Originally from Cheshire, Simon was a member of the National Youth Theatre before going on to read English at the University of Birmingham. He trained as an actor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
His theatre work includes: Cleopatra Boy, The Watcher Watched and Dick Whittington (Cheltenham Everyman Theatre); Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps and Selwyn Piper in Murder by the Book (Suffolk Summer Theatres); Ensemble and cover to Jim Broadbent as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Sonia Friedman Productions, Noël Coward Theatre); Frank in How the Other Half Loves (Torch Theatre); Dick Barton in Dick Barton and the Secret of the Pharaoh's Tomb (Suffolk Summer Theatres, Southwold and Aldeburgh); Mickey in RolePlay (Frinton Summer Theatre); the UK national tour of Corrie!, Jonathan Harvey's play celebrating 50 years of Coronation Street (Phil McIntyre Entertainments/ITV Studios, No.1 tour); four plays from Alan Ayckbourn’s Intimate Exchanges (Torch Theatre Milford Haven, Two by Two Theatre and tour); several repertory seasons for Sheringham Little Theatre, with roles including Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Victor in Private Lives, Fisher in Look, No Hans! and William in How the Other Half Loves; Jackie in The Deep Blue Sea (Exeter Northcott Theatre); Sir Pearce in O’Flaherty VC (Bitter Pill Productions); Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (British Shakespeare Company); the title role in King Henry VIII (Rose Theatre, Bankside); Poor Cousin (Hampstead Theatre); Colin in Absent Friends (Tabard Theatre); The Lover (Strut & Fret Theatre Company) and Henry Carr in Travesties (4X4 Theatre Company, Edinburgh Fringe).
Film and Television includes Philophobia (Fablemaze Films) and Not Going Out (Avalon for BBC1), while other screen work has included several independent shorts, corporate training films and television commercials. Radio includes We Are The BBC, Angels in the Dark and Leaves in Autumn (all for Wireless Theatre Company), while other voice work has included audiobook narration for Listening Books and Bitesized Audio, and providing character voices for animations including Paw Patrol and Butterbean's Cafe (Nickelodeon/The Little Music Company).
Pete | Cleopatra Boy | Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham | Paul Milton
Bob | The Watcher Watched | Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham | Paul Milton
Alderman Fitzwarren | Dick Whittington | Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham | Phil Clark
Richard Hannay | The 39 Steps | Suffolk Summer Theatres | Mark Sterling
Ensemble/1st Cover Scrooge (Jim Broadbent) | A Christmas Carol | Sonia Friedman Productions, Noël Coward Theatre | Phelim McDermott
Selwyn Piper | Murder by the Book | Suffolk Summer Theatres | Phil Clark
Frank Foster | How the Other Half Loves | Torch Theatre | Peter Doran
Dick Barton | Dick Barton: Special Agent | Suffolk Summer Theatres | Mark Sterling
Mickey | Roleplay | Frinton Summer Theatre | Edward Max
Various | Corrie! | Phil McIntyre/ITV Studios, No.1 tour | Fiona Buffini
Toby/Miles/Lionel | Intimate Exchanges (four plays) | Torch Theatre/Two by Two Theatre and tour | Rhys Thomas
Benedick | Much Ado About Nothing | Sheringham Repertory | Desmond Barrit
Victor Prynne | Private Lives | Sheringham Repertory | Peter Craze
Peter Fisher | Look, No Hans! | Sheringham Repertory | Simon Thompson
Toby/Miles/Lionel | Intimate Exchanges: Affairs in a Tent | Sheringham Repertory | Nicky Henson
Petruchio | The Taming of the Shrew | British Shakespeare Company | Clare Prenton
Jackie Jackson | The Deep Blue Sea | Exeter Northcott Theatre | Ben Crocker
Sir Pearce | O'Flaherty, VC | Bitter Pill Productions | Sarah Norman
Henry Carr | Travesties | 4X4 Theatre Company | Loretta Preece
Mr Scout | Philophobia | Fablemaze Films | Guy Davies
Bernie | Not Going Out (Episode: Pointless) | Avalon/BBC1 | Nick Wood
Simon Bailey | The Mariner's Guide to Collecting Evidence | Videotel | Ron Tanner
James Marwick | Printed | Met Film School | Jonathan Hall
Mr Mitchell | Embarrassing Bodies Idents | Mustard | Sam Miller
Various | Paw Patrol | Nickelodeon | Keith Littler
Eric Stubbs | We are the BBC | Wireless Theatre | Jack Bowman
Paul | Angels in the Dark | Wireless Theatre | Susan Casanove
Narrator | Roman Britain (audiobook) | Listening Books | Will Parker
The Priest | Leaves in Autumn | Wireless Theatre | Tom Brazier
Mr Jay QC | Lawfest: Scenes from the Leveson Inquiry | AKT Productions | Paul Christie
CEO / Robert | Skyline | AKT Productions | Mark Sterling
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Simon recently played the role of Mr Scout in Philophobia for Fablemaze, alongside Harry Lloyd and James Faulkener.
His television credits include an episode of Lee Mack's sitcom Not Going Out, first broadcast in November 2014. His other screen credits have included leading roles in corporate films and TV commercials.
Trailer for The Mariner's Role in Collecting Evidence, a corporate film in which Simon plays the leading role of maritime lawyer Simon Bailey.
Simon's voice work includes radio plays for Wireless Theatre Company and audiobook narration for Listening Books and Bitesized Audio. His recording of 'Round the Fire Stories' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is available on Audible and iTunes.
Simon has also recently provided several guest voices for UK broadcast episodes of Paw Patrol and Butterbean's Café.
Audiobook sample 1 – extract from The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford:
Audiobook sample 2 – extract from A Terribly Strange Bed by Wilkie Collins:
Documentary narration sample – The Enigma Machine:
Further samples of Simon's voice are available on his Spotlight profile
Simon is represented by MARVIN GILES at Jackie Nicholson Associates for theatre, television, film, radio and commercial work:
Jackie Nicholson Associates
Suite 344, 3rd Floor, Linen Hall,
162-168 Regent Street, London W1B 5TD
020 7580 4422
For voice or corporate work, or any other enquiries, you can send a message to Simon directly using the form below: