Who is Callum Turner?
British actor and model Callum Robilliard Turner was born in Hammersmith, London, England, on 15 February 1990, making Aquarius his zodiac sign. He has 28 acting credits and is perhaps known best for starring as Anatole Kuragin in all six episodes of the 2016 historical romantic mini-series adaption of Tolstoy’s “War & Peace”, which also starred Paul Dano and James Norton, and follows the lives of five aristocratic families as the Russian conflict with Napoleon is reaching its peak; the mini-series won three of its 21 award nominations.
Callum’s recently finished shooting for the upcoming mini-series “Masters of the Air”, and is currently shooting for the upcoming films “Hedda” and “The Boys in the Boat”.
Education and early life
Callum was raised in Chelsea, London by his mother Rosemary Turner and father Richard James Turner; his mother chose his middle name after her British poet friend David Robilliard, who died from AIDS two years before Callum was born.
Callum studied at a local high school in Chelsea and was perhaps mostly into sports during his time there, playing soccer for the school team and running track. It was his mother who instilled in him a love for acting, and it was her who encouraged him to pursue a career in the film industry, as Callum revealed in an interview he gave during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
He matriculated in 2008, and then launched his modelling career; Callum began modelling for Reebok and Next in 2010, and then went on to launch his acting career.
Roles in movies
Callum’s debut film role was playing Boy in the 2010 short drama “Think of England”, and the following year saw him play Tony in the short drama “Zero”.
He starred as Scott in the 2012 short drama “Human Beings”, and as Eze in the 2013 short action thriller “Alleycats”; Callum’s first role in a feature film was playing the lead character Bill Rohan in the 2014 biographical comedy “Queen & Country”, which also starred Caleb Landry Jones and Pat Shortt, and was written and directed by John Boorman. It follows Bill who’s been drafted into the army, and the film won three of its six award nominations.
The year 2015 saw Callum play Tiger in the critically acclaimed crime horror “Green Room”, which starred Imogen Poots and Anton Yelchin, and was written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier. It follows the members of a rock ‘n’ roll band who’ve witnessed a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar, and the movie won eight of its 32 award nominations. Some of Callum’s following roles were in the 2015 horror science fiction “Victor Frankenstein”, and in 2016 the romantic adventure “Tramps” and the action science fiction adventure “Assassin’s Creed”.
He went on to appear in the 2017 comedy “Writer’s Room”, and the same year saw him cast in the drama “Mobile Homes” and another drama “The Only Living Boy in New York”. In 2018, he portrayed Theseus Scamander in the hit family fantasy adventure “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”, which starred Katherine Waterston and Eddie Redmayne, and was directed by David Yates. It follows the life of magizoologist Newt Scamander, and the film won three of its 26 award nominations.
Callum’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2020 comedy “Divine”, the 2021 romantic drama “The Last Letter from Your Lover” and the 2022 family fantasy adventure “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”.
Roles in TV series
Callum’s appeared in only a couple of TV series, as he prefers to pursue movie roles.
His debut was portraying the lead character Aaron in all three episodes of the 2012 drama mini-series “Leaving”, which also starred Helen McCrory and Sean Gallagher, and follows a forbidden love between a middle-aged married woman and a young man working at the same hotel. Also in 2012, Callum played Ashley in two episodes of the mystery mini-series “The Town”.
In 2013, he was Calvino in the episode “Lucrezia’s Gambit” of the historical crime drama “The Borgias”, as well as Philip in the episode “A Stronger Loving World” of the crime mystery “Ripper Street”. The following year saw Callum star as Eli in all eight episodes of the crime mystery mini-series “Glue”, which also starred Jordan Stephens and Yasmin Paige, and was created by Jack Thorne. It follows the death of a teenage boy in a remote community, and the mini-series was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress (Charlotte Spencer).
Callum’s only two other TV series roles have been in three episodes of the 2015 drama “Glue Online”, and six episodes of the 2019 crime mystery thriller “The Capture”.
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Callum directed the 2013 short film “Splinter”, and wrote and directed the 2018 short drama movie “Shift the Plane”.
Some of Callum’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Entertainment Tonight Canada”, “Today” and “Made in Hollywood”.
Awards and nominations
Callum’s been nominated for only a single award: a 2020 BAFTA TV for Leading Actor, for his performance in “The Capture”.
Love life and relationships
Callum’s highly secretive when it comes to speaking about his love life in interviews, and there’s only a single woman whom he’s been with, that we know about.
From 2015 through 2020, he was in a relationship with famous British actress Vanessa Kirby; she has 36 acting credits and is perhaps known best for portraying Princess Margaret in 18 episodes of the biographical historical series “The Crown”, which aired from 2016 through 2023 and won 141 of its 469 award nominations. Vanessa’s won five of her 48 award nominations, including a 2021 Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, for “Pieces of a Woman”.
Callum seems to be unattached as of August 2023, he hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Callum prefers to stay away from social media networks and thus doesn’t have an Instagram page; his fan-made page was launched sometime in the mid-2010s, and it’s today followed by over 17,000 people, while it numbers 38 pictures and videos uploaded onto it.
He’s interested in fashion and enjoys going shopping for clothes; Callum’s also attended several fashion weeks.
He’s into travelling, and has visited a number of US states, mostly thanks to his acting career; he still prefers to travel around Europe, and has also been to Australia, Asia and Africa.
Callum’s a huge lover of animals, and koalas are his favorites.
His two favorite actors are Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch, and some of his favorite movies include “The Danish Girl”, “Doctor Strange” and “Jupiter Ascending”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Callum’s age is 33. He has brown hair and blue eyes, is 6ft 2ins (1.87m) tall and weighs around 190lbs (85kgs).
Callum’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of August 2023.