Did you ever wonder what happens to well-known child actors after they quit the business? Martin Stephens talks about his career, the wonderful experiences as well as the tough reality during his life as an actor. He moves on through his life after fame, becoming an architect and meditation teacher.
Martin Stephens made his first film at the age of four. After starring in the iconic ‘Village of the Damned’ and ‘The Innocents’ as well as many other movies in the 1950's and 60's, he put an end to his acting career at the age of sixteen and started studying architecture at university. In 1979 he married and for 35 years, both he and his wife have practiced Vipassana Meditation. This meditation is a scientific technique that trains the mind to deal with the challenges of life in a balanced way and root out deep addictions.
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