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Simon Callow - Eugene BleulerCallow made his film debut with a substantial supporting role in 1984 in Milos Forman's Amadeus. Two years later, he endeared himself to transatlantic audiences with his BAFTA nominated portrayal of the bumbling reverend Mr. Beeb in Merchant-Ivory's celebrated adaptation of E.M. Forster's A Room with a View. He would also appear in two more Merchant-Ivory-Forster adaptations, Maurice (1987), in which he had a brief role as the title character's deluded schoolteacher, and Howards End (1992), which featured him in the small but memorable role of a pompous lecturer on music appreciation.

In addition to his numerous collaborations with Merchant-Ivory (which also include Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, 1990, and Jefferson in Paris, 1995), Callow has worked in a number of diverse British and American productions. Perhaps one of his best-loved and most recognizable roles was in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) which won him another BAFTA nomination.

Among the other diverse films he appeared in throughout the '90s, Callow particularly stood out in the animated James and the Giant Peach (1996), in which he voiced the wise Grasshopper; the acclaimed Shakespeare in Love (1998), which featured him as the obnoxious, party-pooping Master of Revels (and for which he won a SAG Award); and Rose Troche's omni-sexual romantic comedy Bedrooms & Hallways (1998), in which Callow starred as the painfully sincere guru of a men's consciousness-raising group.

Callow has recently starred in Stephen Fryís directorial debut Bright Young Things (2003), alongside Jim Broadbent, Richard E Grant and Dan Aykroyd. He also recently starred in the action adventure film George and the Dragon (2004), alongside Patrick Swayze and James Purefoy.

In late 2004 Callow will be seen in Joel Schumacherís Phantom of the Opera, alongside Gerard Butler and Miranda Richardson.
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