Clement McCallin (1913-1977)



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Clement McCallin in The Story of Robin Hood


Christian has been extremely busy researching another of the actors that had a short role in Walt Disney's live action movie The Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men (1952). This time he investigates the life and career of Clement McCallin:

Clement McCallin plays the Earl of Huntingdon in The Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men (1952). A sadly underrated actor, his appearances could have been more developed in the film. As a matter of fact, he only appears in the first scenes before the departure for the Holy Land. I imagine the script writer Lawrence Watkin could have planned his return, together with his King. We only hear from him by Richard at the end of the movie when he tells Maid Marian that her father has returned and waits to greet her at Huntingdon. Happily, he sets the tone for the movie, being the first actor (with Louise Hampton) to appear in the first shot, as he prepares his horse before the departure. Clement does a very reliable, if too short, performance, both as Richard’s most trusted and noble knight and Marian’s father.
I have not found much about this distinguished-looking actor, except on IMDb, whose extracts appear below. It seems, according to his filmography, that he worked mostly for TV, with very few appearances in theatre and feature films.


Overview

Date of Birth 6 March 1913, London, England UK

Date of Death 7 August 1977, London, England UK

Mini Bio

Clement McCallin was born on March 6, 1913 in London, England.
He was an actor known for Good Friday (1950), The Rossiter Case (1951) and The Wooing of Anne Hathaway (1938).


Spouse 
Phillippa Anne Gurney (? - ?) Brenda Bruce (? - 7 August 1977) (his death). 

Trivia 
Studied at R.A.D.A. Educated at Stowe.


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Clement McCallin in 'Edward My Son' (1949) with Spencer Tracey and Leueen McGrath


Filmography
1976
Sykes (TV Series)
Dr. Parker
- Bath (1976) ... Dr. Parker
1968
Happy Deathday
Prof. Esteban Zoltan
1967
The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Hardcastle
- A Sleeping Partner (1967) ... Hardcastle
1964-1966
Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Dr. Masters / Mr. MacFarlane / Dr. McCulloch / ...
- They Do It in Africa (1966) ... Dr. Masters
- The Vision (1965) ... Mr. MacFarlane
- Off the Hook (1965) ... Dr. McCulloch
- The Doctor Cried (1964) ... Magistrate

1965
ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Gen. Saint-Haye
- The Corsican Brothers (1965) ... Gen. Saint-Haye

1965
Front Page Story (TV Series)
Colonel Coteston
- Background Only: Not for Publication (1965) ... Colonel Coteston

1963-1964
The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Marlow / Mr. Bentley
- A Lesson for Corbett (1964) ... Marlow
- One of Those Days (1963) ... Mr. Bentley

1963
Kidnapped (TV Mini-Series)
- The Bass Rock (1963)
1963
Suspense (TV Series)
The Rev.
- The Men from the Bush (1963) ... The Rev.

1963
Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Police Inspector
- The Menacing Mazurka (1963) ... Police Inspector
1962-1963
The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Marton
- Episode #1.13 (1963) ... Mr. Marton
- Episode #1.12 (1963) ... Mr. Marton
- Episode #1.11 (1963) ... Mr. Marton
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Mr. Marton

1962
BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
John Cumnor
- The Aspern Papers (1962) ... John Cumnor

1954
Beau Brummel
Footman (uncredited)

1953
Rough Shot
1953
Folly to Be Wise
Colonel (uncredited)

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Clement McCallin (second from left) as the Earl of Huntingdon in The Story of Robin Hood


1952
The Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men
Earl of Huntingdon


1951
Cry, the Beloved Country
First reporter

1951
The Lady with a Lamp
Richard M. Milnes

1951
The Boy with a Cart (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)

1950-1951
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Henry V / Cassius / The Captain / ...
- Henry V (I) (1951) ... Henry V
- Julius Caesar (1951) ... Cassius
- The Secret Sharer (1950) ... The Captain
- Men of Darkness (1950) ... Jean Cordeau
1951
The Rossiter Case
Peter Rossiter

1951
Meurtre dans la cath├ędrale
2nd Priest - prior
1950
The Tragedy of King Richard II (TV Movie)
Bolingbroke
1950
Good Friday (TV Movie)
Pontius Pilate

1949
The Queen of Spades
Officer in the gaming room

1949
Edward, My Son
Sergeant Kenyon

1939
The Swiss Family Robinson (TV Movie)
Fritz, their eldest son

1939
Stolen Life
Karal Anderson

1939
England's Shakespeare (Documentary short)
Henry V

1938
The Wooing of Anne Hathaway (TV Movie)
Will Shakespeare

1938
Laugh with Me (TV Movie)  
Martin Kerry


Special thanks to Christian for the images and all this information on Clement McCallin. I agree with Christian, it is a pity that Clement didn't appear at the end of the movie as the Earl of Huntingdon and accompany his king into Sherwood Forest. It did seem rather odd that the monarch traveled alone. What do you think?

To read more about the lives of the actors and actresses in Walt Disney's Story of Robin Hood please click here.

4 comments:

Clement Glen said...



"Clement McCallin (1913-1977)"




Special thanks to Christian for the images and all this information on Clement McCallin. I agree with Christian, it is a pity that Clement didn't appear at the end of the movie as the Earl of Huntingdon and accompany his king into Sherwood Forest. It did seem rather odd that the monarch traveled alone. What do you think?

Neil said...

I have just listened to an archive clip on BBC Radio 4 of Desert Island Disca featuring actress Brenda Bruce from June 1973 and Roy Plomley asks her about her recent marriage to a fellow member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and that was Clement McCallin. So it seems a lot of his work would have been in the theatre and most probably with the Shakespeare Company.

Neil said...

Another snippet from someone at the RSC:-
A very sad event was the death of Brenda Bruce's second husband, the actor Clement McCallin, who died quite suddenly one Saturday morning in 1977. Maggie had been his dresser only days before. Brenda also lost her son that same year.

Clement Glen said...

Thanks for this information on Brenda Bruce, Neil.

Clement McCallin is another example of the huge wealth of talent used by Disney in the 'Story of Robin Hood.'