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The actor on listening to Lloyd Cole, watching Man of Steel and reading Stoner by John Williams

John Simm is a British actor best known for playing Sam Tyler in Life on Mars and the Master in Doctor Who. He began performing as a teenager, singing and playing guitar alongside his musician father in northern working men's clubs. He attended Drama Centre London where he studied the Stanislavski school of method acting. He received huge acclaim for his roles in Paul Abbott's State of Play and Jimmy McGovern's The Lakes. He was recently to be seen in the first world war drama The Village and Sky's surreal crime caper Mad Dogs. He is currently playing the priggish Gibbs in Jamie Lloyd's theatrical production of Harold Pinter's The Hothouse at Trafalgar Studios, London.

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