On the Couch with Callum Francis

Callum-Francis-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Callum Francis?
Callum Francis is a british born (Aussie based) international Music Theatre Actor, massive dag and Lego lover.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I’d spend less time looking at my screen and looking up. It’s a New Year’s resolution of mine to put the phone down and enjoy what’s around me.

Who inspires you and why?
My fiancé Ainsley. I always call him an over achiever and even though he is, everything he touches turns to gold. He commits to everything and anything and completes it to such a high standard.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I’ve already done it! I started a charity for inclusivity in the arts here in Australia called We The Industry, to give back to the new generation of performers. To make the industry more inclusive for all so that art TRULY imitates life.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Walt Disney World, Orlando. 100%. My happy place.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Love the Bronte to Bondi walk. Been here 6 years and it never gets old.

What are you currently reading?
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline. A film was made of the first book (the book was better).

What are you currently listening to?
The Phantom of the Opera is on loop at the moment. But my go to feel good is any song or album by Little Mix.

Happiness is?
Waking up every morning and getting to do what I love. And best of all being paid for it. But also a vanilla slice… happiness is a vanilla slice.

What does the future hold for you?
Who knows?? That’s the exciting part, the not knowing. I have always said, you need to free up space for things to fall into place!

Callum stars as Raoul, Vicomte De Chagny in The Phantom of the Opera – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps – Mrs Macquaries Point from Friday 25 March – 24 April 2022. For more information, visit: www.opera.org.au for details.

Image: Callum Francis (supplied)