Simon Callow

Actor, Author, Director
Short, stocky triple-threat talent from the English stage. A deliciously rich character actor, Callow first won notice in 1979 when he originated the starring role of the abrasively immature Mozart in the National ... Read more »
Born: 06/12/1949 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (58)

Cabbages & Queens 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ice 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Miss In Her Teens 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Where Love Reigns 2014 (Movie)

Eugene Bleuler (Actor)

Late Bloomers 2012 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Doctor Who 2005, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Chemical Wedding 2008 (Movie)

Oliver Haddo/Aleister Crowley (Actor)

The Civilization of Maxwell Bright 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Wroth (Actor)

The Company (TNT) 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Best Man, Worst Friend 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob the Butler 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

George and the Dragon 2005 (Movie)

King Edgaar (Actor)

Rag Tale 2005 (Movie)

Cormac "Fat Boy" Rourke (Actor)

Rome 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bright Young Things 2004 (Movie)

King of Anatolia (Actor)

Merci Docteur Rey 2004 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

The Phantom of the Opera 2004 (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas Carol: the Movie 2001 (Movie)

Charles Dickens (Actor)

Christmas Carol: the Movie 2001 (Movie)

of Ebenezer Scrooge (Voice)

Don Quixote 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

No Man's Land 2001 (Movie)

Colonel Soft (Actor)

Thunderpants 2001 (Movie)

Sir John Osgood (Actor)

Criminal Instinct: Deadly Appearances 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Victory 2000 (Movie)

Mr Zingiacomo (Actor)

Bedrooms & Hallways 1999 (Movie)

Keith (Actor)

Great Composers 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Shakespeare in Love 1998 (Movie)

Tilney--Master of the Revels (Actor)

The Woman in White 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Testament: The Bible in Animation 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The Scarlet Tunic 1997 (Movie)

Captain John Fairfax (Actor)

England, My England 1996 (Movie)

Charles II (Actor)

James and the Giant Peach 1996 (Movie)

of Grasshopper (Voice)

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 1995 (Movie)

Vincent Cadby (Actor)

Jefferson in Paris 1995 (Movie)

Richard Cosway (Actor)

Four Weddings and A Funeral 1994 (Movie)

Gareth (Actor)

Street Fighter 1994 (Movie)

AN Official (Actor)

Long Ago and Far Away 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Soft Top, Hard Shoulder 1993 (Movie)

Eddie Cherdowski (Actor)

Crucifer of Blood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge 1990 (Movie)

Dr Sauer (Actor)

Postcards From the Edge 1990 (Movie)

Simon Asquith (Actor)

Inspector Morse, Series II 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Manifesto 1989 (Movie)

Hunt (Actor)

David Copperfield 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Old Flames 1988 (Movie)

Quass (Actor)

Maurice 1987 (Movie)

Mr Ducie (Actor)

The Good Father 1987 (Movie)

Mark Varda (Actor)

A Room With A View 1986 (Movie)

Reverend Arthur Beebe (Actor)

Amadeus 1984 (Movie)

Emanuel Schikaneder (Actor)

Honor, Profit and Pleasure 1984 (Movie)

Handel (Actor)

Gossip 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Angels in America (TV Show)

Actor

Outlander (Tv Show)

Actor

The Woman in White (Movie)

Count Fosco (Actor)
Director (1)

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Short, stocky triple-threat talent from the English stage. A deliciously rich character actor, Callow first won notice in 1979 when he originated the starring role of the abrasively immature Mozart in the National Theater's premiere production of Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus" and appeared as the opera impresario Emanuel Schikaneder in Milos Forman's film version (1984). He then went on to create a bevy of mostly comic supporting characters, notably in the Merchant-Ivory films based on E.M. Forster novels: "A Room With a View" (1986) as the Reverend Mr. Beebe and "Maurice" (1987) as schoolmaster Mr. Dulcie; he was also featured in their "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge" (1990) and played Meryl Streep's sharp-tongued film director in Mike Nichols' "Postcards From the Edge" (1990).

Relationships

Neil Callow

Father

Yvonne Callow

Mother

EDUCATION

The Drama Centre

University of Belfast

Oratory Grammer School

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England
attended Queens College at Cambridge

Milestones

2004

Cast in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," the screen adaptation of the long-running stage musical

2004

Cast opposite Dianne Wiest in "Merci Docteur Rey"

2003

Cast in the HBO drama "Angels in America" based on the play by Tony Kushner

1998

Had supporting role as the Master of Revels (censor) in "Shakespeare in Love"

1998

Cast as Rupert Halliday in the mini series "Trial & Retribution"

1998

Delivered an hilarious turn as the leader of a New Age Men's group in "Bedrooms & Hallways" (released in the USA in 1999)

1997

Starred on the London stage in "The Importance of Being Oscar", a one-man show about Oscar Wilde

1991

Made feature film directorial debut, "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe"

1988

Acted in TV-movie, "David Copperfield" for "Masterpiece Theater"

1986

First collaboration with Merchant-Ivory, "A Room With A View"

1983

Feature acting debut, "Gossip"

1979

Joined the National Theatre Company; where he originated the role of Mozart in their premiere production of "Amadeus"

1974

London stage debut at the Open Space

1973

Made professional stage debut in "The Thrie Estates" at the Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

1950

Father abandoned family eighteen months after Callow's birth (date approximate)

Director of such stage productions as "The Infernal Machine" (also translator) and "Jacques and His Master"

Performed in repertory productions at Lincoln and Edinburgh

Appeared on London stage in such productions as "Plumber's Progress", "The Doctor's Dilemma" and "Soul of the White Ant"

On the basis of a fan letter to Laurence Olivier, was offered and took a job in the National Theatre box office

Appeared in such BBC specials as "Instant Enlightenment", "Wings of Song" and "Man of Destiny"

In the mid-1970s joined a traveling acting group, the Gay Sweatshop

Born and raised in London

Bonus Trivia

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Made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999

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