FOF: I've checked out your bio and it seems that acting was always something you wanted to do. What made you decide that this was the career for you?
Simon: As a kid I was always a bit of a bullshitter to be honest. I could talk my way out of anything – I think I believed myself a lot too! It probably evolved from there.
FOF: You've obviously not just fallen into film and spent quite a bit of time treading the boards. Has that made film acting easier or is it completely different?
Simon: Theatre is bloody hard work and for very little reward,. You can do a six month run of heavy Shakespeare stuff, working your bollocks off, and then the day you leave – you’re back to square one. With film you build up a catalogue of films and performances and it feels like you can mature into screen acting a bit more. There’s nothing quite like the buzz of seeing something you’re in on the big screen.