Simon MacCorkindale Biography


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Birth Name: Simon MacCorkindale
Born: 02/02/1952
Birth Place: Ely, England, GB
Death Place: London, England, GB
Died: 10/15/2010




MacCorkindale's feature film acting began in 1974 with a small role in "Juggernaut." He was first noticed by critics as Simon Doyle in the ensemble cast of "Death on the Nile," one of the classier films made from Agatha Christie mystery novels. He was seen battling a great white shark looking for her offspring in the embarrassing second sequel to the 1975 classic, "Jaws 3-D" (1982). In some ways, MacCorkindale's acting career was a prelude to his producing career, as he made no bones about such aspirations to the press throughout the 1980s, forming the production company Amy International with his wife, actress Susan George. He produced a play, "Woden's Day" in 1986, but in 1989 saw the release of his first feature, "Stealing Heaven," based on the romance between French philosopher Abelard and Heloise, daughter of a church canon. This was followed by "The Summer of White Roses," starring Rod Steiger, which MacCorkindale also co-wrote. After six seasons appearing on the British hospital drama, "Casualty (2002-09) as Dr. Harry Harper, the actor passed away on Oct. 15, 2010 at age 58 after a long battle with bowel cancer. His famous widow released a statement, saying: "He fought it with such strength, courage and belief. Last night, he lost this battle, and he died peacefully in my arms...to me, he was simply the best of everything, and I loved him with all my heart."




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