Simon MacCorkindale

Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
A British leading man who emerged in the late 1970s with films such as "Death on the Nile" (1978) and who went on to form his own production company in the late 1980s, Simon MacCorkindale also worked extensively in ... Read more »
Born: 02/01/1952 in Ely, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (27)

A Closed Book 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict" 1997 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

La Femme Nikita 1996 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Poltergeist: The Legacy 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dinosaur Hunter 1999 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Sands of Eden 1998 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The Girl Next Door 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Family of Cops 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Counterstrike 1990 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Twist of Fate 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Sincerely, Violet 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Manimal 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Riddle of the Sands 1984 (Movie)

Arthur Davies (Actor)

Jaws 3-D 1982 (Movie)

Philip FitzRoyce (Actor)

The Sword and the Sorcerer 1982 (Movie)

Mikah (Actor)

Caboblanco 1981 (Movie)

Lewis Clarkson (Actor)

Scalpels 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Death on the Nile 1978 (Movie)

Simon Doyle (Actor)

The Quatermass Conclusion 1978 (Movie)

Joe Kapp (Actor)

At the Midnight Hour (TV Show)

Actor

Falcon's Gold (TV Show)

Actor

I, Claudius (TV Show)

Actor

Obsessive Love (TV Show)

Actor

The Manions of America (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (5)

Adventure Inc. 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Queen of Swords 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Such A Long Journey 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stealing Heaven 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

That Summer of White Roses 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

That Summer of White Roses 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A British leading man who emerged in the late 1970s with films such as "Death on the Nile" (1978) and who went on to form his own production company in the late 1980s, Simon MacCorkindale also worked extensively in television. The handsome actor - who was born Feb. 12, 1952 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, U.K. - broke into the medium for which he was the best known on drama programs, often playing stalwart young men. He appeared on several BBC short series, none of which had much distribution in the U.S. Determined to crack the American market, MacCorkindale had a short stint on the daytime drama, "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963- ) in 1974 before going back to England. He returned to the U.S. in 1983 to portray a superhero who could turn himself into animals on NBC's "Manimal," one of the lowest-rated, worst-received efforts during a particularly low period of Brandon Tartikoff's reign as head of NBC Entertainment. Licking his wounds after the debacle, MacCorkindale joined the cast of CBS' popular primetime soap, "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990), starring for two seasons as British lawyer Greg Reardon. While proving himself in front of the cameras, he also earned the chance to direct episodes of the popular '80s staple. Devoting himself more to producing after working on the series, he did not appear regularly on TV again until USA Network's "Counterstrike," the modestly-produced adventure series internationally distributed from 1990-95. In 1996, MacCorkindale starred in "Danielle Steel's No Sweeter Love," about children who survived the Titanic and how the infamous shipwreck changed their lives.

Relationships

Gilliver Mary MacCorkindale

Mother

Fiona Fullerton

Wife
married 1976 divorced 1983

Susan George

Wife
married 1984

Peter MacCorkindale

Father

EDUCATION

Haileybury College

1965 - 1970

Studio of Theatre Arts

Milestones

1996

Returned to network TV in "Danielle Steel's No Sweeter Love"

1989

Release of "Stealing Heaven," first film produced by MacCorkindale's own company, Amy International

1986

Produced play, "Woden's Day"

1985

First directing for TV, episode of "Falcon Crest"

1984

Greg Reardon, "Falcon Crest" (CBS)

1983

First American TV series, "Manimal" (NBC)

1977

Breakthrough film role, "Death on the Nile"; TV series, "Within These Walls"

1976

TV series, "Baby for Beasts"

1975

TV series, "Sutherland's Law" (BBC); First TV movie, "Time and Time Again"

1974

Feature film debut, "Juggernaut"; Appeared on daytime drama, "General Hospital"

1973

TV debut, "Hawkeye the Pathfinder" (BBC)

Starred in "Counterstrike" series (USA Network)

Bonus Trivia

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MacCorkindale was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2006.

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