Callum Turner

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Callum Turner
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Turner in 2018
Callum Robilliard Turner[1]

(1990-02-15) 15 February 1990 (age 31)
OccupationActor, model
Years active2010–present

Callum Robilliard Turner (born 15 February 1990) is a British actor and model, who is known for his roles as Theseus Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Bill Rohan in Queen and Country, Eli in E4 series Glue and Shaun Emery in the BBC One TV series The Capture.[2][3][4][5]

For his performance in The Capture, Turner received a nomination for the BAFTA Television Award for Best Actor.[6]

Early life[edit]

Turner was born in Hammersmith and grew up in Chelsea, London.[7] His middle name is after his mother's friend, poet David Robilliard.[1]

In an interview at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Turner said his mother instilled in him a love of film and inspired him to become an actor. He stated that having grown up on an estate, he distanced himself from the wrong crowds and was inspired to change after being affected by Shane Meadows' A Room for Romeo Brass.[citation needed]


Turner started his career in 2010, modelling for companies such as Next and Reebok, and in his first acting role for the short student film Think of England for the University of Hertfordshire Film and Television programme.[8]

He starred as Tony in Zero, a 2011 film directed by David Barrouk and produced by Michael Riley.[9] He then starred alongside Waterloo Road star Ben-Ryan Davies in 2012 Short film Human Beings, Directed by Jonathan Entwistle.

He appeared in the French group The Shoes' 2012 video "Time to Dance," with Jake Gyllenhaal.[10]

In 2012 Turner was in the ITV series Leaving, alongside Helen McCrory. Turner's performance was met with mostly positive reviews.[11]

In December 2012 Turner starred with Andrew Scott and Martin Clunes in another ITV Drama, The Town, portraying Ashley, a troubled teen.[12]

In early 2013 Turner made a guest appearance in Showtime's historical-fiction drama television series, The Borgias as Calvino. He also starred in short film Alleycats as Eze, Directed by Ian Bonhôte, and had a small role as Phillip in the second series of BBC One's Ripper Street.

In June 2012 Turner was cast in the lead role of John Boorman's film Queen and Country. Turner stated that Boorman revealed secret and personal events from his life, to help Turner to portray his character as best as he could.[13]

In E4's whodunit series Glue he played Eli, a gypsy traveller, whose brother is murdered.[14]

Turner played Alistair in Paul McGuigan's 2015 horror film Victor Frankenstein.

He starred as Danny in the 2016 film Tramps, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

He has a lead role as Shaun Emery in the 2019 BBC One mini-series The Capture.

In 2020, he played Frank Churchill in the comedy-drama film Emma.

Personal life[edit]

He is a supporter of Chelsea Football Club.[15]

Turner was in a relationship with actress Vanessa Kirby from 2015 to 2019.[16][17]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Leaving Aaron 3 episodes
2012 The Town Ashley 2 episodes
2013 The Borgias Calvino Episode: Lucrezia's Gambit
2013 Ripper Street Phillip Episode: A Stronger Loving World
2014 Glue Eli 8 episodes
2016 War & Peace Prince Anatole Kuragin A&E Miniseries
2019 The Capture Shaun Emery BBC, 6 Episodes
TBA Masters of the Air Major John Egan Apple TV+ Miniseries


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Think of England Boy Short film
2011 Zero Tony Short film
2012 Human Beings Scott Short film
2014 Queen and Country Bill Rohan
2013 Alleycats Eze Short film
2015 Green Room Tiger
2015 Victor Frankenstein Alistair
2016 War & Peace Anatole Kuragin TV Mini-Series, 5 episodes
2016 Tramps Danny
2016 Assassin's Creed Nathan
2017 Writer's Room Callum
2017 Mobile Homes Evan
2017 The Only Living Boy in New York Thomas Webb
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Theseus Scamander
2019 The Capture Shaun Emery TV Mini-Series, 6 episodes
2020 Emma[a] Frank Churchill
2020 Divine Gregory
2021 The Last Letter from Your Lover Anthony O’Hare Post-production
2022 Untitled third Fantastic Beasts film Theseus Scamander Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Colour of Home Charlie The Cockpit Theatre
2013 Hard Feelings Tone The Finborough


On 27 October 2014, it was revealed that Turner was selected as one of the 18 members from the film, TV and gaming industries to receive the 'Breakthrough Brits' award. The awards are arranged by the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), in order to recognise and further develop the skills and careers of new and upcoming stars in the industry. Aside from receiving an award, the crop of Breakthrough Brits will also have the chance to enjoy mentoring and networking sessions with a lineup of U.K. figures, including Simon Pegg and Paul Greengrass.[19][20]


  1. ^ The title of the film has a period attached to signify it being a period piece.[18]


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  2. ^ "Callum Turner". Internet Movie Database.
  3. ^ Morgan Jeffery (2 April 2014). "Waterloo Road, Rizzle Kicks stars for new E4 drama Glue". Digital Spy.
  4. ^ Halligans, Fionnuala (5 June 2014). "Callum Turner, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014". Screen Daily. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Callum Turner stars in BBC One TV Series The Capture 2019". BBC.
  6. ^ "BAFTA TV 2020: Nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy TV Craft Awards". BAFTA. 4 June 2020. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Interview with Callum Turner for Glue". Channel 4. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Think Of England". Vimeo. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Zero (2011)". Internet Movie Database.
  10. ^ "The Shoes - Time to Dance (Official Video)". Youtube. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  11. ^ Morgan Jeffery (19 March 2012). "'Harry Potter' star Helen McCrory joins ITV's 'Leaving'". Digital Spy.
  12. ^ "Curtis Brown".
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Cast announced for E4's original new drama series, Glue". Channel 4. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Q&A with Callum Turner". macsmagazine. October 2012. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  16. ^ Rose, Hilary. "Callum Turner, your TV heart-throb for the autumn". The Times.
  17. ^ "The Crown actress Vanessa Kirby splits from The Capture star Callum Turner". The Mirror. 16 February 2020.
  18. ^ "Emma. director Autumn de Wilde explains the film's unusual punctuation". Radio Times.
  19. ^ Alex Ritman (27 October 2014). "BAFTA Unveils 2014's Crop of "Breakthrough Brits"". The Hollywood Reporter.
  20. ^ Mitchell, Wendy (28 October 2014). "BAFTA unveils Breakthrough Brits". Screen Daily. Retrieved 17 November 2017.

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