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Callan McAuliffe Biography

Callan McAuliffe

Biography


Birth Name
Callan Ryan Claude McAuliffe

Nickname
Callum McAuliffe

Height
5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Biography
Callan McAuliffe (23) is a young Australian actor, attracting another wave of interest in the USA/UK and Australia. The current focus of global attention has been created by his 2018 casting as ALDEN a new cast member in the global Phenomenon - THE WALKING DEAD. He will also star in the feature film SUMMER NIGHT releasing in 2018.

In 2018 Callan includes author to his body of work. His first fictional novel THE HILL GHOST is due for release this year.

Callan first caught USA attention in his career in the USA aged 14 when Rob Reiner (Harry Met Sally, Bucket List) picked the young Sydney-based Australian as his romantic lead "Bryce" in the multi award winning FLIPPED. In the past 7 years Callan has travelled the globe playing a hugely diverse range of lead and support lead roles. The brunette nerd 'Sam' in Spielberg and Michael Bay's I AM NUMBER FOUR. The blonde/blue eyed "Young Gatsby" to Leo Di Caprio's adult lead role in THE GREAT GATSBY Dir. Baz Lurhmann. Samuel Jackson's antagonist in the Japanese Anime' based feature KITE, filmed in Africa. Callan has also played Carrie (Clare Dane's ) brother in HOMELAND , a French Canadian drop out teen 'Dominic' in his break out role at The Toronto Film Festival in BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY.

In the United Kingdom Callan starred as a young lead and British hero saving the world from Sir Ben Kingsley in ROBOT OVERLORDS Along the way has and enjoyed lead and support lead roles in Sundance and Tribeca winning films including THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT. In 2017 - he starred in the multi award winning Australian film THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL (Dir Matthew Holmes) as Daniel Ryan a young Irish born outlaw and bushranger in the early days (Wild West) of Australia.

In his early teens Callan worked in Australia on PACKED TO THE RAFTERS, COMEDY INC, UNDERGROUND - THE JULIAN ASSANGE STORY and CLOUDSTREET.

Callan is also the youngest International Ambassador to UNICEF for Australia.

Background.......

At age 17, GQ magazine named Callan the youngest international winner of a "Man of the Year Award" for the Performing Arts. In 2013 both Australian Film Trade magazines, Encore and Inside Film, deemed Callan "one to watch". IN 2018 Australia's News Ltd Syndicate once again labeled Callan the one to watch!

Callan holds the Duke of Edinburgh Award for Outdoor Survival. He is a natural athlete and musician.

He plays a number of diverse musical instruments, including the keyboard, the Chinese Erhu, guitar and the violin. He currently studies Mandarin. Callan is a tenor vibrato.

In the early days of his career, Callan topped the London Trinity College Musical Theatre Exams and the Drama Scholarship Exams for The Scots College. He also topped commercial auditions at AIPA, which provided him a two week invitational to study at UCLA. After completing this program in 2009, he studied at the Australian Theatre for Young People, the Sydney Theatre Company (under Mr. Alan Flower) and in the drama stream of the SCOTS College.


Trivia
  • Two of Callan's grandparents were Irish. On the other side of his family, Callan's great-great-great-grandparents, Joseph Augustus Henriques and Louisa Leah Lopez, were born in Jamaica, both of them to Sephardi Jewish families. Louisa's father, Callan's great-great-great-great-grandfather Isaac Lopez, was a rabbi. Callan also has English ancestry.
  • Callan was the Youth Ambassador to The Wolf Connection. A non-profit organization which works with wolves and wolf-dogs in programs to help 'at-risk' teenagers in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Callan was a hands-on Ambassador, using his weekends to train with the wolf-dogs. When he wasn't filming, he assisted in the programs led by trained counselors.
  • Callan's great-great-great-grandfather, Joseph Augustus Henriques, was the first USA Consul to Australia. Appointed by the President of the United States, Henriques originally resided in his home on 5th Avenue, New York. He took up his position to represent the USA in Australia in Melbourne in 1852. Callan was named after Joseph's grandson (Callan's great-grandfather), Claude Augustus Henriques. Callan's full name is Callan Ryan Claude McAuliffe.
  • On August 23, 2017, McAuliffe announced via his Instagram account that he has finished writing his first novel, called "The Hill Ghost," expected to be published in 2018.
  • Quotes
  • It is not a conscious education. You soak up some of the techniques and maybe you'll use them at a later date.



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