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He co-created, co-wrote, and starred in Channel 4’s sitcom Spaced, which aired two series of episodes to great acclaim in the U.K. The show was nominated for Best Sitcom and Best TV Newcomer [Simon] at the British Comedy Awards, and also received BAFTA, Montreux, and International Emmy Award nominations.
Aside from Spaced, Simon has starred in the BBC1 drama Final Demand, the BBC2 sitcom Hippies, the award-winning ITV sitcom Faith in the Future, the Paramount Comedy Channel series Dan Doyle and Asylum (collaborating with his Spaced and Shaun of the Dead colleagues Edgar Wright and Jessica Stevenson) and the BBC2 sketch series Big Train (for which he received an RTS nomination for Best Entertainment Performance).His other notable television appearances include the BBC series Doctor Terrible’s House of Horrors and the “Steal Away” episode of Tube Tales. Simon also had a role in the classic miniseries Band of Brothers.
Simon’s previous feature film credits include Paul McGuigan’s The Reckoning, Michael Winterbottom’s 24 Hour Party People, John Duigan’s The Parole Officer, and Adrian Edmondson’s Guest House Paradiso (with Shaun of the Dead costars Kate Ashfield and Bill Nighy). Prior to concentrating on his TV and film careers, Simon was a popular stand-up comedian.
He is currently writing a feature screenplay with Edgar Wright, as well as a comedy series with Shaun of the Dead’s Nick Frost (for Channel 4).