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James Callis



An actor who had plied his trade on the stage and screen for nearly a decade by the time he was cast as brilliant but traitorous Dr. Gaius Baltar on the hit sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, James Callis displayed the pitch-perfect combination of swaggering arrogance and dangerous cowardice needed to betray the human race to its robotic oppressors. It was after studying English and literature at the University of York that the English-born actor enrolled in the prestigious London Academy of Music and Art, and after graduating in 1996, Callis quickly moved on the West End stage -- where he made his professional debut opposite Bob Hoskins in a production of Old Wicked Songs. Dubbed "Most Promising Newcomer" at the London Critic's Circle for his performance in that play, Callis subsequently appeared in an Almeida Theatre production of The Doctor's Dilemma and a Soho Theatre production of Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight.



A brief appearance in the British television series Murder Most Horrid helped to kick-start Callis's television career, with roles in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries and Sex, Chips and Rock n' Roll following in quick succession. In 2001, Callis made his move into features with a supporting role in the hit comedy Bridget Jones's Diary (a role he would later reprise in the film's 2004 sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason). Callis also made his feature directorial debut in 2001 when he collaborated with writer/director Nick Cohen on the independent comedy Beginner's Luck, in which he also acted. While Callis's feature roles no doubt helped to improve his profile, it was the actor's memorably devious performance as the scientist who sells out the human race on Battlestar Galactica that established him as a true international star.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Hollow
  • Vaughn Killinger
2016
76% Bridget Jones's Baby
  • Tom
2016
29% Narcopolis
  • Todd Ambro
2015
No Score Yet Blood Moon
  • Alan
2015
30% Austenland
  • Col. Andrews
2013
0% Reuniting The Rubins
  • Danny Rubins
2012
No Score Yet Victoria & Albert
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Merlin and the Book of Beasts
  • Merlin
2009
No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica: Razor
  • Dr. Gaius Baltar
2007
19% One Night With the King
  • Hamen
2006
No Score Yet Dead Cool
  • Actor
2005
27% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
  • Tom
2004
No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica
  • Gaius Baltar
2003
No Score Yet Helen of Troy
  • Menelaus
2003
81% Bridget Jones's Diary
  • Tom
2001
No Score Yet Victoria & Albert
  • Ernest
2001
40% Jason and the Argonauts
  • Aspyrtes
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
  • Dr. Gaius Baltar
No Score Yet Merlin
2009-2012
  • Borden
No Score Yet A Town Called Eureka
2006-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet Eureka
2006-2012
  • Trevor Grant Dr. Trevor Grant
97% Arrow
2012
  • Dodger
No Score Yet The Musketeers
2014-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • John Merchiston Joh Merchiston
89% FlashForward
2009-2010
  • Gabriel McDow
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Mason Duryea

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