Callum Keith Rennie was confirmed by EL James’ tweeting to play Ana’s step-dad, Ray Steele.
Callum was born September 14, 1960 (53 years old) in England, not shocking at all! At age 4 he moved to Canada where he was raised. He doesn’t have the sexiest young adult life – he had odd jobs and suffered alcoholism. Fortunately, he got his life together and started acting and he’s done tons of work, a lot on television.
His first film was Purple Toast, and I just love the title of it so I had to mention it. Some of his TV work includes Lonesome Dove, Highlander, Battlestar Galatica, Supernatural, Smallville, Californication and X-Files (love that connection to Christian). As for his movie work: Bury the Lead, Fallen Angels, The Butterfly Effect, and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
So far he looks like a good match for the role. He has experience in different medias with a range of parts. He’s also been nominated and won several awards out of Canada. It’s nice to see yet another piece of cast completed!