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Simon MacCorkindale

Simon Charles Pendered MacCorkindale was a British actor, film director, writer and producer. He spent much of his childhood moving around due to his father serving as an Officer with the Royal Air Force. Poor eyesight prevented him following a similar career in the RAF, so he instead planned to become a theatre director. Training at the Theatre of Arts in London, he started work as an actor, making his West End debut in 1974. He went on to appear in numerous roles in television, including the series I, Claudius and Jesus of Nazareth, before starring as Simon Doyle in the film Death on the Nile. This proved to be a breakthrough role and allowed him to move to the United States, where he appeared in a variety of films and TV series including Quatermass, The Riddle of the Sands, The Sword and the Sorcerer, and Jaws 3-D. In 1983, MacCorkindale starred in the short-lived series Manimal as the lead character, Dr. Jonathan Chase, before taking up the longer-running role of lawyer Greg Reardon in Falcon Crest. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s he directed and produced many stage, TV and film productions through his company Amy International Artists, such as the film Stealing Heaven (1988). Moving to Canada, he starred as Peter Sinclair in the series Counterstrike for three years. He returned to the United Kingdom in 2002 and joined the cast of the BBC medical drama Casualty, appearing in the role of Harry Harper for six years until 2008.


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Born:
Feb 12, 1952 In Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
45
First Appeared:
In the series Within These Walls 1974-01-04
Latest Project:
Movie 13Hrs 2010-08-28
Known For
Poster of Relic Hunter
Poster of Wing Commander
Poster of Earth: Final Conflict
Poster of The Doombolt Chase
Filmography
Movie 13Hrs Duncan 2010-08-28
Movie A Closed Book Andrew Boles 2009-05-19
Movie The Dinosaur Hunter Jack McCabe 2000-08-05
Movie Wing Commander Flight Boss 1999-03-11
Movie The Girl Next Door Steve Vandermeer 1999-09-02
Series Relic Hunter Tafik / Fabrice De Viega 1999-09-25
Movie La guerre de l'eau Peter Gregory 1998-04-18
Movie Running Wild Walton Baden Smythe 1998-07-26
Series Earth: Final Conflict Dennis Robillard 1997-10-06
Movie No Greater Love Patrick Kelly 1995-04-11
Movie The Way to Dusty Death Johnny Harlow 1995-09-25
Movie At the Midnight Hour Richard Keaton 1995-10-28
Movie Family of Cops Adam Novacek 1995-11-26
Series Counterstrike 1990-07-01
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie Shades of Love: Sincerely, Violet Mark Jamieson 1987-06-18
Series Casualty Harry Harper 1986-09-06
Movie Obsessive Love Glenn Stevens 1984-10-02
Movie Jaws 3-D Philip FitzRoyce 1983-03-16
Movie The Making of Jaws 3-D: Sharks Don't Die Unknown 1983-07-15
Series Manimal Unknown 1983-09-30
Series Natural World Unknown 1983-10-30
Movie The Sword and the Sorcerer Mikah (as Simon Mac Corkindale) 1982-04-01
Movie Falcon's Gold Hank Richards 1982-12-18
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Dynasty Unknown 1981-01-12
Movie Macbeth Macduff 1981-01-01
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Movie Cabo Blanco Lewis Clarkson 1980-03-13
Series Hammer House of Horror Unknown 1980-09-13
Movie Visitor from the Grave Harry 1980-11-22
Movie The Riddle of the Sands Arthur Davies 1979-10-02
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Movie The Quatermass Conclusion Joe Kapp 1979-10-24
Series Quatermass Joe Kapp 1979-10-24
Series Will Shakespeare Unknown 1978-06-13
Movie Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette Simon Doyle 1978-01-01
Series The Doombolt Chase 1978-03-12
Series Life of Shakespeare Unknown 1978-06-13
Movie Death on the Nile Simon Doyle 1978-09-29
Series Jesus of Nazareth Lucius 1977-01-06
Series I, Claudius Unknown 1976-09-20
Series Beasts Peter Gilkes 1976-10-16
Series Within These Walls Unknown 1974-01-04
Movie Juggernaut No. 1 Helmsman 1974-09-25