Stuart lived in New York in the late 1970s and early 1980s, working as an actor ("his only role of interest was a bit part in “The Godfather Part II,” playing an American soldier back from World War II"), musician and in a colour photo lab. He moved to London where he became a photographer and began taking erotic photographs. He later moved to Paris.
Philippe Garnier, writing in Libération in 2002 said of Stuart's publications by Taschen, "Roy Stuart is quickly becoming a locomotive for this atypical editor."[n 1]
Tinto Brass Presents Erotic Short Stories: Part 1 - Julia (1999). Directed by Stuart, Francesco Dominedò and Stefano Soli. Produced / sponsored by Tinto Brass and produced by Giuseppe Colombo. 108 min.
Julia (II) = Giulia (II) (1999). Directed by Stuart. Written by Stuart and Joseph Simas. Produced by Giuseppe Colombo. 85 min.
The Lost Door (2008). Directed by Stuart. Written by Stuart and Rémi Bohrt. Additional music by Gary Lucas.