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Simm Returns to Sheffield in Climax of Anniversary Season Theo Bosanquet 20 October 2011 Sheffield Theatres artistic director Daniel Evans, currently in rehearsals for the forthcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, has announced the final part of the company’s year long 40th anniversary season. Simm returns to Sheffield The 40th anniversary season climaxes in the Crucible with a new revival of Harold Pinter’s popular play Betrayal, which … Continue reading

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John Simm, career profile

The Telegraph 3 May 2011 The 40-year-old British actor, who excels at playing angst-ridden characters, is currently starring in the BBC One thriller, Exile. Here is a timeline of his life and career. 1970 – Born in Leeds, Yorkshire. He grows up in Nelson, Lancashire. 1982 – Joins his father, who is a musician, on … 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

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John Simm: ‘Sometimes I do feel underappreciated’

The Guardian Simon Hattenstone 11 September 2010 Why is John Simm so often cast as a chippy bugger? “Am I?” he asks. “Define chippy.” Well, there’s the brooding journalist Cal McCaffrey in TV drama State Of Play who feels he’s up against the world, and the displaced detective inspector Sam Tyler in Life On Mars, thrown back into the … Continue reading

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Top TV Stars Join Simm’s Sheffield Hamlet

What’s On Stage Vicky Ellis 25 June 2010 Today Sheffield Theatres announced the full casting for its winter production of Hamlet starring John Simm. Simm, who takes the lead role of Hamlet as we reported last year (See News:: E8831260527830, 11 Dec 2009), will be joined by John Nettles, of Bergerac and Midsomer Murdersfame, with Michelle Dockery and Barbara Flynn. Nettles will … Continue reading