Simon MacCorkindale

Simon MacCorkindale

Highest Rated: 93% Such a Long Journey (1998)

Lowest Rated: 10% Wing Commander (1999)

Birthday: Feb 12, 1952

Birthplace: Cambridge, England, UK

A British leading man who emerged in the late 1970s with films such as "Death on the Nile" (1978) and who went on to form his own production company in the late 1980s, Simon MacCorkindale also worked extensively in television. The handsome actor - who was born Feb. 12, 1952 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, U.K. - broke into the medium for which he was the best known on drama programs, often playing stalwart young men. He appeared on several BBC short series, none of which had much distribution in the U.S. Determined to crack the American market, MacCorkindale had a short stint on the daytime drama, "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963- ) in 1974 before going back to England. He returned to the U.S. in 1983 to portray a superhero who could turn himself into animals on NBC's "Manimal." MacCorkindale later joined the cast of CBS' popular primetime soap, "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990), starring for two seasons as British lawyer Greg Reardon. While proving himself in front of the cameras, he also earned the chance to direct episodes of the popular '80s staple. Devoting himself more to producing after working on the series, he did not appear regularly on TV again until USA Network's "Counterstrike," the modestly-produced adventure series internationally distributed from 1990-95. In 1996, MacCorkindale starred in "Danielle Steel's No Sweeter Love," about children who survived the Titanic and how the infamous shipwreck changed their lives. MacCorkindale's feature film acting began in 1974 with a small role in "Juggernaut." He was first noticed by critics as Simon Doyle in the ensemble cast of "Death on the Nile," one of the classier films made from Agatha Christie mystery novels. He was seen battling a great white shark looking for her offspring in the second sequel to the 1975 classic, "Jaws 3-D" (1982). In some ways, MacCorkindale's acting career was a prelude to his producing career, as he made no bones about such aspirations to the press throughout the 1980s, forming the production company Amy International with his wife, actress Susan George. He produced a play, "Woden's Day" in 1986, but in 1989 saw the release of his first feature, "Stealing Heaven," based on the romance between French philosopher Abelard and Heloise, daughter of a church canon. This was followed by "The Summer of White Roses," starring Rod Steiger, which MacCorkindale also co-wrote. After six seasons appearing on the British hospital drama, "Casualty (2002-09) as Dr. Harry Harper, the actor passed away on Oct. 15, 2010 at age 58 after a long battle with bowel cancer. His famous widow released a statement, saying: "He fought it with such strength, courage and belief. Last night, he lost this battle, and he died peacefully in my arms...to me, he was simply the best of everything, and I loved him with all my heart."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 12% Night Wolf Duncan Moore (Character) - 2012
13% 21% A Closed Book Andrew Boles (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 67% The Dinosaur Hunter Jack McCabe (Character) - 2000
10% 25% Wing Commander Flight Boss (Character) $11.6M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Wild Walton Baden Smythe (Character) - 1998
93% 88% Such a Long Journey Producer $185.5K 1998
No Score Yet 42% The Girl Next Door Steve Vandermeer (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sands of Eden Peter Gregory (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 30% While My Pretty One Sleeps Jack Campbell (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Greater Love Patrick Kelly (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Way to Dusty Death Johnny Harlow (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 18% Family of Cops Adam Novacek (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 38% At the Midnight Hour Richard Keaton (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Summer of White Roses Producer - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sincerely, Violet Mark Jamieson (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Obsessive Love Glenn Stevens (Character) - 1984
12% 17% Jaws III Philip FitzRoyce (Character) - 1983
63% 45% The Sword and the Sorcerer Mikah (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falcon's Gold Hank Richards (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Visitor From the Grave Harry (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 33% Quatermass Conclusion Joe Kapp (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 0% Caboblanco Lewis Clarkson (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 46% The Riddle of the Sands Arthur Davies (Character) - 1979
76% 78% Death on the Nile Simon Doyle (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Casualty Harry Harper (Character) 2002-2011 2000 1997 1991 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Harry Harper (Character) 2004-2005
No Score Yet 54% Relic Hunter Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen of Swords Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet NightMan Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Counterstrike Unknown (Character) 1990-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falcon Crest Greg Reardon (Character) 1981-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manimal Jonathan Chase (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hammer House of Horror Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Gaylord Duke (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quatermass Joe Kapp (Character) 1979

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