Stuart Townsend

Stuart Townsend

Dec. 15th, 1972
Born in
Howth, County Dublin, Ireland
5' 11

Stuart Townsend's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Betrayal TV Show
XIII: The Series (CA) TV Show
XIII: The Series (CA)
Night Stalker TV Show
Night Stalker

Main Movie Roles

2005 - Aeon Flux
2004 - Head in the Clouds
2003 - Shade
2003 - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
2002 - Queen of the Damned
2001 - Simon Magus
2000 - About Adam
1999 - Wonderland
1997 - Shooting Fish

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Dr. Samuel Wainwright
Lucky Charms Leprechaun (Voiced)
Del Gruner
Edward - Pastry Chef
Himself - Guest
[Complete List]


Stuart Townsend was born in Howth, County Dublin in 1972. Although his father, Peter Townsend was a professional golfer, Stuart was determined to be an actor and began his career by appearing in a number of student films, while attending the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. He supported himself by boxing until his first feature film debut in Trojan Eddie (1996). Although his part was small, Townsend attracted a London agent and began appearing in numerous stage and film productions in England and Ireland. America began to take notice of Stuart's talents when he appeared in two films featured in the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, in one of which, About Adam (2000), he took the title role. His most recent projects include Queen of the Damned (2002) and a romantic relationship with Charlize Theron.

  • 'Charlize Theron' (qv) thanked him in her Oscar acceptance speech (2004).
  • Shares birthday with Geoff Stults and Don Johnson.
  • He has a younger half-sister called Ella (b. 2005)
  • Irish citizen.
  • Son of Peter and Lorna Townsend
  • He has a younger half-brother called Hugo (b. 2000)
  • Has made three movies with his fiancée 'Charlize Theron' (qv): _Trapped (2002)_ (qv), _Head in the Clouds (2004)_ (qv) and _Æon Flux (2005)_ (qv). He had an uncredited non-speaking opening scene with her in _Æon Flux (2005)_ (qv). They met on the set of _Trapped (2002)_ (qv).
  • Before fame, Stuart and his friends formed a theatre group in Dublin, Ireland where they re-enacted scenes from the kids' show _"Le manège enchanté" (1964)_ (qv) (The Magic Roundabout). Stuart played Ermintrude the Cow.

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