Personal Life


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Early Years




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John Ronald Simm

Best known for his roles as The Master in Doctor Who and as Sam Tyler in Life on Mars, John has also starred in many highly-acclaimed television dramas such as CrackerThe LakesSex TrafficState of PlayCrime and PunishmentExile and Mad Dogs. He has been nominated twice for a British Academy of Film and Television Award (BAFTA) for Best Actor, and is also a Laurence Olivier Award nominee. John received a Royal Television Society award in 2014 for Best Actor for his performance in Prey. His acclaimed films include WonderlandHuman Traffic24 Hour Party People and Everyday. In 2010, John played Hamlet at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.