Simon Callow is a Actor and Director British born on 13 june 1949 at Streatham (United-kingdom)
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Birth name Simon Phillip Hugh CallowNationality United-kingdomBirth 13 june 1949
(70 years) at Streatham (United-kingdom
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.
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.