BAFTA nominated actor Callum Turner is known for his many and varied film & TV roles including starring as Theseus Scamander, older brother of Eddie Redmanye’s Newt Scamander, in the second and third instalments of the Fantastic Beasts series of films. He also starred as Frank Churchill in the Oscar and BAFTA nominated 2020 film version of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’. He has recently finished filming the lead role in the George Clooney directed ‘The Boys in the Boat’ and will also be seen starring as one of the leads, Major John Egan, in the upcoming World War II epic Apple TV series ‘Masters of the Air’.
In 2019 he had the leading role in the BBC crime drama ‘The Capture’. He played British soldier Shaun Emery, who was accused of abducting and murdering his barrister, receiving a BAFTA Best Actor nomination for his performance. Also on TV, he played the roguish Anatole Kuragin in the Emmy & BAFTA nominated BBC adaptation of Tolstoy’s Russian epic ‘War and Peace’, with Lily James, Jessie Buckley, Greta Scacchi and James Norton.
He has a string of films to his names including playing the romantic lead in the 2021 Netflix film ‘The Last Letter from Your Lover’ as well as another leading role as the son of Pierce Brosnan’s character in ‘The Only Living Boy in New York’, which had an all-star cast that also included Kate Beckinsale, Cynthia Nixon and Jeff Bridges. Prior to that he starred in the 2015 fantasy drama ‘Victor Frankenstein’ playing Alistair, opposite James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe. Other film credits include the independent Canadian film ‘Mobile Homes’ which received a number of accolades on the independent film circuit, the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Assassin’s Creed’ based on the video game of the same name, and the romantic Netflix film ‘Tramps’.
In 2014 he starred as Eli in Channel 4 drama series ‘Glue’, as one of a group of young travellers investigating the death of his brother. Also in 2014 he played director John Boorman’s younger self in ‘Queen and Country’, the sequel to Boorman’s 1987 critically acclaimed Golden Globe winning ‘Hope and Glory’. Prior to that he starred opposite Helen McCrory as her youthful lover Aaron in the hit ITV drama series ‘Leaving’. On the strength of these performances, Screen International declared him one of its ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ in 2014.
Callum has a native London accent which he uses regularly in his work, as well as neutral and RP. He is also very confident in a range of American accents including generic American, New York and 1940s American, across shows such as Tramps, Green Room, Only Living Boy in New York, Masters of the Air, Mobile Homes and Boys in the Boat.
Masters of the Air (TV, 2024) – 'Major John "Bucky" Egan', Apple TV+
The Boys in the Boat (Film, 2023) – 'Joe Rantz', MGM/United Artists Releasing
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (Film, 2022) – 'Theseus Scamander', Warner Bros
The Last Letter from your Lover (Film, 2021) – 'Anthony O'Hare', Netflix
Emma (Film, 2020) (Film, 2020) – 'Frank Knightley', Universal Pictures
The Capture (TV, 2019) – 'Lance Corporal Shaun Emery', BBC One
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Film, 2018) – 'Theseus Scamander', Warner Bros
The Only Living Boy in New York (Film, 2017) – 'Thomas Webb', Amazon Studios
Mobile Homes (Film, 2017) – 'Evan'
Tramps (Film, 2016) – 'Danny', Netflix
Assassins Creed (Film, 2016) – 'Nathan', Ubisoft/20th Century Fox
War and Peace (TV, 2015) – 'Anatole Kuragin', BBC One
Victor Frankenstein (Film, 2015) – 'Alistair', 20th Century Fox
Glue (TV, 2014) – 'Eli Bray', E4
Queen and Country (Film, 2014) – 'Bill', BBC Worldwide
Leaving (TV, 2012) – 'Aaron', ITV
The Town (TV, 2012) – 'Ashley', ITV
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