John Ronald Simm
10 July 1970
|Television||Sam Tyler in Life on Mars|
The Master in Doctor Who
Kate Magowan (m. 2004)
|Children||Son and daughter|
John Ronald Simm (born 10 July 1970 in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire) is an English actor and musician. He grew up mainly in Lancashire. His roles include two BAFTA award-winning BBC Wales dramas: as Sam Tyler in the drama Life on Mars and as the Master in the long-running science fiction series Doctor Who. He has appeared in many popular television dramas such as The Lakes, State of Play and two BAFTA award-winning serials; Clocking Off and Sex Traffic. His movie roles include Human Traffic and 24 Hour Party People. He was nominated for the Olivier and Theatergoer's Choice Award for the best Actor 2008.
Besides acting, Simm was a founding member, songwriter and guitarist with the rock band Magic Alex.
Personal life[change | change source]
Filmography[change | change source]
Television[change | change source]
|1992||Rumpole of the Bailey||Joby Jonson||Series 7, Episode 4: "Rumpole and the Reform of Joby Jonson"|
|1993||Oasis||Posh Robert||Episodes 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10|
|Heartbeat||Richard Francis||Series 2, Episode 9: "Wall of Silence"|
|The Bill||Paul Jeffries||Season 9, Episode 95: "Blind Spot"|
|Men of the World||Kendle Bains||Series 1 and 2|
|1994||A Pinch of Snuff||Clint Heppelwhite|
|1995||Chiller||Gary Kingston||Series 1, Episode 3: "Here Comes the Mirror Man"|
|Cracker||Bill Nash||Series 3, Episode 2: "Best Boys"|
|1997–1999||The Lakes||Danny Kavanagh||Series 1 and 2, 14 episodes|
|2000||Forgive and Forget||Theo|
|Clocking Off||Stuart Leach||Series 1, Episode 1: "The Leaches' Story"|
|Meet Ricky Gervais||Himself||Episode 6|
|Never Never||John Parlour|
|2001||Spaced||Stephen Edwards||Series 2, Episode 1: "Back"|
|Crime & Punishment||Raskolnikov|
|White Teeth||Mr. Hero||Cameo|
|2003||State of Play||Cal McCaffrey||6 episodes|
|Canterbury Tales||Ace||The Knight's Tale|
|2004||The All Star Comedy Show||Various characters|
|Sex Traffic||Daniel Appleton|
|2005||Blue/Orange||Dr. Bruce Flaherty|
|2006–2007||Life on Mars||Sam Tyler||Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor|
|2007||The Yellow House||Vincent Van Gogh|
|2008||The Devil's Whore||Edward Sexby|
|Doctor Who||The Master||Episode: "The End of Time, Part One"|
|2010||Episode: "The End of Time, Part Two"|
|Moving On||Moose / Mike||Series 2, Episode 4: "Malaise"|
|2011||Mad Dogs||Baxter||4 episodes|
|Exile||Tom Ronstadt||3 episodes|
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor
|2012||Mad Dogs 2||Baxter||4 episodes|
|201?||Mad Dogs 3|
Movies[change | change source]
|2002||24 Hour Party People||Bernard|
|201?||Seven Days||Unknown||Being filmed in real-time over a period of five years|
Theatre[change | change source]
|Year||Title||Role||Theatre / Notes|
|1996||Goldhawk Road||Colin||Bush Theatre|
Trafalgar Studios 1
|2009||Speaking in Tongues||Leon||Duke of York's Theatre|
References[change | change source]
- Lewinski, John Scott (4 April 2009). "Simm Returns as The Master in Doctor Who". Wired News. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
- Sara Nathan, ed. (6 April 2009). "Mouse's telly trap". The Sun. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
- Colville, Robert (11 April 2009). "Russell T Davies Doctor Who interview: full transcript". Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 21 October 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
- "John Simm: Clocks and robbers". Total SciFi. 2007-02-01. Archived from the original on 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2008-02-07.
- "Life On Mars star John Simm takes the stage to be near his children". Archived from the original on 2010-02-21. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
- My United: John Simm Archived 2013-06-25 at the Wayback Machine Manchester United Official Website 11/02/11
- "Speaking in Tongues, Duke of York's Theatre, London", The Independent
- , The Independent 23 September 2010. Retrieved on 27 September 2010.
- "Betrayal as Sheffield Theaters". Archived from the original on 2016-01-09. Retrieved 2012-07-28.