John Simm

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  • Birth Place: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • Profession: Actor
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  • His father was a local musician, who taught him to play the guitar;  they played together in working men's clubs from when John was 12, calling themselves Us2.
  • Started a band, Magic Alex (named after The Beatles' electrician), and toured with Echo and the Bunnymen in the early 1990s.
  • After he played New Order frontman Bernard Sumner in Michael Winterbottom's 2002 film 24 Hour Party People, he was invited to sing on stage with the band.
  • Was the seventh actor to play Doctor Who nemesis The Master.
  • Took part in the 31thirtyone charity photography project in 2010 to raise money for Crohn's and Colitis UK.
  • Played the title role in Hamlet at the Crucible Theatre in 2010.
  • Appeared in a 50th anniversary revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming in 2015 at Trafalgar Studios in the West End.


  • 2008, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee


  • Kate Magowan — Wife
  • Ryan Simm — Son
  • Molly Simm — Daughter
  • Ronald Simm — Father


  • Drama Centre London, London, England (1992)


  • Birth Place: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • Profession: Actor

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