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Simon Farnaby

Simon Alexander Farnaby (born 2 April 1973) is an English actor, writer, and comedian. He is best known as a part of the TV series Horrible Histories (2009–2013), Yonderland (2013–2016) and Ghosts (2019–). He also starred in films such as Mindhorn (2016), Paddington (2014), and its sequel, Paddington 2 (2017) and Christopher Robin (2018). He is a long-time member of The Mighty Boosh (2004–2007) supporting cast, having had roles both in their series and co-starring in the quasi-spinoff film Bunny and the Bull (2009). He is also well known for his similarly offbeat characters in the CBBC live-action series of Horrible Histories, such as Caligula and the Grim Reaper. Other notable television work includes a recurring role on the sitcom Jam & Jerusalem (2006–2009) and co-starring as eccentric neighbour Sloman on The Midnight Beast's (2012–) TV series. He previously had a very brief role in Coronation Street in the 1990s. Along with the five other principal members of the cast of Horrible Histories, Farnaby is also the co-creator, writer and star of Yonderland, an eight-part family fantasy comedy series that premiered on Sky One on 10 November 2013. He co-starred with the same troupe in Bill, a 2015 BBC comedy film based loosely around the early life of William Shakespeare. In 2013, he presented a documentary entitled Richard III: The King in the Car Park, tracing the discovery and identification of the remains of the last Plantagenet king. The next year, he presented another Channel 4 documentary series entitled Man Vs Weird, in which he travelled the world investigating people who claim superhuman abilities. In 2016, he co-wrote Mindhorn with Julian Barratt, a comedy about Richard Thorncroft (Barratt). He also has a small acting role as Clive Parnevik. In December 2016, he had a small role in Rogue One, as an X-Wing Pilot. In 2017, he co-wrote Paddington 2 with Paul King. He had a small role in both the first film and its sequel. Description above is from the Wikipedia article Simon Farnaby, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 2, 1973 In Yorkshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Trafalgar Square 2004-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Ghosts: The Ghost of Christmas 2020-12-23
Known For
Poster of Christopher Robin
Poster of Paddington 2
Poster of Paddington
Poster of Richard III: The Unseen Story
Movie Ghosts: The Ghost of Christmas Julian 2020-12-23
Series Ghosts Julian 2019-04-15
Movie Christopher Robin Taxi Driver 2018-08-02
Movie Paddington 2 Barry 2017-11-09
Movie Mindhorn Clive Parnevik 2016-10-09
Movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Blue Squadron 2016-12-14
Movie Bill Earl of Croydon / Juan Domingo / Sausage / Dmitri Alexandrovitch / Fur Seller 2015-03-27
Series Detectorists Art 2014-10-02
Movie Paddington Barry 2014-11-24
Series Utopia Marcus 2013-01-15
Movie The Last Summer on Earth Brad 2013-01-01
Movie Richard III: The King in the Car Park Himself - Presenter 2013-02-04
Movie Richard III: The Unseen Story Self - Presenter 2013-02-27
Series Yonderland Various 2013-11-10
Movie All Stars Foreman 2013-05-01
Movie Your Highness Manious the Bold 2011-04-08
Movie Burke & Hare William Wordsworth 2010-10-29
Series Horrible Histories Unknown 2009-04-16
Movie Bunny and the Bull Bunny 2009-11-27
Series Angelo's Kris 2007-11-16
Movie The Yellow House Henri 2007-03-22
Movie Blake's Junction 7 Terry The Chef 2005-01-22
Movie Trafalgar Square Kris 2004-01-01