People might forget that Stamp played one of the men that allowed Emperor Palaptine to come to power in the Star Wars Universe. He had a small part in the first of the prequels that, on screen, was alongside Natalie Portman. It turns out that when he shot that scene, she was nowhere to be found. This turned out to be a big negative because he really liked the actress. He's said he wouldn't have appeared in the flicks if he had known this would be the case.