John Simm

Last updated 09 January 2020

John Simm
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John Simm

Born: Friday 10th July 1970 (age: 54)


John Simm is an English stage and screen actor.

He is best known for his roles as Sam Tyler in the detective drama Life on Mars and as The Master in Doctor Who.

He has also starred in many highly acclaimed award-winning television dramas such as The Lakes, Cracker, State of Play, Crime and Punishment, Clocking Off and Sex Traffic and films such as Human TrafficWonderland and 24 Hour Party People.

He is an Olivier award nominee, and in 2010, he played Hamlet at the Crucible Theatre.