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John Simm is a Actor British born on 10 july 1970 at Leeds (United-kingdom)

John Simm

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Birth name John Ronald Simm
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 10 july 1970 (49 years) at Leeds (United-kingdom)

John Ronald Simm (born 10 July 1970) is an English actor. He has starred in many television dramas, including Life on Mars, Cracker, The Lakes, Sex Traffic, State of Play, Crime and Punishment, Exile and Prey. He has been nominated twice for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. An accomplished stage actor, he is a Laurence Olivier Award nominee. His films incude Wonderland, Human Traffic, and 24 Hour Party People. In 2010, he played Hamlet at the Crucible Theatre.


In April 2004, Simm married actress Kate Magowan in the Forest of Dean; they have a son and a daughter. He is a supporter of Manchester United.

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Filmography of John Simm (18 films)

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Skellig (2009)
, 1h40
Directed by Annabel Jankel
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Actors Tim Roth, Bill Milner, Skye Bennett, John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Navin Chowdhry
Roles Dave
Rating64% 3.245983.245983.245983.245983.24598
A young boy, Michael (Bill Milner) and his parents move into an decrepit old house to make room for the new baby that his mother (Kelly Macdonald) and father (John Simm) are expecting. The house is old and needs repair. Michael feels pushed out by his parents who are preoccupied with the state of the house and the new baby. Michael ventures out into the garden and finds an old shed. While looking around the gloomy and uninhabitable place he hears someone say "Who's there?" and runs. It later turns out that this is Skellig (Tim Roth). Michael's mother has been busy cleaning in the house when she goes into premature labour. Michael helps by calling an ambulance but blames himself for what has happened. The baby is premature and has to stay in hospital for some time. Eventually she comes home, apparently well.
Tu£sday (2008)
, 1h18
Directed by Sacha Bennett
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films
Actors Philip Glenister, John Simm, Ashley Walters, Kevin McNally, Cristian Solimeno, Kate Magowan
Roles Silver
Rating51% 2.5621152.5621152.5621152.5621152.562115
The plot revolves around a jewel heist, where by coincidence three groups of thieves; four experienced criminals, two beautiful bank clerks and one desperate penniless man nearing retirement, try to steal a large emerald in the bank’s safe on the same day. The film unfolds in a series of flashbacks from each of the characters’ perspectives, revealed by the suspects through a series of police interrogations. Two detectives must piece together seemingly unrelated people and clues and determine who really stole the Meidan-i-Noor – an emerald the size of a fist.
Devilwood (2006)
, 11minutes
Directed by Sacha Bennett
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Horror, Historical
Actors John Simm, Kate Magowan
Roles Gabriel
Rating67% 3.363663.363663.363663.363663.36366
Set in early 18th century England, a mysterious stranger, calling himself Dante, arrives in a remote village populated by highwaymen, whores and lowlifes. He offers payment for certain "papers" from Lord Faversham. Soon after, another stranger arrives - an attractive girl named Rossetti - looking for Dante. Neither she, nor Dante, are what they seem. Gabriel, now caught between the two of them, quickly discovers his world is about to end as the Devil's work begins.
Brothers of the Head, 1h33
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical
Actors Harry Treadaway, Luke Treadaway, Sean Harris, Tom Bower, Jonathan Pryce, Bryan Dick
Roles Boatman
Rating63% 3.198463.198463.198463.198463.19846
In the early 1970s, the twins are essentially purchased by sleazy talent manager with plans to turn them into rock stars. The brothers form a punk rock band called the Bang Bang. As the band's success grows, a music journalist, Laura (Tania Emery), follows the band writing an article. A romantic relationship develops between Laura and Tom causing friction between the two brothers.
Sex Traffic
Directed by David Yates
Genres Drama
Actors Anamaria Marinca, Wendy Crewson, John Simm, Paterson Joseph, Maria Popistașu, Dolly Wells
Roles Daniel Appleton
Rating77% 3.88713.88713.88713.88713.8871
A trafficking ring is discovered by an investigator. He attempts to expose the business which forces young women from Eastern Europe into a life of sex slavery.
Imperium: Nero, 3h12
Directed by Paul Marcus
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Hans Matheson, Laura Morante, John Simm, Rike Schmid, Matthias Habich, Simón Andreu
Roles Caligula
Rating57% 2.855872.855872.855872.855872.85587
As a young boy, future emperor Nero witnesses the mad Emperor Caligula kill his father and exile his mother. While in exile in the pontine islands, Agrippina, his mother, sees a vision telling her that her son can become emperor, but she will have to die first. She accepts the proposal. Back in Rome, Nero, now being raised by emperor Claudius after Caligula's death, Agrippina returns. She poisons Claudius' food and Nero becomes emperor. At first, Nero cuts taxes and introduces successful programs and invades Brittania. Soon he meets a beautiful slave named Claudia Acte, and marries her, throwing off his engagement with Claudius' daughter, Claudia Octavia, telling her she can marry someone she will be happy with. Heartbroken, she arrives at an island and kills herself. Nero enjoys being married to Claudia Octavia, but soon he gradually goes mad with power and sets fire to Rome. He divorces Acte, and forces the citizens to watch hour long recitals, and at one of these, accidentally kills his new pregnant wife, Poppaea Sabina. He kills several members of the senate and orders his mother to be stabbed, where she says: "Strike the womb, for that is what bore him." Nero's madness soon causes a riot, causing himself to flee the city in disguise, and slit his wrists under the saddened embrace of Claudia Acte, his once passionate lover.
24 Hour Party People, 1h57
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Steve Coogan, Paddy Considine, John Thomson, Shirley Henderson, Lennie James, Martin Hancock
Roles Bernard
Rating72% 3.6486653.6486653.6486653.6486653.648665
In 1976, television presenter Tony Wilson sees the Sex Pistols perform at the Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall for the first time. Inspired, Wilson starts a weekly series of punk rock shows at a Manchester club, where the newly formed Joy Division perform, led by the erratic, brooding Ian Curtis.
Miranda (2002)
, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Christina Ricci, Tamsin Greig, Kyle MacLachlan, John Simm, John Hurt, Joanne Froggatt
Roles Frank
Rating55% 2.7542052.7542052.7542052.7542052.754205
Frank (Simm), a librarian in the United Kingdom, falls in love with a mysterious American dancer named Miranda (Ricci). Frank is complex and appears naive. However, his character is a complex as Miranda. There are graphic scenes of sex and seduction, which is not gratuitous, but depicts Frank's fantasy and unrealistic love for Miranda. She suddenly disappears, and he tracks her down in London, finding out that she is actually a con artist. He leaves her, returning to Northern England.
Forgive and Forget, 1h40
Directed by Aisling Walsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors John Simm, Steve John Shepherd, Laura Fraser, Maurice Roëves, Meera Syal, Stephen Graham
Roles Theo
Rating63% 3.195793.195793.195793.195793.19579
The close friendship of plasterer David (Steve John Shepherd) and mature-aged student Theo (John Simm) becomes threatened when Theo reveals that he intends to move in with Hannah (Laura Fraser), his photographer girlfriend of six months. The short-tempered David, intensely protective of his best friend, plots to break the pair up, using Hannah’s insecurities against them. When they do separate, David reveals his sexual orientation and true feelings for Theo on his favourite talk-show, Judith Adams' (Meera Syal) Forgive and Forget.
Human Traffic, 1h39
Directed by Justin Kerrigan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes, Danny Dyer, Richard Coyle, Nicola Reynolds
Roles Jip
Rating70% 3.548523.548523.548523.548523.54852
The film is an ensemble piece in which the five protagonists plan, enjoy and come down from a weekend out in Cardiff; all motivated at least in part by the need for a weekend escape from the difficulties and contradictions of their daily lives. Jip is suffering from sexual anxiety brought on by a series of unsuccessful liaisons. Koop, Jip's best friend, is jealous of his girlfriend Nina's popular and happy-go-lucky nature. Nina is being sexually harassed in a job she had no choice but to take after having failed a college interview. Lulu, Jip's best female friend and "dropping partner", has suffered infidelity in her last 3 relationships. Moff, the newest member of the group having met Jip at a warehouse party after moving from London to Cardiff, is an unemployed slacker who scrapes a living as a small time dealer, despite his father being a senior policeman. The five friends become very close, take drugs such as cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine, and "live for the weekend".
Wonderland (1999)
, 1h48
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Shirley Henderson, Gina McKee, Molly Parker, Ian Hart, Stuart Townsend, John Simm
Roles Eddie
Rating70% 3.547623.547623.547623.547623.54762
The film follows the lives of three London sisters and their family over five days, a long Guy Fawkes Night weekend in November. Waitress Nadia (McKee), "shy, with a backpack and her hair in girlish twists", spends all her time going on blind dates with rubbish men from personal ads, while her hairdresser sister Debbie (Henderson) struggles to raise her 11-year-old son without much help from his irresponsible father (Hart). Meanwhile, Molly (Parker) is pregnant but her husband Eddie (Simm) has left his job without telling her.
Alice in Wonderland, 2h9
Directed by Nick Willing
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tina Majorino, Miranda Richardson, Martin Short, Whoopi Goldberg, Simon Russell Beale, Robbie Coltrane
Rating62% 3.1499153.1499153.1499153.1499153.149915
The film follows the storyline of the book closely, save for adding some scenes from Through the Looking-Glass. It also changes the opening real world scene from Alice and her sister sitting at a riverbank to Alice in her bedroom, reluctantly practicing the song "Cherry Ripe", which she is expected to perform at a garden party. (The party guests are played by the same actors as the Wonderland characters, and are shown as resembling them in appearance and personality, in a similar manner to the MGM version of The Wizard of Oz. The toys in Alice's room also reflect the residents of Wonderland). Thanks to stage fright, and constant nagging from her confident music teacher, Alice runs out of the house and hides herself in the woods nearby until the party has ended. However, an apple floats down from the tree and seems to hover in Alice's face. She is suddenly distracted by a human-sized White Rabbit (voiced by Richard Coombs) rushing by. Curious, Alice follows the White Rabbit, falling down his rabbit hole and ending up in Wonderland.