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Agent:

Simon Beresford

Film

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Dir: Tomas Alfredson
Working Title
Beginner's Luck Dir: Nick Cohen

Theatre

1984 Dir: Robert Icke
Headlong Theatre, Playhouse Theatre
Donkeys' Years Dir: Lisa Spirling
Rose Theatre, Kingston
The Misanthrope Dir: Gemma Bodinetz
ETT, Liverpool Everyman & UK Tour
Cinderella: The Midnight Princess
 
Dir: Rachel Kavanaugh
Rose Theatre, Kingston
The Alchemist Dir: Robert Icke
Liverpool Everyman
Romeo & Juliet Dir: Robert Icke
Headlong / UK Tour
Tartuffe Dir: Gemma Bodinetz
ETT, Liverpool Everyman & UK Tour
Plenty Dir: Thea Sharrock
Sheffield Crucible Theatre
The Prince of Homburg Dir: Jonathan Munby
Donmar Warehouse
Arthur And George Dir: Rachel Kavanagh
Bham Rep & Nottingham
The Hypochondriac Dir: Gemma Boldinetz
Liverpool Playhouse & Tour
The Real Thing Dir: Alan Stanford
Gate Theatre, Dublin
Wuthering Heights Dir: Indhu Rubasingham
Birmingham Rep & Tour
Tartuffe Dir: Gemma Bodinetz
Liverpool Playhouse & Rose Theatre Kingston
Life After Scandal Dir: Anthony Clarke
Hampstead Theatre
The Constant Wife Dir: Alan Stanford
The Gate Theatre Dublin & Spoleto Festival, Charleston
Translations Dir: Sean Holmes
National Theatr
Arcadia Dir: Rachel Kavanagh
BOV & Birmingham Rep
The Merry Wives Of Windsor Dir: Rachel Kavanagh
Royal Shakespeare Co
(Tour & West End)
Coriolanus Dir: David Farr
Royal Shakespeare Co
(Tour & West End)
Hand In Hand Dir: Gemma Bodinetz
Hampstead Theatre
Luminosity Dir: Gemma Bodinetz
Royal Shakespeare Company
Loveplay Dir: Anthony Clark
Royal Shakespeare Company
The Taming Of The Shrew Dir: Lindsay Posner
Royal Shakespeare Company
The Comedy Of Errors Dir: Tim Supple
Royal Shakespeare Company
The Miser Dir: Nick Broadhurst
Chichester Festival Theatre
As You Like It
Olivier Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor
New York Drama Desk Award for 'Outstanding Featured Actor
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Dir: Declan Donnellan
Cheek by Jowl
Arcadia Dir: Trevor Nunn
National Theatre
Macbeth Dir: Richard Eyre
National Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream Dir: Robert LePage
National Theatre
Pygmalion Dir: Howard Davies
National Theatre
Murmuring Judges Dir: Richard Eyre
National Theatre
Arturo Ui Dir: Di Trevis
National Theatre
Black Snow Dir: Bill Gaskill
National Theatre
Vassa Dir: Katie Mitchell
The Gate Theatre
Sinderby Dir: Mike Fields
The Mermaid Theatre
You Never Can Tell Dir: Roger Clissold
Thorndike Theatre
The Importance Of Being Earnest Dir: Lou Stein
National Tour
Pravda Dir: David Horlock
Salisbury Playhouse
Melchester Dir: Sonia Wooley
Salisbury Playhouse
The Italian Straw Hat Dir: John Doyle
Everyman, Cheltenham
Anyone Can Whistle Dir: John Doyle
Everyman, Cheltenham
Tomfoolery Dir: John Doyle
Everyman, Cheltenham
A Midsummer Night's Dream Dir: Phyllida Lloyd
Everyman, Cheltenham
Twelfth Night Dir: Stuart Trotter
Northcott, Exeter
Mr Cinders Dir: Andrew McKinnon
Theatre Royal, York
Dinner On Broadway Dir: Rob Mitchell
Nottingham Playhouse
Bells Are Ringing Dir: John Doyle
Greenwich Theatre
Rosencratz & Guildenstern Are Dead Dir: David Horlock
Salisbury Playhouse
Fiddler On The Roof Dir: Gerry Tebbutt
Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Cabaret Dir: David Horlock
Salisbury Playhouse
Happy As A Sandbag Earnest Dir: Warren Hooper
Swan Theatre, Worcester
Sinderby Dir: Mike Fields
Swan Theatre, Worcester

TV

Eastenders Dir: Richard Lynn
BBC
Doctors Dir: Paul Gibson
BBC
Holby City Dir: Michael Buffong
BBC
Eastenders Dir: Christopher Richards
BBC
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard Dir: Declan Lowney
Kudos Ltd
The Bill - Ep. 117 Dir: Declan Lowney
Thames TV
Dream Team - Series VII Hewland International
A Touch Of Frost Dir: Don Lever
Yorkshire Television
The Bill Dir: Gwennan Sage
Thames Television

Awards

New York Drama Desk Award for 'Outstanding Featured Actor'
Olivier Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor

Skills

Driving Licence, Motorbike Licence, Strong Singer (Baritone), Guitar (Good Standard), Horse Riding, Fencing, Fluent French, Strong Swimmer, Tennis, Cricket, Squash, Running, Ballet,
& Period Dancing.

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Reviews

THE ALCHEMIST
“...played to perfection by Simon Coates”
“Coates’s winning turn is almost worth the admission price alone” - Dominic Cavendish (The Daily Telegraph)

“Simon Coates, excellent as the ridiculous verbose Sir Epicure Mammon” - Carole Baldock (Whatsonstage.com)

“There are some delightful performances, particularly from Simon Coates as naive nobleman Sir Epicure Mammon, visually a sort of young Simon Ward-gone-to-seed, who compiles the kind of fanciful wishlist one might dream up while clutching a rollover lottery ticket.” - (The Liverpool Echo)

ROMEO AND JULIET
“The supporting performances are terrific…Simon Coates’s Friar Laurence is an entertaining modern cleric.” - Kate Kellaway (The Observer)

AS YOU LIKE IT
“Simon Coates…a stunning blend of arch attitude, fierce comic delivery and considerable humanity”  (Variety Magazine)

CORIOLANUS / MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
“A number of actors stand out…Simon Coates shifts brilliantly from befuddled spouse to envious tribune”  (The Daily Telegraph)

CORIOLANUS
“...played with a fine regard to the art of spin by Simon Coates”  (The Daily Telegraph)

LOVEPLAY
“Particularly good is Simon Coates who seamlessly makes the jump from randy MP to repressed vicar”  (Whatsonstage.com)

“Simon Coates switches deftly from jolly, rogering 1820s patriarch to closeted Victorian cleric” (The Guardian)

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

“Certain performances are outstanding. Simon Coates is so sincere and eloquent as Antipholus of Ephesus that I wish the part was twice as large and twice as complex”.  (Financial Times)

“...kept afloat by nicely honed lead performances…balanced by Coates’ hotheaded Antipholus” (Variety Magazine)


“Simon Coates’ subtly acted Antipholus of Ephesus…an intelligent delight” (The Independent)

THE CONSTANT WIFE
“Simon Coates is an impressive performer, boasting a wonderful speaking voice. His depiction of John veers between the completely serious and the blustering fool”  (RTE)

TARTUFFE
“Simon Coates’ Cléante, dry of wit and droll in delivery”  (The Independent)

ARTHUR & GEORGE
“...an excellent Simon Coates”  (Financial Times)

PLENTY
“...terrific comic turn from Simon Coates as a wily diplomat”  (The Daily Telegraph)

AS YOU LIKE IT
“I’ve never seen the Rosalind-Celia relationship better handled.  Simon Coates plays the latter as an emotionally possessive figure…one of the great Shakespeare productions of our time”  (The Guardian)

“Simon Coates is hilarious…the mood becomes dizzying”  (Evening Standard)

Stats

Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Height: 5’10”

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