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John McCallum

McCallum's father, John Neil McCallum Sr., was a theatre owner and entrepreneur, who built and for many years ran the 2,000 seat Cremorne Theatre on the banks of the Brisbane River. After emigrating from Scotland, McCallum Snr. became an accomplished musician, and was soon heavily involved in Brisbane's entertainment scene. His mother was an accomplished amateur actress who was born in England. In 1918, McCallum Jr. was born in Brisbane during the opening night of a comedy performance. After his birth, a family friend sent his father a wire: 'Congratulations on two howling successes'. McCallum was exposed to acting at a young age: his early childhood was full of backstage encounters at the Cremorne with the wide variety of performers who frequented his father's theatre. Although McCallum and his two younger brothers received their primary school education in the UK, the family returned to Australia once the Great Depression started. His secondary education was at the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane. His early theatrical training was with Barbara Sisely at the Brisbane Repertory Company.


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Born:
Mar 14, 1918
Movie/TV Credits:
16
First Appeared:
In the movie The Root of All Evil 1947-02-05
Latest Project:
Movie Forever Ealing 2002-12-05
Known For

John McCallum Movies Filmography

Movie
Forever Ealing
Himself 2002-12-05
Movie
Port of Escape
Mitch Gillis 1956-05-01
Movie
Trouble in the Glen
Malcolm 1954-06-15
Movie
The Long Memory
Supt. Bob Lowther 1953-01-23
Movie
Trent's Last Case
John Marlowe 1952-09-22
Movie
Lady Godiva Rides Again
Larry Burns 1951-10-25
Movie
Valley of the Eagles
Dr. Nils Ahlen 1951-09-26
Movie
The Magic Box
Sitter in Bath Studio 1951-01-01
Movie
Traveller's Joy
Reggie Pelham 1950-12-25
Movie
The Woman in Question
Michael Murray 1950-10-03
Movie
A Boy, a Girl and a Bike
David Howarth 1949-05-23
Movie
Miranda
Nigel 1948-04-06
Movie
It Always Rains on Sunday
Tommy Swann 1947-11-25
Movie
Bush Christmas
Narrator (voice) 1947-07-28
Movie
The Loves Of Joanna Godden
Arthur Alce 1947-06-08
Movie
The Root of All Evil
Joe Bartle 1947-02-05