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2 April 1973
Darlington, County Durham England
|Occupation||Actor, writer, comedian|
Simon Farnaby (born 2 April 1973) is an English comedy actor and writer in television, theatre and film.
Farnaby is a long-time member of The Mighty Boosh supporting cast, having had roles both in their TV series and co-starring in the quasi-spinoff movie Bunny and the Bull. He is also well-known for his numerous similarly offbeat characters in the CBBC live-action series of Horrible Histories, notably including Caligula and the Grim Reaper. He had previously had a very brief role in Coronation Street in the 1990s.
Along with the five other principal members of the cast of Horrible Histories, Farnaby is also the co-creator, -writer and -star of Yonderland, an eight-part family fantasy comedy series that premiered on SkyOne on November 10 2013. He will co-star with the same troupe in Bill, a BBC-produced comedy film based loosely around the early life of William Shakespeare. Filming began in February 2014 and the film is due for release in early 2015.
In 2013 he presented a Channel 4 documentary entitled Richard III: The King in the Car Park, tracing the discovery and subsequent identification of the remains of the last Plantagenet king.
|1996||Coronation Street||Greg Bamfield|
|2004–2007||The Mighty Boosh||Hamilton Cork/Simon McFarnaby
Marcus Hoffman(speedboat designer)
|Series 1, Episode 6, "Charlie"
Series 1, Episode 7, "Electro"
Series 3, Episode 3, "The Power of the Crimp"
|2005||The Lenny Henry Show||Twyford|
|Ingham Infiltrates: Robbie Williams||Doctor|
|2006–2009||Jam & Jerusalem||Samuel 'Spike' Pike||Recurring character|
|The Yellow House||Henri|
|2008||M.I. High||James Blond|
|The Golf War||Stuart Ogilvy|
|Angelo's||Kris||Series 1, Episode 5
Series 1, Episode 6
|2009||LifeSpam: My Child Is French||Unknown|
|2011||Dick and Dom's Funny Business||Various Characters|
|2012-present||The Midnight Beast||Sloman|
|2013||Richard III: The King in the Car Park||Himself||Documentary|
|Not Going Out||Scott|
|2004||Blake's Junction 7||Terry the Chef|
|2009||Bunny and the Bull||Bunny|
|2010||Burke and Hare||William Wordsworth|
|2011||Your Highness||Manious the Bold|
- "Simon Farnaby". curtisbrown.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
- Simon Farnaby at the Internet Movie Database
- "Sky1 to visit Yonderland". Sky1 website. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Stars of Horrible Histories to make Shakespeare film". BBC Media Centre. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Bill: production details". British Comedy Guide. comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
- "Greg Bamfield". corrie.net. 2002. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
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