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Simon Callow

Simon Callow was born on June 13, 1949 in London, England as Simon Phillip Hugh Callow. He is an actor, known for Amadeus (1984), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2016 Viceroy's House (filming)
 2015 Creditors (completed)
John Allen
 2015/II Golden Years (post-production)
 2014 The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night (TV Movie)
 2014 Plebs (TV Series)
- The Candidate (2014) ... Victor
 2014 Blanche Dumas from B to Z (Short)
Alex Barry
 2014 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
- Space Age (2014) ... Dudley
 2014 Miss in Her Teens
The Author
 2013 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Dr. Lutz
- The Labours of Hercules (2013) ... Dr. Lutz
 2012 Them from That Thing (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Various
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Various
 2012 Acts of Godfrey
 2011 This Is Jinsy (TV Series)
- Nameworm (2011) ... Threcker
 2011 Late Bloomers
 2011 Ice (TV Mini-Series)
Prime Minister
 2010 Save Our Bacon (Short)
The Swinesbury's Boss (voice)
 2010 Arn: The Knight Templar (TV Mini-Series)
Fader Henry
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Fader Henry
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Fader Henry
 2010 Natural Selection (Short)
Professor Gwyndon
 2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series)
Tree Blathereen
- The Gift: Part 2 (2009) ... Tree Blathereen (voice)
- The Gift: Part 1 (2009) ... Tree Blathereen (voice)
 2009 Anatomy of Hope (TV Movie)
Dr. George Griffen
 2008 What's on Theatre (TV Series)
 2008 Chemical Wedding
Professor Haddo / Aleister Crowley
 2008 The Mr. Men Show (TV Series)
- Dance/Inventions (2008) ... Narrator (voice)
 2007 The Company (TV Mini-Series)
 2007 Roman Mysteries (TV Series)
 2007 Surveillance 24/7
St John
 2006 The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (TV Movie)
George Russell
 2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Dr. Wellow
- Dead Letters (2006) ... Dr. Wellow
 2006 Some Break (Short)
 2005 The Best Man
Big-Time Publisher
 2005 Ripley Under Ground
Dean Bentliffe
 2005 Rome (TV Series)
Publius Servilius
- Egeria (2005) ... Publius Servilius
 2005 Rag Tale
Features Editor - The Rag, Cormac (Fat Boy) Rourke
 2005 Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (TV Movie)
 2005 Bob the Butler
Mr. Butler
 2003 Bright Young Things
King of Anatolia
 2002 Nova (TV Series documentary)
 2002 Merci Dr Rey!
 2002 Thunderpants
Sir John Osgood
 2001/I No Man's Land
 2000 Robert's Rescue (TV Movie)
Florestan / Eusebius
 2000 Deadly Appearances (TV Movie)
Rick Spencer
 1999/I Junk
 1998 Bedrooms and Hallways
 1998 The Scarlet Tunic
Captain Fairfax
 1998 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Hugo Trenchfoot
- The Trial (1998) ... Hugo Trenchfoot (voice)
 1997 The Woman in White (TV Movie)
Count Fosco
 1996 Testament: The Bible in Animation (TV Series)
- Moses (1996) ... Meneptah (voice)
 1995 Cycle Simenon (TV Series)
Major Owens
- Le passager clandestin (1995) ... Major Owens
 1995 Jefferson in Paris
Richard Cosway
 1990-1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
Vicar Ronnie / Nathanial Quass
- Femme Fatale (1993) ... Vicar Ronnie
- Old Flames (1990) ... Nathanial Quass
 1993 Soft Top Hard Shoulder
Eddie Cherdowski
 1992 Howards End
Music and Meaning Lecturer (uncredited)
 1991 Bye Bye Columbus (TV Movie)
Friar Morcheno
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
John Mortimer
 1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
Dr. Alex Sauer
 1990 Postcards from the Edge
Simon Asquith
 1989 Revolutionary Witness (TV Short)
Franciscus Palloy (segment "Patriot, The")
 1988 Manifesto
Police Chief Hunt
 1987 The Reluctant Dragon (TV Movie)
Dragon (voice)
 1987 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Theodore Kemp
- The Wolvercote Tongue (1987) ... Theodore Kemp
 1987 Screenplay (TV Series)
- Cariani and the Courtesans (1987) ... Raimondi
 1986 The Christmas Tree (TV Movie)
 1986 The Madness Museum (TV Movie)
Arthur Labbis (as Owen Windhoek)
 1986 Dead Head (TV Series)
Hugo Silver
- Anything for England (1986) ... Hugo Silver
- Why Me? (1986) ... Hugo Silver
 1985 Behind Enemy Lines (TV Movie)
Sgt. Rudolf Rau (as Owen Windhoek)
 1985 The Good Father
Mark Varda
 1984 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Haddy Kemp
- The Times They Are a Changin' (1984) ... Haddy Kemp
 1982 La ronde (TV Movie)
 1981 W.H. Auden Monologue (TV Movie)
W.H. Auden
 1981 The Man of Destiny (TV Movie)
 1980 The Dybbuk (TV Movie)
Asher & Rabbi Mendel
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
 1978 Wings of Song (TV Movie)
 1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Raymond Craft
- Association: Part 1 (1978) ... Raymond Craft
 1976 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Detective Sergeant
- Down to You, Brother (1976) ... Detective Sergeant
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
- Skittles (1976) ... Duval
 1975 Get Some In! (TV Series)
- 36-Hour Pass (1975) ... Wally
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Stars (as "Charles Dickens") in "The Mystery of Charles Dickens" on Broadway See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Simon Callow CBE | Owen Windhoek


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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It's the most melodious words ever written in the English language. It's also in rhythm, you know, like music, and people love that. (On William Shakespeare) See more »


Played the role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 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. See more »


Often plays Charles Dickens or Dickensian characters

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