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Frequently Asked Questions

Did Simon leave Casualty because of his illness, as mentioned in several newspapers

I can only answer this from what I know about Simon and it’s mostly and educated guess – tho I’m fairly sure I correct

I really don’t believe it to be true. When we did our first interview with Simon in very early 2007 which was before he found out he had terminal cancer he said he felt his time on Casualty was coming to an end.

I really don’t believe he left because of his illness, I feel he would have left when he did even if he didn’t find out how ill he was a few months later. I don’t like the way some of the articles have phrased it, as it makes him look like a quitter – which Simon isn’t

Newspapers are trying to sell and story and will write whatever will sell the most

Simon MacCorkindale has passed away/died?

Simon MacCorkindale passed away in a London Clinic on the 14th October 2010. This was announced publicly in the evening on 15th October 2010
If you wish to discuss this, or to leave a comment you can here http://www.simonmaccorkindale.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1048

How is Simon MacCorkindale/ How is Simon MacCorkindale doing/ How well is Simon MacCorkindale/ Update on Simon MacCorkindale’s health

Simon MacCorkindale passed away in a London Clinic on the 14th October 2010. This was announced publicly in the evening on 15th October 2010

From the release of the news about illness in November 2009 there were no official updates on Simon’s health.

There were a few events Simon attended in 2010 and he looked well in the photos taken on those days.

What is Simon MacCorkindale currently doing?/ What is Simon MacCorkindale doing now?/ What happened to Simon MacCorkindale?

Simon MacCorkindale passed away in a London Clinic on the 14th October 2010. This was announced publicly in the evening of 15th October 2010

Some of his last projects were: In November 2009 Simon filmed a one of episode of New Tricks, it will be the 2nd episode of the new series. This aired on the 8th October 2010 and was Simon’s last TV role

During his Sound of Music Simon managed to film 2 minor roles in films:
One as a literary agent in the film A Closed Book which was shown at Cannes 2009
Click here to discuss and to find out more info about this production
In 13 Hrs Simon plays the father, Duncan.
Click here to discuss and to find out more info about this production
13 Hrs was Simon’s last film role

What’s the correct spelling Simon MacCorkindale’s surname?

Simon’s surname is spelt MacCorkindale.

I have seen others spell it in the following ways: McCorkindale (most common misspelling), MaCorkindale, Mcorkindale, McCorquodale (the original spelling of this name), MacCorkingdale, MaCorkingdale, McCorkingdale, Maccorandale, Mcorcindale, Mccorkendale, McKorkindale, Makorkindale, Mc’Corkindale, Mccormindale, Mccorkerdale, McCordindale, Mcaukindale, Mqcorkindale, Macorquindale, Mccorkindell!

I think that’s all of them will add more if I come across them

How old is Simon MacCorkindale?

Simon was born 12th February 1952 – he would have been 64 this year.  This also means his star sign is Aquarius

Simon was 58 when he passed away in 2010.

Where can I write to Simon MacCorkindale?/ What is Simon MacCorkindale’s address?/ What is Simon MacCorkindale’s agent’s address?

I’d suggest writing to Susan instead and tell her how awesome you thought her husband was.  Her fan mail address is:

Susan George
PO Box 55
Minehead, Somerset
TA24 7WA

When was Simon MacCorkindale in the Sound of Music

Simon appeared as Captain Von Trapp at the London Palladium from 25th August 2008 to 21st February 2009.

This was Simon’s first musical performance

On The Wright Stuff (26/09/2008) Simon MacCorkindale mentioned his ‘Fan Club’ had bought him an elephant, any details on this?

Yes, the members of this site adopted Simon an orphaned baby elephant for his birthday February 2008, with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

This is something we are planning to continue for both Simon and the members of this site for as long as possible – as Simon said ‘it’s our elephant’

Susan George has now taken over ‘ownership’ of this elephant and we will still continue to support him as he grows up

Where can I find DVDs on Counterstrike (Force de Frappe)?

Unfortunately this series has never been officially released on DVD, nor video. I hope that it does get released in the future as it is a very good series.  However Youtube seems to have a few episodes available

7 thoughts on “FAQ”

  1. Searching says:

    Hi,I am looking for the URL of a now (apparently) defunct MANIMAL FANSITE. Does anyone have it? I believe it was a man who ran it, not sure if in USA or UK, but it was in English. I think it was the first Manimal fansite on the web. Last I remember cruising it is circa 2005-2008. I wanted to check if any of the internet archives have copies of the pages. Particularly, it had 4 Manimal fanfics that were surprisingly well written, which I’d like to revisit.

    Or Shelliwood, if you have copies, is there any way you could post them somewhere and then link me in reply, please? This website seems to not have been updated since 2019, when the posted copyrights date ends. And the forum, which I can’t find now, seems to have died off circa 2010, as well. Any info will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    1. Searching says:

      Ok! I followed a trail all the way to the Internet Archive. It’s a maze because most recent years have captured completely blank pages, so it took a lot of digging but I just now found a page with 4 Manimal fan fics. I don’t know if I should post this here or at the forum (which I realized, after I sent the above, that you have a button just for that! Sorry, I missed it last time!) Anyway, one of the stories is at AOO. Lake of Ghosts.

      This is strange, I don’t recall reading that one back then. The reason is I stopped reading it after just a few intro lines because his (or her) Ty is out of character! (He calls J.C. “My dear professor”… unless writer is using Glynn Turman’s Ty? (To be willing to read someone’s fan fic, I need to have the characters talk exactly like they do on the show. I can’t fathom Michael D. Roberts’ “street-smart” Ty saying those words!)

      Anyway, I’m going to compile those links. (I found several, still digging!) I read the forum rules: no posting links. Otherwise you can find one fan fic at AOO, not sure how good that one is. A ton of cool retro stuff to browse thru, so I’m going back… If anyone wants links, please post a reply on here and let me know where to paste them. (Email I’m using here is not likely to work, so I won’t get it if you email me back.)

      1. shelliwood says:

        Link in this respect would be fine as it’s not ‘spam’ and on topic.

        Was going to suggest AO3 they have a wide selection. I do have some fanzines so will have a look through them too

      2. Searching says:

        Thanks, Shelliwood. Yes, I had already seen that on AOO and assumed it wasn’t the same fiction due to that one Ty sentence. (As I recall, it was well written… meaning keeping the characters as they were, IIRC.) Well, it has U.K. English spelling. (I remember some 10+ years ago, losing the fic I was writing. Heartbreaking!)

        After many years, I am revisiting this series. Still a LOT of fun, with high production values and such a terrific performance on the part of Simon. For those interested, there’s quite a few old websites. In fact, I haven’t even clicked everywhere yet. This is the old website that I was talking about, here is the main page I’m looking at, with lots of links to peruse:


        It was Geocities! When clicking any of their links, if it doesn’t work, I try to right click and grab the original url, deleting the “web archive” part. Then I paste it onto the way back machine (archive.org) and hit send. Then it’s a matter of going back to the oldest date to find the pages, because somehow those crawlers have a way of keep crawling pages which no longer exist! (One link I kept search has been crawled by their robots, even in 2020 but was defunct for the past 10 years!)

        Sorry, for making this so long. Here is the fan fic I started reading (but then paused to watch the pilot again, so you might finish it before I do!) I don’t think AOO has all 4. (And I’m not sure if it is the original author who posted there, or someone pretending to be the original author… hate when people do that!) At least, we have this to prove it belonged to someone else, should they not be the author:


        Anyway, it’s fun revisiting the past. I’ve been filling up the IMDb page with trivia and goofs galore, too. (There was already quite a bit of those, mine are the ones that only have my one upvote!) Hope you enjoy these pages and my humble contributions. Feel free to upvote what you agree with, I pretty much did the entire episodes last week, when I finished revisiting the entire series. There’s too many detractors out there. I have always loved this show, and no apologies for doing so. If only today’s shows were even half as fun to watch!

  2. Kathy says:

    I was very surprised to see that Simon had passed away had no clue he died. I met him in the movie dinosaur hunter ad my husband and I were extras in the movie. In fact there The Rare pictures of that movie on here that I had given to you lonna I hope I have your name right if not I apologize. My name is Kathy Gannon.

  3. shelliwood says:


    For a ‘Fan Club’ you can join our forum/community here and keep up to date with everything Simon. When we get any news I usually send an email to all members in case they haven’t been to the site recently to see for themselves

    Link to SMCFP Forum/Community

  4. Ingrid Gabriel says:

    Good Morning, Shelli (is it Shelli? or Shelliwood? or something completely different?)

    my name is Ingrid Gabriel, I’m living in Vienna – and therefore only have limited access to british
    broadcasting – right now BBC prime (my only source; sigh) graciously enough repeats episodes of Casualty with gorgeous AND
    talented Simon!! YAY! so I started to google and found your site. BRILLIANT site!!! Really Fanfabulous!!!
    Absolutely addictiv!

    Which means, now I want to join a Fanclub. Do you know how I could manage that? Is there a way of being on
    a list or receiving a fanletter in order to learn about Mr. MacCorkindale’s theatre work in advance?
    I’d absolutely love to see him on stage and realised while browsing your site I missed him by a hair’s
    breath (is that the correct phrase?) in his first musical. grrrr to me!!

    so to never make that mistake again… fanclub! Can you help me?
    thank you so much
    love from Vienna

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