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Simon Callow is a Actor and Director British born on 13 june 1949 at Streatham (United-kingdom)

Simon Callow

Simon Callow
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Birth name Simon Phillip Hugh Callow
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 13 june 1949 (70 years) at Streatham (United-kingdom)
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Simon Phillip Hugh Callow, CBE (born 15 June 1949) is an English actor, musician, writer, and theatre director.

Biography

Callow was listed 28th in The Independent‍‍ '​‍s 2007 listing of the most influential gay men and women in the UK. In 1999, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to acting. Callow lived with director Daniel Kramer. They shared a house in Camden, North London, but have now ended their relationship. He was one of the first actors to declare his homosexuality publicly, doing so in his 1984 book Being An Actor.

In an interview, Callow stated: "I'm not really an activist, although I am aware that there are some political acts one can do that actually make a difference and I think my coming out as a gay man was probably one of the most valuable things I've done in my life. I don't think any actor had done so voluntarily and I think it helped to change the culture."

In August 2014, Callow was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.

Best films

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
(Actor)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
(Actor)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
(Actor)
Amadeus (1984)
(Actor)
A Room with a View (1986)
(Actor)

Usually with

James Ivory
James Ivory
(5 films)
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
(3 films)
James Wilby
James Wilby
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Simon Callow (48 films)

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Actor

Viceroy's House
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Om Puri, Michael Gambon, Huma Qureshi, Manish Dayal
Roles Cyril Radcliffe
Rating66% 3.347973.347973.347973.347973.34797
About the inside life of the Viceroy's House in 1947 during the Partition of India.
Victoria & Abdul, 1h51
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about the labor movement, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar, Julian Wadham
Roles Mr. Puccini
Rating68% 3.4013.4013.4013.4013.401
À la fin de son règne, lors du Jubilé de 1887, on découvre la reine empêtrée par l'obséquiosité servile de son entourage. Affectivement, elle est seule depuis la mort de son mari trente ans plus tôt, ce que la scène introductive du banquet ne manque pas de souligner : les convives n'y paraissent que comme des pantins sans partager aucun affect ni propos avec la Reine. Lors de ce banquet, un seul invité se distingue : un des deux Indiens dépêchés par les autorités coloniales depuis la cité d'Agra pour présenter une pièce commémorative, et tenus par le protocole de ne jamais dévisager la Reine lorsqu'ils la lui montrent, ainsi que de se retirer le dos courbé à reculons tout le long du hall. Ce dernier ne respecte pas cette règle et tient un regard appuyé vers la Reine, laquelle ne manquera pas de le trouver beau ("handsome") en rapportant ultérieurement ses impressions auprès de son majordome. Elle réclame ensuite à nouveau sa présence, à la stupéfaction des valets.
Love's Kitchen, 1h33
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors John Atterbury, Dougray Scott, Claire Forlani, Simon Callow, Michelle Ryan, Cherie Lunghi
Roles Guy Witherspoon
Rating53% 2.6527652.6527652.6527652.6527652.652765
After his wife is killed in a car accident, chef Rob Haley (Dougray Scott) is left grief-stricken. A bad review causes him to lose customers at his once successful restaurant, so after talking to his friend Gordon Ramsay (himself), Haley relocates to the countryside with his daughter and some loyal members of his staff to turn a local pub into a gastropub.
Late Bloomers, 1h35
Directed by Julie Gavras
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors William Hurt, Isabella Rossellini, Doreen Mantle, Kate Ashfield, Aidan McArdle, Arta Dobroshi
Roles Richard
Rating57% 2.8532652.8532652.8532652.8532652.853265
A couple, Adam (Hurt) and Mary (Rossellini), are both heading into their sixties, but react to this differently. A retired teacher, Mary begins to make adjustments to their home to make it more practical for their age. Adam is defensive to any changes and fiercely defends his progression as an architect. They live in London, next door to Mary's mother, Nora who raised her daughter in Italy. Mary worries about an incident of memory loss and her doctor prescribes her to keep active. Adam, insulted by an offer to design a retirement home, instead turns his attention to the proposal of a young associate, Maya (Dobroshi) to participate in a competition to design a new museum. Adam becomes nocturnal, working on the project over-night with young associates. Mary becomes used to an increasingly empty home, but attracts an admirer at the gym.
Ice 2020
Ice 2020 (2011)
, 3h25
Directed by Nick Copus
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Actors Stephen Moyer, Frances O'Connor, Patrick Bergin, Claire Forlani, Ben Cross, Richard Roxburgh
Roles Premier ministre
Rating46% 2.3204852.3204852.3204852.3204852.320485
2020. Toutes les ressources énergétiques de la planète sont épuisées. La société Halo, dirigée par monsieur Kavanagh, met en place des forages dans l'Arctique, au Groenland, convaincue que dans ces fonds marins, se trouvent les derniers gisements de pétrole encore inexploités. Il a l'accord de l'Alliance Polaire, dirigée par Petersen, ministre de l'Environnement. Celui-ci est pourtant l'ami du scientifique, Thom, qui est convaincu que ces forages vont provoquer une catastrophe écologique à la suite de laquelle tout l'hémisphère Nord plongerait dans une nouvelle ère glaciaire.
Chemical Wedding
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Simon Callow, Paul McDowell, John Shrapnel, Terence Bayler, Esmé Bianco, Richard Franklin
Roles Haddo
Rating49% 2.45812.45812.45812.45812.4581
Upon entering a VR machine, Professor Oliver Haddo, a modern Cambridge scholar, becomes possessed by the spirit of the infamous occultist Aleister Crowley, as the machine's program has been corrupted by a former follower of Crowley. Resurrected 50 years after his death, Crowley begins his occult practices anew, seeking a new "scarlet bride" whom he can marry in an occult ceremony which will increase his power.
Surveillance 24/7, 1h27
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Simon Callow, Michael Elwyn, Tom Harper, Nicholas Jones
Roles St John
Rating51% 2.573732.573732.573732.573732.57373
Adam, professeur dans un collège privé, est un habitué des sorties à Londres les week-ends. Il a rendez-vous un soir avec un jeune Jack Raven, un photographe de la haute société, qui, par la suite, lui montre une seule preuve sur une affaire d’état concernant l’homosexualité d’un membre de la famille Royale dans laquelle Adam est impliqué. Tout s'écroule autour de lui : Jake est retrouvé mort. Considéré comme suspect, il ne lui reste plus qu'à fuir, échappant aux quatre millions de caméras figés dans tout Angleterre, afin de découvrir la vérité.
Arn: The Knight Templar, 2h19
Directed by Peter Flinth
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård, Simon Callow, Vincent Pérez, Bibi Andersson
Roles Father Henry
Rating65% 3.2985053.2985053.2985053.2985053.298505
À la suite d'un accident alors qu'il est encore un jeune enfant, Arn est grièvement blessé. Alors qu'il guérit, sa famille, ayant prié Dieu si fort, estime qu'il est de leur devoir de confier Arn aux moines. Il sera élevé dans une foi profonde, tandis qu'un moine, le frère Guilbert, un ancien templier, lui enseigne l'honneur et le maniement des armes. Très vite le jeune Arn développe des talents insoupçonnés, devenant un homme de grande valeur, tant morale que physique.
Flushed Away, 1h25
Directed by Sam Fell, David Bowers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Andy Serkis, Bill Nighy
Roles Gilbert
Rating65% 3.295073.295073.295073.295073.29507
Roddy St. James (Hugh Jackman) is a decidedly upper crust pet rat who makes his home in a posh Kensington flat. While his owners are away on holiday Roddy plays around the house. A common sewer rat named Sid (Shane Richie) comes spewing out of the sink and decides to stay, especially as England are playing against Germany in the World Cup final. Roddy schemes to get rid of Sid by luring him into the "jacuzzi", which is actually the toilet. Sid isn't fooled at all and instead pushes Roddy in and flushes him away into the sewer. There, Roddy discovers a city resembling London made out of various bits of junk, and meets Rita Malone (Kate Winslet), an enterprising scavenger rat who works the drains in her faithful boat, the Jammy Dodger. Rita does not like Roddy initially, but ends up taking him along, while her arch enemy The Toad (Ian McKellen) sends his rat henchmen, Spike (Andy Serkis) and Whitey (Bill Nighy), after her because she had stolen back her father's prized ruby a long time ago. The Toad despises all rodents to the point of hateful obsession. He plans to have them frozen with liquid nitrogen inside an icemaker. The pair escape, and Rita takes a unique electrical cable that, unknown to everyone but the Toad, is required to control the floodgates.
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb, 2h50
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Casper Van Dien, Leonor Varela, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Hyde, Parvin Dabas, David Schofield
Roles George Russell
Rating45% 2.2569252.2569252.2569252.2569252.256925
In ancient Egypt, Tutankhamun, the boy pharaoh who is said to have died young, was actually sent by the sun god Ra to protect the people from the demon Set, who escaped from the Underworld and caused chaos in Egypt. With Ra's blessing, Tutankhamun manages to overcome Set and keep the demon under control by breaking an emerald tablet into four pieces and sending the pieces to the far corners of the world. However, the tradeoff is that he must remain in the Underworld.
The Best Man, 1h36
Directed by Stefan Schwartz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Stuart Townsend, Amy Smart, Seth Green, Kate Ashfield, Steve John Shepherd, Simon Callow
Roles Big-Time Publisher
Rating60% 3.047573.047573.047573.047573.04757
Childhood friends Olly Pickering and Murray go their separate ways when Olly goes to university. While there, Olly meets James. Murray vomits all over James, creating instant enmity between them.
Ripley Under Ground, 1h41
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Peinture, Films about psychiatry
Actors Barry Pepper, Jacinda Barrett, Tom Wilkinson, Willem Dafoe, Alan Cumming, Claire Forlani
Roles Dean Bentliffe
Rating60% 3.0008853.0008853.0008853.0008853.000885
After his friend, a successful young artist, is killed in a car accident, Tom Ripley (Pepper) and his friends hide his body and concoct a scheme in which they forge his paintings, eventually making a great deal of money. When an art collector (Dafoe) complains that a painting he bought from the gallery is a fake, Ripley must use his inimitable talents to defuse the problem by whatever means necessary.
Bob the Butler, 1h27
Directed by Gary Sinyor
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Tom Green, Brooke Shields, Genevieve Buechner, Rob LaBelle, Valerie Tian, Simon Callow
Roles Mr. Butler
Rating56% 2.8020652.8020652.8020652.8020652.802065
Bob, a man who can't hold a job, discovers an ad in the Yellow Pages for a butler school. Anne Jamieson (Brooke Shields), a single mother and neat freak, hires Bob as her butler.
The Civilization of Maxwell Bright
Directed by David Beaird
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Patrick Warburton, Marie Matiko, Eric Roberts, Jennifer Tilly, Kurt Fuller, Austin Pendleton
Roles Mr. Wroth
Rating65% 3.2950453.2950453.2950453.2950453.295045
After a series of bad relationships, the last one ending with his lover injuring him with a hoe while they stand arguing on the street fully nude in view of the cops and his neighbors, Maxwell Bright resolves to find his fantasy woman: obedient and submissive. His dissolute friends goad him into ordering a mail-order bride from China.