Simon Woods

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Simon Woods (born 1980) is an English actor best known for his role as Octavian in Season 2 of the British-American television series Rome and the 2005 Pride & Prejudice as Charles Bingley. He also starred as Dr Harrison in the BBC1 costume drama series Cranford.

Personal life[edit]

He attended Eton College, then read English at Magdalen College, Oxford.[1] After graduating from Oxford, Woods worked briefly at The Guardian before becoming an actor.[2]

While at Oxford in 2000, he was in a relationship with Rosamund Pike that lasted two years.[3] The two later played lovers Jane Bennet and Charles Bingley in Pride & Prejudice.

Since 2009, Woods has been in a relationship with Christopher Bailey, the chief executive of the British fashion house, Burberry.[4][5] They married in 2012.[6]


Year Film/TV Role Notes
2003 Charles II: The Power and The Passion Captain Churchill TV, 1 episode
Cambridge Spies Charlie Givens TV, 1 episode
2004 Foyle's War Greville Woods TV, 1 episode
2005 The Queen's Sister Roddy Llewellyn TV
Elizabeth I Gifford TV, 1 episode
Pride & Prejudice Mr. Charles Bingley
Twisted Tales Zak TV
2006 Spooks Rowan TV, 2 episodes
Starter for 10 Josh
Penelope Edward Vanderman
2007 Cranford Dr. Harrison TV, 5 episodes
Rome Gaius Octavian Caesar TV, 7 episodes
Angel Clive Fennelly
I Want Candy Film Actor
2008 Sunny and the Elephant Nicolas
A Previous Engagement Tyler


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Woods, Simon. "Simon Woods". Huffington Post.
  3. ^ Barber, Lynn (24 May 2009). "I don't sleep around, if that's what you mean ... Would you like some more cake?". The Guardian. London.
  4. ^ The Tatler List, Christopher Bailey.
  5. ^ Daily Mail 31 August 2012
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