Callum Turner

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Callum Turner
Callum Turner by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Turner in 2018
Callum Robilliard Turner[1]

(1990-02-15) 15 February 1990 (age 28)
London, England
OccupationActor, model
Years active2010–present
TelevisionLeaving (2012)
Glue (2014)

Callum Robilliard Turner (born 15 February 1990) is an English 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 and as Eli in E4 series Glue.[2][3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Turner was born on 15 February 1990 and grew up in Chelsea, London.[5] His middle name is after poet David Robilliard, who was a friend of his mother.[1] He is a supporter of Chelsea Football Club.[6] In an interview at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Turner revealed that his mother inspired him into becoming an actor and that she generated a love of film inside of him. 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.


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[7].

He starred as Tony in Zero, a 2011 film directed by David Barrouk and produced by Michael Riley.[8] He then starred alongside Waterloo Road star Ben-Ryan Davies in 2012 Short film Human Beings, Directed by Jonathan Entwistle.

In 2012, he appears in the French group The Shoes's video clip Time to Dance, with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Later in 2012, Turner was cast in ITV series Leaving, alongside actress Helen McCrory. "Leaving will focus on the relationship between disillusioned 25-year-old Aaron (Turner) and unhappy 45-year-old wife and mother Julie (McCrory). When the pair begin working together at a Cheshire country house hotel, they share an intimate moment which takes them both by surprise and must face the consequences of their actions." – ITV. Turners performance was met with mostly positive reviews.[9]

In December 2012, Turner starred opposite actors Andrew Scott and Martin Clunes in another ITV Drama, The Town. Portraying Ashley, a troubled teen and reckless boy racer, who is much more complicated than he first appears.[10]

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. He also had a small role as Phillip in the second series of BBC One's Ripper Street.

In June 2012, Turner was cast for the lead role of a John Boorman film Queen and Country. Turner stated that Boorman revealed secrets and very personal events from his life, in order for Turner to portray him as best as he could.[11]

In early 2014, Turner joined the cast of Paul McGuigan's horror film Victor Frankenstein.

In April 2014, it was announced Turner had joined the cast of E4's whodunit series Glue. Turner plays Eli, a gypsy traveller, whose younger brother Cal (Tommy Knight) is murdered.[12]

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



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Leaving Aaron
2012 The Town Ashley
2013 The Borgias Calvino
2013 Ripper Street Phillip
2014 Glue Eli
2016 War & Peace Anatole Kuragin


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Think of England Boy Short
2011 Zero Tony Short
2012 Human Beings Scott Short
2013 Alleycats Eze Short
2014 Queen and Country Bill Rohan
2015 Green Room Tiger
2015 Victor Frankenstein Alistair
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
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Theseus Scamander


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.[13][14]


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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. ^ "Interview with Callum Turner for Glue". Channel 4. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Q&A with Callum Turner". macsmagazine. October 2012. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Think Of England". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  8. ^ "Zero (2011)". Internet Movie Database.
  9. ^ Morgan Jeffery (19 March 2012). "'Harry Potter' star Helen McCrory joins ITV's 'Leaving'". Digital Spy.
  10. ^ "Curtis Brown".
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  12. ^ "Cast announced for E4's original new drama series, Glue". Channel 4. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  13. ^ Alex Ritman (27 October 2014). "BAFTA Unveils 2014's Crop of "Breakthrough Brits"". The Hollywood Reporter.
  14. ^ Mitchell, Wendy (28 October 2014). "BAFTA unveils Breakthrough Brits". Screen Daily. Retrieved 17 November 2017.

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