Simon Darwen

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    36 - 46
    Height
    6' 3" (1m 93cm)
    Weight
    13st. 6lb (85kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Medium

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Dan
Theatre
Missing People by Brad Birch
Mark Rosenblatt
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leedas Playhouse
2019Dad
Theatre
Skellig
Lisa Blair
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham Playhouse
2019Benedick
Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing
Derek Bond
New English Shakespeare Company
2019Wildlife Expert
TV
Years and Years
Simon Cellan Jones
BBC
2019Dad
Commercial
Duracell
Ninian Doff
Duracell
2018Niall
Theatre
The Here and This and Now
Simon Stokes
Southwark Playhouse
Southwark Playhouse
2018Guard
TV
Britannia
Rob Savage
Sky TV
2017Harry
Theatre
The Pitmen Painters
Gwenda Hughes
New VIc Theatre Company
New Vic Theatre
2017Numerous
Theatre
Out of Joint Anniversary Gala
Max Stafford-Clark
Out of Joint
Arcola Theatre
2017Niall
Theatre
The Here and This and Now
Simon Stokes
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Drum-Theatre Royal Plymouth
2016Philip
Theatre
The Fifth Column
Tricia Thorns
Southwark Playhouse
Southwark Playhouse
2015Dusty
Theatre
Flare Path
Justin Audibert
The Original Theatre Company
National Tour
2015Peter
Theatre
The Armour/Hotel Plays
James Hillier
Defibrilator
2014Governor Arthur Phillip/John Wisehammer
Theatre
Our Country's Good
Max Stafford-Clark
Out of Joint
National Tour
2014Patrick
TV
Silent Witness
David Richards
BBC
2014Terry
TV
Call The Midwife
Thaddeus O'Sullivan
BBC
BBC
2014Clevinger
Theatre
Catch 22
Rachel Chavkin
Northern Stage
Northern Stage
2014Dowey
Theatre
What the Women Did
Tricia Thorns
Southwark Playhouse
Southwark Playhouse
2013Patrick
TV
Silent Witness
David Richards
BBC
2013John
TV
The Bletchley Circle
Jamie Payne
BBC
2013Holman Hunt
Theatre
Lizzie Siddal
Lotte Wakeham
Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre
2013Peter
Theatre
Virgin by EV Crowe
Joe Murphy
Watford Palace Theatre
Watford Palace Theatre
2013Oswald
Theatre
King Lear
Lucy Bailey
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
Theatre Royal Bath
2012Petruchio
Theatre
The Taming of the Shrew
Robin Norton-Hale
Southwark Playhouse
Southwark Playhouse
2012Man
Theatre
Mad About the Boy
Ria Parry
Unicorn Theatre
Unicorn Theatre/Young Vic/Bush Theatre
2010 - 2011Henry
Theatre
Love Love Love (original cast)
James Grieve
Paines Plough
National Tour
2009Wallis
Theatre
The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes
Elizabeth Freestone
Royal Shakespeare Company
RSC-Wiltons Music Hall
2008 - 2009Salerio
Theatre
The Merchant of Venice
Tim Carrol
Royal Shakespeare Company
RSC
2008 - 2009Numerous
Theatre
The Taming of the Shrew
Connal Morrison
Royal Shakespeare Company
RSC
2009Numerous
Theatre
The Taming of the Shrew
Connal Morrison
Royal Shakespeare Company
Novello Theatre
2008 - 2009Bottom
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Tim Carrol
Royal Shakespeare Company
RSC
2009Numerous
Theatre
Mad Forest
Caroline Steinebeis
JMK
BAC
2009Ryan Nelson
TV
The Bill
Rob Knights
ITV
2007Ray
Theatre
Fanny & Faggot by Jack Thorne
Steve Keyworth
Ambassadors Theatre Group
Trafalgar Studios
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20062 yr. ActingWebber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

    Additional Skills

    ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, After Dinner Speaker, Audio Drama, Compere, Corporate Roleplay, Live Roleplay, Master of Ceremonies, Meisner Technique, Public Speaking, Radio Drama, Radio Presenting, Role Play, Voice Acting, Voice Over, Voice Over + Home Studio, Voice Over Professional/Specialist.

    About me

    Londoner.

    Acted my whole life.

    Theatre has very much been my bread and butter working largely in new writing I have been fortunate enough to appear in world premiers of plays by writers such as Jack Thorne, Mike Bartlett, Brad Birch, Gbolohan Obesisan, Joel Horwood, Penny Skinner, Adriano Shaplin, Omar El Khairy and Colin Teevan among others.

    Theatres include, Leeds Playhouse, Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Royal Bath, The Arcola, Watford Palace, Northern Stage The Drum at The Theatre Royal Plymouth, The New Vic among others plus have toured extensively.

    Classically have also played the RSC and a couple of leads in Petruchio at Southwark Playhouse and the first Benedick to play professionally in the Middle East.

    Recently appeared in 'Years and Years' on the BBC.

    Voice actor with numerous audio books under my belt and also work from a home studio.

    Honorary Canadian

    Lover of the plays of Harold Pinter.

    Admirer of the works of Walter Sickert and Alexander Colville.

    Proud equity member and dep whenever possible on productions.

    Lower league football fanatic. Luton Town all my life and Dulwich Hamlet and St Pauli on occasion. Forza.

    Acting experience

    Theatre credits include: Skellig (Nottingham Playhouse), Much Ado About Nothing (Jamie Hendry Productions/NESC/International Tour), The Here and This and Now (Plymouth Drum/Southwark Playhouse), The Pitmen Painters (New Vic), Our Country's Good (Out of Joint), Lizzie Siddal (Arcola), The Armour/Hotel Plays (Defibrilator), Flare Path (National Tour), Catch 22 (Northern Stage), Virgin (Watford Palace), King Lear (Theatre Royal Bath), Mad About The Boy (Young Vic/Bush Theatre), Sour Lips (Oval House), The Fifth Column, The Taming of the Shrew, What the Women Did (Southwark Playhouse), Love Love Love (Original Cast) (Paines Plough), Unrestless (Old Vic Tunnels), Accolade (Original Revival Cast) (Finborough Theatre), Ramshackle Heart (Public Theatre New York) Arse, Shove (Theatre 503), Mad Forest, The Wonder (BAC), The Merchant of Venice, The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC), Fanny & Faggot (Trafalgar Studios), Flamingoes, Nikolina, Bedtime for Bastards (nabokov).

    Television credits include: Years and Years, Britannia, Call the Midwife, Silent Witness, The Bletchley Circle, The Bill.

    Simon has also recorded numerous audiobooks.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (North American)
    • Boston
    • Californian
    • Canadian
    • General American
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    • Standard American
    • Texas
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Facial Characteristics
    • Sideburns
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • Canadian
    • Dublin
    • Irish
    • Irish RP
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Acting Auditions
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentaries / Real Life
    • Documentary
    • Festivals
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Music Videos
    • News/Current Affairs
    • Online
    • Radio
    • Recording
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Shakespeare
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • Travel
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    • Webseries/Internet
    • Workshops
    Accents (UK)
    • Belfast
    • Birmingham
    • Black Country
    • Bradford
    • Cheshire
    • Cockney
    • Edinburgh
    • English - General
    • English, standard
    • Essex
    • Estuary English
    • Fife
    • Geordie
    • Glasgow
    • Hertfordshire
    • Hull
    • Kent
    • Lancashire
    • Leeds
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Luton
    • Manchester
    • Manx
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish - General
    • Scottish Highlands
    • Scottish, Central
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Sheffield
    • Somerset
    • South London
    • Southern England
    • Teesside
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Yorkshire
    Experienced In
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Drama
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Festival
    • Festivals
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Fringe
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Shakespeare
    • Sport
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • Voice Over
    • Workshops
    Additional Skills
    • Actor
    Union Status
    • Equity (UK)