Posts Tagged ‘Sound Of Music’


Hello – 7th December 2009



Simon MacCorkindale and Susan GeorgeIN AN INSPIRING AND FRANK INTERVIEW

SIMON MACCORKINDALE AND SUSAN GEORGE

TELL WHY THEY ARE FOCUSING ON THE POSITIVE AS THEY TACKLE HIS ILLNESS TOGETHER

‘Simon is not dying of cancer – he’s living with it, That’s really important’

Actor Simon MacCorkindale is looking a picture of health, riding his quad bike across the Exmoor farm he shares with his actress wife Susan George. His rosy cheeks and positive energy make the knowledge that he is battling cancer all the harder to comprehend.

It was only last month that former Casualty star Simon, 57, revealed the secret he’d been harbouring for three and a half years. During that time, he’d thrown himself into a grueling work schedule. A schedule he now admits was ridiculous given that, when not filming the BBC medical drama, he was undergoing surgery for bowel cancer.

After that, he took on two national tours and the exacting role of Captain Georg Von Trapp in The Sound of Music in the West End, while quietly coping with the knowledge that the cancer had spread to his lungs.

But Simon is not the sort of character to sit and brood over what life throws at him.
Being told he may have only five years to live has made him all the more determined to confound the doctors’ prognosis.

“There’s not a single cancer that exists that someone hasn’t survived, so therefore nothing is incurable,” he says in his distinctive deep voice

“Never underestimate the power of the mind and spirit.”

This positive approach, coupled with homeopathic treatments and a macrobiotic diet has, he says, yielded significant results.

“I have rarely felt fitter or had more energy,” he says. But, right now, he has reduced his workload as he undergoes a six-month course of chemotherapy, a treatment that he believes will shrink the cancer and stop it spreading.

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Simon MacCorkindale Fan Page – Interview 10th February 2009



Simon MacCorkindale at the London PalladiumThis interview was carried out with Simon on the 10th February at the London Palladium. There is a video message that was filmed at the same time and audio can be found on the forum – in Simon’s Secret Society. This is Simon in his own words (i.e. typed word for word what he said)

 

001 – What’s next
I really don’t know is the answer. I’m doing a couple of things, there are a number of things being talked about, but nothing that’s absolutely carved in granite. I’m gonna do another day on another movie, literally next week, for a friend, the same sort of set up as that other one, who’s title I think is the one you saw.

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Entertainment Guide – Winter 2008/2009



INTERVIEW WITH SIMON MACCORKINDALE

Thanks to Laura for this article

The timeless family classic, The Sound Of Music, continues to delight audiences in this lavish production at the legendary London Palladium.

Summer Strallen as Maria is now joined by TV star Simon MacCorkindale as Captain von Trapp. Simon, best known recently for his starring role as Harry Harper in BBC’s Casualty, has taken time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about the show and his career.

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SMCFP On This Day: The Wright Stuff – 26 September



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Series: The Wright Stuff
Episode: S9Ep185
First Aired: 26th September 2008

Description: Simon appeared as a panelist, topics of discussion include ‘Preaching Purity’, ‘Euro Lottery’ and ‘healthy eating’

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SMCFP On This Day: BBC Radio 5 – 11th September



Series: BBC Radio 5
First Aired: 11th September 2008

Description: Simon appeared to discuss The Sound of Music and Casualty

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Sound Of Music Programme – Aug 2008 – Feb 2009



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Simon MacCorkindale as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of MusicCAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP

Theatre includes: as director, Sleuth (Texas and California), A Doll’s House (Dramalogue Award as Best Director, Matrix, Hollywood) and The Merchant of Venice (The Globe, Hollywood); as actor, Gayden Chronicles (Los Angeles), Macbeth (Ludlow Festival), Relatively Speaking (Questors and Oakington), Dark Lady of the Sonnets (NT), French Without Tears (Thorndike, Leatherhead), B-B-Que (Soho Polytechnic), Pygmalion (Albery), The Happiest Days of Your Life (Oakington), Potsdam Quartet (Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford), Back to Methuselah (Shaw Festival), Bequest to the Nation, The Front Page, Getting On and Journey’s End (Belgrade, Coventry) and, most recently, The Unexpected Guest and Sleuth (national tours).

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SMCFP On This Day: Sound Of Music (London Palladium)



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Production: Sound Of Music (London Palladium)
First Performance: 25 August 2008
Character: Captain Von Trapp

Description: This was the first date of Simon’s 6 month run as Captain Von Trapp in the Sound of Music at the London Palladium

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Daily Mail – 22nd August 2008



Simon MacCorkindale and Susan GeorgeSo What’s It like Being Married to The World’s Sexiest Woman?

Friends with Prince Charles.  Wed to Susan George.  New Star of The Sound Of Music . . . it’s not easy being Simon MacCorkindale

Simon MacCorkindale will, I suspect, make a rather good Captain Von Trapp; not least because he appears to share some of the characteristics of The Sound Of Music’s famously stern Austrian paterfamilias.

There’s the brisk, martial manner for starters, a certain lack of levity and an absolute absence of sentimentality.

Simon, who takes over the captain’s role in the hit West End musical on Monday, is rehearsing the part with his habitual fastidious attention to detail when I arrive at the London Palladium to meet him.

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Teletext – August 2008



Whistling, dancing and singing are the challenges facing ex-Casualty star Simon MacCorkindale’s musical debut as Capt Von Trapp in The Sound Of Music.

He says: “They say it’s good to scare yourself from time to time and I’m going through that process.

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Simon News – Sound Of Music



Simon is to be appearing in the West End Production of The Sound Of Music from the 25th August

Simon is expecting to do all dates between 25th August to 21st February (not to 28th). He will have 15 days off but we don’t know when yet.

All details are subject to change so please confirm with the theatre when booking

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