from Sylvester Stallone to Melanie Griffith and Gabriel Byrne. The plot of the gambler, speculators intrigued, but charges paintings were modest.