SMCFP On This Day: The Dukes of Hazzard – Duke of Duke


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Series: The Dukes of Hazzard
Episode: Duke of Duke
First Aired: 21 December 1979
Character: Gaylord Duke

Description: A man claiming to be the Dukes’ cousin from England, Gaylord Duke, asks Uncle Jesse for a $30,000 advance to pay off the taxes for a piece of land he claims to have inherited. But there’s more to Gaylord’s story that he isn’t exactly telling.

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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 Times – Obituary – 16th October 2010


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Simon MacCorkindale

Urbane British leading man who co-starred in Death on the Nile and was a stalwart of the long-running medical drama Casualty

Simon MacCorkindale was a classically handsome, rugged and urbane English leading man who had recurring roles in the glossy US soap opera Falcon Crest (1984-86) and more recently in the long-running British medical drama series Casualty (2002-08). He appeared in more than 200 episodes.

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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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Sleuth Programme – Jan-July 2008


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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



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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 – SFX – February 1996


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MANIMAL 1983

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Picture this: a glossy American series where a hunky British actor fights crime, the twist being that he has a unique way of getting out of trouble – he can turn into any animal he chooses (usually a black panther) by looking constipated. Sound like a winner, doesn’t it? Yes, if you thought we were scraping the barrel with our retrospective on Blue Thunder: The Series in SFX, has Jon Abbott got a treat for you…

Created by Glen A Larson, master of gimmick TV, Manimal was a short- lived blend of fantasy series and crime show – just one of a large number of such shows that came and went in the late ’70s and early ’80s. It starred British actor Simon MacCorkindale, reasonably well known in the UK for assorted TV series (most interestingly as scientist Joe Kapp in the 1979 Quatermass serial), films (such as Death on the Nile and the 1978 adaptation of Erskine Childers’ The Riddle of the Sands), and being married to actress Susan George. MacCorkindale’s career, though promising at one point, never really took off, and choices like Manimal ought begin to explain why…

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The Importance Of Being Oscar Programme – 1985



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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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Obsessive Love – Press Pack – 1984


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A Biography of Simon MacCorkindale

Simon MacCorkindale is undoubtedly the only actor in theatrical history to go from a guest-starring role on TV’s “The Dukes of Hazzard” to performing the title role of “MacBeth” on the London stage.

In the Moonlight Productions II telefilm “Obsessive Love” the handsome actor gets to play another new character. Simon is the star of a television soap opera who finds himself caught up in a dangerous and bizarre love affair with one of his fans, Yvette Mimieux.

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Manimal – Press Pack


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SIMON MACCORKINDALE

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.”

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Unknown Mag – Unknown Date


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Simon MacCorkindale must be one of the few actors who have turned to Charles Bronson with the words: “Oh, you great butch creature, you!” and lived to tell the tale. As it was, Charlie, laughed and appreciated the joke from the young Englishman who was recently awarded the ‘Evening News’ most promising newcomer accolade for his work on ‘Death On The Nile’ and ‘Riddle Of The Sands’.

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Shop – Where to Buy


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– Films or series staring or produced/directed by Simon
– Tapes/CDs or DVD’s when Simon has done audio books or voice overs
– 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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  • Remember when buying DVD’s and video’s that the format/region is correct as American DVD’s will not play on most British DVD players and vice versa
  • We will only list officially released DVD’s, video’s, book’s etc
  • Some items are not available at all on DVD so where this happens we will only list the VHS, these are generally second hand items and quality varies
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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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.

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helenheart.com – Manimal Annual – 1984



SIMON MACCORKINDALE alias Jonathan Chase

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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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