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Simon Underdown

Simon Underdown

Overview

Ethnicity
Caucasian
Age Range
57 - 67
Height
5' 9" (1m 75cm)
Weight
12st. 11lb. (81kg)
Hair Colour
White
Eye Colour
Blue
Build
Medium

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2017 - 2018 Party guest.
TV
Home from Home
Nick Wood
BBC
Pooley Bridge, Cumbria
2017 Scientist
TV
Black Mirror
Netflix
London
2017 Parent of Claimant with severe learning disability
RolePlay
Role Play for the Department of Work and Pensions
Professional Role Play (PRP), London (via Lakeside Castings)
Carlisle
2017 Claimant with various psychiatric conditions
RolePlay
Role Play for the Department of Work and Pensions
Professional Role Play (PRP), London (via Lakeside Castings)
Carlisle
2017 Understudy for Vicar
TV
Cormoran Strike
BBC
Masham, N. Yorkshire
2017 Benefit Claimant with varying conditions
RolePlay
Medical Claimant Role Play
Lakeside Casting Agency for PRP
Carlisle
2016 - 2017 Priest
Theatre
"Hamlet".
Mitchell Bridgewater
Made After Dark Creations
Stanwix Theatre, Carlisle
2016 In-studio live discussion
Radio
Kevin Fernihough's "Fern on the Wireless"
BBC Radio Cumbria
Carlisle
2016 The Priest
TV
Short for "Random Acts"
Leanne Thompson
For Channel 4
Gosforth, Cumbria
2016 Disabled claimant.
RolePlay
Medical Role play for the Dept. of Work and Pensions - 5th. engagement for
Lakeside Castings
Carlisle
2016 Claimant with various conditions.
RolePlay
Medical Role play for the Dept. of Work and Pensions - 4th. engagement for
Lakeside Castings
Carlisle
2015 - 2016 BBC Newsreader
TV
The Crown
Stephen Daldry, et alia
Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television and Netflix.
Elstree Studios
2015 - 2016 The Foreman
TV
The 'A' Word
Peter Cattaneo
Fifty Fathoms Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions and Keshet UK for the BBC
Keswick, Cumbria
2015 - 2016 World Leader
TV
The Crown
Stephen Daldry, et alia
Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television & Netflix
Various, including Ely and Southwark Cathedrals
2015 Claimant with various conditions
RolePlay
Medical Role play for the Dept. of Work and Pensions - 3rd. engagement for
Lakeside Castings
Carlisle
2015 The Older monk (lead)
Film (Short)
Scriptorium
Colin Ramsay
Little Dragon Films
Cambridge
2015 Various claimants, for PIP, with different medical conditions.
RolePlay
Medical Role play for the Dept. of Work and Pensions - 2nd. engagement for
Lakeside Casting Agency
Carlisle
2015 Various claimants, for PIP, with different medical conditions.
RolePlay
Medical Role play for the Dept. of Work and Pensions - 2nd. engagement for
Lakeside Casting Agency for PRP/DWP.
Carlisle
2015 Stallholder
Film (Feature)
Swallows and Amazons
Philippa Lowthorpe
BBC
Keswick, Cumbria
2015 Uniformed Police Officer
TV
Prey 2
RED Production Co. Ltd., for ITV
Coniston, Cumbria
2014 Sir Francis Knollys
Theatre
The Lion and the Unicorn
Mitchell J. Bridgewater
Lakeside Castings for Carlisle City Council
Carlisle city centre - open air
2014 Rogue Builder
RolePlay
Role play for Trading Standards
Trading Standards
Penrith
2014 The Fisherman
TV
Safe House
Marc Evans
Eleventh Hour Films
Lake District
2013 Compere (Elf)
Corporate
Murder Mystery Dinner
Murders Most Horrid
Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
2013 Mr. Howath
Commercial
Murder Mystery 3 day production
Murders Most Horrid
Thorns Hall, Sedbergh
2013 The Auctioneer
TV
Jamaica Inn
Phillipa Lowthorpe
BBC/Origin Pictures
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
2013 "Saunders", The Spy Boss
Film (Student)
Memory
Dave Morgan
Liverpool Media Academy
2013 The Psychologist, Dr. Stern
Film (Short)
Pest
Jay Bartlett
Jay Bartlett Films
Hastings
2013 Mr. Fletcher - Ministry of Information
Film (Short)
San Serif on Red
Gareth Jones
Marker Films
Newport, Wales
2013 Supporting cast
Film (Short)
Ralph
Jonathan Slater
RalphFilm
various, including Ironbridge, Shropshire
2012 Col. Porter - lead role
Commercial
Newcastle Brown Ale (US advert)
Ivan Zacharias
Smuggler/Stink Production
Beamish, UK

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 2011
    Post Graduate Acting
    Lakeside Castings Agency 6+ years professional acting workshops
  • 1987
    Doctor of Chiropractic
    Anglo_European College of Chiropractic

About me

I'm a public school educated, recently retired health care professional with a passion and natural creative flair for acting and a considerable breadth of experience, both in acting and in life, including military (Army Officer), NHS and private health care, that I can call on to give strong, realistic and accurate portrayals of a wide range of characters in varied situations and emotions.

Additional Information

I have a diverse range of skills and knowledge, from shooting, fishing and farming, to bee keeping, wool spinning, carpentry, archery, photography, art, antiques.
I also have experience of snorkeling, SCUBA, flying (glider and single engine, though no qualifications in), caving (once), sailing, archaeology, natural history, painting and drawing, WWII history.

Additional Skills

Good gardener/knowledge of plants, including tropical and warm temperate.

Skills

Skin Colour White
Hair Length Short
Native accent English
Accents (UK) Devon, English, standard, RP, Southern England
Accents (International) African (South), Australian, Indian
Interested in Comedy, Commercials, Film (Professional), Radio, Roleplay, TV, Voice Over
Experienced in Commercials, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Roleplay, Theatre (Professional), TV, Voice Over
General Singing Skills Chorus
Organisation Membership Equity
Stage Combat Skills No
Driving Licences Standard
Perform nude? No
DBS checked Yes (within last 12 months)