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Unknown Aberdeen Newspaper – 24th June 2008

Suspense and Mystery in Classic Show

(Mainly a Sleuth review)
Thanks to Sylvia for this article

THE stage is set for the ultimate game of chance this week – played out in this version of the Anthony Shaffer classic by two of the most attractive actors in the business. Simon MacCorkindale (best-known for his role of Harry Harper in Casualty) plays Andrew Wyke, who takes on his wife’s lover Milo Tindle (played by Michael Praed of Robin of Sherwood fame) in the biggest game of his life – and there can only be one winner.

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Unknown Magazine – Unknown Date

CASUALTY hunk Simon MacCorkindale last night mocked sister show Holby City by saying: “You’ll never be as good as us.”

Simon, 53, who plays dishy doc Harry Harper, claimed plans by BBC executives to replace Casualty with the newer arrival had backfired

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Unknown Newspaper – Unknown Date

Simon MacCorkindaleSimon MacCorkindale tends to play undemonstrative English gentlemen and while women have been known to find him sexy, ‘animal’ is not the word one would think of to describe him. He’s civilised (even though he now lives in Los Angeles – or, at least, as he says, ‘that’s where all my belongings are – my home is wherever I am!) So there is something piquant about his playing a professor who, to fight crime, transforms himself into a protean variety of animal shapes. He had thought that he would be able to devote a lot of time to his own projects; writing and directing are his first loves. ‘I thought I would be an animal a lot of the time and wouldn’t need to be there.’ Instead he found himself working a 16-hour-day six days a week, spending hours being made up for the transformation scenes, while the human part of the role got larger and larger. ‘I was never off the set. I was hoist by my own petard!’ All actors should learn from this – being an animal is even worse than working with one.


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