Simon Furness

Simon Furness

Actors' Temple
Actor and Acting Teacher

London, England

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October 2011
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About Simon

Simon studied for one year at the Guildford School of Acting and Dance, after completing his academic studies at Exeter College, Oxford. He worked in London initially and primarily in theatre, appearing in European tours of The Importance of Being Earnest (New Triad), The Taming of the Shrew (Theatre Set-Up), Pygmalion (New Triad) and Antony and Cleopatra (New Triad). In 1994, he met an actor and teacher, Tom Radcliffe, who was to have a profound influence on his life. Simon joined the London Group Theatre as a student and studied for a further two years with Tom, who had by this time completed his own studies with the legendary actor and teacher, Sanford Meisner. Unlike previous training and the experience of ‘learning on the job’, Tom introduced him to a way of acting that was emotionally alive. Simon began teaching in his own right firstly in Milan where he ran his own studio and summer courses (1999-2002) and subsequently in London when he joined the teaching staff of the Actors’ Temple. In keeping with the ethos of the company, Simon is a teacher who continues to act, having appeared in leading roles in recent feature films ‘Luck’ (directed by BAFTA and RTS award-winner Liviu Tipurita) and ‘The Warehouse’ (FBH Films, to be released). He also devised and directed his own short film, ‘Tiramisu’ produced by the Actors’ Temple, and appeared as Horatio in the company’s production of Hamlet. He recently appeared as Biro in Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon's film 'Nothing and Everywhere' and as the Narrator in 'Les Yeux D'Argos' as part of the Performance Room series at BMW Tate Live. He has a website at www.simonfurness.co.uk

Videos

Loglines

  • Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Romance A waitress loses a boyfriend and finds solace in friendship.

Credits

  • The Holy War

    The Holy War (2015)
    Voice-over by Fellaheen Films Mr Loth to Stoop/Mr Evil Questioning

  • Les Yeux D'Argos

    Les Yeux D'Argos (2014)
    Internet by BMW Tate Live Narrator

  • Nothing and Everywhere

    Nothing and Everywhere (2014)
    Film (short) by Gordon Films Biro

  • Twice Shy

    Twice Shy (2013)
    Film (short) by Ollie Wiggins Films DI Kellegher

  • The School Run

    The School Run (2013)
    Commercial by Grey London/Keith McCarthy Environmental Dad

  • The Warehouse

    The Warehouse (2012)
    Film by FBH Films/Matt Taylor and Andrew McGeary Richard

  • Hamlet

    Hamlet (2011)
    Theater by Actors Temple/Tom Radcliffe Horatio

  • Luck

    Luck (2011)
    Film by Win Films/Liviu Tipurita Jim

Education

  • Guildford School of Acting
    (1989-1989)

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