Simon Patrick Douro Hoare
27 June 1981
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh|
|Occupation||Actor, director, writer|
|Known for||Dickie Burnell, in Bert & Dickie (BBC1)|
Romola Garai (m. 2014)
Early life and education
Born Simon Patrick Douro Hoare, he is the son of the late Timothy James Douro Hoare and his former wife "Linda" Kinvara Cayzer, the granddaughter of Herbert Cayzer, 1st Baron Rotherwick. Hoare was educated at Eton College, and then read Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, where he performed in a number of plays at the student theatre.
Hoare went on to perform on stage, including productions at the Chichester Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe and The Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a 6-month run of Breakfast at Tiffany's directed by Sean Mathias. Alongside his theatrical and TV appearances, including Eastenders and Doctors, Hoare appeared in films; with Nicole Kidman in The Golden Compass and Samuel L. Jackson in Captain America.
After his role in Bert & Dickie in 2012, Hoare guest-starred in BBC1's Father Brown and in Stephen Poliakoff's BBC2 drama Dancing on the Edge, as well as a comedy lead in Blandings for BBC1, based on the celebrated stories of P.G. Wodehouse; also starring Jennifer Saunders, Timothy Spall, David Walliams and Paloma Faith.
As director and writer
Hoare has directed a number of music videos and two short films; Training Day which was accepted into several major festivals including the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival and the Encounters International Film Festival; and more recently, Babysitting starring Romola Garai, Dan Stevens and Imogen Stubbs.
Alongside Having You, Hoare has a number of feature writing projects in development, as well as a TV pilot Underperforming which is currently in development with Finite Films.
|Carnival Row (TV series)||Leslie Boythorne||2019|
|Knightfall (TV series)||Gabriel||2019|
|Death in Paradise (TV series)||Daniel Friend / Michael Bennett||2018|
|McMafia (TV series)||Alan Reynott||2018|
|Outlander (TV series)||Harold "Hal" Grey, Earl of Melton||2017|
|Grantchester (TV series)||Mark Davies||2017|
|Dickensian (TV series)||Matthew Pocket||2016|
|Dark Angel (TV series)||James Robinson||2016|
|Life in Squares (TV mini-series)||Young Clive Bell||2015|
|An Adventure in Space and Time (TV Movie)||Douglas Camfield||2013|
|Having You||Director / Writer||2013|
|Father Brown (TV series)||Norman Bohun||2013|
|Dancing on the Edge (TV series)||Eric||2013|
|Blandings (TV series)||'Beefy' Bingham||2012/13|
|Bert and Dickie||Richard "Dickie" Burnell||2012|
|Babysitting (short)||Director / Writer||2011|
|Training Day (short)||Director / Writer||2011|
|Captain America: The First Avenger||Nervous Recruit||2011|
|Doctors (TV series)||Gavin Peterson / Glen Newman||2008–2011|
|Borgen (TV series)||Engelsk analytiker No. 2||2010|
|Bucolic Terror (short)||2009|
|EastEnders (TV series)||Keiran||2009|
|Leave (short)||Associate Producer||2009|
|The Start (short)||Producer||2009|
|Summerhill (TV Movie)||Phil||2008|
|The Golden Compass||Second-in-Command||2007|
|Party Animals (TV series)||Tom Merchant||2007|
|Lilies (TV series)||Peter Parks||2007|
|Jane Eyre (TV mini-series)||Lynn Brother||2006|
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