Simon Farnaby

Simon Farnaby

Born: April 2, 1973
in Yorkshire, England, UK
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.

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Movies for Simon Farnaby...

Ghosts: The Ghost of Christmas
Title: Ghosts: The Ghost of Christmas
Character: Julian
Released: December 23, 2020
Type: Movie
Mike is determined to host the perfect Christmas for his family, and Julian has a revelation that could help the ghosts rediscover the real message of Christmas.
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Title: Ghosts
Character: Julian
Released: April 15, 2019
Type: TV
A cash-strapped young couple inherits a grand country house, only to find it is both falling apart and teeming with the ghosts of former inhabitants.
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Christopher Robin
Title: Christopher Robin
Character: Taxi Driver
Released: August 2, 2018
Type: Movie
Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.
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Paddington 2
Title: Paddington 2
Character: Barry
Released: November 9, 2017
Type: Movie
Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Title: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Character: Blue Squadron
Released: December 14, 2016
Type: Movie
A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
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Mindhorn
Title: Mindhorn
Character: Clive Parnevik
Released: October 9, 2016
Type: Movie
A washed up actor best known for playing the title character in the 1980s detective show "Mindhorn" must work with the police when a serial killer says that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, whom he believes to be real.
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Bill
Title: Bill
Character: Earl of Croydon / Juan Domingo / Sausage / Dmitri Alexandrovitch / Fur Seller
Released: March 27, 2015
Type: Movie
What really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years'? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.
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Paddington
Title: Paddington
Character: Barry
Released: November 24, 2014
Type: Movie
A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a new home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family.
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Title: Detectorists
Character: Art
Released: October 2, 2014
Type: TV
The lives of two eccentric metal detectorists, who spend their days plodding along ploughed tracks and open fields, hoping to disturb the tedium by unearthing the fortune of a lifetime.
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Title: Yonderland
Character: Various
Released: November 10, 2013
Type: TV
A bored young mum steps through a portal and discovers a world of incompetent knights, monks who are incapable of lying, and a race of people intent on firing the cleverest amongst them into the sun.
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All Stars
Title: All Stars
Character: Foreman
Released: May 1, 2013
Type: Movie
Two kids look to throw an ambitious dance show in order to save their struggling youth center.
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Richard III: The Unseen Story
Title: Richard III: The Unseen Story
Character: Self - Presenter
Released: February 27, 2013
Type: Movie
In this special follow-up programme, the only television team with access to the dig and the scientific tests on the skeleton uses unseen footage and conducts two days of additional interviews to tell this extraordinary forensic detective story in even greater scientific and archaeological detail.
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Richard III: The King in the Car Park
Title: Richard III: The King in the Car Park
Character: Himself - Presenter
Released: February 4, 2013
Type: Movie
This documentary looks at the search for the remains of King Richard III of England (1452-1485). After being killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field (August 22, 1485), his remains were taken to Leicester and it was believed that he was buried at Greyfriars Church. The church no longer exists and its remains were now believed to be under a car park. Phillipa Langley of the Richard III Society convinced archaeologists at the University of Leicester to lead a dig and surprisingly, as it turned out, the first skeleton they found was subsequently proven to be that of the King through DNA tests which showed a match to Canadian Michael Ibsen, a direct descendant of Richard III's sister.
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Title: Utopia
Character: Marcus
Released: January 15, 2013
Type: TV
The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.
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The Last Summer on Earth
Title: The Last Summer on Earth
Character: Brad
Released: January 1, 2013
Type: Movie
Feel the tension. Feel the heat. Listen to the beat! Join the Ginger Goofball in 50s America as he struggles with love, friendship, and the rebelliousness of youth.
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Your Highness
Title: Your Highness
Character: Manious the Bold
Released: April 8, 2011
Type: Movie
A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom.
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Burke & Hare
Title: Burke & Hare
Character: William Wordsworth
Released: October 29, 2010
Type: Movie
Two 19th-century opportunists become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist.
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Bunny and the Bull
Title: Bunny and the Bull
Character: Bunny
Released: November 27, 2009
Type: Movie
A young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before.
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Title: Horrible Histories
Released: April 16, 2009
Type: TV
Based on the best-selling children's books and liberally splattered with guts, blood and poo, a group of British comedians offer an anarchic and unconventional take on some of history's most gruesome and funny moments, with topics including the Stone Age, the Middle Ages, the Egyptians and the Romans, among others.
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Title: Angelo's
Character: Kris
Released: November 16, 2007
Type: TV
Angelo's is a sitcom created for Five and Paramount Comedy by Bwark Productions. It follows the ups and downs of everyday life in a central London greasy spoon café.
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The Yellow House
Title: The Yellow House
Character: Henri
Released: March 22, 2007
Type: Movie
John Simm stars as Vincent Van Gogh in The Yellow House, a feature-length drama that tells the moving human story of the most influential and explosive housemates in art history. For just nine weeks, in late 1888, Van Gogh and Gauguin share a home, The Yellow House, in Arles, southern France.
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Blake's Junction 7
Title: Blake's Junction 7
Character: Terry The Chef
Released: January 22, 2005
Type: Movie
Intergalactic revolutionaries "Blake's 7" make an eventful late night stop at Newport Pagnell Services on the M1.
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Trafalgar Square
Title: Trafalgar Square
Character: Kris
Released: January 1, 2004
Type: Movie
Short film set among the various workers and tradespeople in the famous London thoroughfare that spoofs the popular docusoap genre of the day. Writer and star Sharon Horgan would later rework this to form the basis of the 2007 TV sitcom Angelo's