Simon Woods started as an actor, playing key roles in a series of frock flicks and knocking my socks off with his cuteness. He decided to leave acting, got married, and became a writer, with his play Hansard premiering in London in 2019. Nonetheless, coming across him in The Last King reminded me of just how damn cute he is, and I decided he needed some lovin’!
Note: he was in two productions for which I can’t find pictures, TV movie The Queen’s Sister (2005) in which he played Roddy Llewellyn, who dated Princess Margaret of Britain; and Angel (2007), in which he played “Clive Fennelly.”
Cambridge Spies (2003)
A TV miniseries about the Cambridge Five spy ring, who spied for the Soviet Union, from 1934 to the 1951. Woods played Charlie Givens.
The Last King (2003)
As Captain Churchill, who is caught shagging King Charles II’s former mistress Barbara Villiers, in a quick scene.
Foyle’s War (2004)
A British World War II-set detective series. Woods is in the episode called “Enemy Fire.”
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
As possibly the cutest Mr. Bingley in the otherwise mostly terrible Jane Austen adaptation.
Elizabeth I (2005)
Woods plays the small part of “Gifford” in one episode of the Helen Mirren miniseries.
As the grown-up version of Roman Emperor Gaius Octavian Caesar in the HBO series.
As dreamy Dr. Harrison in this rural English village story set in the 1830s.
Which of Simon Woods’s period roles do you love best?