Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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John McCallum Biography (1918-)
Born March 14, 1918, in Brisbane, Australia; son of John Neil (a theatre owner and producer) and Lillian Elsie (an actress; maiden name, Dyson) McCallum;married Googie Withers (an actress), January 24, 1948; children: Joanna, Nicholas, Amanda. Addresses: OFFICE--c/o Hardings, One York Street, Sydney2000, Australia. AGENT--Larry Dalzell and Associates, Suite 12, 17 Broad Court, London WC2 B5QN, England.
Favorite roles: Lord Dungavel in Roar Like a Dove and Cecil in The Kingfisher.
- Birth Details
- March 14, 1918
- Brisbane, Australia
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Wolsey, Henry VIII, Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane, Australia, 1934, for three performances.
- Ex-officer, Cornelius, Westminster Theatre, London, 1940.
- Baldasarre, The Maid of the Mountains and General Esteban, Rio Rita, bothTheatre Royal, Sydney, Australia, 1945.
- Tony Macrae, Western Wind, Q Theatre, then Piccadilly Theatre, both London, 1949.
- Sir Philip Hayes, K.B.E., View Over the Park, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre,London, 1950.
- James Manning, Waiting for Gillian, St. James's Theatre, London, 1954.
- Mr. Darling, Peter Pan, Scala Theatre, Brisbane, Australia, 1956.
- Gil, Janus, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1957.
- Lord Dungavel, Roar Like a Dove, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1957, then Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, 1959.
- John Middleton, The Constant Wife, Albery Theatre, London, 1973.
- Campbell Sinclair, As It's Played Today, Comedy Theatre, 1974.
- Clive Champion-Cheney, The Circle, Chichester Theatre Festival, Chichester, U.K., then Haymarket Theatre, London, both 1976.
- Cecil, The Kingfisher, Comedy Theatre, 1978.
- Sir Oliver Surface, School for Scandal, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1985.
- the Judge, The Chalk Garden, Chichester Theatre Festival, 1986.
- David, Hay Fever, Chichester Theatre Festival, 1988.
- General Wilkins, The Royal Baccarat Scandal, Haymarket Theatre, 1989.
- Also appeared in Hamlet and Richard II, both Scala Theatre, 1935; with the Memorial Theatre Company, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1939; Francisco, The Tempest and the Herald, King Lear, both with the Old Vic Company, 1939.
- STAGE WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR,UNLESS INDICATED The Wind and the Rain, Theatre Royal, Sydney, Australia, 1945.
- Roar Like a Dove and The Piccadilly Bushman, both Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, 1959.
- My Fair Lady, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, 1960.
- (also designer) Plaza Suite, Theatre Royal, Sydney, Australia, 1969.
- My Fair Lady, Her Majesty's Theatre, 1970.
- As It's Played Today, Comedy Theatre, 1974.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Director and appeared as Simon Foster, Simon and Laura and director and appeared as Freddie Page, The Deep Blue Sea, Australian and New Zealand cities, both 1955.
- director and appeared in Relatively Speaking, Australian cities, 1968.
- Cecil, The Kingfisher, Australian cities, 1978.
- Hillcrist, The Skin Game, Gayev, The Cherry Orchard, and Sir Tristam, Dandy Dick, U.K. cities, all 1983.
- David, Stardust, U.K. and Australian cities, 1984.
- Sir Oliver Surface, School for Scandal, British Council tour, European cities, 1985.
- Cecil, The Kingfisher, Far East and Middle East cities, 1987.
- General Wilkins, The Royal Baccarat Scandal, U.K. cities, 1988.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- FILM DEBUT--Joe Bartle, The Root of All Evil, General Film Distributors,1947.
- Narrator, Bush Christmas, Universal, 1947.
- Arthur Alce, The Loves of Joanna Godden, General Film Distributors, 1947.
- Garry, The Calendar, General Film Distributors, 1948.
- store helper, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Universal, 1948.
- David Howarth, A Boy, a Girl, and a Bike, General Film Distributors, 1949.
- Nigel Hood, Miranda, Eagle-Lion, 1949.
- Tommy Swann, It Always Rains on Sunday, Eagle-Lion, 1949.
- Murray, Five Angles on Murder (also known as The Woman in Question), General Film Distributors, 1950.
- Reggie Pelham, Traveller's Joy, General Film Distributors, 1951.
- Tommy Dillon, Four Against Fate (also known as Derby Day), British Lion,1952.
- sitter in Bath studio, The Magic Box, British Lion, 1952.
- Dr. Nils Ahlen, Valley of Eagles, Lippert, 1952.
- Detective Inspector Lowther, The Long Memory, General Film Distributors,1953.
- Charles Armstrong, Melba, United Artists, 1953.
- John Marlowe, Trent's Last Case, British Lion, 1953.
- Charles Roberts, Devil on Horseback, British Lion, 1954.
- Malcolm, Trouble in the Glen, Republic, 1954.
- Larry Burns, Lady Godiva Rides Again, Carroll, 1955.
- Mitchell Gillie, Port of Escape, Renown, 1955.
- Rankin, Smiley, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957.
- Also appeared in Three in One, Tradition, 1956.
Credits; FILM WORK
- Producer and director, The Nickel Queen, Woomera, 1971.
- executive producer, Attack Force Z (also known as The Z Men), Virgin Vision, 1981.
- executive producer, The Highest Honor--A True Story (also known as Southern Cross), Enterprise/Nelson Entertainment, 1982.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Alexandra Place, BBC, 1948.
- George Musgrove, "Melba," Great Performances, PBS, 1989.
Credits; TELEVISION WORK; SERIES
- Executive producer (with Bob Austin), Skippy: The Bush Kangaroo, syndicated, 1969.
- Also producer, Barrier Reef, 1970; producer, Boney, 1971-72; producer, Bailey's Bird, 1976; Also producer, Shannon's Mob.
- As It's Played Today, Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, 1974.
- (With Henry C. James and Joy Cavill) The Nickel Queen, Woomera, 1971.
- Life with Googie, Heinemann, 1977.