The ex-footballer turned Burberry-backed screen star.
Shirt by AGNES B. from DAVID CASAVANT ARCHIVE and black trousers by HELMUT LANG from DAVID CASAVANT ARCHIVE
“I just got into Seinfeld recently and Kramer literally bust my gut. Every time I watch the show, I’m just waiting for Kramer,” says burgeoning Brit star Callum Turner when the subject of favourite actor Michael “Kramer” Anthony Richards comes up.
Considering his career goal as a teenager was pro-athleticism until an injury got in the way at 19 (“I wanted to be a footballer and I was working towards that. There’s a performance element to it that I connected with…”), the London native seems to live and breathe his newest trade. Between modelling stints for a Burberry Prorsum campaign, he starred in Leaving with Helen McCrory – winning a Breakthrough Brit Award in the process) – TV teen series Glue and long-awaited BBC Jack The Ripper saga, Ripper Street.
In the forthcoming November film adaptation Victor Frankenstein, Turner stars alongside the likes of Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. “[In the movie] we’re the police, and we’re chasing down Frankenstein and Igor and it was just quite amusing knowing what was going on. I enjoyed not giving too much of a shit as a character. There’s always a rebellion within my characters, whether it’s with the parents, a system, or the system…”
More projects in the pipeline for 2016 include a spot alongside Gillian Anderson, Paul Dano and Jim Broadbent in BBC drama War and Peace but, for now, Turner’s got some brazen nonchalance to be getting on with. “My advice would be to take Baz Luhrmann’s,” he half-jokes to Wonderland in a Brooklyn studio. “Wear Sunscreen.”
Photography: Daniyel Lowden
Fashion: Yohana Lebasi
Words: Nigel Isaiah