Simon Ludders

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Simon Ludders
Simon Ludders

England, UK
OccupationActor, writer, director
Years active1994–present

Simon Ludders is an English film and television actor, writer and director. He is best known for starring as Renfield in Young Dracula, a CBBC television series that initially aired in 2006 and finalised in 2014.[1][2]

He also played Trevor Smith in Broadchurch[3] and appeared as Mr Swan in TV mini-series Becoming Human.[4]

Next to appearing in film and television, Ludders is a theatre actor. In October 2014, he played Banquo in Macbeth, by William Shakespeare at the Colchester Mercury.[5]

Ludders had most recently appeared in the fifth series of The Dumping Ground, the spin-off of the successful Tracy Beaker franchise as Peter Umbleby. A next door neighbour living next to the care home, with a strong grudge against living next to a children's home. And later in the series finale, trying to get the care home closed and knocked down.


As an actor[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Darklands 2nd cop
1997 Motor Driving Made Easy Elliot Short
2002 Three Big Words Short
2003 Calendar Girls Waiter
2005 The Last Child of the Sixties Gary Phelps Short
2015 Missed Call Waiter Short


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Roderigo Episode: Othello
1996 Wales Playhouse Rhys Episode: Every Cloud
Testament: The Bible in Animation Simeon/Butler Episode: Joseph
1997 Harpur and Iles Bank Manager TV movie
1999 Lucky Bag TV Series
1999–2016 Casualty Corp Burridge/Paul Bamford/Chris Dunham 4 episodes
2000 The Magic Paintbrush: A Story from China Henchman (voice) Short film (TV)
Care Clerk of the Court TV Movie
2002 The Basil Brush Show Vermokiller Episode: Mouse
The Story of Tracy Beaker Brian Gee Episode: Child of the Week
High Hopes Vicar Episode: Heavens Above!
I'm Alan Partridge Builder 3 episodes
2003–04 My Family Undertaker 2/Teacher 2 episodes
2004 The Bill Danny Partridge Episode: 207
Tunnel of Love Education Officer 2
2006 Doctor Who Patient Episode: "New Earth"
Green Wing Detective 1 episode
2006–2014 Young Dracula Renfield 66 episodes
2008 Belonging Mr. Smith 1 episode
Wire in the Blood Episode: The Dead Land: Part 2
2009 Scoop Sid The Source 13 episodes
The Green Green Grass Ian Episode: The Departed
2009–2011 Gigglebiz Various 16 episodes
2010 Rock & Chips Mr. Manley Pilot
New Tricks Richard – MI5 Episode: Left Field
2011 Becoming Human Mr Swan 5 episodes
2013 Broadchurch Trevor Smith 6 episodes
2014 Playhouse Presents Mr. Wicks Episode: Damned
Doctors Luke Jarvis Episode: More Like Clouds Than Stars
2015 Spotless Peter Marshall-Edwards 2 episodes
Boy Meets Girl Waiter Episode: Episode #1.1
2016 Stella Rev. Watts Episode: Episode #5.9
The Five Joe Hanley Episode: Episode #1.3
2017 The Dumping Ground Peter Umbleby 6 episodes
2017 Back Trevor Ellis Episode: Episode #1.2
2017 Doctor Who Overseer Episode: "Thin Ice"

As a writer, director and producer[edit]

Year Title Functioned as Notes
2005 The Last Child of the Sixties writer, director and producer Short film
Year Title Functioned as Notes
1999 Lucky Bag writer TV Series
2001 TV to Go writer TV Series
1999–2016 The Armstrong and Miller Show writer TV Series, 3 episodes
2011 Tati's Hotel writer TV Series, 2 episodes
2013–2016 Stella writer TV Series, 9 episodes
2017 Gigglebiz writer TV Series, 2 episodes


Year Title Role Theatre Location
2014 Macbeth Banquo Mercury Theatre Colchester

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Simon Ludders on Castledown Radio". Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Young Dracula". Metacritic. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  3. ^ Alison Graham. "Broadchurch". Radio Times. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Becoming Human". BBC. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  5. ^ David Henshall. "Review: Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Colchester Mercury, until October 18".