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David McCallum

19 September 1933 to 25 September 2023

A British actor, who starred in several hit UK and US television series and films. David McCallum’s appeal crossed generations, from playing Illya Kuryakin in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. spy series (1964-1968) in the 1960s, which earned him two of his three Emmy nominations, through the 70s, 80s and 90s with Colditz (1972-1974), The Invisible Man (1975-1976), Sapphire and Steel (1979-1982) and Trainer (1991-1992) to the present as Dr Donald Mallard in US crime series NCIS (2003-2023). As well as starring in multiple theatrically released The Man from U.N.C.L.E. films (which were predominantly recycled two-part episodes with extra footage), McCallum had a successful film career, starring in such big releases as Hell Drivers (1957), Violent Playground, A Night to Remember (both 1958), The Great Escape (1963) and The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). Other notable film roles included The Secret Place (1957), The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961), Freud (1962), Billy Budd (1962), Mosquito Squadron (1969).


Read David McCallum's Guardian obituary

Read David McCallum's BFI obituary

Read David McCallum's New York Times obituary