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1[[quoteright:280:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/JohnSimmTheMaster_7688.jpg]]˛[[caption-width-right:280:[[Music/RogueTraders You are my voodoo child...]]]]˛->''"You never undertake a project because you think other people will like it - because that way lies madness - but rather because you believe in it."''˛˛John Ronald Simm (born 10 July 1970) is a British actor, most famous for being [[TheWoobie Seventies-trapped Woobie]] Sam Tyler in ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life on Mars]]'', a [[MagnificentBastard magnificently]] [[LargeHam hammy]] Master in ''Series/DoctorWho'' and IntrepidReporter Cal [=McCaffrey=] in ''Series/StateOfPlay''. Other notable roles include Sexby in the English Civil War drama ''Series/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 Music/JoyDivision guitarist / Music/NewOrder lead singer Bernard Sumner).˛˛Still, ''Series/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.˛** 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]] Creator/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 return in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] shows much more depth while remaining himself, and his second return in "World Enough and Time"/"The Doctor Falls" showed him in an even calmer and more calculating state.˛* GrimUpNorth: His roles in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and (to a lesser extent) ''Series/ClockingOff''.˛* LargeHam: Went Ham-to-Ham with Creator/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 [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The 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.˛* 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''.˛----˛-->''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime "Give us a kiss."]]''˛----

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