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John Simm

John Ronald Simm is an English actor, director and musician. He has been nominated twice for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and is a Laurence Olivier Award nominee for best actor. He is best known for Life on Mars as Sam Tyler and Doctor Who as the Master. His other television credits include: State of Play, The Lakes, Crime and Punishment, Exile, Prey and Cracker. His films include Wonderland, Everyday, Boston Kickout, Human Traffic and 24 Hour Party People.

Known For


Cast Credits

Irvine Welsh's Crime (2021)
Starring as Mr Confectioner (3 episodes)
Grace (2021)
Starring as DS Roy Grace (5 episodes)
Cold Courage (2020)
Starring as Arthur Fried (8 episodes)
Strangers (2018)
Starring as Professor Jonah Mulray (8 episodes)
Trauma (2018)
Starring as Dan Bowker
Collateral (2018)
Starring as David Mars (4 episodes)
  • Episode 1x04: Episode 4 (Mar 5, 2018)
  • Episode 1x03: Episode 3 (Feb 26, 2018)
  • Episode 1x02: Episode 2 (Feb 19, 2018)
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The Catch (2016)
Starring as Rhys Griffiths (10 episodes)
Guest starring as Rhys Griffiths (5 episodes)
Code of a Killer (2015)
Starring as Alec Jeffreys
Intruders (2014)
Starring as Jack Whalen (8 episodes)
Guest starring as Jack Whalen (2 episodes)
Prey (2014)
Starring as Marcus Farrow
The Village (2013)
Starring as John Middleton (6 episodes)
Exile (2011)
Starring as Tom (3 episodes)
Mad Dogs (2011)
Starring as Baxter (15 episodes)
The Devil's Whore (2008)
Starring as Edward Sexby
Monsoon Railway (2007)
Starring as Narrator (2 episodes)
  • Episode 1x02: Part 2 (Jun 29, 2007)
  • Episode 1x01: Part 1 (Jun 28, 2007)
Would I Lie to You? (2007)
Guest starring as John Simm
The One Show (2006)
Guest starring as John Simm
Life on Mars (2006)
Starring as DI Sam Tyler (16 episodes)
Doctor Who (2005)
Starring as The Master (2 episodes)
Guest starring as The Master (5 episodes)
Canterbury Tales (2003)
Starring as Ace / Arty
Guest starring as Ace
State of Play (2003)
Starring as Cal McCaffrey (6 episodes)
The Locksmith (1997)
Starring as Paul
The Lakes (1997)
Starring as Danny Kavanagh[
Men of the World (1994)
Starring as Kendle Bains
Screen One (1989)
Guest starring as Cecil
  • Episode 6x05: Meat (Sep 25, 1994)
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