William Simons

Last updated 09 January 2020

William Simons (1940-2019)
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William Simons

Born: Tuesday 17th September 1940
Died: Friday 21st June 2019 (age: 78)


William Simons is a Welsh actor, born in Swansea.

He started acting as a child. But he is best known for his role as Yorkshireman PC Alf Ventress in Heartbeat, a part he played for its entire 18-year run.

Other roles included parts in Coronation StreetCrown CourtAuf Wiedersehen PetThe SweeneyCribbMinderDempsey & Makepeace, and the 1977 Doctor Who story The Sun Makers.