Simon Underdown

Simon Underdown

Credits

  • Year
    Role / Type
    Name of Production / Director
    Company / Venue
  • 2017
    Claimant with various psychiatric conditions
    RolePlay
    Role Play for the Department of Work and Pensions
    Professional Role Play (PRP), London (via Lakeside Castings)
    Carlisle
  • 2017
    Understudy for Vicar
    TV
    Cormoran Strike
    BBC
    Masham, N. Yorkshire
  • 2017
    Benefit Claimant with varying conditions
    RolePlay
    Medical Claimant Role Play
  • 2016 - 2017
    Priest
    Theatre
    "Hamlet".
    Mitchell Bridgewater
    Made After Dark Creations
    Stanwix Theatre, Carlisle
  • 2016
    In-studio live discussion
    Radio
    Kevin Fernihough's "Fern on the Wireless"
  • 2016
    Priest
    TV
    Short for "Random Acts"
    Leanne Thompson
    For Channel 4
    Gosforth, Cumbria
  • 2016
    Disabled claimant.
    RolePlay
    Medical Role play for the Dept. of Work and Pensions - 5th. engagement for
    Lakeside Castings
    Carlisle
  • 2016
    Claimant with various conditions.
    RolePlay
    Medical Role play for the Dept. of Work and Pensions - 4th. engagement for
    Lakeside Castings
    Carlisle
  • 2015 - 2016
    BBC Newsreader
    TV
    The Crown
    Stephen Daldry, et alia
    Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television and Netflix.
    Elstree Studios
  • 2015 - 2016
    Foreman
    TV
    The 'A' Word
    Peter Cattaneo
    Fifty Fathoms Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions and Keshet UK for the BBC
    Keswick, Cumbria
  • 2015 - 2016
    World Leader
    TV
    The Crown
    Stephen Daldry, et alia
    Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television & Netflix
    Various, including Ely and Southwark Cathedrals
  • 2015
    Claimant with various conditions
    RolePlay
    Medical Role play for the Dept. of Work and Pensions - 3rd. engagement for
    Lakeside Castings
    Carlisle
  • 2015
    Older monk (lead)
    Film (Short)
    Scriptorium
    Colin Ramsay
    Little Dragon Films
    Cambridge
  • 2015
    Various claimants, for PIP, with different medical conditions.
    RolePlay
    Medical Role play for the Dept. of Work and Pensions - 2nd. engagement for
  • 2015
    Various claimants, for PIP, with different medical conditions.
    RolePlay
    Medical Role play for the Dept. of Work and Pensions - 2nd. engagement for
    Lakeside Casting Agency for PRP/DWP.
    Carlisle
  • 2015
    Stallholder
    Film (Feature)
    Swallows and Amazons
    Philippa Lowthorpe
    BBC
    Keswick, Cumbria
  • 2015
    Uniformed Police Officer
    TV
    Prey 2
  • 2014
    Sir Francis Knollys
    Theatre
    The Lion and the Unicorn
    Mitchell J. Bridgewater
    Lakeside Castings for Carlisle City Council
    Carlisle city centre - open air
  • 2014
    Rogue Builder
    RolePlay
    Role play for Trading Standards
    Trading Standards
    Penrith
  • 2014
    Fisherman
    TV
    Safe House
    Marc Evans
    Eleventh Hour Films
    Lake District
  • 2013
    Compere (Elf)
    Corporate
    Murder Mystery Dinner
    Murders Most Horrid
    Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
  • 2013
    Mr. Howath
    Commercial
    Murder Mystery 3 day production
    Murders Most Horrid
    Thorns Hall, Sedbergh
  • 2013
    Auctioneer
    TV
    Jamaica Inn
    Phillipa Lowthorpe
    BBC/Origin Pictures
    Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
  • 2013
    Spy Boss
    Film (Student)
    Memory
    Dave Morgan
  • 2013
    Psychologist, Dr. Stern
    Film (Short)
    Pest
    Jay Bartlett
    Jay Bartlett Films
    Hastings
  • 2013
    Mr. Fletcher - Ministry of Information
    Film (Short)
    San Serif on Red
    Gareth Jones
    Marker Films
    Newport, Wales
  • 2013
    Supporting cast
    Film (Short)
    Ralph
    Jonathan Slater
    RalphFilm
    various, including Ironbridge, Shropshire
  • 2012
    Col. Porter - lead role
    Commercial
    Newcastle Brown Ale (US advert)
    Ivan Zacharias

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 2011
    4+ years professional acting workshops
    Lakeside Castings Agency
    2011, 4+ years professional acting workshops
    Lakeside Castings Agency
  • 1987
    Doctor of Chiropractic
    Anglo_European College of Chiropractic
    1987, Doctor of Chiropractic
    Anglo_European College of Chiropractic

About me

I'm a public school educated, recently retired health care professional with a passion and natural creative flair for acting and a considerable breadth of experience, both in acting and in life, including military (Army Officer), NHS and private health care, that I can call on to give strong, realistic and accurate portrayals of a wide range of characters in varied situations and emotions.

Additional Information

I have a diverse range of skills and knowledge, from shooting, fishing and farming, to bee keeping, wool spinning, carpentry, archery, photography, art, antiques and singing (need coaching but have reasonable voice).
I also have experience of snorkeling, SCUBA, flying (glider and single engine, though no qualifications in), caving (once), sailing, archaeology, natural history, painting and drawing, WWII history.

Additional Skills

Good gardener/knowledge of plants, including tropical and warm temperate.

Skills

Skin Colour
White
Hair Length
Short
Native accent
English
Accents (UK)
Devon, English, standard, RP, Southern England
Accents (International)
African (South), Australian, Indian
Interested in
Comedy, Commercials, Film (Professional), Radio, Roleplay, TV, Voice Over
Experienced in
Commercials, Film (Professional), Film (Student), Roleplay, Theatre (Professional), TV, Voice Over
General Singing Skills
Chorus
Specific Singing Skills
Bass
Organisation Membership
Equity
Stage Combat Skills
No
Driving Licences
Standard
Perform nude?
No
DBS checked
Yes (within last 12 months)