History Main / JohnSimm

18th Sep '13 10:53:42 AM OldManHoOh
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[[quoteright:286:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/JohnSimmTheMaster_7688.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:286:You are my voodoo child....]]
British actor, most famous for being [[TheWoobie Seventies-trapped Woobie]] Sam Tyler in ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life On Mars]]'' and [[LargeHam a magnificently hammy]] Master in ''Series/DoctorWho''. Other notable roles include Sexby in the English Civil War drama ''TheDevilsWhore'', Raskolnikov in a BBC adaptation of ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', and characters in the films ''Literature/{{Skellig}}'' and ''24 Hour Party People'' (in the latter, playing JoyDivision guitarist/NewOrder lead singer Bernard Sumner).

Still, ''TheMightyBoosh'' asks "Who the fuck is John Simm?"

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!Tropes
* BerserkButton: While he doesn't become outright enraged at it, he does seem to have a strong dislike towards print interviews saying they take things out of context. See CreatorBacklash below for a specific example of this.
** He even posted several tweets on his Twitter account about how much interviews that [[QuoteMining take what he says out of context]] annoy him.
* ClintSquint: Repeatedly as the Master.
* CreatorBacklash: Subverted. While he isn't a very outgoing person and prefers a private lifestyle, he does try to be polite to his fans as much as possible.
** A news article in the Radio Times claimed that he hated Doctor Who fans and wished they would just leave them alone. Mr. Simm later stated that [[http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/john-simm-denies-complaining-about-bothersome-doctor/308497 what was said was taken out of context and that he didn't hate the fans.]]
* ExecutiveMeddling: [[http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/doctor-who/23153/updated-doctor-who-john-simm-on-the-master Apparently]] RussellTDavies pushed him to play the Master as a [[LaughingMad "giggling lunatic"]] and Simm later admitted he felt he couldn't give the required depth to the character. The Master's second appearance hasn't had ''quite'' as much espresso (still quite a LargeHam, but it's no longer at full blast ''all'' the time at ''all'' costs.) and indeed shows much more depth while remaining himself.
* GrimUpNorth: His roles in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and (to a lesser extent) ''ClockingOff''.
* LargeHam: Went Ham-to-Ham with DavidTennant, and depending on who you ask, he ''won.''
* ManlyTears: Pretty often in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}''.
** Also teared up as the Master in the ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E17E18TheEndOfTime End of Time.]]''
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: As the Master.
* MethodActing: He says there's no such thing as the Method, but since the term is colloquially used to refer to Stanislavskian acting styles, this fits in with his training and his acting style.
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: It's the reason he was in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** {{Irony}}: After watching his own performance, he thought his own children shouldn't see what he did as The Master due to it being ''too disturbing''.
* UrbanLegend / HalfTruth: There is one going around that he would be returning to play as TheMaster. While he has mentioned he ''would'' like to play the role, and StevenMoffat has stated that The Master could return someday, a Tweet in April 2012 [[http://www.kasterborous.com/2012/04/simm-im-not-returning-to-who-any-time-soon/ has stated that he doesn't plan on playing the Master anytime soon.]] Whether this means he hasn't been approached or turned down the role is anyone's guess.
** A recent interview stated that he would ''love'' to play The Master again, but he just hasn't been approached for the role yet.
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[[quoteright:286:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/JohnSimmTheMaster_7688.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:286:You are my voodoo child....]]
British actor, most famous for being [[TheWoobie Seventies-trapped Woobie]] Sam Tyler in ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life On Mars]]'' and [[LargeHam a magnificently hammy]] Master in ''Series/DoctorWho''. Other notable roles include Sexby in the English Civil War drama ''TheDevilsWhore'', Raskolnikov in a BBC adaptation of ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', and characters in the films ''Literature/{{Skellig}}'' and ''24 Hour Party People'' (in the latter, playing JoyDivision guitarist/NewOrder lead singer Bernard Sumner).

Still, ''TheMightyBoosh'' asks "Who the fuck is John Simm?"

----
!Tropes
* BerserkButton: While he doesn't become outright enraged at it, he does seem to have a strong dislike towards print interviews saying they take things out of context. See CreatorBacklash below for a specific example of this.
** He even posted several tweets on his Twitter account about how much interviews that [[QuoteMining take what he says out of context]] annoy him.
* ClintSquint: Repeatedly as the Master.
* CreatorBacklash: Subverted. While he isn't a very outgoing person and prefers a private lifestyle, he does try to be polite to his fans as much as possible.
** A news article in the Radio Times claimed that he hated Doctor Who fans and wished they would just leave them alone. Mr. Simm later stated that [[http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/john-simm-denies-complaining-about-bothersome-doctor/308497 what was said was taken out of context and that he didn't hate the fans.]]
* ExecutiveMeddling: [[http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/doctor-who/23153/updated-doctor-who-john-simm-on-the-master Apparently]] RussellTDavies pushed him to play the Master as a [[LaughingMad "giggling lunatic"]] and Simm later admitted he felt he couldn't give the required depth to the character. The Master's second appearance hasn't had ''quite'' as much espresso (still quite a LargeHam, but it's no longer at full blast ''all'' the time at ''all'' costs.) and indeed shows much more depth while remaining himself.
* GrimUpNorth: His roles in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and (to a lesser extent) ''ClockingOff''.
* LargeHam: Went Ham-to-Ham with DavidTennant, and depending on who you ask, he ''won.''
* ManlyTears: Pretty often in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}''.
** Also teared up as the Master in the ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E17E18TheEndOfTime End of Time.]]''
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: As the Master.
* MethodActing: He says there's no such thing as the Method, but since the term is colloquially used to refer to Stanislavskian acting styles, this fits in with his training and his acting style.
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: It's the reason he was in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** {{Irony}}: After watching his own performance, he thought his own children shouldn't see what he did as The Master due to it being ''too disturbing''.
* UrbanLegend / HalfTruth: There is one going around that he would be returning to play as TheMaster. While he has mentioned he ''would'' like to play the role, and StevenMoffat has stated that The Master could return someday, a Tweet in April 2012 [[http://www.kasterborous.com/2012/04/simm-im-not-returning-to-who-any-time-soon/ has stated that he doesn't plan on playing the Master anytime soon.]] Whether this means he hasn't been approached or turned down the role is anyone's guess.
** A recent interview stated that he would ''love'' to play The Master again, but he just hasn't been approached for the role yet.
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17th Jul '13 9:11:07 PM EcliptorCalrissian
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* ExecutiveMeddling: [[http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/doctor-who/23153/updated-doctor-who-john-simm-on-the-master Apparently]] RussellTDavies pushed him to play the Master as a [[LaughingMad "giggling lunatic"]] and Simm later admitted he felt he couldn't give the required depth to the character.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: [[http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/doctor-who/23153/updated-doctor-who-john-simm-on-the-master Apparently]] RussellTDavies pushed him to play the Master as a [[LaughingMad "giggling lunatic"]] and Simm later admitted he felt he couldn't give the required depth to the character. The Master's second appearance hasn't had ''quite'' as much espresso (still quite a LargeHam, but it's no longer at full blast ''all'' the time at ''all'' costs.) and indeed shows much more depth while remaining himself.
13th Jul '13 9:15:34 AM fluffything
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* BerserkButton: While he doesn't become outright enraged at it, he does seem to have a strong dislike towards print interviews saying they take things out of context. See CreatorBacklash below for a specific example of this.
** He even posted several tweets on his Twitter account about how much interviews that [[QuoteMining take what he says out of context]] annoy him.


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* CreatorBacklash: Subverted. While he isn't a very outgoing person and prefers a private lifestyle, he does try to be polite to his fans as much as possible.
** A news article in the Radio Times claimed that he hated Doctor Who fans and wished they would just leave them alone. Mr. Simm later stated that [[http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/john-simm-denies-complaining-about-bothersome-doctor/308497 what was said was taken out of context and that he didn't hate the fans.]]
6th Apr '13 3:01:33 AM Xtifr
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British actor, most famous for being [[TheWoobie Seventies-trapped Woobie]] Sam Tyler in ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life On Mars]]'' and [[LargeHam a magnificently hammy]] Master in ''Series/DoctorWho''. Other notable roles include Sexby in the English Civil War drama ''TheDevilsWhore'', Raskolnikov in a BBC adaptation of ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', and characters in the films ''{{Skellig}}'' and ''24 Hour Party People'' (in the latter, playing JoyDivision guitarist/NewOrder lead singer Bernard Sumner).

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British actor, most famous for being [[TheWoobie Seventies-trapped Woobie]] Sam Tyler in ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life On Mars]]'' and [[LargeHam a magnificently hammy]] Master in ''Series/DoctorWho''. Other notable roles include Sexby in the English Civil War drama ''TheDevilsWhore'', Raskolnikov in a BBC adaptation of ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', and characters in the films ''{{Skellig}}'' ''Literature/{{Skellig}}'' and ''24 Hour Party People'' (in the latter, playing JoyDivision guitarist/NewOrder lead singer Bernard Sumner).
18th Jan '13 6:46:09 PM nombretomado
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* GrimUpNorth: His roles in ''LifeOnMars'' and (to a lesser extent) ''ClockingOff''.

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* GrimUpNorth: His roles in ''LifeOnMars'' ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and (to a lesser extent) ''ClockingOff''.



* ManlyTears: Pretty often in ''LifeOnMars''.

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* ManlyTears: Pretty often in ''LifeOnMars''.''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}''.
5th Jan '13 5:34:01 PM allboyband
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British actor, most famous for being [[TheWoobie Seventies-trapped Woobie]] Sam Tyler in ''LifeOnMars'' and [[LargeHam a magnificently hammy]] Master in ''Series/DoctorWho''. Other notable roles include Sexby in the English Civil War drama ''TheDevilsWhore'', Raskolnikov in a BBC adaptation of ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', and characters in the films ''{{Skellig}}'' and ''24 Hour Party People'' (in the latter, playing JoyDivision guitarist/NewOrder lead singer Bernard Sumner).

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British actor, most famous for being [[TheWoobie Seventies-trapped Woobie]] Sam Tyler in ''LifeOnMars'' ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life On Mars]]'' and [[LargeHam a magnificently hammy]] Master in ''Series/DoctorWho''. Other notable roles include Sexby in the English Civil War drama ''TheDevilsWhore'', Raskolnikov in a BBC adaptation of ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', and characters in the films ''{{Skellig}}'' and ''24 Hour Party People'' (in the latter, playing JoyDivision guitarist/NewOrder lead singer Bernard Sumner).
14th Nov '12 10:27:39 PM fluffything
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** A recent interview stated that he would ''love'' to play The Master again, but he just hasn't been approached for the role yet.
9th Nov '12 6:16:34 PM EpitomeOfRandomness
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* ClintSquint: Repeatedly as the Master.
* ExecutiveMeddling: [[http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/doctor-who/23153/updated-doctor-who-john-simm-on-the-master Apparently]] RussellTDavies pushed him to play the Master as a [[LaughingMad "giggling lunatic"]] and Simm later admitted he felt he couldn't give the required depth to the character.
* GrimUpNorth: His roles in ''LifeOnMars'' and (to a lesser extent) ''ClockingOff''.



* ManlyTears: Pretty often in ''LifeOnMars''.
** Also teared up as the Master in the ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E17E18TheEndOfTime End of Time.]]''



* MethodActing: He says there's no such thing as the Method, but since the term is colloquially used to refer to Stanislavskian acting styles, this fits in with his training and his acting style.



* MethodActing: He says there's no such thing as the Method, but since the term is colloquially used to refer to Stanislavskian acting styles, this fits in with his training and his acting style.
* ClintSquint: Repeatedly as the Master.
* GrimUpNorth: His roles in ''LifeOnMars'' and (to a lesser extent) ''ClockingOff''.
* ManlyTears: Pretty often in ''LifeOnMars''.
24th Sep '12 7:39:47 AM john_e
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* UrbanLegend / HalfTruth: There is one going around that he would be returning to play as TheMaster. While he has mentioned he ''would'' like to play the role, and StevenMoffat has stated that The Master could return someday, a recent [[http://www.kasterborous.com/2012/04/simm-im-not-returning-to-who-any-time-soon/ Tweet has stated that he doesn't plan on playing the Master anytime soon.]] Whether this means he hasn't been approached or turned down the role is anyone's guess.

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* UrbanLegend / HalfTruth: There is one going around that he would be returning to play as TheMaster. While he has mentioned he ''would'' like to play the role, and StevenMoffat has stated that The Master could return someday, a recent Tweet in April 2012 [[http://www.kasterborous.com/2012/04/simm-im-not-returning-to-who-any-time-soon/ Tweet has stated that he doesn't plan on playing the Master anytime soon.]] Whether this means he hasn't been approached or turned down the role is anyone's guess.
2nd Jul '12 4:39:28 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* HotDad
* IdenticalStranger: He looks like VladimirPutin. Or perhaps Putin looks like the Master.
** Or Putin is actually... ...Oh dear.



* RetroactiveRecognition: His ''Blink and You'll miss it'' role in ''[[Spaced]]''.
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