Joanna McCallum

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Joanna McCallum
Joanna McCallum.jpg
Joanna McCallum in 2009
Born (1950-06-27) 27 June 1950 (age 70)
EducationSt Catherine's School, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
Spouse(s)Roger Davenport
ChildrenHarry Davenport, Alexandra Davenport
Parent(s)Googie Withers, John McCallum

Joanna McCallum (born 27 June 1950)[1] is an English theatre, film and television actress. She is the daughter of English actress Googie Withers and Australian actor John McCallum, and was educated at St Catherine's School in Melbourne. McCallum graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)[2] in 1969. She is married to writer Roger Davenport.

Theatre[edit]

McCallum is best known for her extensive work in theatre. Notable roles include Portia in The Merchant of Venice, with Alec Guinness as Shylock (Chichester Festival Theatre, dir. Patrick Garland, 1984);[3] heading a vast cast as Jane Marryot in Noel Coward's Cavalcade (Chichester Festival Theatre, dir. David Gilmore, 1985);[4] and Margeurite Blakeney, opposite Donald Sinden as Sir Percy Blakeney, in The Scarlet Pimpernel (Her Majesty’s Theatre, dir. Nicholas Hytner, 1985).[5] She was Meg Page, one of The Merry Wives of Windsor, with Susannah York as Alice Ford (Royal Shakespeare Company, dir. Ian Judge, 1997);[6] and Gertrude, alongside Mark Rylance as Hamlet, at the reconstructed Globe Theatre on London's South Bank (dir. Giles Block, 2000).[7]

Film and Television[edit]

McCallum played the central character, Aroon, in a three part adaptation of Molly Keane's Anglo Irish novel Good Behaviour (BBC Television, dir. Bill Hays, 1983),[8][9] and co-starred with Trevor Eve in A Wreath of Roses, adapted from the book by Elizabeth Taylor (Granada Television, dir. John Madden, 1987).[10][11]

In The Franchise Affair, a 1988 BBC Television serial, she played Marion Sharp opposite Rosalie Crutchley and Patrick Malahide.[12] She was writer Winifred Holtby in the last episode of Testament of Youth (BBC Television, 1979)[13] and Virginia Woolf in the film Tom & Viv (1994).[14]

McCallum played the missionary Alicia Bassett-Hill in the 1989 TV serial The Ginger Tree, which was based on the novel of the same name by Oswald Wynd; it also starred Samantha Bond and Daisuke Ryu.[15]

Her other television appearances have included episodes of Holby City,[16][17] All Creatures Great and Small,[18] and Agatha Christie's Poirot.[19]

Other Activities[edit]

Joanna McCallum is currently a Vice President of The Theatrical Guild,[20] (formerly The Theatrical Ladies Guild), having previously been Chairman, and has worked with the charity for many years. She is also a Vice President of Acting For Others,[21] and is active in fundraising work within the theatre community.

Selected Film and Television Credits[edit]

Selected Stage Work[edit]

Selected Radio Drama Appearances[52][edit]

  • Doctor Who: Night Thoughts (Big Finish Productions)
  • The Big Toe Radio Show (BBC 7)
  • Waterloo Sunset (BBC Radio 4, dir. David Jackson Young)
  • The Open Window: Claw Marks on The Curtain (BBC Radio 4, dir. Ned Chaillet)
  • Meet Mr Mulliner (BBC Radio 4, dir. Ned Chaillet)
  • Woman's Hour Short Stories (BBC Radio 4, dir. Pat McLoughlin)
  • A Murder Is Announced (BBC Radio 4, dir. Enyd Williams)
  • This Love, This Love (based on Harriette Wilson's memoirs, BBC Radio 4, dir. David Johnson)
  • Dear Brutus (BBC Radio 4, dir. Caroline Raphael)
  • A Wheel of Fortune (BBC Radio 4, dir. Matthew Walters)
  • The Other Woman (BBC Radio 4, dir. Jane Morgan)
  • The Tortoise & The Hare (BBC Radio 4, dir. Caroline Raphael)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10182-402942/joanna-mccallum-in-biographical-summaries-of-notable-people
  2. ^ All Alumni (1960–1969) at nida.com.au
  3. ^ http://passiton.cft.org.uk/archive/cast-list-the-merchant-of-venice-1984/
  4. ^ http://passiton.cft.org.uk/archive/cast-list-cavalcade-1985/
  5. ^ http://passiton.cft.org.uk/archive/cast-list-the-scarlet-pimpernel-1985/
  6. ^ http://collections.shakespeare.org.uk/search/rsc-performances/mew199712/view_as/grid/search/everywhere:joanna-mccallum/page/1
  7. ^ https://archive.shakespearesglobe.com/CalmView/GetMultimedia.ashx?db=Catalog&type=default&fname=5a%5ca6b851-423b-4f0b-9ece-f8ef7b62585e.pdf
  8. ^ https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/024e85e15d3e4a57a81a1b915fa4eee7
  9. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b7202c7a8
  10. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b78d5ccb8
  11. ^ https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-01-07-ca-94-story.html
  12. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b795baa04
  13. ^ https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/241e495a458e4a47b4ff7e3910e2094b
  14. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b7c69c73a
  15. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096595/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
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  17. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0602596/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  18. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0509075/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  19. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100216/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  20. ^ http://ttg.org.uk/who-we-are
  21. ^ http://actingforothers.co.uk/involved
  22. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2613010/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
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  25. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101123/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  26. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b7c559f68
  27. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b7c11148e
  28. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0121525/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  29. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101225/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  30. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b7a68e0c4
  31. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b77283adf
  32. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b6e2bc550
  33. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152467/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  34. ^ http://www.booksmusicfilmstv.com/Drama/ByTheSwordDivided.htm
  35. ^ http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/527865/credits.html
  36. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286194/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_31
  37. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b6bde5bfa
  38. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b7e062dd9
  39. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b6af2158b
  40. ^ https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b6b172133
  41. ^ https://homemcr.org/production/uncle-vanya-2/
  42. ^ http://actdrop.uk/shows/show_listing?show=Hobson*Apostrophe*s%20Choice&id=2319&theatre=Vaudeville%20Theatre
  43. ^ https://www.officialtheatre.com/vaudeville-theatre/hobsons-choice/
  44. ^ https://www.londontheatre1.com/reviews/review-of-hobsons-choice-vaudeville-theatre/
  45. ^ https://theartsdesk.com/theatre/hobsons-choice-vaudeville-theatre
  46. ^ https://theatricalia.com/play/4k0/hobsons-choice/production/wn4
  47. ^ https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/4362455.importance-earnest-salisbury-playhouse/
  48. ^ http://collections.shakespeare.org.uk/search/rsc-performances/cym199702/view_as/grid/search/everywhere:joanna-mccallum/page/1
  49. ^ https://bbashakespeare.warwick.ac.uk/productions/loves-labours-lost-1977-bristol-old-vic
  50. ^ https://theatricalia.com/play/15/loves-labours-lost/production/ays
  51. ^ https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/24282
  52. ^ http://www.dalzellandberesford.com/client/joanna-mccallum

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