Portrait of John Simm By Jason Joyce
The Ethical Hedonist is very excited and proud to announce the launch of Ethical Hedonist TV on YouTube – with a candid, intimate and thought-provoking, three-part interview with one of Britain’s most compelling and chameleon of actors, John Simm, currently starring in The Village on BBC1. JS is an actor who makes bold, daring choices and utterly inhabits the characters he chooses to play. Hot topics during the interview include: his passion for The Beatles, John Lennon and an enduring love of music in all its forms, including playing guitar and listening to classical music while he ‘potters’. He talks about playing Hamlet, about working with his ‘on-screen husband ‘Philip Glenister and how if he had to choose between Dickens and Dostoyevsky, he would prefer to inhabit the rich,multi-layered world of the great Russian writer..
As a journalist, I have been interviewing fascinating icons and national treasures since I began my career in journalism at the age of 23. I once thought that being a foreign correspondent in the freewheeling spirit of Lee Miller would be thrilling, romantic and exciting. I soon realised that I wouldn’t be very good a living on tasteless rations and dodging bullets in a war zone, with only the perfect shade of Schiaparelli pink lipstick to maintain a little feminine allure amongst certain danger and chaos; so I decided to become a feature writer and fashion editor instead.
Over the years I’ve had some great interviews from Sir David Attenborough to Sir Roger Moore, Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Kim Cattrall, Kate Moss, Helen Christiansen, Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Colin Morgan, Elizabeth McGovern…. and now John Simm – an actor who makes fascinating, daring choices and is never, ever anything less than remarkable on screen.
Enjoy, this is just the first of many exciting,‘chat show’ style interviews, and please tell your friends’ and subscribe to Ethical Hedonist TV.
Alison Jane – April 2013
Copyright Alison Jane Reid February 2013. All Rights Reserved. Portrait of John Simm By Jason Joyce. Copyright Jason Joyce/Alison Jane Reid.