Neil McCallum (actor)

Neil John McCallum (20 May 1929 – 26 April 1976) was a British-Canadian actor.[2]

Neil McCallum
Actor Neil McCallum.jpg
Born20 May 1929[1]
Died26 April 1976(1976-04-26) (aged 46)
Alma materGuildhall School of Music and Drama
Years active1950–1976

After attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, McCallum's first major appearance on stage was alongside Sam Wanamaker in The Rainmaker in the mid-1950s.[3] He appeared in British TV series in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s, including The Saint, Department S and UFO, and in films such as The Siege of Pinchgut (1959) and Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965).[4] He provided the voices of Dr Ray Pierce in the film Thunderbirds Are Go (1966) and an airport controller in the TV series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967).[5] He played lead character Angelo James in the BBC TV series Vendetta (1966-68).[6]

He dated the British film and stage actress Julie Andrews early in her career, as mentioned in Andrews' autobiography Home.[7]

He was also a scriptwriter (scripting two 1964 thrillers, Do You Know this Voice? and Walk a Tightrope, among other things), producer and occasional director.

McCallum lived at George's Farm, Crookham Common, near Thatcham, until his sudden death on 26 April 1976.[2][8]


Year Title Role Notes
1958 On the Run Wesley
1959 The Siege of Pinchgut Johnny Kirk
1959 The Devil's Disciple Christie Dudgeon
1959 Jet Storm Gil Gilbert
1960 Foxhole in Cairo Sandy
1961 Night Without Pity O'Brien
1962 The Inspector Browne
1962 The Longest Day Canadian Doctor Uncredited
1962 The War Lover Sully
1964 Walk a Tightrope Counsel
1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Jim Dawson (segment "Werewolf")
1965 Catacombs Richard 'Dick' Corbett
1966 Thunderbirds Are Go Dr. Ray Pierce Voice
1968 The Lost Continent First Officer Hemmings
1969 Moon Zero Two Space Captain
1971 Quest for Love Jimmy


  1. ^ England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
  2. ^ a b "Deaths". The Times. London, England. 28 April 1976. p. 28.
  3. ^ Variety (27 July 2018). "Variety (June 1956)". New York, NY: Variety Publishing Company – via Internet Archive.
  4. ^ "Neil McCallum".
  5. ^ "UFO - The Cast Who Came Back". 27 February 2016.
  6. ^ McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781526111975 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Andrews, Julie (1 April 2008). Home: A Memoir of My Early Years. Hachette Books. ISBN 9781401395421 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "Latest wills". The Times. London, England. 25 August 1976. p. 14. McCallum, Mr Neil John, of Thatcham, actor (intestate) ... £48,424

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