Dead Like Me
“Three years, I’m not over the hill (laughing). For me, at this stage in my career, I like TV better because I got to live with my character in “Dead Like Me” for two seasons. I come into a movie and it’s harder because I got the character in the last week of shooting, and that’s no good to me. I think when you’re an experienced film actor, you can come in and turn it on straight away. But for me, it takes a little bit of time. For me at the moment, TV is rewarding me more because I really get the character.” Callum Blue
Tall, gangly and angular with an expressive, wide-eyed, boyish appeal, English television and film actor Callum Blue has leading man prospective. He is popular for playing Mason in the hit sitcom “Dead Like Me” (2003-2004), and currently stars as Jennifer Esposito’s funny British husband in The WB serial “Related” (2005-?). Following a strong career on television, one of SFX Appeal’s “Top 20 Sexiest Men in 2003,” Callum is remembered for playing the high profile role of Lord Andrew in movie The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).
The attractive performer is scheduled to play Charlie in the independent film Caffeine (2006) and Knivert in the made-for-TV movie The Tudors (2006).
To Walk in Arrogance
Childhood and Family:
In London, England, Daniel James Callum Blue was born on August 19, 1977. His forerunners have roots in some of the first Roman colonizers in England, and his family owns the oldest coat of arms in England with the slogan “To Walk in Arrogance.” Callum has three sisters.
A native of London, Callum got his theatrical training at Mountview Theatre School in London. He is now a resident of Los Angeles.
London-born and raised Callum Blue broke into the small screen in 1999 by joining the long-running British series “The Bill” in the guest starring role of Carl Wink. Subsequently, he played supporting role Nick MacIntyre in the miniseries “Shades” (2000), which starred Stephen Tompkinson, Dervla Kirwan and Peter O’Brien, and appeared as Denny, a one episodic role in series “Doctor” (2000). His first major role arrived the following year when he was cast opposite Hugh Dancy and Sarah-Jane Potts, as Aramis, in the UK/France production Young Blades, a project that also marked Callum’s first foray into films. A lead role in the wartime-set television film In Love and War (2001) followed, where Callum compellingly portrayed Eric Newby, a British soldier escaping from a POW camp in Italy.
Callum then made a guest appearance as Mark in Channel 4 UK’s successful series “As If” in the episode of “Alex’s POV (2002) and had his next big screen outing in Devil’s Gate (2003), playing Laura Fraser’s former boyfriend.
The British young actor, however, did not ignite American audience and received a big breakthrough until he landed a regular in the syndicated series “Dead Like Me,” about the undead. The hit sitcom cast Callum as Mason, a dour harvester, from 2003 until 2004. Callum doubled his newfound prominent by starring along side Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway and Hector Elizondo in the Hollywood movie The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). There, he portrays Duke Andrew Jacoby, the new love interest of Princess Mia (Anne Hathaway).
After a guest starring role in “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005), Callum returned to series TV by undertaking a costarring role opposite Jennifer Esposito, Kiele Sanchez, Lizzy Caplan and Laura Breckenridge in The WB ensemble drama series “Related” (2005-?), playing Ginnie’s (Esposito) humorous British spouse Bob, who is a software engineer in the music industry.
29-year-old Callum will be cast as Charlie in the independent film Caffeine, a comedy directed and co-produced by John Cosgrove and starring Andrew Lee Potts, Mike Vogel, Andrew Ableson, Katherine Heigl and Mena Suvari. The film focuses on an ensemble cast of twelve characters in a coffee shop and centers on their love relationships. Callum portrays the chef at the coffee shop. He is also set to play Knivert in directors Charles McDougall and Steve Shill’s upcoming television film The Tudors (2006). The drama film stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII, Sam Neill as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and Jeremy Northam as Sir Thomas More.