Facts of Simon MacCorkindale
Simon MacCorkindale was a British actor, film director, writer, and producer. His first big role was in death on the Nile a big-budget screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel, in which he played the trophy husband of the heiress. He has given his time to various projects and he is a renowned personality. Sadly, he is not with us now as he died of cancer on 14 October 2010, at a clinic in London.
Simon MacCorkindale's bio, family and personal life
Born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England on 12 February 1952 (age 58 at the time of death) his height was 5f 11in. Simon's father Peter Bernard MacCorkindale was serving as an officer with the Royal Air Force and his mother was Gilliver Mary. His parents were Scottish, he had a brother, Duncan.
MacCorkindale's family used to move a lot changing their address because of his fathers work necessitated 17 moves to places across Europe. He also wanted to follow his father's footsteps and become join RAF. Because his eyesight started to deteriorate at the age of 13 he dropped his plan to join RAF. Later, he started studying at Haileybury and Imperial Service College from 1965-70. He became a stage director after developing an interest in theatre.
I had an enormous amount of fun. I was very lucky. I got to work in a lot of popular shows, got to know a lot of well-known people and as a result I got into that whole A-list circle. I went to some extraordinary parties, made a name for myself and managed to make it last for 30 years. I'm a lucky bunny and long may it last.
—MacCorkindale on his career
Simon MacCorkindale's relationships
From, 1976 to 1982 he was married to his first wife actress Fiona Fullerton after two years of divorce with his first wife he married secretly actress Susan George in 1984. He met Susan for the first time in 1977. Susan and MacCorkindale started living on and managed an Arabian stud farm based on Exmoor. They didn't have any children.
Simon MacCorkindale's net worth
Being working in his field for years and being on the top for so long he amassed a hefty sum. His net worth was $14 million so he must have lived a lavish life. Most of his fortune was spent on his private treatment for cancer.
Simon MacCorkindale's films
role no. 1 Helmsman
Death on the Nile
Role Simon Doyle
The Riddle of the Sands
Role Arthur Davies
Role Lewis Clarkson
The Sword and the Sorcerer
Role Prince Mikah
An Outpost of Progress
Role Philip FitzRoyce
Shades of Love: Sincerely, Violet
Role Mark Jamieson
That Summer of White Roses
Producer, composer, and writer
Such A Long Journey
Role Flight Boss
A Closed Book
Role Andrew Boles
Role Duncan Moore
Simon MacCorkindale's death
During the filming of Casualty in 2006, he was diagnosed with bowel cancer. He took a two-week break to undertake an operation for removing a section of his bowel. However, the tumor was excised and cancer went into remission following the surgery. After a year doctors discovered it had metastasized to his lungs. He was doing his treatment as well as acting none of his colleagues were aware of his condition until November 2009 when he publicly announced his cancer. Tragically, on 14 October 2010, he left us.