https://life-on-mars.fandom.com/wiki/John_Simm?oldid=11281. John Simm admits that he wishes that he had signed up for a third series of Life on Mars. [1] and he is a self confessed "Beatles nut". When originally cast in the third series of Doctor Who, it was announced that he would be playing a character by the name of Mr Saxon, a name that was later revealed as an alias of the character he was portraying. Mad Dogs became a critical and ratings success and received a BAFTA nomination for best drama serial, and a second and third series were commissioned. Simm returned to the West End stage in autumn of 2009 to critical acclaim, starring in the Andrew Bovell play Speaking in Tongues at the Duke of York's Theatre. Whenever possible use a photo of the actor from their chest up, similar to a promotional headshot. In 2000, he starred in the opening episode of the BBC drama Clocking Off written by Paul Abbott, with whom he would later work on the multi award-winning political thriller series State of Play, playing investigative journalist Cal McCaffrey. From 17 May to 9 June 2012, Simm starred as Jerry[11] in a revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal at the Crucible Theatre. John was in virtually every scene of Life On Mars and completed a punishing schedule over two series, away from his wife and two children. Simm plays guitar on the album Slideling by his friend, Echo & the Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch. He performed at the Royal Variety Performance with Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller, and starred in the film Skellig, broadcast on Sky1 in April 2009. They were together for 5 years and Simm became an accomplished guitarist during this time. 3 more photos Quotes . Life on Mars is one of the two British series I've enjoyed so far, the other being Sherlock. Xbox Series X; Switch; PC; More... Top Games Right Now. Episode: "The Peculiar Second Marriage of Archie Jones", 3 episodes. Simm also returned to the theatre as the title character in Paul Miller's acclaimed Bush Theatre staging of Simon Bent's version of Elling, a comedy about two men just out of mental hospital adjusting to 'normal life' and each other. Role Contributor; Sam Tyler: John Simm: Gene Hunt: Philip Glenister: Annie Cartwright: Liz White: Ray Carling: Dean Andrews: BBC's "Life on Mars" appears to have a few more lives left in it, with series co-creator Matthew Graham confirming that Series 3 was on its way. Simm also played lead guitar on a few of McCulloch's solo live shows, including one at Wembley Arena as the main support to Coldplay. He then starred in Strangers on ITV, starring as Jonah Mulray, a professor whose life comes crashing down when his wife is killed in a car crash in Hong Kong. Magic Alex split in 2005, but released one album, Dated and Sexist, which is available to buy on iTunes and eMusic. The flawless cast, fun 70s references, and first-rate writing all build to a tension-filled finale. It was also this year that he played Raskolnikov in the BBC adaptation of Crime and Punishment, adapted by Tony Marchant. Following positive press reviews and an extended, sell-out run, the production was transferred to the Trafalgar Studios 1 in July 2007. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. His father, Ronald, a Mancunian, was a musician; and from the age of twelve, John sang and played guitar with his father on stage in the working men's clubs. I had an accident, and I woke up in 1973. Created by Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan, Ashley Pharoah. He then completed work on the three-part thriller, Prey, in which he plays detective Marcus Farrow. I took weeks watching the whole 2 series of Life On Mars and just had to watch the whole 3 series of Ashes to Ashes. In February 2014, Simm began filming the BBC America eight-parter Intruders in Vancouver, British Columbia. Life on Mars is one BBC One’s most successful series but its mind-boggling ending still leaves fans with questions and needs to be explained. After re-uniting with Shaun Parkes in Howard Davies' production of Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange, in which he played Dr. Bruce Flaherty opposite Brian Cox, In 1995, Simm played the troubled teenager Bill Preece in the acclaimed ITV police drama Cracker. Episode 3 of 8 Drama series about a cop who wakes up in what seems to be 1973. Ver opiniones y detalles sobre la gran selección de Blu-ray y DVD, nuevos o de 2ª mano. At a live concert in Finsbury Park that same year, Simm sang the Joy Division song "Digital" onstage with New Order. [5] In the same year, Simm also returned to the theatre as the title character in Paul Miller's acclaimed Bush Theatre staging of Simon Bent's version of Elling, a comedy about two men just out of a psychiatric hospital adjusting to normal life and to each other. He appeared for the first time at The National Theatre, playing the role of Rakitin to great acclaim, in Patrick Marber's Three Days in the Country, (a version of Turgenev's A Month in the Country) and was reunited with Jamie Lloyd, playing the role of Lenny in the 50th anniversary production of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming in London's West End. Dec 7, 2016 - Explore Cally Rigby's board "Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes", followed by 206 people on Pinterest. However, he soon decided that musical theatre did not interest him, so he joined an amateur dramatic group and honed his skills in his spare time, playing the title roles in Billy Liar and Amadeus. Marchant also wrote The Knight's Tale, one of a series of modern reworkings of The Canterbury Tales, in which Simm played Ace. Life on Mars' second season was the last, due to a combination of the producers not wishing to over-exploit the concept and lead actor John Simm's well-known reluctance to be typecast in a long-running television series. From the age of 12, Simm would join his father on stage in the working men’s clubs singing and eventually playing the guitar. See all 138 - All listings for this product. Simm also played the lead role of loan shark John Parlour in Tony Marchant's Never Never for Channel 4. The show won the Pioneer Audience Award for Best Programme at the 2007 BAFTA TV Awards, Simm was nominated but lost out on the award for Best Actor.[4]. The eldest of three children, he grew up in Nelson, Lancashire; however, the family moved around a lot and lived in a variety of places around the north west, including Manchester, Colne, Burnley and Blackpool. Simm became involved in an ongoing project with Michael Winterbottom called Everyday, to be filmed in real time over five years. In 2016, Simm was invited to the US to act in The Catch for ABC. He has also appeared in many highly-acclaimed television dramas such as The Lakes, State of Play and two BAFTA award-winning serials; Clocking Off and Sex Traffic. John Simm was born in West Yorkshire but left at the age of 3 when his family moved to Lancashire. Life on Mars A detective chief inspector from 2006 is investigating a serial killer when he is knocked over by a speeding car. (Both these series also feature Philip Glenister, with whom he would later star in Life on Mars.) John Simm (Doctor Who, Life on Mars) plays the titular Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a “hard-working police officer who has given his life to the job”. In addition to this, he completed the second season of The Village in Derbyshire. In 1997, he starred as Danny Kavanagh in the first series of the critically acclaimed and often controversial, The Lakes, a BBC series written by Jimmy McGovern. In 2002, Simm featured in another Michael Winterbottom film, 24 Hour Party People, as New Order frontman Bernard Sumner. Simm starred as Detective Inspector Sam Tyler in the 2006 BBC series Life on Mars in which he played a police officer apparently sent back in time to 1973. In September 2010, Simm played Hamlet at the Sheffield Crucible.[10]. His father, Ronald Simm, was a Mancunian musician who taught his son to play guitar. Free postage. In 2015, he took a break from the screen to concentrate on theatre. In 2004, he played the researcher and charity investigator Daniel Appleton in the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 drama Sex Traffic. In 1997, he won the lead role of Danny Kavanagh in the first series of The Lakes, a BBC series written by Jimmy McGovern. He also made his feature film debut in Boston Kickout, beating Dennis Hopper to the Best Actor award at the Valencia Film Festival. He will also be playing DS Roy Grace in Grace, an adaptation of the first two of Peter James's crime fiction series novels. Menu. He has been nominated twice for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and is a Laurence Olivier Award nominee for Best Actor. Produced by Kudos Film and Television 3 the series was first aired on the BBC in 2006. See more ideas about life on mars, tv series, john simm. £1.30 delivery. Showing all 27 items Jump to: Photos (26) Quotes (1) Photos . Simm's next project was The Devil's Whore, a three-part English Civil War epic for Channel 4, written by Peter Flannery. (There had been an earlier part in the BBC drama Between the Lines where Simm was in one scene as PC Witty, but the scene was cut). [citation needed]. He is best known for playing Sam Tyler in Life on Mars, and The Master in Doctor Who. He graduated in 1992. They filmed for a few weeks every year and it co-stars Shirley Henderson. Later that year, Simm played Alec Jeffreys, the man who discovered DNA fingerprinting, in Code of a Killer, a two-part drama for ITV. In 2002, Simm featured in another Michael Winterbottom film, 24 Hour Party People, as enigmatic New Order frontman Bernard Sumner. His acting teacher was Reuven Adiv, whom Simm credits as a major influence on his life. The eldest of three children, Simm was born in Leeds and grew up in a series of places around North West England, including Blackpool, Burnley, Nelson, Colne, and Manchester. In 1996 he made his professional stage debut in the Simon Bent play Goldhawk Road at the Bush Theatre, directed by Paul Miller. The group played support on two British tours with Echo and the Bunnymen. In 2000, he starred in the opening episode of the BBC drama Clocking Off, written by Paul Abbott, with whom he would work again in 2002 when he starred as Cal McCaffrey in the multi-award-winning political thriller series State of Play. Life on Mars could be making a comeback after recent rumours, with actor Dean Andrews revealing episodes were currently being written for a third series. After being hit by a car in 2006, Tyler awakens in 1973 to find himself working for a predecessor of the GMP, the Manchester and Salford Police, at the same station and location as in 2006. The eldest of three children, he grew up in Nelson, Lancashire; however, the family moved around a lot and lived in a variety of places around the north west, including Manchester, Colne, Burnley and Blackpool. They've spent some time too to design the dvd according to the show so that was a bonus. Magic Alex released one album, Dated and Sexist, before splitting in 2005. Later that year, Simm starred opposite Christina Ricci and John Hurt in the film Miranda. Independently of his acting, throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Simm was a founding member, songwriter, and guitarist with the rock band Magic Alex[2] (named after the Beatles self-styled electronics wizard "Magic Alex" Mardas). On BBC One in May 2011, Simm starred as Tom Rondstadt in Exile, alongside Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, and Simm's wife, Kate Magowan. Image should be 300x450 and in jpg format. His next project saw him take the role of Gary Kingston, a deluded murderer, in Chiller. His next project saw him take the role of Gary Kingston, a deluded murderer, in Chiller. The second series starred Philip Glenister in the leading role. In 2011, Simm starred in Mad Dogs on Sky 1. He did this more and more frequently until they became a semi-professional double act, calling themselves 'Us2'. This is considered his breakthrough role. However, he soon decided that musical theatre didn't interest him, so he joined an amateur dramatic group and honed his skills in his spare time, playing the title roles in Billy Liar and Amadeus to great local acclaim. In 2004 he played the researcher and charity investigator Daniel Appleton in the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 drama Sex Traffic. [17] It is due to be released in January 2021. (The BBC decided to commission a spin off series, Ashes to Ashes, featuring Philip Glenister's character, DCI Gene Hunt.). ... John Simm and Philip Glenister (and also the rest of the cast) give outstanding performances. item 6 Life On Mars: Series 1 DVD (2006) John Simm cert 15 4 discs Fast and FREE P & P 6 - Life On Mars: Series 1 DVD (2006) John Simm cert 15 4 discs Fast and FREE P & P. £3.37. In 2007, Simm was chosen by Russell T. Davies to play The Master, the nemesis of The Doctor in the long-running BBC series Doctor Who. [19], He is a supporter of Manchester United. (Years later, he was chosen by the band to induct Joy Division/New Order into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame). [18], In April 2004, Simm married actress Kate Magowan in the Forest of Dean; they have a son and daughter. (He would go on to work with both writers again, to great acclaim.) Mars Tv Show John Simm Magic Memories Comic Frame Hunting Quotes Bbc Tv Series Detective Series Life On Mars Film Books Life on Mars by sizedoes on DeviantArt DeviantArt is the world's largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing people to connect through the creation and sharing of art. Simm played the character of Rhys Griffiths, a recurring character in season 1 and a regular in season 2. TIME travel cop show Life on Mars is to return for a third and final series — 13 years after it last aired. After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers. 95. Knocked unconscious in a traffic collision, modern-day police detective Sam Tyler (John Simm, State of Play) wakes up in 1973 with a bullying boss (Philip Glenister, Cranford), surly squad mates, and completely different rules. It was also this year that he played Raskolnikov in the BBC adaptation of Crime and Punishment, adapted by Tony Marchant. The same year he also played the role of Labour MP David Mars in Collateral, written by David Hare, opposite Carey Mulligan and Billie Piper for the BBC. In 2013, Simm starred in a play by Morwenna Banks, Goodbye, about a woman diagnosed with breast cancer, played by Olivia Colman. This collection contains Series 1 & 2 of Life On Mars, the smash-hit cop show starring John Simm as a detective who is involved in a car accident and wakes to find himself transported back to 1973 a world dominated by Ford Cortina's, sheep-skin jackets and very hard coppers. 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