BEN SIMMONS

BEN SIMMONS by Robin Savage
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SPOTLIGHT
7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7RJ
Phone: 020-7437 7631
Fax: 020-7437 5881
E-mail: enquiries@spotlight.com
WWW: www.spotlight.com
Location:London, Essex, United Kingdom
Height:5'10" (177cm)
Weight:12st. 6lb. (79kg)
Playing Age:31 - 40 years
Appearance:White, Eastern European
Eye Colour:Hazel
Hair Colour:Light/Mid Brown
Hair Length:Short

Credits:

Ben appears in one-nighters all over the country and in pantomimes and summer shows as one half of the comedy double-act 'Simmons and Simmons' with his father, Keith. www.simmonsandsimmons.org.uk He also co-founded, comperes and appears in shows for 'Shotgun Impro', who perform regularly in London. www.shotgunimpro.com And he can be heard in his improvised podcast 'We've Got No Idea What We're Gonna Say' at www.benandnick.podbean.com

Stage Television Film Pantomime Corporate Further Credits
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Stage
2014, Stage, Himself + various others, The Get Happy Show, Doubled Up Entertainment, Keith & Ben Simmons
2013, Stage, Tim, Love, Loss & Dogs, Broken Leg Productions, Rosalind Blessed
2013, Stage, Himself + various others, The Get Happy Show, Doubled Up Entertainment, Keith & Ben Simmons
2012, Stage, The Sandwich Man, Lucky You, Rolling Sky Productions, Dave Bourn
2012, Stage, Himself + various others, The Get Happy Show, Doubled Up Entertainment, Keith & Ben Simmons
2011, Stage, Billy Crawlings, The Black Veil, Bruce James Productions, Bruce James
2010, Stage, Himself & various others, Seaside Special (Cromer Pier), Openwide Coastal Productions, Di Cooke
2009, Stage, Himself + various others, Seaside Special (Cromer Pier), Openwide, Di Cooke
2009, Stage, Various + Compere (ongoing monthly shows), Shotgun Impro, Shotgun Impro, Nick Murphy, Ben Simmons
2007, Stage, Various, Summer Spectacular, Paul Holman Associates, Adrian and Helen Jeckells
2006, Stage, Resident Compere + Various Roles, Impro Monkeys - Backyard Comedy Club (monthly residency), Impro Monkeys, Nick Ewans
2006, Stage, Jim, Over (White Bear Theatre - London), Park Crescent Productions, Jonathan Cohen & David Popey
2005, Stage, Compere + Various Roles, Roulya Boulya Impro Show (monthly residency), Roulya Boulya, Dave Bourn
2005, Stage, Pete, The Watchers (Edinburgh Run), Park Crescent Productions, Jonathan Cohen
2005, Stage, Pete, The Watchers (Pleasance Theatre - London), Park Crescent Productions, Jonathan Cohen
2004, Stage, Terry, Boogie Nights, Qdos Entertainment, Alan Harding
2003, Stage, Sam the Wizards Apprentice, Chessington Halloween Show, Tussauds Group, Crispin Lowrey
2002, Stage, Laurie, Jo and Her Sisters (Little Women), Blackmore Productions, Joanne Diaz
2000, Stage, Nikola Tesla, Falls, Greenwich Theatre, David Henson
1999, Stage, Leon Czolgosz, Assassins, Central, David Henson
1999, Stage, Murph, Gaucho, Central, Ilona Linthwaite
1999, Stage, Eddy, Stags and Hens, Bodington Players, Stephen Thompson
Television
2012, Television, Husband, Off Side (Pilot), Offside Productions, Haydn Gilbert
2008, Television, Various, Big Time Charlie (Sketch Show Pilot), Kevin Curtis
2006, Television, Dan, The Bill, Talkback Thames
2005, Television, Resident Pianist, Hotel Babylon, Carnival Films, Iain B. MacDonald & Keith Boak
2005, Television, Shocked Swimmer, Power Rangers - Heroes Don't Get Time Off, Jetix TV, Melanie Banks
2005, Television, Barman, Hex (Series 2), Shine Limited, Brian Grant
Film
2007, Film, John McClane, Die Hard 4.0 DVD Rooftop Viral, RSA Films/20th Century Fox, Anthony Austin
2006, Film, Dan, Speed Date, Carbon Digital Media, Andrew Cumming
2006, Film, Eric, Don't Call Us, White Night Films & Still Cool Films, Joe Wihl
2002, Feature Film, Police Officer, Quiet Storm, Its Cine Company, Shango Basang
Pantomime
2016, Pantomime, Sargeant You, Aladdin (Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield), Paul Holman Associates, Keith & Ben Simmons
2015, Pantomime, Rich Quick, Cinderella (Pavilion Theatre, Worthing), Paul Holman Associates, Keith & Ben Simmons
2014, Pantomime, Dee Linquant, Jack Frost's Frozen Christmas (Pavilion Theatre, Worthing), Paul Holman Associates, Alan Cohen
2013, Pantomime, Lord Chamberlain, Jack and the Beanstalk (Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare), Paul Holman Associates, Ben Simmons
2012, Pantomime, Elsie - Lord Chamberlain, Sleeping Beauty (Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare), Paul Holman Associates, Ben Simmons
2011, Pantomime, Sargeant You, Aladdin (Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare), Paul Holman Associates, Keith & Ben Simmons
2010, Pantomime, Sargeant You, Aladdin (Derby Assembly Rooms), Paul Holman Associates, Keith & Ben Simmons
2009, Pantomime, Bill Bailiff, Cinderella (Derby Assembly Rooms), Paul Holman Associates, Andrew Lynford
2008, Pantomime, Muddles, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Derby Assembly Rooms), Paul Holman Asociates, Andrew Lynford
2007, Pantomime, Elsie - Lord Chamberlain, Jack & the Beanstalk (Derby Assembly Rooms), Paul Holman Associates, Keith Simmons
2006, Pantomime, Starkey, Peter Pan (Derby Assembly Rooms), Paul Holman Associates, Keith Simmons
2005, Pantomime, Captain Cockle, Dick Whittington (Hawth Theatre, Crawley), Qdos Entertainment, Jonathan Kiley
2004, Pantomime, Buttons, Cinderella (Library Theatre, Luton), Pantoni Pantomimes, George Kelly
2004, Pantomime, Jafar, Aladdin (South Wales Tour), Qdos Entertainment, Alan Harding
2003, Pantomime, Clarence Casanova, Beauty and the Beast (Rotherham Civic Theatre), Spillers Pantomime, Bev Berridge
2002, Pantomime, Guy of Gisborne/Much, Robin Hood & The Silver Arrow (Colour House Theatre, Merton), Wheelhouse Productions, Peter Wallder
1987, Pantomime, The Boy Babe, Babes in the Wood (Orchard Theatre, Dartford), Kevin Wood Productions, Kevin Wood
Corporate
2011, Corporate, Benjamin Franklin, Landis & Gyr Electricity Presentation, Sternberg Clarke, Garreth Owen
2011, Corporate, Soldier, General Electric Brazil Presentation, Sternberg Clarke, Nick Murphy
2005, Corporate, Presenter, Thomas the Tank Engine 60th Birthday Show, Hit Entertainment, Matt Way
2005, Corporate, Shopkeeper, Four Candles & Dead Parrot Sketches, Purple Cactus Productions, Phil Goodeve-Docker
2005, Corporate, Presenter, Barney the Dinosaur Roadshow (Farm Tour), Hit Entertainment, Penny Wilson
2003, Corporate, Presenter, Barney the Dinosaur Roadshow (Beach Tour), Hit Entertainment, Penny Wilson
2002, Corporate, Cabaret Singer, Water Rats Charity Gala, Grand Order of Water Rats, Jack Seaton
1987, Corporate, Milky Bar Kid, Personal Appearances, Nestle
Further Credits
2014, Radio, Himself, We've Got No Idea What We're Gonna Say - Improvised Radio, Ignite Radio, Ben Simmons & Nick Murphy
2013, Radio, Himself, We've Got No Idea What We're Gonna Say - Improvised Radio, Ignite Radio, Ben Simmons & Nick Murphy
2011, Internet, Himself, We've Got No Idea What We're Gonna Say - Improvised Podcast, Be Manic Productions, Ben Simmons & Nick Murphy

Skills:

Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-New York, American-Standard, Australian, Birmingham, Cockney, East European, Irish-Southern, Kent*, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Northern, RP, Scottish-Standard, South African, Welsh-Standard, West Country, Yorkshire
Languages:
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, French, Latin
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Ballad*, Baritone*, Cabaret Singing*, Choral Singing*, Keyboards*, Lyric baritone*, Piano*, Recorder, Tenor*
Performance:Children's Theatre, Comedy, Compere, Live Roleplay, Master of Ceremonies, Musical Comedy, Musical Theatre, Musician-Professional, Radio Presenting, Singer-Professional, Story Telling, TV Presenting
Sports:
(* = highly skilled)
Badminton, Bowling, Cricket*, Football*, Golf, Horse-riding, Pool*, Running*, Swimming, Tennis
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Computer Literate, Director, Improvisation, Journalist, Juggling, Narration, Poker, Scriptwriter (professional), Story Telling, Writer

Training:

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - Postgraduate Diploma in Acting/Musical Theatre