Hugh Simon is an actor/producer best known for his role as Malcolm Wynn-Jones on the spy drama, MI-5. Also working on stage, he has acted in a production of King Lear, and was seen in the 2005 London revival of Epitaph for George Dillon. The successful West End play ran at the Comedy Theater and was directed by Peter Gill. Some of the actors that Simon worked with during the play’s run were Joseph Fiennes, Francesca Annis, Anne Reid, Geoffrey Hutchings, Zoe Tapper, and Stephen Greif.
Hugh Simon has an extensive career on television and has appeared in numerous popular series. Among his television credits prior to MI-5 are Dangerfield, Highlander, North Square and Cold Feet. During the late 1980s, he was cast in TV productions like Star Trap and Christabel, later landing a small role in the romantic drama film A Handful of Dust. He continued his career by taking on parts in the miniseries Selling Hitler, the mystery series Lovejoy, and the crime drama Between the Lines. Simon was also in the biographical drama Tom & Viv, enabling him to act with Willem Dafoe and Miranda Richardson. Simon later portrayed Winston Churchill in 1998’s made-for-TV movie Mosley, following it up with roles in Trust, The Color of Justice, and an episode of Big Bad World. He is also credited as a co-producer for the bizarre and unusual 1991 production, The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez. He was given roles in Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), The Bill, and Attachments during the early 2000s. While playing Malcolm Wynn-Jones on MI-5, he worked on the films Possession and A Different Loyalty. Both of these movies allowed him to star alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Sharon Stone, and Rupert Everett. Simon has also appeared on the miniseries Shackleton, directed by Charles Sturridge and starring Kenneth Branagh.
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