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John Ronald Simm

July 10, 1970 (1970-07-10) (age 49)
Nationality British
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 1992-present
Television Sam Tyler in Life on Mars
The Master in Doctor Who
Spouse(s) Kate Magowan
(m. 2004-present)
Children Son and daughter

John Ronald Simm (born 10 July 1970 in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire) is an English actor and musician. He grew up mainly in Lancashire. His roles include two BAFTA award-winning BBC Wales dramas: as Sam Tyler in the drama Life on Mars and as the Master in the long-running science fiction series Doctor Who. He has appeared in many popular television dramas.

Besides acting, Simm was a founding member, songwriter and guitarist with the rock band Magic Alex.

Personal life

Simm married actress Kate Magowan in April 2004 in the Forest of Dean. They have a son and a daughter. Simm is a strong supporter of Manchester United.

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