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CASE 39

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 and directors.

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 SOUTH.

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 past 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 ‘Lew Ashby' in CALIFORNICATION, opposite David Duchovny for Showtime, is generating Emmy buzz.

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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