In the final part of Alison Jane Reid’s series of fascinating interviews with the actor John Simm, he discusses the highs and lows of the nomadic life of an actor. Describing the experience of working with director Michael Winterbottom, John Simm explains how they make such a great artistic partnership and why he considers ‘Wonderland’ to be one of his favourite and proudest pieces of work. John Simm talks openly about the intense experience of filming Winterbottom’s ‘Everyday’, and how listening to the real life-stories of prisoners shaped his performance. He also discusses why becoming a father has changed his opinion of the nomadic and often lonely life of an actor. John gives a fascinating insight into his love of researching for different roles, such as exploring the reality of WW1 farming experience for ‘The Village’ and how he immersed himself in Pinter in preparation for ‘Betrayal’. John also speaks openly to Alison Jane about his personal passions for ‘huge’ works of literature and how these influence his performances, giving a fascinating depiction of the real life of an actor.
Enjoy this intriguing and honest insight into the thoughts and experiences of one of Britain’s leading actors.