Michael Simkins

Michael Simkins

Actor & Author

Michael Simkins is an actor and writer. He has starred in many productions at the National Theatre in the west end, including Chicago, Mamma Mia, Yes Prime Minister, Donkey’s Years, Mary Stuart, Democracy, and Hay Fever. He describes the three most memorable people he’s ever worked with as Meryl Streep, Bjorn and Bennie, and Ken Dodd. TV includes hundreds of roles, usually as policemen, experts or unsuspecting husbands. Films include Mamma Mia – Here we go Again; Mike Leigh’s Topsy Turvy and The Iron Lady.

He is in addition a regular newspaper columnist for The Times and The Daily Telegraph, and is the author of several best-selling books, including the theatrical memoir What’s My Motivation, and the Costa-nominated Fatty Batter.

As Sir Ian McKellen said of him: ‘It’s thrilling Michael is having such success as a writer… anything to keep him off the stage…’

15:30 – 16:30 Curiouser and Curiouser: Rediscovering London

Queen's Park Community Tent

Psychogeographers, writers and historians David Fathers, Ted Sandling and Steve Crabb discuss the fascinating discoveries they’ve made with the actor and writer Michael Simkins.

Free Event
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