The Casualty star on his TV times in pictures
1977 – Simon in his ITV drama Romance. ‘In a way it was my breakthrough performance,’he recalls. ‘lt was shown to the director of Death on the Nile  and I got the role of Simon Doyle in it.’
1984 – With the late, Oscar-winning actress JayneWyman in hit US soap opera Falcon Crest. ‘She was a fantastic woman. We stayed in touch for many years.’
1982 – Simon starred in the bizarre Manimal as a professor with the ability to change into any mammal. ‘I still get stopped in the streets by people who remember it, ‘he laughs.
1984 – With actress wife Susan George at their A blessing. They’d married two months before in Fiji. ‘We were under a lot of pressure from the press.’
1990 – At a party for the World Forest 90 : campaign: ‘I have never liked snakes but a way to get past your fears is to face them.’
1995 – Simon played a widowed scientist opposite Holby City star Patsy Kensit as J the family nanny in the romantic US TV movie At the Midnight Hour. ‘I’ve been very lucky,’ Simon admits.
2006 – A photoshoot at Casualty’s 20th anniversary celebrations. I’m leaving at the end of the current series to go back into the theatre,’Simon reveals.