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Simon Callow

Simon Callow

Simon Callow, who plays the impetuous young opera impresario Emanuel Schikaneder in Amadeus, combines a wealth of stage and television experience with a new career as author of the autobiographies On Being An Actor and "Shooting the Actor as well as biographies of Charles Laughton and Orson Welles.

Callow completed his own series for Thames Television, starring as Tom Chance in Chance in a Million. His numerous roles on the British stage include, fascinatingly enough, Amadeus for the National Theatre in which he played Mozart. Also for the National Theatre, he performed in As You Like It and Sisterly Feelings. For the Bristol Old Vic he was featured in Titus Andronicus. His work for BBC-TV includes major parts in Instant Enlightenment, Wings of Song, Man of Destiny where he played Napoleon and All the World's a Stage for the role of Moliere.

His roles on the British stage include: the title role in Goethe's Faust, Willy Russells' Shirley Valentine, Alan Bennett's A Questions for Attribution and winning the Laurence Olivier award for Best Director of a Musical for the revival of Carmen Jones. Other film appearances have been in Room with a View, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Jefferson in Paris.

Simon Callow was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 1999.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Simon Callow Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJune 13, 1949 (68)
SignGemini
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Bob the Butler
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
James and the Giant Peach
Notting Hill
The Phantom of the Opera
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Amadeus
A Room with a View
Amadeus: Director's Cut
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