Callan McAuliffe

Biography

Callan McAuliffe is an Australian actor with an international career in the USA, UK and Australia. He's presently 23 years old, however this is likely to change in the future. Callan began his career in the U.S. at age 15 when Rob Reiner picked the young Sydney-based Australian as his romantic lead "Bryce" in his 2010 film Flipped. He was thereafter cast as "Sam" in Spielberg and Michael Bay's I Am Number Four and "Young Gatsby" in Baz Lurhman's "The Great Gatsby". He also played "Dominic" in the much celebrated independent film "Beneath the Harvest Sky", though maintains a public preference for the film's original title, "Blue Potato". His most recent roles include the increasingly relevant "Alden" in The Walking Dead TV series and "Taylor" in the independent film, Summer Night. In 2013 at age 17, GQ magazine named Callan the youngest international winner of a "Man of the Year Award". In the same year both Australian Film Trade magazines, Encore and Inside Film, deemed Callan "one to watch", though he's more likely to make unprovoked reference to the GQ award, because they actually gave him a statue. Callan played support-lead to Samuel L. Jackson in Kite, a feature filmed in South Africa, and based on the ground breaking Japanese anime of the same name. He worked alongside Sir Ben Kingsley in the critically divisive "our robot overlords", filmed in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. In 2016 he worked with Award Winning Kazakh director Akan Satayev on Hacker, for which which he was invited to open the Almaty International Film Festival in Kazakhstan. There he had many adventures, drank the milk of the camel, and ate the meat of the horse, which imbued him with renewed wit and vigor, respectively. Outside his formidable acting career, Callan passes the time creatively. In 2016, he wrote a book about talking animals titled "the Hill Ghost". He is also a recreational musician - playing an unusual number of obscure and sometimes unpleasant instruments to varying levels of competency. These include, but are not limited to the piano, the Chinese violin, the Irish tin flute, the regular violin, the guitar, and the larynx. Callan is good at imitating voices and accents, which can sometimes be offensive but is usually endearing. Callan has studied with The Trinity College (London) in Musical Theatre, The Australia Theatre for Young People, Mr Alan Flower (The Sydney Theatre Company), and has otherwise spent a lot of time learning by watching movies and television to avoid responsibility. Callan is a considerate, charitable fellow, as evidenced by his appointment as Ambassador for UNICEF Australia (for which he has a lapel pin), his appointment as youth Ambassador for "The Unmentionables" (who provide sexual and reproductive health services to displaced communities), and by his work with The Wolf Connection in Los Angeles, a charity which focuses on the recovery and well-being of at risk teens and rescued wolves (for which he has a t-shirt). His mother generally considers him to be well-mannered and his father is very proud of him.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Hacker 2016 Full Movie Online in HD December 2, 2016