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David McCallum is seventy eight. SEVENTY EIGHT! I bring this up because we're watching NCIS, and he's on it, and he looks sort of late forties early fifties. Nowhere near approaching eighty.

I mean, look at this picture.

David McCallum

His hair is a little darker than it used to be - presumably dyed back to natural mousy brown, as opposed to bleached blonde like it was in the sixties - but aside from that he looks pretty much the same as he did in Sapphire and Steel. His costar in that, the lovely Gurkha-rescuing Joanna Lovely, famous in Ab Fab for playing the never-aging Patsy, now looks older than him.

I mean, think of the context. This man is two years OLDER than Jon Pertwee was when he died. He's TWENTY THREE years older than Bill Hartnell was when he first played the Doctor. He's FIFTEEN years older than Prince Charles for Cthulhu's sake!

The man must have a picture in the attic. He MUST have. [personal profile] magister and I have a theory as to whose it is, too. If he looks late forties/early fifties he must have stopped aging in the early eighties.

And we know who suddenly started looking really raddled in the early eighties, don't we boys and girls?

John Hurt looking quizzical

Yes, I'd be pulling that face too, John. I really would.

Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] magister
Just for comparison, he's the same age as Joan Collins, Sheila Hancock, Michael Caine and Yoko Ono.
He's a year older than Leonard Cohen, Annette Crosbie and Maggie Smith.
And just to finish things off, he's 7 years older than John Hurt.

Date: Friday, August 26th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] magister
Well, yes. Particularly since his hair appears to be standing on end.

Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] addyit.livejournal.com
bah! john's lovely and always will be. his wrinkles make him decidedly more pinchable. <3

maybe mccallum'll start to change once he gets closer to his 90s, like christopher lee did.

Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
onyxlynx: 2 overlapped fans, with the word "Fan" superimposed (Fan)
From: [personal profile] onyxlynx
He does look good. Day-ummmm!

Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
trialia: River Song (Alex Kingston) drinking a cup of coffee. (Default)
From: [personal profile] trialia
Hee! Yeah, I always think he looks way younger than his age. He's two years younger than my grandmother, another reference point for you. ;)

Date: Friday, August 26th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
sir_guinglain: (ArthurElaineLetter)
From: [personal profile] sir_guinglain
Time does march on, but McCallum seems to resist its advance more than others. I credit Sapphire, myself.

Date: Saturday, August 27th, 2011 07:57 am (UTC)
leoniedelt: pd caves grimace (pd caves grimace)
From: [personal profile] leoniedelt
ah, but McCallum is lovely, isnt he?

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