MacCorkindale, Simon 1952-

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MacCorkindale, Simon 1952-


Full name, Simon Charles Pendered MacCorkindale; born February 12, 1952, in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England; son of Peter Bernard (in the Royal Air Force) and Gilliver Mary (maiden name, Pendered) MacCorkindale; married Fiona Elizabeth Fullerton, July 10, 1976 (divorced, September, 1983); married Susan Melody George (an actress and producer), October 5, 1984. Education: Trained for the stage at Studio of Theatre Arts, London. Avocational Interests: Sports, photography, opera, travel.


Office—Amy International Productions, Inc., 9903 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA, 90210. Agent—Kaufman & Bernstein, 1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2270, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Actor, director, producer, and writer. Amy International Productions, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA, producer and director, 1984—; Amy International Productions Ltd., Middlesex, England, producer and director, 1987—.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild of America, British Actors' Equity Association, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Stars Organization for Spastics, St. James Club (London).

Awards, Honors:

London Evening News Award, most promising newcomer, 1979, for Death on the Nile and The Riddle of the Sands; British Film Award, most promising newcomer—actor, Evening Standard, 1980; Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding actor in a supporting role on a prime time serial, 1986, for Falcon Crest; Genie Award nomination (with Paul Stephens), best motion picture, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1998, for Such a Long Journey.


Television Appearances; Series:

Ian Sutherland, Sutherland's Law, BBC, 1975.

Peter Gilke, Baby for Beasts, 1976.

Dr. Dady, Within These Walls, 1977.

Professor Jonathan Chase, Manimal, NBC, 1983.

Greg Reardon, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1984-86.

Peter Sinclair, Counterstrike (also known as Force de Frappe), USA Network, 1990.

Harry Harper, Casualty, BBC1, 2002-2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Television debut) Lieutenant Carter, Hawkeye the Pathfinder, BBC, 1973.

Pilot, Time and Again, 1975.

Paul Verdayne, Three Weeks, Thames, 1976.

Siegfried Sassoon, Out of Battle, BBC, 1977.

Joe Kapp, The Quatermass Conclusion, 1978.

Hank Richards, Falcon's Gold (also known as Robbers of the Sacred Mountain), 1982.

Glen Stevens, Obsessive Love, CBS, 1984.

Adam Novacek, Family of Cops, CBS, 1995.

Richard Keaton, At the Midnight Hour, CBS, 1995.

Johnny Harlow, The Way to Dusty Death, 1995.

Patrick Kelly, No Greater Love (also known as Danielle Steel's "No Greater Love"), NBC, 1996.

Jack Campbell, While My Pretty One Sleeps (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's "While My Pretty One Sleeps"), The Family Channel, 1997.

Sands of Eden, 1997.

Walton Baden Smith, Running Wild, 1997.

Steve Vandermeer, The Girl Next Door, 1999.

Jack, The Dinosaur Hunter, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Lucius, Jesus of Nazareth (also known as Gesu di Nazareth), NBC, 1975.

Lucius, I, Claudius, BBC, 1976.

Joe Kapp, Quatermass, Thames, 1979.

David Clement, The Manions of America, ABC, 1980.

Manley-Jones, Twist of Fate, NBC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Sir Thomas Walsingham, Will Shakespeare, 1976.

Paris, Romeo and Juliet, Thames, 1976.

Simon Doyle, Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette, 1978.

MacDuff, Macbeth, 1981.

The Making of "Jaws 3-D": Sharks Don't Die, 1983.

Narrator, Future Probe II, PBS, 1985.

Casualty Saved My Life, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Bob Hobart, Scalpels, NBC, 1980.

Dr. Jonathan Chase, Manimal, NBC, 1983.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Rolf, "Skin Game," BBC Play of the Month, BBC, 1974.

General Hospital, ABC, 1974.

Houseman, "Intent," Hunter's Walk, 1975.

Charlie, "William and the Sleeping Major," Just William, ITV, 1977.

Doomdolt Chase, HTV, 1977.

This Is Your Life, Thames, 1977.

Gaylord Duke, "The Duke of Duke," Dukes of Hazzard, CBS, 1979.

"Visitor from the Other Side," The Hammer House of Horror, 1980.

Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981.

Billy Dawson, Hart to Hart, ABC, 1982.

Dynasty, ABC, 1982.

Robert Tyler, "Eyewitness," Matt Houston, ABC, 1984.

Fame, Fortune & Romance, 1986.

Maxwell Harding, "Cutting Edge," E.N.G., 1994.

Alex Chandler, "Charity," Nikita, 1997.

Dennis Robillard, Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's "Battleground Earth," Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict," Invasion planete Terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), syndicated, 1997.

Professor Jonathan Chase, "Manimal," Night Man, 1998.

Oscar Wilde, Mentors, 1999.

Reed Horton, "The Traitor," Poltergeist: The Legacy, 1999.

Reed Horton, "Double Cross," Poltergeist: The Legacy, 1999.

Reed Horton, "Unholy Congress," Poltergeist: The Legacy, 1999.

Reed Horton, "Sacrifice," Poltergeist: The Legacy, 1999.

Reed Horton, "Body and Soul," Poltergeist: The Legacy, 1999.

Captain Charles Wentworth, "Runaway," Queen of Swords (also known as Reina de espadas and Tessa, a la pointe de l'epee), syndicated, 2001.

Fabrice De Viega, "Sydney at Ten," Relic Hunter (also known as Relic Hunter—Die Schatzjagerin and Sydney Fox l'aventuriere), syndicated, 2001.

Dark Realm, syndicated, 2001.

"Jaws!," E! True Hollywood Story, (also known as Jaws: The E! True Hollywood Story and THS), E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Fabrice De Viega, "Hunting with the Enemy," Relic Hunter (also known as Relic Hunter—Die Schatzjagerin and Sydney Fox l'aventuriere), syndicated, 2002.

Fabrice De Viega, "So Shall It Be," Relic Hunter (also known as Relic Hunter-Die Schatzjagerin and Sydney Fox l'aventuriere), syndicated, 2002.

Harry Harper, "Casualty @ Holby City: Part Two," Holby City (also known as Holby), BBC, 2004.

Harry Harper, "Interactive: Something We Can Do," Casualty @ Holby City, BBC, 2005.

Harry Harper, "Teacher's Pet," Casualty @ Holby City, BBC, 2005.

Harry Harper, "Crash and Burn," Casualty @ Holby City, BBC, 2005.

Harry Harper, "Deny Thy Father: Part 2," Casualty @ Holby City, BBC, 2005.

Narrator, a recurring role, Blizzard: Race to the Pole, BBC, 2007.

Television Co-Executive Producer; Series:

Relic Hunter (also known as Relic Hunter—Die Schatzjagerin and Sydney Fox l'aventuriere), 1999.

Queen of Swords, 2000.

Adventure Inc. (also known as Aventure et associes), syndicated, 2002.

Television Director; Movies:

The House that Mary Bought, 1995.

Television Work; Episodic:

Director, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1985.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) First helmsman, Juggernaut, United Artists, 1974.

Lawrence Gibbons, The Road to Mandalay, Chatsworth Films, 1977.

Simon Doyle, Death on the Nile, Paramount, 1977.

Arthur Davies, The Riddle of the Sands, Rank, 1978.

Lewis Clarkson, Caboblanco, Avco-Embassy, 1979.

Macduff, Macbeth (video), 1981.

Richard Kayertz, Outpost of Progress, AFI, 1981.

Prince Mikah, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Group One, 1982.

Philip FitzRoyce, Jaws 3-D (also known as Jaws III), Universal, 1983.

Mark, Shades of Love: Sincerely, Violet (also known as Sincerely, Violet), 1987.

The Girl Next Door, 1998.

Peter, Sands of Eden, 1998.

Flight boss, Wing Commander, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999.

Jack, The Dinosaur Hunter, Credo Releasing, 2000.

Film Producer:

Stealing Heaven, 1988.

Djavolji raj (also known as That Summer of White Roses), 1989.

Such a Long Journey, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Captain Blackwood, Bequest to the Nation, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, England, 1973.

Captain Hardy, Journey's End, Coventry, 1973.

Geoff, Getting On, Coventry, 1973.

Woodenshoes Elchorn, The Front Page, Coventry, 1973.

Adam, Back to Methuselah, Shaw Festival, 1973.

Russian soldier, The Potsdam Quartet, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, London, 1973.

(London debut) Sarcastic bystander, Pygmalion, Aldbery Theatre, London, 1974.

Jeremy, B-B-Que, Soho Poly Theatre, England, 1974.

Alan Howard, French Without Tears, Thorndike Theatre, then Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, England, 1975.

Shakespeare, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Cockpit Theatre, London, 1975, then National Theatre, London, 1977.

The Importance of Being Oscar (solo show), Cambridge Festival, Cambridge, England, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985.

Title role, The Gayden Chronicles, Cast Theatre, Los Angeles, 1980.

Title role, Macbeth, Ludlow Festival, Ludlow Castle, London, 1980.

Also appeared in productions at Questors Theatre, London; Globe Playhouse, Los Angeles; Stage Company, West Palm Beach, FL, 1982; and Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1985.

Stage Director:

Relatively Speaking, Oakington, England, 1974, then (also producer) Questors Theatre, London, 1977.

The Merchant of Venice, Globe Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1981.

A Doll's House, Matrix Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1982.

Sleuth, Houston, TX, and Granny's Dinner Theatre, Dallas, TX, 1982.

Stage Producer:

A Doll's House, Matrix Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1982.

Sleuth, La Mirada Theatre, Fresno, CA, and Santa Barbara, CA, 1982.

Also director of The Happiest Days of Your Life, Oakington, England.



(With John Byrne Cooke) Woden's Day, 1986.


Djavolji raj (also known as That Summer of White Roses), 1989.

The House that Mary Bought, 1995.