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Simon MacCorkindale is a Actor, Writer and Producer British born on 12 february 1952 at Ely (United-kingdom)

Simon MacCorkindale

Simon MacCorkindale
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Birth name Simon Charles Pendered MacCorkindale
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 12 february 1952 at Ely (United-kingdom)
Death 14 october 2010 (at 58 years) at Marylebone (United-kingdom)

Simon Charles Pendered MacCorkindale (12 February 1952 – 14 October 2010) was a British actor, film director, writer and producer. MacCorkindale spent much of his childhood moving around due to his father's commission with the Royal Air Force. Poor eyesight prevented him following a similar career in the RAF, so he instead planned to become a theatre director. Training at the Theatre of Arts in London, MacCorkindale started work as an actor, making his West End debut in 1974. He went on to appear in numerous roles in television, including the series I, Claudius and Jesus of Nazareth, before starring as Simon Doyle in the film Death on the Nile (1978). This proved to be a breakthrough role and allowed MacCorkindale to move to the United States, where he appeared in a variety of films and TV series including Quatermass (1979), The Riddle of the Sands (1979), The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) and Jaws 3-D (1983).

In 1983, MacCorkindale starred in the short-lived series Manimal as the lead character, Dr Jonathan Chase, before taking up the longer-running role of lawyer Greg Reardon in Falcon Crest. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s he directed and produced many stage, TV and film productions through his company Amy International Artists, such as the film Stealing Heaven (1988). Moving to Canada, MacCorkindale starred as Peter Sinclair in the series Counterstrike for three years. He returned to the UK in 2002 and joined the cast of the BBC medical drama Casualty, appearing in the role of Harry Harper for six years until 2008. He married actress Susan George in 1984 and died of colorectal cancer in 2010.


MacCorkindale was married twice. His first wife was actress Fiona Fullerton; the couple married in 1976 and divorced in 1982. Following his divorce from Fullerton, MacCorkindale began a relationship with actress Susan George, whom he had first met in 1977; they married secretly in Fiji on 5 October 1984 and later held a second ceremony with family and friends in Berkshire, England. They had no children. With George, MacCorkindale lived on and managed an Arabian stud farm based in Exmoor.

Best films

Jaws 3-D (1983)
The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
Death on the Nile (1978)

Usually with

Susan George
Susan George
(2 films)
Rajko Grlić
Rajko Grlić
(1 films)
Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(2 films)
Chris Roberts
Chris Roberts
(1 films)
Dee McLachlan
Dee McLachlan
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Simon MacCorkindale (16 films)

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A Closed Book, 1h28
Directed by Raoul Ruiz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Actors Daryl Hannah, Tom Conti, Miriam Margolyes, Simon MacCorkindale, Elaine Paige
Roles Andrew Boles
Rating54% 2.705852.705852.705852.705852.70585
The film starts with a famous author, Sir Paul (Tom Conti) who is looking for an amanuensis or "ghost writer." He interviews several unsuccessful candidates until Jane Ryder (Daryl Hannah) applies for the position. Because she is intelligent and forthright, Sir Paul hires her, and he explains to her about the house and introduces Mrs. Kilbride (Miriam Margoyles), the cook and housekeeper.
13Hrs (2010)
, 1h25
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tom Felton, Isabella Calthorpe, Gemma Atkinson, Joshua Bowman, Gabriel Thomson, Peter Gadiot
Roles Duncan
Rating43% 2.1562652.1562652.1562652.1562652.156265
After spending a few years in Los Angeles, Sarah Tyler (Isabella Calthorpe) returns to her home in England. She arrives to find her brothers having a party in the barn, among which are Stephen Moore (Peter Gadiot), his girlfriend Emily (Gemma Atkinson), Charlie Moore (Gabriel Thomson), Gary Ashby (Tom Felton), Doug Walker (Joshua Bowman), their youngest brother Luke Moore (Antony De Liseo) and their dog, Stoner. Luke tells Sarah about their parents' arguments over bills, and their mother's supposed love affair. When Sarah inquires about this, Stephen reveals that her stepfather has accused her mother of having an affair with a man to whom she is paying large sums of money.
Wing Commander, 1h40
Directed by Chris Roberts
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about computing, Jeu, Films set in the future, Films about video games, Space opera, Films based on video games, Children's films
Actors Freddie Prinze, Jr., Saffron Burrows, Matthew Lillard, Tchéky Karyo, Jürgen Prochnow, David Suchet
Roles Flight Boss
Rating43% 2.1542952.1542952.1542952.1542952.154295
It is the year 2654 and an interstellar war is raging between the Terran Confederation and the cat-like alien Kilrathi. Christopher Blair (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) and Todd Marshall (Matthew Lillard) are cocky young pilots traveling aboard the small supply ship Diligent, commanded by Captain Taggart (Tchéky Karyo), to their new posting aboard the carrier Tiger Claw.
Born Wild
Born Wild (1995)
, 1h34
Directed by Dee McLachlan, Timothy Bond
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Brooke Shields, Martin Sheen, David Keith, Lori Hallier, Gregory Harrison, Simon MacCorkindale
Rating55% 2.7602352.7602352.7602352.7602352.760235
A journalist for a struggling television station travels to Africa to meet conservationist and filmmaker John Varty, who has been following a mother leopard for several years. She believes this would make an interesting story for the station's viewers. However, things don't work out as planned as one of the station's executives is trying to stop her filming idea and the unfortunate death of the mother leopard.
No Greater Love, 1h45
Directed by Richard T. Heffron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, RMS Titanic in fiction, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Kelly Rutherford, Chris Sarandon, Nicholas Campbell, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Michael Landes, Gina Philips
Roles Patrick Kelly
Rating58% 2.9485152.9485152.9485152.9485152.948515
The film starts in 1912. Aboard of the RMS Titanic, the wealthy Winfield family heads to the United States. 20-year-old Edwina enjoys her engagement to Charles Fitzgerald and she is surrounded by her parents Kate and Bert, her brothers George and Teddy, and younger sister Alexis, who is celebrating her sixth birthday. One night, the ship hits an iceberg and soon starts to sink. While heading to the life boats, panic breaks out and Alexis is nowhere to be found. Kate convinces Edwina to go into a boat with Teddy and stays behind herself to look for Alexis. After the sinking, Edwina is able to lift George from the water and they are eventually saved by RMS Carpathia. Edwina, George and Teddy soon find out that Alexis has survived the disaster, but that their parents and Charles didn't.
Family of Cops, 1h30
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Charles Bronson, Daniel Baldwin, Angela Featherstone, Sebastian Spence, Kate Trotter, Simon MacCorkindale
Roles Adam Novacek
Rating54% 2.723312.723312.723312.723312.72331
Milwaukee, WI Police Department Inspector Paul Fein (Charles Bronson) is a veteran police commander whose son Ben is a senior police detective, and his son Eddie (Sebastian Spence) is also a cop assigned to the department's Patrol Bureau. Paul is assigned to investigate the murder of a prominent businessman, and he soon learns that the field of suspects has been narrowed down to two—the victim's sexually freewheeling wife Anna (Lesley-Anne Down), and Paul's wild-child daughter Jackie (Angela Featherstone). Neither Paul, Ben, nor Eddie believe that Jackie could have committed the murder, and soon Paul is using himself as a decoy in a bid to find out more about what Anna does and doesn't know about her husband's death.
Jaws 3-D
Jaws 3-D (1983)
, 1h39
Directed by Joe Alves
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Natural horror films, Mise en scène d'un poisson
Actors Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett Jr., John Putch, Simon MacCorkindale
Roles Philip FitzRoyce
Rating37% 1.8590851.8590851.8590851.8590851.859085
A great white shark follows a team of water skiers. The driver stalls the ski boat but manages to restart it before the shark can approach. The shark follows the water skiers into the SeaWorld park and throws the gate off its rails while it is closing. Meanwhile, Florida announces the opening of SeaWorld's new glass covered underwater tunnels that allow close up views of the park's animals.
The Sword and the Sorcerer, 1h40
Directed by Albert Pyun
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Lee Horsley, Kathleen Beller, Richard Lynch, Richard Moll, Simon MacCorkindale, Anthony De Longis
Roles Mikah
Rating55% 2.750312.750312.750312.750312.75031
The film opens as King Cromwell (Richard Lynch) and his men land ashore of Tomb Island in search of Xusia of Delos (Richard Moll), a long-dead sorcerer who may be the key to overthrowing his rival King Richard, whose land of Ehdan is the richest in the world. Using one of Xusia's worshipers to awaken him, Cromwell convinces Xusia to join his cause. With the sorcerer's black magic at his command, Cromwell easily lays waste to Richard's formidable army.
Cabo Blanco, 1h27
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Actors Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, Dominique Sanda, Fernando Rey, Denny Miller, Simon MacCorkindale
Roles Lewis Clarkson
Rating53% 2.6550152.6550152.6550152.6550152.655015
Giff Hoyt (Bronson), a cafe owner in Cabo Blanco, Peru after World War II is caught between refuge-seeking Nazis and their enemies. After the murder of a sea explorer is passed off as accidental death by the corrupt local police, Giff becomes suspicious. The police chief (Rey) also intimidates a new arrival Marie (Sanda), and Giff intervenes to help her. Giff suspects Beckdorff (Robards), a Nazi refugee living in the area. Beckdorff, it emerges, is seeking to uncover sunken treasure.
The Riddle of the Sands, 1h39
Directed by Tony Maylam
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Michael York, Simon MacCorkindale, Jenny Agutter, Alan Badel, Michael Sheard, Wolf Kähler
Roles Arthur Davies
Rating63% 3.196563.196563.196563.196563.19656
Carruthers, an official in the British Foreign Office, is invited on a yachting holiday by his old friend Arthur Davies. Davies explains he has an agenda - while boating around the Frisian Islands he came across an old sailor, Dollman, and his beautiful daughter Clara. He says he believes some men tried to kill him.
Death on the Nile, 2h20
Directed by John Guillermin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Peter Ustinov, Simon MacCorkindale, Lois Chiles, Mia Farrow, Bette Davis, George Kennedy
Roles Simon Doyle
Rating71% 3.5987953.5987953.5987953.5987953.598795
The film begins with a meeting between wealthy heiress Linnet Ridgeway (Lois Chiles) and her close friend Jacqueline de Bellefort (Mia Farrow). Jacquie wants her fiancé, Simon Doyle (Simon MacCorkindale), to work for Linnet, but he and Linnet have a whirlwind affair and end up marrying. While honeymooning in Egypt, they are continually hounded by the jilted Jacquie. In an attempt to get away, the Doyles pretend to go to the Cairo Railway Station before backtracking to board their booked cruise on a Nile paddle steamer, the S.S. Karnak.
Jesus of Nazareth (miniseries)
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Olivia Hussey, Claudia Cardinale, Abdelmajid Lakhal
Roles Lucius
Rating84% 4.247984.247984.247984.247984.24798
The storyline of Jesus of Nazareth is a kind of cinematic Diatessaron, or “Gospel harmony”, blending the narratives of all four New Testament accounts. It takes a fairly naturalistic approach, de-emphasizing special effects when miracles are depicted and presenting Jesus as more or less evenly divine and human. The familiar Christian episodes are presented chronologically: the betrothal, and later marriage, of Mary and Joseph; the Annunciation; the Visitation; the circumcision of John the Baptist; the Nativity of Jesus; the visit of the Magi; the circumcision of Jesus; the Census of Quirinius; the flight into Egypt and Slaughter of the Innocents; the Finding in the Temple; the Baptism of Jesus; the woman caught in adultery; Jesus helping Peter catch the fish; the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15: 11-32); a dialogue between Jesus and Barabbas (non-biblical); Matthew's dinner party; the Sermon on the Mount; debating with Joseph of Arimathea; the curing of the blind man at the pool; the Raising of Lazarus (John 11:43); the Feeding of the Five Thousand; the Entry into Jerusalem; Jesus and the money changers; the Last Supper; the
Juggernaut (1974)
, 1h49
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Disaster films
Actors Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins, Shirley Knight, Ian Holm
Roles No. 1 Helmsman
Rating65% 3.295193.295193.295193.295193.29519
The ocean liner SS Britannic is in the middle of a voyage in the North Atlantic with 1200 passengers on board when the shipping line's owner (Ian Holm) in London receives a telephone call from a man with an Irish accent styling himself as "Juggernaut", who claims to have placed seven barrels of amatol (high explosive) aboard the ship which are timed to explode and sink it at dawn on the following day. He warns that the barrels are booby-trapped and that any attempt to move them will result in detonation, and offers that technical instructions in how to render the bombs safe will be given in exchange on a ransom being paid to him of £500,000. As an indication of his seriousness he then sets off a demonstration attack with a series of small bombs on the ship's bridge, which injure one crewman. Unable to order an evacuation of the ship's passengers via lifeboats due to rough seas besetting it, the shipping line's management is inclined to yield to the ransom demand, however when the police are called in British government officials inform the company that if it does so they will withdraw the company's operating subsidy in line with the Government's policy of non-appeasement to blackmailed threats of violence.


That Summer of White Roses, 1h38
Directed by Rajko Grlić
Genres Drama
Actors Tom Conti, Rod Steiger, Susan George, Alun Armstrong, Vanja Drach, John Sharp
Roles Writer
Rating59% 2.9547452.9547452.9547452.9547452.954745
Yougoslavie, le dernier été de la guerre. Andrija, maître-nageur sauveteur, n'a encore jamais sorti quelqu'un des profondeurs de la "Fairy Waters". Il ne va pas tarder à découvrir à sa première intervention qu'il a sauvé un commandant allemand. Comment un innocent comme lui pourra-t-il prouver ce hasard, et surtout qu'il n'est pas un traître ?


Such a Long Journey, 1h53
Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson
Origin Inde
Genres Drama
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Roshan Seth, Soni Razdan, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Kurush Deboo, Vrajesh Hirjee
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.5854853.5854853.5854853.5854853.585485
Gustad Noble (Roshan Seth) is a Parsi bank clerk who lives with his family in Bombay (Mumbai) just before the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. At first he seems to be a self-centred, self-involved, neurotic man who is so tied up in his own pain for perceived slights both past and present that he cannot seem to connect with either friends or family. He is haunted by memories of a privileged youth and his father's fortune, lost to the machinations of a scheming, unscrupulous uncle. He is baffled by the changes wrought in his eldest son, Sohrab (Vrajesh Hirjee), who is having a difficult coming of age. A childhood friend, Jimmy Bilimoria (Naseeruddin Shah), has become a swashbuckling, swaggering member of the military. At the beginning of the movie, Major Jimmy has abandoned a lifelong friendship with Gustad without warning or explanation, and Gustad is angry and resentful over the desertion. Soon the Major contacts Gustad, ostensibly to restore their friendship, but in actuality he uses their past acquaintance to impose on Gustad for help in a clandestine plan to put money into the hands of rebels in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) When Gustad has second thoughts and tries to back out of the plan, the family cat is killed in a gruesome way and left for Gustad to find with a threatening note attached.