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Samuel Callis (born 1973) is an English actor and director, best known for his role as Callum Stone in The Bill and Adam Benjamin in London's Burning.

Sam Callis
Samuel Callis

1973 (age 45–46)
Chichester, West Sussex, England
OccupationActor, director
Spouse(s)Osmin Callis


Callis grew up in Haslemere, Surrey and attended Camelsdale Primary School, Midhurst Intermediate School and Midhurst Grammar School.[citation needed] Callis trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[1] He has had roles in London's Burning[2][3] where he played Adam Benjamin and in Ultimate Force as Captain Patrick Fleming.[4] He played Doctor Mike Banner in The Royal[5] until he left in 2007 to join the cast of The Bill. He has made appearances in Holby City and Doctor Who.

Before joining The Bill as a regular, he had previously guest starred in the show in 2004 as an alcoholic priest, Karl Radford.[6]

Callis has also acted in some films. In Kidulthood he played a security guard, in Spanish TV Movie Trance he played Nick, in Capital Punishment he played Russell Blake and he starred in Shrink as Max.

He has acted in theatre which has taken him to New York and on a UK no1 Tour for Arms and The Man.

After The Bill was cancelled in 2010, Callis directed a short film called Inside Run.[7] The short film starred his former The Bill co-star Andrew Lancel as a prison officer and was shown at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2010. More recently he directed another short film, Viking also starring Andrew Lancel.[8]

Callis played the role of Stensgard in the UK premiere of Henrik Ibsen's The League of Youth at Nottingham Playhouse in May 2011.[9] In 2012 he appeared in the Noël Coward play Hay Fever at the Noël Coward Theatre[10] and as Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest at Nottingham Playhouse.[11]

In 2015 he produced Whisper a ten-minute short film set in Sheppey.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

He met his wife Osmin during his time on London's Burning[13] and the couple reside in London. In December 2008, he became a father for the first time with the birth of his daughter. He also has a son. His brother, Ben Callis,[8] is a film director.[14]



Role Production Duration
Alec Frobisher Father Brown 2018
Gold Cloak Game of Thrones 2011
Sean Foster[15] Holby City 2011
Callum Stone The Bill 2007–2010
Dr Mike Banner The Royal 2007
Captain Patrick Fleming Ultimate Force 2006
Dave Stainford Holby City 2005
Security Guard Doctor Who 2005
Karl Radford The Bill 2004
Adam Benjamin London's Burning 2001–2002
Jackson Beginner's Luck 2001
Trevor Lake Holby City 2001

Released filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2000 Shrink Actor Played Max
2001 Trance Actor Played Nick
2003 Capital Punishment Actor Played Russell Blake
2006 Kidulthood Actor Played Security Guard
2010 Inside Run Director
2015 Whisper Producer


Role Production Duration
Stensgard The League of Youth 2011
Sandy Tyrell Hay Fever 2012
Jack Worthing The Importance of Being Earnest 2012
Prospero The Tempest 2019
King of France Henry V (play) 2019


  1. ^ "The LAMADA Prospectus". United Kingdom: LAMADA. Retrieved 10 February 2010.[dead link]
  2. ^ "London's Burning Cast and Crew". United Kingdom: Archived from the original on 21 December 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Red-Hot Recruit". United Kingdom: The Sun. 20 January 2001. Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Ultimate Force". United Kingdom: ITV. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2010.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Sam Callis interview". United Kingdom: ITV. 21 August 2007. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  6. ^ "No plans to cut down The Bill". United Kingdom: The Bill. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  7. ^ "Close Friends and Family Only – 54th BFI London Film Festival". Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  8. ^ a b "Viking". Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  9. ^ Billington, Michael (17 May 2011). "The League of Youth – review". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  10. ^ Shenton, Mark (27 February 2012). "The Stage / Reviews / Hay Fever". The Stage. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST". Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  12. ^ Dyson, Lewis (12 February 2015). "Short film Whisper filmed at beach huts in Leysdown". Kent Online. Archived from the original on 20 January 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Sam Callis and Melanie Gutteridge". United Kingdom: OK! Magazine. 15 April 2008. Archived from the original on 23 May 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  14. ^ "Ben Callis IMDb". Archived from the original on 20 January 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Holby City". BBC Online. BBC. Archived from the original on 26 April 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2011.

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