Born and brought up in Hampshire, Simon trained at Morley College, The City Lit and The Actors Centre after a successful career in television and radio production.
Roles while training included Block in a full-on, physical theatre production of Steven Berkoff’s version of The Trial, the suavely sinister Gavin in Party Time and the bullying Army Officer in Mountain Language (a heavyweight double-bill of Harold Pinter at his obliquely political best).
After training Simon spent eighteen months with Malachite Theatre, the Shoreditch-based Shakespeare company. He also toured in The Hound of the Baskervilles as mild-mannered villain Jack Stapleton and The Importance of Being Earnest, in which he was a kindly, smitten, Dr Chasuble.
Simon also works as an actor and associate producer with newly-formed Room 6 Theatre, a company working to develop new writing along with a programme of established modern and classic plays.
Much of Simon’s spare time is spent enjoying vintage British films, exploring the secret places above and below London and as an amateur historian of telecommunications (which led to him providing technical advice to the Netflix series The Crown). A keen, would-be linguist, his Russian and Arabic pronunciation could yet open up a career in stand-up comedy.