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Weirdie Spotlight – Steve Callum

I am thrilled to have an official impersonator on my blog. His story is inpressive. Enjoy!

ISO: HI, WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

SC: Steve Callum

ISO: TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF.

SC: I am a 48-year old UK based performer. I work with Susan Scott Lookalikes Agency, London, UK. I’m half Scottish half English and I’m big into supernatural horror movies, cinema, theatre, I’m also an artist, although I tend to bear towards digital art these days more than oils and acrylics.  I’m a singer as well with a long career in theatre, cabaret around the UK.

ISO: What is your favorite drink?

SC: Red wine

ISO: What is your favorite food?

SC: Italian, Chinese & some Thai

ISO: Who are your favorite fictional characters?

SC: Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman, Dr Who, The Joker

ISO: What do you love about what you do?

SC: The whole process of becoming that other person and being as convincing as possible and as faithful to the original actors as possible.  The most difficult part of the transformations is achieving the facial features as this takes a long time to apply prosthetics and make up etc and then getting the voices right.

ISO: Where do you scource costumes?

SC: Various sources to be honest, Tailors, online shopping or even make them as I’m a dab hand with a sewing machine myself.

ISO: When did you start Impersonating the Doctors?

SC: Well I guess that started on a more serious and semi professional level in 2015, but that was purely off my own back and getting myself out there and seen at Convensations etc, but now having been taken on by a top London lookalike and impersonation Agency I suppose you could say things have stepped up somewhat and I am now becoming a professional Classic Dr Who Impersonator.

ISO: Why do you impersonate different incarnations of the Doctor?

SC: Good question really, but I guess because I’m a Dr Who fan and it was watching Dr Who as a kid in the 70’s that inspired me to want to act in the first place, so I guess that’s as good a reason as any.

ISO: What do you love about your Impersonation work?

SC: Everything, from putting on the character, becoming the original actors interpretation of that character (so in effect I’m becoming two people!) And meeting the Dr Who fans who are amazed by how much I look and act like that original actor.  Honestly, I spent 6 hours none stop at one big Dr Who Convention in London as the 6th Doctor having photos taken with fans every few minutes!  I loved it, but it was pretty tiring.

ISO: What projects are you working on?

SC: Well there is one project currently in discussion with a TV and Theatrical producer that is VERY exciting and is related to what I do as an Impersonator and an actor, but I can’t say too much about that right now because of legalities and red tape lol.  You know how it is.  However it’s an exciting time for me right now.

ISO: What tips do you have for other impersonators?

SC: Well I guess if you’re good with make up then try to look as much like the original as possible.  Many have said that’s what sets me apart from others, because I look like the original actors, not just sound like them.

ISO: Where can we see your Impersonation?

https://youtu.be/MdX4KVCEa8E

I hope you enjoyed this interview. Don’t forget I’m not affiliated with any links or projects in this interview.  

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