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Simon MacCorkindale

Actor

Born - 12 February 1952, Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
Died - 14 October 2010

Strapping, light-haired English actor who displayed charm and ability in early starring film roles, although predictions for a long stellar career were never quite realised. He did, however, grow grittier and more interesting as an actor in middle-age and many will remember him as consultant Harry Harper in the TV series Casualty, a role he played for five years. Following public school education, he decided on an acting career and made his screen debut with a small role in Juggernaut (1974). After grounding in TV work, there were leading movie roles in Death on the Nile (1978), The Riddle of the Sands (1979), Cabo Blanco (1980), The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) and Jaws 3D (1983), before he became involved in long-running TV series both in Britain and America, most notably Falcon Crest. He was divorced from actress Fiona Fullerton and married for the last 26 years of his life to another actress, Susan George, whom he directed in the 1995 chiller The House That Mary Bought. Latterly, he had supporting roles in two more films, A Closed Book (2009) and 13Hrs (2010), his last. He died after a four-year battle with bowel cancer.