Simon Callow

Simon Callow

Actor & Biographer

Synopsis

Simon’s credits extend from his one- man The Mystery Of Charles Dickens to Four Weddings And A Funeral, and now Chin-Chin with Felicity Kendall.

Biography

Simon Callow is probably best known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, A Room with a View and Shakespeare in Love.

After abandoning his academic course at Queens College, Belfast, Simon trained at London’s Drama Centre. He appeared with a variety of companies before obtaining his break as Mozart in the National Theatre production of Amadeus. In the film version, he played the impresario Schikaneder.

More recent acting credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Woman in White, Where Love Reigns and The Merry Wives of Windsor. He also featured in Jamie’s Dream School, teaching Drama.

Simon is also an accomplished director. Credits include his own translations of The Internal Machine, Jacques and his Master and Carmen Jones. He has also written and starred in a one-man show about Charles Dickens.

A prolific talent, Simon has written acclaimed studies of Charles Laughton, Richard Wagner and Orson Welles - as well as his autobiography.

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