Simon Stanhope is an English actor with extensive experience in theatre, as well as television, film and voice acting credits. He was born and brought up in Cheshire, and trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
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Originally from Cheshire, Simon was a member of the National Youth Theatre before going on to read English at the University of Birmingham. He trained as an actor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
His theatre work includes: Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps and Selwyn Piper in Murder by the Book (Suffolk Summer Theatres); Ensemble and cover to Jim Broadbent as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Sonia Friedman Productions, Noël Coward Theatre); Frank in How the Other Half Loves (Torch Theatre); Dick Barton in Dick Barton and the Secret of the Pharaoh's Tomb (Suffolk Summer Theatres, Southwold and Aldeburgh); Mickey in RolePlay (Frinton Summer Theatre); the UK national tour of Corrie!, Jonathan Harvey's play celebrating 50 years of Coronation Street (Phil McIntyre Entertainments/ITV Studios, No.1 tour); four plays from Alan Ayckbourn’s Intimate Exchanges (Torch Theatre Milford Haven, Two by Two Theatre and tour); several repertory seasons for Sheringham Little Theatre, with roles including Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Victor in Private Lives, Fisher in Look, No Hans! and William in How the Other Half Loves; Jackie in The Deep Blue Sea (Exeter Northcott Theatre); Sir Pearce in O’Flaherty VC (Bitter Pill Productions); Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (British Shakespeare Company); the title role in King Henry VIII (Rose Theatre, Bankside); Poor Cousin (Hampstead Theatre); Colin in Absent Friends (Tabard Theatre); The Lover (Strut & Fret Theatre Company) and Henry Carr in Travesties (4X4 Theatre Company, Edinburgh Fringe).
Film and Television includes Philophobia (Fablemaze Films) and Not Going Out (Avalon for BBC1), while other screen work has included several independent shorts, corporate training films and television commercials. Radio includes We Are The BBC, Angels in the Dark and Leaves in Autumn (Wireless Theatre Company), and other voice work has included audio book narration for Listening Books.
Simon divides his time between London and his home in Stroud, Gloucestershire, where he lives with his fiancee Katharine and their daughter Rose. He is actively involved in the local arts scene, including regular workshops with Actors' Lab at Cheltenham's Everyman Theatre and singing with Stroud Choral Society.
Richard Hannay | The 39 Steps | Suffolk Summer Theatres | Mark Sterling
Ensemble/1st Cover Scrooge (Jim Broadbent) | A Christmas Carol | Sonia Friedman Productions, Noël Coward Theatre | Phelim McDermott
Selwyn Piper | Murder by the Book | Suffolk Summer Theatres | Phil Clark
Frank Foster | How the Other Half Loves | Torch Theatre | Peter Doran
Dick Barton | Dick Barton: Special Agent | Suffolk Summer Theatres | Mark Sterling
Mickey | Roleplay | Frinton Summer Theatre | Edward Max
Various | Corrie! | Phil McIntyre/ITV Studios, No.1 tour | Fiona Buffini
Toby/Miles/Lionel | Intimate Exchanges (four plays) | Torch Theatre/Two by Two Theatre and tour | Rhys Thomas
Benedick | Much Ado About Nothing | Sheringham Repertory | Desmond Barrit
Victor Prynne | Private Lives | Sheringham Repertory | Peter Craze
Peter Fisher | Look, No Hans! | Sheringham Repertory | Simon Thompson
Toby/Miles/Lionel | Intimate Exchanges: Affairs in a Tent | Sheringham Repertory | Nicky Henson
Petruchio | The Taming of the Shrew | British Shakespeare Company | Clare Prenton
Jackie Jackson | The Deep Blue Sea | Exeter Northcott Theatre | Ben Crocker
Sir Pearce | O'Flaherty, VC | Bitter Pill Productions | Sarah Norman
Henry Carr | Travesties | 4X4 Theatre Company | Loretta Preece
Mr Scout | Philophobia | Fablemaze Films | Guy Davies
Bernie | Not Going Out (Episode: Pointless) | Avalon/BBC1 | Nick Wood
Simon Bailey | The Mariner's Guide to Collecting Evidence | Videotel | Ron Tanner
James Marwick | Printed | Met Film School | Jonathan Hall
Mr Mitchell | Embarrassing Bodies Idents | Mustard | Sam Miller
Eric Stubbs | We are the BBC | Wireless Theatre | Jack Bowman
Paul | Angels in the Dark | Wireless Theatre | Susan Casanove
Narrator | Roman Britain (audiobook) | Listening Books | Will Parker
The Priest | Leaves in Autumn | Wireless Theatre | Tom Brazier
Mr Jay QC | Lawfest: Scenes from the Leveson Inquiry | AKT Productions | Paul Christie
CEO / Robert | Skyline | AKT Productions | Mark Sterling
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Simon has recently completed filming the role of Mr Scout in Philophobia for Fablemaze Films, scheduled for release in 2018.
His television credits include an episode of Lee Mack's sitcom Not Going Out, first broadcast in November 2014. His other screen credits have included leading roles in corporate films and TV commercials.
A showreel is in development. In the meantime, here are some examples of Simon's screen work.
Further clips to come...
Simon's voice work includes several radio plays for Wireless Theatre Company and audiobook narration for Listening Books.
Short samples of Simon's voice are available on his Spotlight profile, accessible via the links below.
Simon is represented by Marvin Giles at Jackie Nicholson Associates for theatre, television, film, radio and commercial work:
Jackie Nicholson Associates
Suite 344, 3rd Floor, Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London W1B 5TD
020 7580 4422
For voice or corporate work, or any other enquiries, you can send a message to Simon directly using the form below:
Website and contents © Simon Stanhope 2017.