SMCFP On This Day: Dynasty – The Will


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Series: Dynasty
Episode: S3Ep4 – The Will
First Aired: 17 November 1982
Character: Billy Dawson

Description: Cecil leaves his estate and Colbyco to Jeff and Alexis. He also reveals his “Rhinewood” game to Blake at the reading of his will. Blake suspects Alexis of being a part of it. Adam finds Alexis and shows her the silver rattle he had when he was kidnapped and she believes him.


Hello – 25th October 2010


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‘Casualty’ and ‘Dynasty’ star SIMON MacCORKINDALE 1952-2010

Wife Susan George pays moving tribute as he loses cancer battle

Much-loved actor Simon MacCorkindale died of cancer in the arms of his wife Susan George last week, at the age of just 58.

The former Casualty star died in a London clinic after a brave four-year fight against a disease that he refused to let dominate his life.

In a moving tribute to her beloved husband of 25 years, actress Susan said: “To me, he was simply the best of everything, and I loved him with all my heart He will live on in me forever”

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The Sun – 16th October 2002


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Casualty star dies of cancer aged 58

CASUALTY actor Simon MacCorkindale has died at 58 after a four-year battle with cancer.

Simon who played dashing Dr Harry Harper for six years passed away in the arms of his actress wife Susan George in a London clinic on Thursday night.

Susan, 60, said last night: “No one could have fought this disease any harder than he did.
“He was the best of everything and I loved him with all my heart.”

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Guardian – 16th October 2010


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Simon MacCorkindale

Suave actor known for his roles in Falcon Crest and Casualty

In common with his contemporaries Jeremy Irons, Michael York and Hugh Grant, the actor Simon MacCorkindale, who has died of cancer aged 58, on screen projected the very English persona of an ex-public schoolboy. But unlike them, MacCorkindale never made it big in films. Nevertheless, his “posh” accent, his suave demeanour and patrician good looks made him a natural for roles in television soap operas, from the opulent mansions of Falcon Crest (1984-1986), to the hospital corridors of Casualty (2002-2008). In the latter, he played the autocratic clinical consultant Harry Harper, who ran Holby City hospital’s emergency department. A doctor of the old school, he sweeps through the wards, advising, cajoling, admonishing and seducing colleagues and patients alike.

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Shop – Where to Buy


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– Films or series staring or produced/directed by Simon
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– Photos and posters
– Films or series which Simon has been in part of not all (i.e. Casualty)
– Films or series that have a Simon connection (i.e. the original Sleuth or Sound of Music Film, also a few Susan George DVD’s)
– Some films, books and songs Simon has said he likes

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Date/OtherFormatProductionWhere to Buy
1974DVDTerror on the BritannicSimon is only in 1 minute of this film - blink and you will miss him
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1976DVDWithin These Walls - Series 5Simon is in 1 or 2 episodes of this series
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1976DVDJust William - Series 1Simon appears in one episode of this series: William and the Sleeping Major
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1976DVDBeastsSimon is in one episode of this series: Baby.
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1976DVDI, ClaudiusSimon has a minor role in one episode of this series: Waiting in the Wings.
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1976DVDWithin These Walls - Series 4Simon is in 1 or 2 episodes of this series
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1976DVDRomeo and JulietSimon plays Paris who has a reasonable role in this. There are several versions of this with different actors - make sure your buying the right one.
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1977DVDJesus of NazarethSimon has a small role in this.
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1978DVDThe Doombolt ChaseSimon is in the first episode of this series
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1978DVDWill ShakespeareSimon is in one episode of this series: Dead Shepherd
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1978DVDThe Riddle Of The SandsSimon has a main role in this film.
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1979DVDDeath on the NileSimon has a main role in this film. There are several versions of this with different actor - make sure your buying the right one. If you need help drop us a message with the link you're looking at for us to check
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1979DVDDukes Of HazzardSimon is in one episode of this series: Duke of Duke.
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1979DVDQuatermass: The ConclusionSimon has a main role in this series. This is available at Amazon but only from their 'sellers' - similar to eBay but at a fixed price
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1980DVDCabo BlancoSimon has a main role in this. There is a version of this DVD with U.S Marshall on it as well - this version is not very good quality so it's not recommended.
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1980DVDHammer House of HorrorSimon is in one episode of this series: Visitor from the Grave
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1981DVDManions Of AmericaSimon has a main role in this. A French DVD of this can sometimes be found on eBay, as well as old VHS versions. The French version doesn't have an English soundtrack, French only. Amazon sell a US region one version
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1981DVDMacbethSimon plays MacDuff who has a main role in this
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1982VHSRobbers of The Sacred MountainSimon has a main role in this. This is only available as VHS, if you find a DVD chances is it's not an original so the quality could vary.
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1982DVDThe Sword and The SorcererSimon has a main role in this film.
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1982VHSAn Outpost Of ProgressSimon has a main role in this. American format VHS can sometimes be found on eBay
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1982DVDDynasty - Series 2Simon is in one episode of this series: The Will
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1983DVDJaws 3 (3D)Simon has a main role in this. This can also be found on a Jaws box set
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1984VHSObsessive LoveSimon has a main role in this. American format VHS can sometimes be found on eBay
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1986Audio TapeLucky Jim by Kingsley AmisSimon narrates. You might find other version narrated by other people so check before buying. Occasionally available on eBay
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1987VHSSincerely, VioletSimon has a main role in this. This is available at Amazon but only from their 'sellers' - similar to eBay but at a fixed price
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1990Audio TapeStraight by Dick FrancisSimon narrates. You might find other version narrated by other people so check before buying. Occasionally available on eBay
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1992Audio TapeFlying Finish by Dick FrancisSimon narrates. You might find other version narrated by other people so check before buying. Occasionally available on eBay
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1993Audio TapeStone Cold by John FrancomeSimon narrates. You might find other version narrated by other people so check before buying. Occasionally available on eBay
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1995DVDAt The Midnight HourSimon has a main role in this. This is available at Amazon but only from their 'sellers' - similar to eBay but at a fixed price. On eBay you'll find a version that was given away free with the UK Daily Mail as well as official US releases
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1995DVDThe Way to Dusty DeathSimon has a main role in this. Generally only European versions with an English soundtrack as well as European languages are available
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1995DVDFamily of CopsSimon has a small role in this. This is only available as an American Region 1 DVD
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1996DVDNo Greater LoveSimon has a main role in this.
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1996DVDThe Building Of The Complete Offshore YachtSimon narrates this DVD
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1997DVDLa Femme Nikita - Series 1Simon is in one episode of this series: Charity. This is only available as an American Region 1 DVD. This is available at Amazon but only from their 'sellers' - similar to eBay but at a fixed price
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1997DVDWhile My Pretty One SleepsSimon has a reasonable role in this. As well as the official releases there is a Daily Mail edition which was given away free with the newspaper.
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1997DVDRunning WildSimon has a reasonable role in this. This is only available as an American Region 1 DVD. This is available at Amazon but only from their 'sellers' - similar to eBay but at a fixed price
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1999DVDThe Girl Next DoorSimon has a main role in this film. There is several films with the same name as this, make sure you're buying the correct film. This is only available as an American Region 1 DVD. This is available at Amazon but only from their 'sellers' - similar to eBay but at a fixed price
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1999DVDWing CommanderSimon has a minor role in this film (5 minutes max!)
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2000DVDThe Dinosaur HunterSimon has a main role in this. This is only available as an American Region 1 DVD. This is available at Amazon but only from their 'sellers' - similar to eBay but at a fixed price
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2000DVDEarth: Final Conflict - Series 3Simon is in one episode of this series: Scorched Earth. This is only available as an American Region 1 DVD. This is available at Amazon but only from their 'sellers' - similar to eBay but at a fixed price
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2001DVDQueen of SwordsSimon is in one episode of this series: Runaways. This is only available at Amazon.fr - says it's only in French but does have English audio as well
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2002DVDRelic Hunter - Series 3Simon is in 3 episodes of this series, Sydney at 10, Hunting With The Enemy and So Shall It Be
This is only available at Amazon.ca - cheap DVD but slightly expensive shipping, which bring the cost up to a standard DVD boxset
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2004DVDThe NileSimon narrates this DVD
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2006Audio CDForgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle for Britain - BoxsetSimon narrates. Also available as individual CD's or on tape
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2007DVDBlizzard: Race to the PoleSimon narrates this DVD
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2007DVD GamePyramids of GizaSimon and his wife Susan George have small roles in this DVD game
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2007DVD GameA First Class MurderSimon and his wife Susan George have small roles in this DVD game
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2009DVDA Closed BookSimon has a minor role in this film
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2010DVD13 Hrs (Nightwolf)Simon has a minor role in this film
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2010DVDNew Tricks - Series 7Simon is in one episode of this series: Good Morning Lemmings
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CasualtyDVDSeries 2Buy at Amazon.co.uk | Search for at eBay
CasualtyDVDSeries 3Buy at Amazon.co.uk | Search for at eBay
CasualtyDVDSeries 1Buy at Amazon.co.uk | Search for at eBay
OtherPhoto'sPhoto'sBuy at Amazon.co.uk | Search for at eBay
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OtherGift VouchersGift VouchersFor fans of Simon and you're not quite sure what to get them? Give them some vouchers from one of these and let them choose them self.
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Produced/Written/Directed by SimonDVDStealing HeavenSimon's company produced this. This is only available as an American Region 1 DVD. This is available at Amazon but only from their 'sellers' - similar to eBay but at a fixed price
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Produced/Written/Directed by SimonDVDThat Summer of White RosesSimon credits on this include writer and producer. This is available at Amazon but only from their 'sellers' - similar to eBay but at a fixed price
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Produced/Written/Directed by SimonDVDSuch a Long JourneySimon's company produced this film. This is only available as an American Region 1 DVD. This is available at Amazon but only from their 'sellers' - similar to eBay but at a fixed price
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Simon's FavouritesMP3The Pearl Fishers' DuetWhen asking Simon what was the last piece of music he's listened to he's mentioned this one a couple of times
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Simon's FavouritesBookThe Woman in White, Wilkie CollinsSimon's favourite book
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Simon's FavouritesDVDThe Shawshank RedemptionSimon's favorite film
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SleuthDVDOriginal MovieBuy at Amazon.co.uk | Search for at eBay
SleuthBook Sleuth (Playscript)Relive the play!
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SleuthDVDRemake MovieBuy at Amazon.co.uk | Search for at eBay
Sound of MusicMP3Movie SoundtrackBuy at Amazon.co.uk
Sound of MusicCDMovie SoundtrackBuy at Amazon.co.uk | Search for at eBay
Sound of MusicDVDOriginal MovieBuy at Amazon.co.uk | Search for at eBay
Susan GeorgeDVDAllSimon's wife - a few items
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The Journal – 30th June 2008


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Interview – Simon MacCorkindale

Thanks to Sylvia for this article

IT has more twists than a 1960s dance festival and – if done properly – a jaw-dropping surprise. Sleuth, which opens at Theatre Royal in Newcastle tonight, is a cat and mouse thriller which continually wrong-foots audiences – if they haven’t seen it before, of course.

Simon MacCorkindale, who stars in Anthony Schaffer’s award-winning play alongside former Dynasty actor Michael Praed, reckons there are still plenty of Sleuth novices around.

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Evening Gazette – Teeside – 13th June 2008


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Simon MacCorkindale and Micheal Praed in SleuthDetect flaw?

Thanks to Kathie – SMCFP’s Northern Correspondent 😉

Detective skills are hardly needed to work out why last year’s new film of Sleuth flopped while this year’s new theatre version is packing them in, but let the play’s star Simon MacCorkindale help work it out.

“They departed from the original material and most of the things that were attractive in the original got left out,” says the Casualty heart-throb.

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Seven Days – Sunday Mail – 25th May 2008


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Simon MacCorkindaleI Led British Invasion Of Hollywood

The big interview Simon MacCorkindale has rubbed shoulders with tinseltown’s elite but is just as happy on stage in Glasgow

WHEN Simon MacCorkindale watches hit US shows like Lost, Ugly Betty or Pushing Daisies he can say: “Been there, done that.”

The veteran actor might be best known as Casualty heart-throb Harry Harper but his long and successful career saw him cross the Atlantic and crack America 30 years ago.

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Simon MacCorkindale Filmography


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Simon MacCorkindale at 21

This is an ever growing list of everything Simon MacCorkindale has appeared, produced, directed or provided voiceover for. This is the most extensive filmography of Simon online.

* denotes newly added items

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This Is Derbyshire – 28th March 2008


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STAGE CLASSIC IS BRINGING OUT THE MANIMAL IN SIMON

He was the English aristocrat of choice a decade before Colin Firth emerged from a lake to become a housewife heartthrob and Hollywood star.

Simon MacCorkindale played the upper-crust cad in some of the most popular American television series of the 1980s – from The Dukes of Hazzard and Hart To Hart to Dynasty and Falcon Crest.

Now he’s taking to the Nottingham stage as a devious author in the revival of psychological thriller Sleuth, alongside his Dynasty co-star and former TV Robin Hood Michael Praed.

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This Is Bath – 20th March 2008


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SIMON LEAVES CASUALTY TO TAKE ON OLIVIER’S KEY ROLE

One of television’s best-loved doctors has marched out of accident and emergency and into a stage play that has become a modern classic.Simon MacCorkindale, whose character Harry Harper left Casualty two episodes ago, takes the leading role of Andrew in Sleuth which comes to the Theatre Royal, Bath, next Monday.

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What’s on Live – Midlands – March 08


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Murderous Intent

Casualty favourite Simon MacCorkindale is returning to the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, appearing alongside ex-Robin Hood star Michael Praed in a new production of Sleuth. We take a look at the ever-popular touring show…

Simon MacCorkindale is back at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for the second time in just over a year.

The popular actor, who’s nowadays best recognised for his portrayal of Harry Harper in the BBC TV drama series Casualty, is returning to the Midlands to star as Andrew Wyke in a new touring production of Anthony Shaffer’s Sleuth. He will be joined by another familiar televi­sion face – Michael Praed, a one­time Robin Hood and Dynasty star. Sleuth tells the story of Andrew Wyke’s devious attempt to gain revenge on his wife’s lover, Milo Tindle. Wyke cajoles Tindle into burgling his property, promising him the money, but in reality plans to kill the younger man and claim to police that he thought he was a prowler.

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Bucks Free Press – 10th January 2008


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Playing a psychological game

ACTOR Simon MacCorkindale loves nothing more than a nail-bitingly good, edge-of-the-seat thriller, so he’s absolutely buzzing with enthusiasm ahead of his latest play, Sleuth, which opens in Windsor later this month.

First written by Anthony Shaffer, the Tony Award-winning play revolves around Simon’s character, Andrew Wyke, an immensely successful mystery writer, who is fascinated by psychological games and game-playing.

He lures his wife’s lover, Milo Tindle (played by Michael Praed), to his countryside manor house, where he subjects him to a tangled web of intrigue and manipulation. But ultimately nothing turns out quite as it seems.

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Sleuth Programme – Jan-July 2008


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Simon MacCorkindaleSIMON MacCORKINDALE

Andrew Wyke

Simon MacCorkindale is perhaps best recognized over the last few years as Harry Harper, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, in the BBC’s most popular and enduring drama series Casualty. Following his starring role in the successful 2007 tour of Agatha Christie’s Unexpected Guest, he now returns to the stage in Sleuth.

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Wigan Today – 1st February 2007



Casualty’s Harry Is The Unexpected Guest

IT was typical of a doctor to keep you waiting. When have they ever kept their appointment times?

But as my consultation was with one of Holby City’s finest medics, the stoical Harry Harper, I was prepared to wait.

In the four years that actor Simon MacCorkindale has worn the lead stethoscope and a furrowed brow in the BBC’s flagship Saturday night soap he has set more than a few hearts fluttering on and off set.

But can the 54-year-old actor cut the mustard while temporarily back in civvie street on stage at Milton Keynes Theatre this week in Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest?

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The Unexpected Guest Programme – Jan-Apr 07



Simon MacCorkindaleSimon MacCorkindale

Michael Starkwedder

Simon MacCorkindale is perhaps best recognised as Harry Harper, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, in the BBC’s most popular and enduring drama series Casualty.

A childhood love for drama led to a place at Studio ’68 of Theatre Arts in London aged 19. On completing the course, he toured in regional rep before his West End debut in the highly acclaimed Pygmalion. He worked extensively on British TV, and in 1976 appeared in the renowned I, Claudius and in Zeffirelli’s opulent Jesus of Nazareth.

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Teletext – September 2002


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It’s no casual contract

CASUALTY star Simon MacCorkindale has shown his commitment to the BBC by signing a three-year contract with its hit hospital drama.

Thanks to Holby.TV for this article

The dashing actor, 50, veteran of long-running US shows such as Falcon Crest, joined the show as caring consultant Harry Harper earlier this year and he says: “It is a big commitment. It is very intensive – we work 49 weeks a year.

“I was worried about the balance of my life and I am still a bit worried but I knew what I was doing. I have been in TV from a young age.”

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helenheart.com – TV Zone – 1999


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In the short-lived 1983 series Manimal, college professor Jonathan Chase used his ability to transform into animals to assist law enforcement.

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SIMON MACCORKINDALE was the perfect choice to play the wealthy, cultured Chase. “I thought the concept for Manimal was excellent,” says MacCorkindale. “I also appreciated the fact Chase was a very cerebral individual and that Glen Larson [series creator and producer] had decided to make the show very stylish by having my character be an Englishman who wore expensive suits and drove around in a Rolls Royce. All this was quite unusual for television at that time, so we really were exploring new ground.

“Back in the early Eighties the only other English actor on American television was Pierce Brosnan in Remington Steele. Then I got Manimal and a year or two later there was a massive influx of English actors hired for night-time Soap Operas, but Pierce and I started that whole trend. So that, of course, was very much an exciting part of getting the job on Manimal because I knew I had found a foothold in an area that was pretty much virgin territory for Englishmen.

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Simpy Simon – Biography


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Simon MacCorkindale
Biography

Written by Simon himself during his early career

Simon MacCorkindale, the talented British actor/producer/director, who made his international film debut as the murderer in DEATH ON THE NILE and who was seen as a regular on CBS’s FALCON CREST, says that probably more mayhem has happened to him on movie and TV screens than any other actor of the younger set.

“In DEATH ON THE NILE, I was shot twice; in THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, my hand was smashed; in QUATERMASS, I was beaten up and then shot; in CABO BLANCO, I caught a bullet in the shoulder and almost bled to death. In THE GAYDEN CHRONICLES, I was hanged; in MACBETH, I was beheaded; in I CLAUDIUS, I was drowned; while in AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS, I hanged myself after comitting murder. For THE SWORD & THE SORCERER, I was hung in chains and tortured; while in THE MANIONS OF AMERICA, I was wounded in the leg (off stage) and then shot in the shoulder in a duel. In OBSESSIVE LOVE, I put my fist through a glass cabinet; in FALCON’S GOLD (ROBBERS OF THE SACRED MOUNTAIN), I get beaten up, chased, beaten up again, and finished up hanging from the skid of a helicopter; and in JAWS 3D, I was unceremoniously devoured by a 35-foot shark.”

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Agent’s Biography – July 1998


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SIMON MacCORKINDALE – BIOGRAPHY

JULY 1998

Internationally recognised as an award-winning actor, director, producer and screenwriter, Simon MacCorkindale personifies the suave, sophisticated British leading man, a role he very much brought to life in the USA Cable/ALLIANCE/TFl France co-production series COUNTERSTRIKE (66 episodes), in which he starred as ex-Scotland Yard inspector Peter Sinclair in front of the cameras, and acted as executive production consultant behind them.

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helenheart.com – TV Times – 2nd November 1991



SIMON MACCORKINDALE
IN ‘COUNTERSTRIKE’, ELITE CRIME-BUSTERS TAKE ON INTERNATIONAL THUG

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It won’t win any awards for plausibility but Counterstrike (CTV, Saturdays) is just what the action fan ordered a combination of James Bond, Mission: Impossible and Charlie’s Angels with the accent on pyrotechnics. The plot spins on the exploits of an elite strike team of international crime-fighters.

Christopher Plummer gets star billing, but 39-year-old British actor Simon MacCorkindale is the series’ power- source. Although he has plenty of stage experience, MacCorkindale is best known to Canadian audiences for the movies Death on the Nile and The Sword and the Sorcerer, and for TV roles in I, Claudius, Falcon Crest, and Dynasty. He brings a natural credibility and depth of personality to Peter Sinclair, the dashing team leader recruited because of his savvy as Scotland Yard’s youngest-ever inspector.

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Vancouver Sun, TV Times – 1st November 1991


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Wham Blam Pow!

IN  ‘COUNTERSTRIKE’,  ELITE CRIME-BUSTERS TAKE ON  INTERNATIONAL THUGS

It won’t win any awards for plausibility but Counterstrike (CTV, Saturdays) is just what the action fan ordered — a combination of James Bond, Mission: Impossible and Charlie’s Angels with the accent on pyrotechnics. The plot spins on the exploits of an elite strike team of international crime-fighters.

Christopher Plummer gets star billing, but 39-year-old British actor Simon MacCorkindale is the series’ power-source. Although he has plenty of stage experience, MacCorkindale is best known to Canadian audiences for the movies Death on the Nile and The Sword and the Sorcerer, and for TV roles in I, Claudius, Falcon Crest, and Dynasty. He brings a natural credibility and depth of personality to Peter Sinclair, the dashing team leader recruited because of his savvy as Scotland Yard’s youngest-ever inspector.

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helenheart.com – TV Daily – August 1985



Simon MacCorkindale:
He Makes Love For Money

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Not too long ago, the prestigious Los Angeles Times published a long story about the new stars of tomorrow. They were all under 25, some under 20, and while the young men might make some young girls’ hearts go pittypat, women who are looking for real MEN won’t find the answer in these heartthrobs.

So let us consider British Simon MacCorkindale, who can and probably does raise blood pressure in all women. He’s tallЧsix feet. He’s slim, about 165 pounds. He has fashionably coiffed hair, not too long, not too short. It’s sort of brownish blond. Perhaps a bit sunbleached because he plays a lot of tennis. And this writer’s notes read “Honorable blue eyes.” It was a first impression obviously.

What ARE honorable blue eyes? That’s opposed to shifty. Here is a man you can trust. A stalwart soul who’s wondrously attractiveЧthe English accent just adds to his charm. And a wicked sense of humor goes with the package.

For those who haven’t been paying attention this year, Simon plays Greg Reardon, the attorney on CBS’ “Falcon Crest.” To date this season, he has dallied with Ana Alicia, who plays Melissa; with Sarah Douglas, who’s Pamela and with Laura Johnson, as Terry. The latter two women, he confides, are leaving the show at the end of this season. Out in the real world, Simon is married to actress-producer Susan George.

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The Importance Of Being Oscar Programme – 1985



Simon MacCorkindaleSimon MacCorkindale

SIMON MacCORKINDALE, the British actor/ director, rose to international prominence for his portrayal of Simon Doyle, the smoothly avaricious young murderer in the star-studded DEATH ON THE NILE and is currently seen regularly as lawyer Greg Reardon on the CBS series FALCON CREST. Long an established leading actor on the British stage and television, MacCorkindale made his professional stage debut at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, England as Captain Blackwood in A BEQUEST TO THE NATION. In 1974 he made his London West End debut in the highly acclaimed production of PYGMALION.

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helenheart.com – Manimal Annual – 1984



SIMON MACCORKINDALE alias Jonathan Chase

This site looks like it’s no longer online, so here is the full article.    

Merely transforming into a wide variety of animals from a black leopard to a high flying hawk should pose no problem to British star Simon MacCorkindale, who stars as Jonathan Chase in the 20th Century- Fox Television series, “Manimal”.

“In recent pictures and series I’ve been shot and killed, had my hand bashed, was caught by a bullet in the shoulder, hanged, beheaded, drowned, hung in chains, tortured, and in “Jaws 3D”, I was devoured by a 35-ft. shark,” the handsome leading man confided.

MacCorkindale, who came to the United States in 1981, is a native of Cambridge, England, who made his professional stage debut at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, England, in “A Bequest to the Nation”. His first international television assignment was in Franco Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth ” in which he played Lucius, the centurion who was strongly featured in the last hour of the six-hours epic. Curiously enough, he also played Lucius, the son of Emperor Augustus, in “I Claudius”.

Among his roles on British TV have been Sir Thomas Walsingham in “Will Shakespeare”, Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet”, the callous vet in “Baby”, poet Siegfried Sassoon in “Out of Battle”, the naive Oxford graduate in Elinor Glyn’s “Three Weeks”, along with appearances in “Just William ” and Dr. Dady in the series set in a woman’s prison, “Within These Walls”.

What he considers the major break of his career was his being cast as Simon Doyle, the smooth, avaricious young murderer in “Death on the Nile”. He was presented to the Queen at the Royal Premiere in London, by which time he had completed a role in marked contrast, the tough sailor hero in Erskine Guilders classic spy story, “The Riddle of the Sands”.

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