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John Simm: Lancashire is still my spiritual home

The Citizen Jemma Humphreys 4 May 2011 One of TV’s finest actors, John Simm, was back on our screens this week in BBC psychological thriller Exile. The publicity-shy Nelson star tells us how filming in East Lancashire took him back to his youth. When Burnley-born Paul Abbott created the plot for Exile it had Nelson-raised … Continue reading

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John Simm: Antihero making headlines again

The Independent James Rampton 25 April 2011 John Simm has given some memorable performances over the years. Think of the troubled detective Sam Tyler in Life on Mars, the equally troubled journo Cal McCaffrey in State of Play, the even more troubled painter Vincent van Gogh in The Yellow House, and the most troubled of the lot, … Continue reading

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John Simm: ‘I wish I’d done another series of Life on Mars’

Manchester Evening News Ian Wylie 21 Apr 2011 John Simm does his best to cope with the fame game. But he isn’t happy when it gets too intrusive. The Lancashire-raised actor admits: “I find it excruciating. It’s horrible to get a cameraphone shoved in your face every time you walk out the door. Not nice. … Continue reading

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Life On Mars pair John Simm and Philip Glenister reunited

  The Guardian Amy Raphael 5 February 2011 Fortysomething crime caper Mad Dogs takes the duo to Mallorca in the company of Max Beesley, Marc Warren and Ben Chaplin It’s sometime after lunch in southern Mallorca and John Simm, escaping the intense heat of summer, lounges around in the shade sipping bottled water. It’s odd; he … Continue reading

Interview / Print / Stage / Theatre

John Simm on playing Hamlet Dominic Cavendish 14 Sep 2010 Terror is integral to the pleasure of John Simm, who takes on “the greatest role ever written”, Hamlet, at the Sheffield Crucible. Three giant black-and-white photographs, dominated in turn by Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Branagh and Joseph Fiennes, are ranged across a wall of the Sheffield Crucible’s swish new bar. … Continue reading