Profile: John Simm
In the last month it has been revealed that John Simm is returning to a West End stage to appear in Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming and seeing as he can currently be seen in the capital with the Lyttelton National Theatre’s Three Days In The Country, it seems like a great time to look at the career of the well known actor.
After all, John Simm is known to audiences around the country for his television and stage roles, so let’s take a look back at his work.
John Simm grew up in the North West of England and it was during this time that he appeared in musicals at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. Though his career as a musical theatre star didn’t last, it did get him used to the stage and by the end of his teenage years he was attending the Drama Centre in London, leading on to his debut on the stage in the 1990s.
The 90s also saw him appear on stage as part of a band, but it was his acting career that would make his name and during this early period in his career he appeared in the likes of The Bill, plus Goldhawk Road at the Bush Theatre.
As the years went by he also appeared in the likes of The Lakes and Clocking Off before the 2000s came along and he moves on to the likes of Spaces and State Of Play.
But it was 2006 in which his most famous role came along – that of Sam Tyler in Life On Mars, which ran on television from 2006 to 2007. After that he also took on the role of The Master in Doctor Who, ensuring plenty of people around the country were aware of his work, with Mad Dogs and The Village also appearing in recent years.
As for the stage, his work in the last decade has included Elling at the Trafalgar Studios 1, Speaking In Tongues at the Duke of York’s Theatre, The Hothouse as part of Trafalgar Transformed at the Trafalgar Studios 1 and, this year, in Three Days In The country at the Lyttelton National Theatre.
The Homecoming runs at the Trafalgar Studios 1 from Saturday 14th November 2015.