CALLUM KEITH RENNIE was born in Sunderland, England, raised in Alberta,
Canada, and was first struck with the passion to act while living in Edmonton.
Starting out in university radio and working his way to the renowned Shaw
Festival, Rennie moved to Vancouver and quickly caught the eye of producers
Further to his many early television appearances Rennie landed his first
independent feature film role in director Mina Shum's DOUBLE HAPPINESS for
which he garnered a Best Supporting Actor Genie Nomination.
Rennie continued to star in many Canadian films including CURTIS'S
CHARM, MEN WITH GUNS and Bruce MacDonald's critically acclaimed HARD
CORE LOGO. Concurrently he starred on several television series including MY
LIFE AS A DOG (winning a Best Actor Gemini Award), TWITCH CITY and DUE
Rennie went on to star in many other feature films of note including
Christopher Nolan's MEMENTO, David Cronenberg's eXistenz, Lynne
Stopkewich's SUSPICIOUS RIVER, his second feature film with filmmaker Bruce
McDonald PICTURE CLAIRE, and LAST NIGHT directed by Don McKeller,
which earned Rennie a Best Supporting Actor Genie Award.
Films released in 2003 included the critically acclaimed and award
winning FLOWER & GARNET and FALLING ANGELS, starring opposite
Miranda Richardson. Both films attended the Toronto International Film
Festival, as has virtually every Canadian feature film he has starred in the
and garnered Rennie Leo Award nominations for both and a Best Actor Leo
Award win for the latter.
Rennie continued a career populated by amazing projects, co-stars, and
directors working with an ensemble of friends in Daniel MacIvor's WILBY
WONDERFUL; Stephen King's mini series KINGDOM HOSPITAL, directed by
Craig R. Baxley; David Goyer's BLADE TRINITY; and opposite Jon Voight in the
mini-series FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN. Rennie visited South Africa
for the first time for Harry Hooks' WHISKEY ECHO and New Orleans for his
work opposite Ving Rhames and Freddie Prinze, Jr. in Keoni Waxman's
SHOOTING GALLERY. He would join Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and
Carrie-Anne Moss in SNOW CAKE and earlier this year, Rennie would again
join Carrie-Anne Moss and director Carl Bessai (UNNATURAL &
ACCIDENTAL, for which Rennie won another Best Actor Leo Award) for the
moving feature film NORMAL, which would once again see him at the Toronto
International Film Festival. His work in NORMAL also won him his second
Genie Award in the Best Supporting Actor category. Rennie's work in David
Goyer's THE INVISIBLE, opposite Marcia Gay Harden for Touchstone and
Spyglass Entertainment, was enjoyed by film audiences; as was SILK, starring
Keira Knightley; and the Chris Carter feature film sequel X-FILES: I WANT TO
BELIEVE, released in 2008.
Rennie's television credits continue to grow with recent additions
including CBS' HARPER'S ISLAND, and the multi award winning mini-series
TIN MAN from director Nick Willing, which broke several viewership records
for the SCI-FI Network and garnered excellent reviews. Science fiction fans also
raved over the exciting fourth and final season of the hit series BATTLESTAR
GALACTICA with Rennie reprising his infamous Cylon role of 'Leobon', while
his critically acclaimed turn as rock producer â€˜Lew Ashby' in
CALIFORNICATION, opposite David Duchovny for Showtime, is generating
Rennie most recently completed shooting the feature film HALO on
location in Halifax, Canada, and the comedy/western GUNLESS opposite good
friend Paul Gross. Rennie begins shooting SHATTERED, his one hour drama
series for E1 for Global Television later this summer.
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