Simon Bamford

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Simon Bamford

Simon Bamford is an English film, television and stage actor. He is well known for playing the Butterball Cenobite in Hellraiser in 1987 and its sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II in 1988.


A professional actor for over 30 years Simon has worked all over the world. At the Young Vic in London, he played Ernst Robel in Spring Awakening, At the Chichester Festival Theatre he played opposite Nicholas Parsons and Ruthie Henshall as 'Gabby' in Follow the Star, In Cairo and Bucharest he performed in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and played Roy in Neville's Island. He played the Butterball Cenobite in the first two Hellraiser films. He also created and played the role of Ohnaka in Clive Barker's holocaust film Nightbreed. In 2009, he played Derek in Book of Blood for Matador Pictures, Gary in Dead of the Nite shot in Cardiff during 2012 and is filming The 4th Reich in the Ukraine during 2013. On television, he can be seen in the SKY TV 'Better Effect' commercials. In 2000, he won actor of the year award for his portrayal of Pip in Great Expectations at the Vasa Theatre in Stockholm, and has also designed and directed several international tours including The Big Day in Sofia, Qatar and Dubai as well as Educating Rita in Kuala Lumpur. In 2004 he took a production of Shirley Valentine to Karachi to help raise money for a new school.

Other work[edit]

He has been a theatre reviewer for The Stage newspaper since 2006 and is guest speaker at film conventions in Bottrop, Münster and London.



  • Demons to Others: The making of 'Hellraiser: Prophecy' (2007) -Himself
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II - Lost in the Labyrinth (2000)(V) -Himself
  • Hellraiser: Resurrection (2000)(V) -Himself

Archive Footage[edit]

  • Boogeyman: The Killer Compilation (2001)(V) -Butterball Cenobite ('Hellraiser')

See also[edit]


"empireonline". 29 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.

"rotten tomatoes". 15 April 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2010.

"Oz Horror Con interview". 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.

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