Neil McCallum (actor)

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

Neil McCallum
Born20 May 1929[1]
Died26 April 1976(1976-04-26) (aged 46)
Alma materGuildhall School of Music and Drama
Years active19501976

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, '60s and early '70s, 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
1958On the RunWesley
1959The Siege of PinchgutJohnny Kirk
1959The Devil's DiscipleChristie Dudgeon
1959Jet StormGil Gilbert
1960Foxhole in CairoSandy
1961Night Without PityO'Brien
1962The InspectorBrowne
1962The Longest DayCanadian DoctorUncredited
1962The War LoverSully
1964Walk a TightropeCounsel
1965Dr. Terror's House of HorrorsJim Dawson(segment "Werewolf")
1965CatacombsRichard 'Dick' Corbett
1966Thunderbirds Are GoDr. Ray PierceVoice
1968The Lost ContinentFirst Officer Hemmings
1969Moon Zero TwoSpace Captain
1971Quest for LoveJimmy


  1. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
  2. "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 via Google Books.
  7. Andrews, Julie (1 April 2008). "Home: A Memoir of My Early Years". Hachette Books 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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