Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Simon Callow Exclusive Life Story Interview….
Simon Callow is one of Britain’s greatest actors talks about his life and career in the business in a rare and Exclusive interview.
Callow’s first role in the theatre was working for Sir Laurence Olivier – in the box office of the National Theatre. This offer of work came by return of post following a fan letter to Olivier. It was while watching actors rehearse that Simon realised that acting was something he wanted to do.
Simon made his stage debut in 1973, appearing in The Thrie Estates at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Edinburgh.
He’s done everything from Shakespeare to ‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’ and has been a champion of gay rights around the world.
Hear and exclusive in-depth interview with a true British legend…..
Simon has written acclaimed biographies of Charles Laughton and Orson Welles. He is currently at work on the third volume of his life of Welles. He followed up Being an Actor with Shooting the Actor, which tackles the subject of acting for the screen.
My Life in Pieces, an alternative journalistic autobiography, incorporates some of his widely read journalism with memoir. He has also written several shorter books: Shakespeare on Love, Oscar Wilde and His Circle, Dickens’ Christmas, and The Night of the Hunter.
His most recent publication is his highly acclaimed 2012 biography of Dickens, Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World. In 2013, he appeared in his first work for the stage, Inside Wagner’s Head, at the Royal Opera House.
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio 2011.