Out100: Simon Callow
By Out.com Editors
Photography by M. Sharkey
With the release of Anonymous, a big-budget Shakespearean whodunit, public scrutiny has reached a boiling point over the Bard of Avon’s true identity. But Callow -- one of England’s finest thespians and one of the first notable actors to officially come out (in 1984, no less) -- is here to set the record straight. Starring in the one-man show Being Shakespeare, he leads the audience through colorful tales of Elizabethan times that reinforce the veracity of the legendary author’s name. After a successful run on London’s West End, the play traveled to the Brooklyn Academy of Music and then to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Photographed at the Playhouse Theater in London on September 25, 2012