Welcome to the official website of the popular actor and presenter, Simon O'Brien.

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Born and brought up in Liverpool, Simon began acting in 1982 in the first episode of Brookside. For the last thirty years he has successfully combined dual careers of acting and presenting. When not working in these two main creative fields Simon splits his time between developing and shooting his independent films and scouring Europe seeking out derelict properties to renovate: all done from an ecological perspective. Simon is uncompromising in his attitude toward our interaction with the natural environment. This philosophy has been practically applied to all his building developments and has more recently become the focus of his film making.

Acting: Television and Film

'Angus McEwen' - Out All Night, Series 1
PAZ Inc Productions for NBC
Producer Werner Walian, Director Matthew Diamond

'Damon Grant' - Brookside
Multiple episodes, Brookside Productions for Channel 4
Producer Nicholas Prosser, Director Chris Clough

'Kav' - Dancing Thru' The Dark
Palace Pictures

'BJ The Lighthouse Keeper' - Fraggle Rock

'D.I. Tomachevski' - Liverpool One:

'Wally Scott' - Grange Hill
Multiple episodes, BBC Television for BBC1
Producer Jo Hallows, Director David Richardson

Acting: Theatre

'Stephen' - The Childrens Crusade
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and Cologne St Stephens
Director Keith Reynolds

'Tony' - Shelter
National Theatre Studio
Director Peter Gill

'Jack' - Jack And The Beanstalk
Leeds Variety

'Neil' - Prisoners
Nottingham Playhouse
Director Martin Jameson

'Kav' - Stags and Hens
Nottingham Playhouse
Director Martin Jameson

'The Woodsman' - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Congress Theatre Eastbourne
Director Frankie Desmond

'Nick Peter' - Its Now Or Never
Chester Gateway
Director Jeremy Raison

'Neville' - Neville's Island
Liverpool Playhouse
Director Gerard Kelly

Various roles - Love
Liverpool Everyman
Director  Lizzie Nunnery

‘3O Days in Walton Gaol’
Contempory Urban Centre
Director Mark Yates

Also many writers and young writers improvisation workshops at The Liverpool Everyman. Out All Night for NBC was performed as live performance for studio audience.


Sealed Bid
Property SHow: Simon follows the sealed bidding process from every perspective.
Two Four Productions for Channel 4
Producer Charlotte Wheeler

The Renovation Game
Property show following builders staking their fee on adding value to the homes they work on.
RDF Television for Channel 4
Producer Robin Leach, Director Robin Leach

To Buy or Not to Buy
Hit property show allowing buyers to test drive a property before they buy.
BBC Birmingham for BBC1
Producer Ellena Stojanovic, Director Sharon Fisher

Premier League All Stars
Producer Ian Coyle

House Trapped
Property show. Simon explores the darker side of property: owners the boom left behind.
Lion Television for Channel 4
Producer Stephen Leigh, Director Ian Levison

Inside Football
Chrysalis Television Productions for Channel 4, Sports Innovations for Channel Five
Producer Nathan Carey, Director Robert Dodds

Planet Football
Global football show.
Producer Neil Duncanson, Director Alan Hurndall

Rough Guide to the World
Travel show. Simon explores destinations all over the world to form a guide for the independent traveller.
BBC Television for BBC2
Producers Janet Street Porter & Claire Pizey, Director Various.

Standing Room Only
Cult football fanzine show.
BBC for BBC 2
Producer Alan Hurndall, Mike Wadding, Director Various.

Are You Experienced
Planet Wild for ITV

Worth the Trip
Granada TV

A Taste For Travel
Granada Tv

The Football Years VO (2 Series)
ZigZag Productions for C4

African Nations Cup Final Live Broadcast
Chrysalis TV for C4

Mountain Mayhem
Chrysalis TV for C4

Big Bike, Little Bike (2 Series)
Meridian for ITV Sport

The Pru Tour
Venner TV for ITV and Sky Sports

Do I Not Know That
ITV Sport

Writing and Presenting

Up Your Street
Simon explores similar properties on the same street to investigate interiors and values.
Maverick Television for Channel 4
Producer Melissa Feather, Director Francois Gandolfi, Tom McTaggart & Claire Walls
Writer Simon O'Brien, Starring Simon O'Brien

'The Fourth Grace'
Written, Presented & Produced for Granada TV


Citytalk Saturday Breakfast with Simon O'Brien
3 hour topical all talk show

Popular radio show. Simon and Lucinda Moore discuss the morning's news and local events.
BBC Radio for BBC Radio Merseyside
Producer Claire Minter

606 Football Phone In
BBC Radio 5 Live

The Football Phone In
Radio City


Celebrity Mastermind
BBC Television for BBC1
Producer Jon Kelly, Director Derek Hallworth

Born: 19th June 1965
Height: 5' 9"
Eyes: Hazel / Green

English, French (Conversational), Spanish (GCSE Level)

Full Motorbike Licence
Public Speaking
Snowboarding (Expert)
Horse Riding
Camera Op.
Scuba Diving
The entire subject of Bicycles

Vegetarian Cooking
All things ecological and environmental, with an indepth knowledge of related technologies




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