awards & nominations

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Terence Stamp as "Ralph/Bernadette Bassenger"

When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1994)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Billy Budd (1962)

Terence Stamp as "Billy Budd"

In this film based on the Herman Melville novel, handsome, young Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) joins the British navy during wartime, where his skill quickly makes him a trusted crew member. However, sinister master-at-arms Claggart (Robert Ryan), secretly jealous of Billy, accuses him of treason. Billy strikes Claggart in anger, causing him to fall and die. Capt. Vere (Peter Ustinov) feels pity for Billy but believes that maritime law requires that Billy be executed for killing an officer.

Academy Award (1962)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962)NominatedMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles