John Simm

John Simm

Jul. 10th, 1970
Born in
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK
175 cm

John Simm's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Doctor Who (UK) (2005) TV Show
Doctor Who (UK) (2005)
Life on Mars (UK) TV Show
Life on Mars (UK)
Intruders (UK) TV Show
Intruders (UK)
Mad Dogs (UK) TV Show
Mad Dogs (UK)
Prey (UK) TV Show
Prey (UK)
The Village (UK) TV Show
The Village (UK)
The Devil's Whore (UK) TV Show
The Devil's Whore (UK)
State of Play (UK) TV Show
State of Play (UK)
Trauma (UK) TV Show
Trauma (UK)
The Lakes (UK) TV Show
The Lakes (UK)
Men of the World (UK) TV Show
Men of the World (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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John Simm (born July 10, 1970) in Leeds, West Yorkshire and grew up in Nelson, Lancashire. He attended Edge End High School, Nelson, Lancashire followed by Blackpool Drama College at 16 and the Drama Centre, London at 19.
He lives with his wife, actress 'Kate Magowan', and their children Ryan (b. August 13, 2001) and Molly (b. February 2007). Simm won the best actor award at the Valencia Film Festival for his film debut in Boston Kickout (1996).

  • Voted Best Guest Actor by readers of Doctor Who Magazine for his roles as Harold Saxon and The Master in the 2007 Season of Doctor Who.
  • After 'Roger Delgado' (qv), 'Peter Pratt' (qv), 'Geoffrey Beevers' (qv), 'Anthony Ainley' (qv), 'Gordon Tipple' (qv), 'Eric Roberts (I)' (qv) and Sir 'Derek Jacobi' (qv), he is the eighth actor to play the Master, the Doctor's greatest enemy. He played the role in _"Doctor Who" (2005) {Utopia (#3.11)}_ (qv), _"Doctor Who" (2005) {The Sound of Drums (#3.12)}_ (qv) and _"Doctor Who" (2005) {Last of the Time Lords (#3.13)}_ (qv). He has yet to be succeeded in the role.
  • Sang the "acoustic" version of 'New Order' (qv)'s "Blue Monday" in _24 Hour Party People (2002)_ (qv) during the split screen scene.
  • Supports Manchester United Football Club and sometimes has a reference to this inserted into the characters he plays (particularly Sam Tyler in "Life on Mars" and Cal McCaffrey in "State of Play").

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