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William Simons

William Simons was born on November 17, 1940 in Mumbles, South Wales, UK. He is an actor, known for Cribb (1980), Ivory Hunter (1951) and Heartbeat (1992). See full bio »

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Known For

Cribb
Cribb Constable Thackeray
(1980-1981)
Ivory Hunter
Ivory Hunter Tim Payton
(1951)
Heartbeat
Heartbeat PC Alf Ventress / Alf Ventress
(1992-2009)
Heidi Grows Up
(1954)

Filmography

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 2014 Casualty (TV Series)
Jacob Hinter
- Solomon's Song (2014) ... Jacob Hinter
 1992-2009 Heartbeat (TV Series)
PC Alf Ventress / Alf Ventress
- Sweet Sorrow (2009) ... Alf Ventress
- Pass the Parcel (2009) ... Alf Ventress
- The Open Door (2009) ... Alf Ventress
- My One and Only (2009) ... Alf Ventress
- Jobs for the Boys (2009) ... Alf Ventress
 2003-2004 The Royal (TV Series)
PC Alf Ventress
- Cliffhanger (2004) ... PC Alf Ventress
- Famous for a Day (2003) ... PC Alf Ventress
- Doing the Rounds (2003) ... PC Alf Ventress
- If Not for You (2003) ... PC Alf Ventress
- One of Those Days (2003) ... PC Alf Ventress
 1990-1994 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Inspector Fox
- Scales of Justice (1994) ... Inspector Fox
- Dead Water (1994) ... Inspector Fox
- Hand in Glove (1994) ... Inspector Fox
- Death in a White Tie (1993) ... Inspector Fox
- Death at the Bar (1993) ... Inspector Fox
 1990-1992 Haggard (TV Series)
Landlord
- Wicked Lady (1992) ... Landlord
- Mad Jack (1992) ... Landlord
- Beau Haggard (1992) ... Landlord
- The Bellman (1990) ... Landlord
- Daring Deeds (1990) ... Landlord
 1992 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Dave Goodis
- Highland Fling: Part Two (1992) ... Dave Goodis
- Highland Fling: Part One (1992) ... Dave Goodis
 1992 Love Hurts (TV Series)
Eddie Boyd
- Let's Do It (1992) ... Eddie Boyd (as William Simmons)
 1992 The Darling Buds of May (TV Series)
Ted Watson
- Stranger at the Gates: Part 2 (1992) ... Ted Watson
- Stranger at the Gates: Part 1 (1992) ... Ted Watson
 1989-1992 The Bill (TV Series)
Michael McGee / Ch. Supt. Pearson
- Whose Side Are You On? (1992) ... Michael McGee
- In the Frame (1989) ... Ch. Supt. Pearson
 1991 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Bill Clark
- Hard Times, Hard Men (1991) ... Bill Clark
 1986-1990 Boon (TV Series)
Tom, Prison Warder / Appleby
- Work, Rest & Play (1990) ... Tom, Prison Warder
- Northwest Passage to Acock's Green (1986) ... Appleby
 1989 The Woman in Black (TV Movie)
John Keckwick
 1989 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Michael Baker
- A Sleeping Life: Part Three (1989) ... Det. Insp. Michael Baker
- A Sleeping Life: Part Two (1989) ... Det. Insp. Michael Baker
- A Sleeping Life: Part One (1989) ... Det. Insp. Michael Baker
 1989 A Bit of a Do (TV Mini-Series)
Dale Monsal
- The Farewell Party (1989) ... Dale Monsal
- The Dentist's Dinner Dance (1989) ... Dale Monsal
 1989 Wish Me Luck (TV Series)
Josef
- Episode #2.7 (1989) ... Josef
- Episode #2.6 (1989) ... Josef
- Episode #2.5 (1989) ... Josef
- Episode #2.4 (1989) ... Josef
- Episode #2.3 (1989) ... Josef
 1988 Bergerac (TV Series)
Chater
- A Man of Sorrows (1988) ... Chater
 1987 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Catchpole
- Friends of St. James (1987) ... Catchpole
 1987 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Wilmer
- Rumpole and the Old, Old, Story (1987) ... Det. Sgt. Wilmer
 1986 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (TV Series)
Gamekeeper
- Another Country (1986) ... Gamekeeper
 1986 Death Is Part of the Process (TV Movie)
Erasmus
 1985 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Chief Superintendent Jim Catley
- In a Man's World (1985) ... Chief Superintendent Jim Catley
 1985 Time for Murder (TV Series)
Arthur Henry Strapp
- Dust to Dust (1985) ... Arthur Henry Strapp
 1985 A Month in the Country (TV Movie)
Matvey
 1985 Late Starter (TV Series)
Mr. Baxter
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Mr. Baxter
 1985 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Tennant
- Blind Eye (1985) ... Tennant
 1985 Blott on the Landscape (TV Mini-Series)
Jackson
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Jackson
 1985 Bird Fancier (TV Movie)
Tom Regan
 1984 Pope John Paul II (TV Movie)
Foreman Krauze
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Pongo Harris
- Willesden Suite (1984) ... Pongo Harris
 1984 Cockles (TV Series)
Mr. Starvey
- King Neptune (1984) ... Mr. Starvey
 1983 Give us a Break (TV Series)
Tommy Buck
- Right Bad Company (1983) ... Tommy Buck
- Heaven Sent (1983) ... Tommy Buck
 1983 Being Normal (TV Movie)
Bill Pym
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Parslow
- Bloodline (1983) ... Parslow
 1972-1983 Crown Court (TV Series)
Martin O'Connor / Martin O'Connor QC / John Wellby
- Fighting Fire with Fire: Part 1 (1983) ... Martin O'Connor QC
- The Fiddling Connection: Part 1 (1982) ... Martin O'Connor QC
- Heart to Heart: Part 1 (1979) ... Martin O'Connor
- The Crown of Life: Part 1 (1978) ... Martin O'Connor QC
- Hunger Strike: Part 3 (1975) ... Martin O'Connor
 1982 The Tale of Beatrix Potter (TV Movie)
 1982 The Bell (TV Series)
Mark Strafford
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Mark Strafford
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Mark Strafford
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Mark Strafford
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Mark Strafford
 1980-1981 Cribb (TV Series)
Constable Thackeray
- Invitation to a Dynamite Party (1981) ... Constable Thackeray
- Murder Old Boy? (1981) ... Constable Thackeray
- The Choir That Wouldn't Sing (1981) ... Constable Thackeray
- The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1981) ... Constable Thackeray
- The Last Trumpet (1981) ... Constable Thackeray
 1975-1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Doctor / Martin
- Even Solomon (1979) ... Doctor
- The Saturday Party (1975) ... Martin
 1969-1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Harvey / George / Mike / ...
- Losing Her (1978) ... George
- Dear Mr. Welfare (1970) ... Mike
- Would You Look at Them Smashing all Those Lovely Windows? (1970) ... James Connolly / Barman
 1979 Julius Caesar (TV Movie)
Trebonius
 1978 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Maurice Pope
- Money, Money, Money (1978) ... Maurice Pope
 1978 Parables (TV Series)
Chairman
- Neighbours (1978) ... Chairman
 1978 Enemy at the Door (TV Series)
Kapitanleutnant Erlich
- The Laws and Usages of War (1978) ... Kapitanleutnant Erlich
 1977 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Mandrel
- The Sun Makers: Part Four (1977) ... Mandrel
- The Sun Makers: Part Three (1977) ... Mandrel
- The Sun Makers: Part Two (1977) ... Mandrel
- The Sun Makers: Part One (1977) ... Mandrel
 1977 Secret Army (TV Series)
Lebrun
- A Question of Loyalty (1977) ... Lebrun
 1977 Beryl's Lot (TV Series)
Policeman
- Episode #3.22 (1977) ... Policeman
 1977 Yanks Go Home (TV Series)
Jack Sankey
- The Liasion Committee (1977) ... Jack Sankey
 1976 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Will Croft
- Episode #1.302 (1976) ... Will Croft
- Episode #1.301 (1976) ... Will Croft
- Episode #1.300 (1976) ... Will Croft
- Episode #1.299 (1976) ... Will Croft
- Episode #1.298 (1976) ... Will Croft
 1975 The Legend of Robin Hood (TV Mini-Series)
Thurkill
- Part 4 (1975) ... Thurkill
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Hair Face
- King Alfred (1975) ... Hair Face
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Theo
- Resolution (1974) ... Theo
 1973 Heil Caesar! (TV Series)
Casca
- Defeat (1973) ... Casca
- Murder of a President (1973) ... Casca
- The Conspirators (1973) ... Casca
 1973 Wessex Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Jones
- Fellow Townsmen (1973) ... Jones
 1973 Sam (TV Series)
Hanson
- No Going Back (1973) ... Hanson
 1971-1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Fred / Chris Payer
- The Piano Player (1972) ... Fred
- Paper Roses (1971) ... Chris Payer
 1972 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Jesse
- The Watercress Girl (1972) ... Jesse (as Bill Simons)
 1972 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Harry Bates
- Episode #1.1185 (1972) ... Harry Bates
- Episode #1.1182 (1972) ... Harry Bates
 1972 Pretenders (TV Series)
Vagg
- Shipwreck (1972) ... Vagg
 1972 A Family at War (TV Series)
Army Chaplain
- Two Fathers (1972) ... Army Chaplain (as Bill Simons)
 1971 The Guardians (TV Series)
Quarmby
- The Logical Approach (1971) ... Quarmby
 1971 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Teddy
- A Little Blindness (1971) ... Teddy
 1971 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Merton
- Bow to the Lady (1971) ... Merton
 1969 Big Breadwinner Hog (TV Series)
Man
- Immature, Unsatisfactory Work... (1969) ... Man (as Bill Simons)
 1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Landlord
- Free and Easy (1968) ... Landlord
 1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Technician
- Song Without Words (1967) ... Technician
 1958-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Johnny Ridell / Petterson
- Giants on Saturday (1965) ... Johnny Ridell
- Frenzy (1958) ... Petterson
 1964 Escape by Night
Guard Outside Barn (uncredited)
 1962-1963 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini-Series)
Abel Garland
- Episode #1.13 (1963) ... Abel Garland
- Episode #1.12 (1963) ... Abel Garland
- Episode #1.11 (1963) ... Abel Garland
- Episode #1.8 (1963) ... Abel Garland
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Abel Garland
 1962 The Last Man Out (TV Series)
Philippe Perrot
- The Turning Point (1962) ... Philippe Perrot
 1962 Mystery Submarine
Leading Seaman Grant
 1962 Top Secret (TV Series)
Pepe
- Maggie (1962) ... Pepe
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Benny Trotter
- The Jungle and Nicky Steen (1961) ... Benny Trotter
 1961 Operation Snafu
Private (uncredited)
 1955-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
German youth #2 / Francois / Jonathan
- Marking Time (1961) ... German youth #2
- Men Without Shadows (1957) ... Francois
- The Facts of Life (1955) ... Jonathan
 1959-1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Bill Fletcher / Terry
- Episode #2.1 (1960) ... Bill Fletcher
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Terry
 1960 Francis Storm Investigates (TV Series)
Robin
- The Sealed Room (1960) ... Robin
- The Trail of the Spaniard (1960) ... Robin
- The House in the Fog (1960) ... Robin
- The Clock That Struck Thirteen (1960) ... Robin
 1959 Three Golden Nobles (TV Series)
Hubert Bellinger
- The Painter (1959) ... Hubert Bellinger
 1959 Jo's Boys (TV Series)
Franz
- Part 7 (1959) ... Franz
- Part 6 (1959) ... Franz
- Part 5 (1959) ... Franz
- Part 4 (1959) ... Franz
- Part 3 (1959) ... Franz
 1958 Starr and Company (TV Series)
Teenage boy
- Woman in the Case (1958) ... Teenage boy
 1958 From Cover to Cover (TV Series)
Boy
- Episode #1.1 (1958) ... Boy
 1956 Rex Milligan (TV Series)
Alfie Cutforth
- Rex Milligan Raises the Roof (1956) ... Alfie Cutforth
- The Bogus Formula (1956) ... Alfie Cutforth
- Rex Milligan Keeps the Flag Flying (1956) ... Alfie Cutforth
- The Land Yacht (1956) ... Alfie Cutforth
- The Unexploded Rumour (1956) ... Alfie Cutforth
 1956 Not So Dusty
Derek
 1955 Capital Visit (Short)
Commentary Speaker (voice)
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Rodney Ireland
- Lady Must Sell (1955) ... Rodney Ireland
 1955 Tales of Hans Anderson (TV Series)
Hans
- The Cripple Boy (1955) ... Hans
 1955 Bobby in France (TV Series)
Bobby
- Leaving for Home (1955) ... Bobby
- Episode #1.5 (1955) ... Bobby
- Episode #1.4 (1955) ... Bobby
- Episode #1.3 (1955) ... Bobby
- At the Villa Rose-Blanche (1955) ... Bobby
 1955 Miss Patterson (TV Movie)
Gaston
 1955 Benbow and the Angels (TV Series)
Andrew
- St. Michael and All Angels (1955) ... Andrew
- The Missing Weathercock (1955) ... Andrew
- The Secret of Ragman Smith (1955) ... Andrew
- Philadelphia Smith (1955) ... Andrew
- Fools Rush in ... (1955) ... Andrew
 1954 Heidi Grows Up (TV Mini-Series)
Peter
- Fire on the Mountain (1954) ... Peter
- Home Again (1954) ... Peter
- Boarding School (1954) ... Peter
 1954 The Smith Family (TV Movie)
Tony
 1954 The Gentle Falcon (TV Series)
A page
- Farewell Richard (1954) ... A page
 1954 The Secret Way (TV Movie)
Peter
 1954 West of Zanzibar
Tim Payton
 1954 A Castle and Sixpence (TV Mini-Series)
Christopher Sixpence
- The Riches That Remain (1954) ... Christopher Sixpence
- The Triumph of Mr. Neatsfoot (1954) ... Christopher Sixpence
- Who Is Christopher Sixpence? (1954) ... Christopher Sixpence
- A Job for the Dungeon (1954) ... Christopher Sixpence
- Ragged Knights (1954) ... Christopher Sixpence
 1953 The Persian Kitten (TV Movie)
Tinker
 1953 A Loan from Lorenzo (TV Movie)
Richard, Duke of Gloucester
 1951 Ivory Hunter
Tim Payton
 1950 Prelude to Fame
Boy (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

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Severely pock-marked face

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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