Simon Callow

Simon Callow

Jun. 15th, 1949
Born in
London, England, UK
5' 7

Simon Callow's Main TV Roles

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Inspector Morse (UK) TV Show
Inspector Morse (UK)
Chance In A Million (UK) TV Show
Chance In A Million (UK)
Shoebox Zoo (UK) TV Show
Shoebox Zoo (UK)
Great Composers (UK) TV Show
Great Composers (UK)
The Rebel TV Show
The Rebel
Breakfast Time (UK) TV Show
Breakfast Time (UK)
David Copperfield (UK) (1986) TV Show
David Copperfield (UK) (1986)
Don't Eat the Neighbours (AU) TV Show
Don't Eat the Neighbours (AU)
The Reluctant Dragon & Mr. Toad Show TV Show
The Reluctant Dragon & Mr. Toad Show
Victorian Scandals (UK) TV Show
Victorian Scandals (UK)

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Simon Phillip Hugh Callow, CBE is an English actor, musician, writer, and theater director, known for Amadeus, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Outlander and The Rebel.

  • Played the role of 'Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart' (qv) in the stage version of "Amadeus" before appearing in the film version, in which he played "Emmanuel Schikaneder", who appeared in the first performance of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" and wrote the opera's libretto.
  • Callow is the author of numerous books, including a biography of 'Charles Laughton' (qv), a book on acting and, most recently, a multi-volume biography of 'Orson Welles' (qv).
  • He was awarded C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to drama.
  • His first television role was to have been that of 'First Crew Member' in _"Carry on Laughing!" (1975) {Orgy and Bess (#1.4)}_ (qv). His scene was ultimately cut from the episode, although his name remains listed in the closing credits.
  • Played 'Charles Dickens' (qv) and the voice of "Ebeneezer Scrooge" in the 2001 animated movie, _Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)_ (qv), before playing 'Charles Dickens' (qv) once again in the 2006 revival of _"Doctor Who" (2005)_ (qv).
  • Started acting after Sir 'Laurence Olivier' (qv)'s insistence that if he wanted to act, he should take a job at the box office of the Old Vic Theatre in London.
  • He was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award in 1992 (1991 season) for Best Director of a Musical for "Carmen Jones".
  • He was awarded the 'Patricia Rothermel' (qv) Award at the 1999 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his outstanding services to theatre.

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