Simon Farnaby

Simon Farnaby

  • Born on
    • April 2nd, 1973
Simon Alexander Farnaby (born 2 April 1973) is an English actor, writer, and comedian. He is best known as a part of the TV series Horrible Histories (2009–2013), Yonderland (2013–2016) and Ghosts (2019–). He also starred in films such as Mindhorn (2016), Paddington (2014), and its sequel, Paddington 2 (2017) and Christopher Robin (2018). He is a long-time member of The Mighty Boosh (2004–2007) supporting cast, having had roles both in their series and co-starring in the quasi-spinoff film Bunny and the Bull (2009). He is also well known for his similarly offbeat characters in the CBBC live-action series of Horrible Histories, such as Caligula and the Grim Reaper. Other notable television work includes a recurring role on the sitcom Jam & Jerusalem (2006–2009) and co-starring as eccentric neighbour Sloman on The Midnight Beast's (2012–) TV series. He previously had a very brief role in Coronation Street in the 1990s. Along with the five other principal members of the cast of Horrible Histories, Farnaby is also the co-creator, writer and star of Yonderland, an eight-part family fantasy comedy series that premiered on Sky One on 10 November 2013. He co-starred with the same troupe in Bill, a 2015 BBC comedy film based loosely around the early life of William Shakespeare. In 2013, he presented a documentary entitled Richard III: The King in the Car Park, tracing the discovery and identification of the remains of the last Plantagenet king. The next year, he presented another Channel 4 documentary series entitled Man Vs Weird, in which he travelled the world investigating people who claim superhuman abilities. In 2016, he co-wrote Mindhorn with Julian Barratt, a comedy about Richard Thorncroft (Barratt). He also has a small acting role as Clive Parnevik. In December 2016, he had a small role in Rogue One, as an X-Wing Pilot. In 2017, he co-wrote Paddington 2 with Paul King. He had a small role in both the first film and its sequel. Description above is from the Wikipedia article Simon Farnaby, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (12 Credits)

2019Ghosts (2019) as Julian
2018Christopher Robin as Taxi Driver
2017Paddington 2 as Barry
2016Mindhorn as Clive Parnevik
2016Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Blue Squadron
2015Bill as Earl of Croydon / Juan Domingo / Sausage / Dmitri Alexandrovitch / Fur Seller
2014Paddington as Barry
2013All Stars as Foreman
2013Yonderland as Various
2011Your Highness as Manious the Bold
2010Burke and Hare as William Wordsworth
2009Bunny and the Bull as Bunny

Writer (1 Credits)



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