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Friday 30 January 2015

Terence Stamp had to accept age

Terence Stamp is glad there are more mature roles around for actors these days
Terence Stamp is glad there are more mature roles around for actors these days

Terence Stamp has said he had to finally come to terms with getting old to take on his new role.

The actor, 74, plays Vanessa Redgrave's grumpy husband in weepy new drama Song For Marion.

He said: "It's always a luxury to get sent a really wonderful script, you know, which this was.

"Then, when I got over my reticence about finally owning up to how old I really was and playing my first OAP, I just thought it was a very unusual love story, the kind of love story they don't make films about these days."

The star is grateful that Hollywood appears to be making more films with older characters.

"I don't have children, so I have no reason to go and see films for children and I have no reason to go and see the lowest common denominator special effects," he said.

"So from a purely selfish point of view, it means there are going to be more interesting roles for actors like me."

:: Song For Marion is released on Friday, February 22.

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