2 April 1973|
Darlington, County Durham, England
|Occupation||Actor, writer, comedian|
Simon Alexander Farnaby (born 2 April 1973) is an English actor, writer, and comedian.
Farnaby is a long-time member of The Mighty Boosh supporting cast, having had roles both in their series and co-starring in the quasi-spinoff film Bunny and the Bull. 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 and co-starring as eccentric neighbour Sloman on The Midnight Beast's 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 SkyOne 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, Farnaby 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, Farnaby presented another Channel 4 documentary series entitled Man Vs Weird, in which he travelled the world investigating people who claim superhuman abilities.
|Blake's Junction 7||Terry||Short film|
|2009||Bunny and the Bull||Bunny|
|2010||Burke and Hare||William Wordsworth|
|2011||Your Highness||Manious the Bold|
|Richard III: The King in the Car Park||Himself||Documentary|
|2014||Paddington||Barry the security guard|
|2016||Mindhorn||Clive Parnevik||Also writer|
|1994||The House of Windsor||Sean Sutcliffe||1 episode|
|1996||Coronation Street||Greg Bamfield||1 episode|
|2004–2007||The Mighty Boosh||Various characters||3 episodes|
|2005||The Lenny Henry Show||Twyford||1 episode|
|2005||Spoons||Various Characters||6 episodes|
|2006||Blunder||Various Characters||6 episodes|
|2006–2009||Jam & Jerusalem||Samuel "Spike" Pike||12 episodes|
|2007||Comedy Cuts||Werewolf||1 episode|
|2007||The Yellow House||Henri||TV movie|
|2008||M.I. High||James Blond||1 episode|
|2008||The Golf War||Stuart Ogilvy||Failed pilot|
|2008||LifeSpam: My Child is French||Various||Failed pilot|
|2009–2013||Horrible Histories||Various characters||65 episodes|
|2010||The Persuasionists||Keaton||6 episodes|
|2010||Comedy Lab||Old Man||1 episode|
|2011||Dick and Dom's Funny Business||Various characters||1 episode|
|2011||Horrible Histories' Big Prom Party||Various characters||One-off special|
|2012||Dave Shakespeare||Dave Shakespeare||Failed pilot|
|2012–present||The Midnight Beast||Sloman||10 episodes|
|2013||Not Going Out||Scott||1 episode|
|2013-present||Yonderland||Various characters||16 episodes|
|2013||Crackanory||Robert Pickle||1 episode|
|2014||Man Vs Weird||Self||3 episodes|
|2014||On the Yorkshire Buses||Narrator||8 episodes|
|2014||Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy||George Orwell||1 episode|
|2015||House of Fools||Health Inspector||1 episode|
|2015–present||Horrible Histories||Various characters||12 episodes|
|2015||Top Coppers||Dr Schäfer||2 episodes|
- Simon Farnaby at the Internet Movie Database
- "Sky1 to visit Yonderland". Sky1 website. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Stars of Horrible Histories to make Shakespeare film". BBC Media Centre. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Bill: production details". British Comedy Guide. comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
- "On The Yorkshire Buses". Ear ache voices. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
- Armstrong, Stephen. "Yonderland: We wanted to raid the dressing up box and speak in silly voices". Radio Times. Immediate Media Company Limited. Retrieved 22 April 2016.