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Born: June 13, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Born and raised in London
1950:
Father abandoned family eighteen months after Callow's birth (date approximate)
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On the basis of a fan letter to Laurence Olivier, was offered and took a job in the National Theatre box office
1973:
Made professional stage debut in "The Thrie Estates" at the Assembly Hall, Edinburgh
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In the mid-1970s joined a traveling acting group, the Gay Sweatshop
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Performed in repertory productions at Lincoln and Edinburgh
1974:
London stage debut at the Open Space
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Appeared on London stage in such productions as "Plumber's Progress", "The Doctor's Dilemma" and "Soul of the White Ant"
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Appeared in such BBC specials as "Instant Enlightenment", "Wings of Song" and "Man of Destiny"
1979:
Joined the National Theatre Company; where he originated the role of Mozart in their premiere production of "Amadeus"
1983:
Feature acting debut, "Gossip"
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Director of such stage productions as "The Infernal Machine" (also translator) and "Jacques and His Master"
1986:
First collaboration with Merchant-Ivory, "A Room With A View"
1988:
Acted in TV-movie, "David Copperfield" for "Masterpiece Theater"
1991:
Made feature film directorial debut, "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe"
1997:
Starred on the London stage in "The Importance of Being Oscar", a one-man show about Oscar Wilde
1998:
Had supporting role as the Master of Revels (censor) in "Shakespeare in Love"
1998:
Delivered an hilarious turn as the leader of a New Age Men's group in "Bedrooms & Hallways" (released in the USA in 1999)
1998:
Cast as Rupert Halliday in the mini series "Trial & Retribution"
2003:
Cast in the HBO drama "Angels in America" based on the play by Tony Kushner
2004:
Cast opposite Dianne Wiest in "Merci Docteur Rey"
2004:
Cast in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," the screen adaptation of the long-running stage musical

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