Dublin Theatre Festival


Simon Callow

Simon Callow is one of theatre's most loved thespians. His theatre appearances include The Chimes at Midnight (Chichester), The Importance of Being Oscar (Savoy Theatre), The Alchemist (Birmingham Rep/RNT), The Destiny of Me (Leicester Haymarket) Single Spies (RNT/Queens), Faust (Lyric Hammersmith), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Bush Theatre), Melencholy Jaques (Traverse/Bush Theatre), On the Spot (Watford/West End), The Relapse (Lyric Hammersmith), Restoration (Royal Court), Total Eclipse (Lyric Hammersmith), Sisterly Felling, Amadeus, As You Like It (Royal National Theatre), Mary Barnes (Royal Court), Titus Andronicus (Bristol Old Vic), The Irresistable Rise of Arturo Uri (Half Moon Theatre) and Plumbers Progress (Prince of Wales).

Films include
Deadly Appearances, Shakespeare in Love, Bedrooms and Hallways, Woman in White, The Scarlet Tunic, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Victory, Jefferson in Paris, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Soft Top Hard Shoulder, Postcards from the Edge, Crucifer of Blood, Mr and Mrs Bridge, Manifesto, Mourice, The Good Father, A Room with a View and Amadeus.

Television includes
Marcus Halliday in Lynda La Plante's Trial and Retribution (YTV), An Audience With Charles Dickens and A Christmas Dickens (Independent Image, 1976 & 1997), Little Napoleons, Femme Fatal (BBC), Bye Bye Columbus (Greenpoint), Trials of Oz, Old Flames, Cariani and the Courtesan (BBC), The Christmas Tree (YTV), Mr Micawber in David Copperfield (BBC 1986), Handel (C4 Films), Dedhead (BBC), Chance in a Million (Thames), La Ronde, Man of Destiny, Instant Enlightenment Including VAT (BBC), Wings of a Song (Granada).

Writing credits include
The Night of the Hunter, Shakespeare in Love, Love is Where it Falls, The National, Snowdon - On Stage, Les Enfants Du Paradise (RSC), Orson Wells: The Road to Xanadu, A difficult Actor: Charles Laughton, Being An Actor, Acting in Restoration Comedy, Shooting the Actor, Jaques and his Master trans. Milan Kiindera, the Infernal Machine trans. Cocteau.

Directing credits include
The Consul (Holland Park Opera), The Pyjama Game (Birmingham Rep/Toronto/West End), HRH (Pericles Production), Il Turco In Italia (Broomhill Opera Trust), The Stephen Oliver Trilogy (Covent Garden Festival), La Calisto (Glimmerglass Opera), Les Enfants Du Paradis (RSC), Il Trittico (Broomhill Opera Trust), Carmen Jones (Old Vic, National Tour and Japan). The Destiny of Me (Haymarket Leicester), Shades (Albery), My Fair Lady (National Tour), The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (Film: Merchant Ivory), Die Fledermaus (Scottish Opera), Shirly Valentine (Vaudaville), Single Spies (national), Armadeus (Theatre Clywd).

Radio includes
Documentaries on Charles Laughton and Micheal MacLiamoir, the role of Dr Johnson in Poonash and Shakespears Sonnets produced by Ned Chaiollet, all at the BBC.


The Mystery of Charles Dickens

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