3 January 1958 |
Longtown, Cumberland, England
Simon Greenall (born 3 January 1958) is a British actor, writer, producer and voice artist born in Longtown, Cumberland. He has appeared in a wide variety of roles in television, film, radio and the theatre, and is probably best known for his role as Michael in the TV series I'm Alan Partridge and as the voice of headmaster Iqbal in Bromwell High. He has also appeared in the TV series The Bill, Holby City, Harry Enfield and Chums, Monkey Dust (voice only), People Like Us, Doc Martin, Time Gentlemen Please, as Mr Skinner in the 2006 Doctor Who episode "Love & Monsters", and as the voice of Mervin in cult MTV puppet show "Fur TV". His film credits include Wimbledon. He wrote for and appeared in Harry Enfield's Brand Spanking New Show. He has also contributed his voice to the video games Dragon Quest VIII and Tomb Raider II, among several others. He plays several characters in the British version of The Mr. Men Show, he also played the Caretaker in the CBBC game show, Trapped! and Trapped! Ever After.
In the second series of Saxondale that started to air on BBC Two and BBC HD on 23 August 2007, Greenall was reunited with I'm Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan. He played an ex-roadie friend of Tommy (Coogan) who has since become the managing director of a sleek technology company. He plays a variety of different roles in popular BBC Radio 2 sitcom On the Blog.
Greenall was one of Grant Bovey's sparring partners when he was training for the BBC charity boxing match against comedian Ricky Gervais.
In 2002 he appeared in the Chris Morris production "My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117" in which he played a brief role as the father of a child being baptised.
In 2007, he provided the voice of Prince Charming in the British-French-Belgian adult-animated comedy Snow White: The Sequel alongside the voices of Stephen Fry as the narrator and Rik Mayall as the Seven Dwarves.
He appears in the Channel 4 sitcom Pete versus Life as one of the two commentators remarking on the title character's life. He also voices the character of Murgo in the Fable videogame franchise.
Since October 2010 he has been responsible for voicing the character of Captain Barnacles Bear in children's TV series - The Octonauts.
In 2011 he appeared in the BBC drama Holy Flying Circus.
In 2014, he starred as a Cornish person and Mebyon Kernow member in the BBC series W1A. Actual Mebyon Kernow leader Dick Cole suggested Simon "wasn't nearly as handsome as any of the Mebyon Kernow front bench".
Currently playing the Sid James character part in BBC Radio's Missing Hancocks series, in which the cast recreate the original Hancock roles in a rerecording of the original scripts - the original recordings of the show having been wiped.
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