Simon trained at RADA, gaining a BA in Acting with distinction. He now enjoys a varied career across theatre, film, television and radio, including notable West End credits. He coaches professional actors for auditions and performance, and prepares young actors for drama school entry.
He works regularly with new writers, in association with the Soho Theatre, and is passionate about developing new work for both theatre and screen. In 2007, Simon wrote and produced his first short film. He’s a classically trained musician and sings professionally.
Alongside his acting commitments, Simon works extensively in Training, Communication, and Personal Development. He began this work in the public sector with the British Armed Forces, training Welfare Officers in empathy skills and breaking bad news. He works closely with NHS staff and medical students as part of their clinical communications training, and assists in assessments for the Department of Work and Pensions. Simon has also used these skills in the private sector, working across a wide variety of business areas, including corporate banking, retail, oil and construction. He co-facilitates training courses in Performance Management and Influencing Skills, as well as designing and implementing his own presentation skills and impact courses.
Simon regularly provides one-to-one coaching in voice production and presenting, as well as goal setting and career development.
"Very enjoyable, different and refreshing approach. Simon is brilliant – really brilliant."