William Simons

William Simons
1940 - 2019

William Simons  Welsh Actor


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Welsh Actor William Simons was born on 17th November, 1940 in Swansea, Wales, UK and passed away on 21st Jun 2019 aged 78. He is most remembered for Alf Ventress in Heartbeat. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

William Simons is a member of the following lists: 1940 births, Welsh television actors and People from Swansea.


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First Name William
Last Name Simons
Full Name at Birth William Simons
Age 78 (age at death) years
Birthday 17th November, 1940
Birthplace Swansea, Wales, UK
Died 21st June, 2019
Build Average
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality Welsh
Occupation Text Actor, Presenter
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Alf Ventress in Heartbeat
Year(s) Active 1951-present, 1951–2017, 1950–2017

Clifford William Cumberbatch Simons (17 November 1940 – 21 June 2019) was a Welsh born actor best known for his role as PC Alf Ventress in Heartbeat, a role he played for 18 years, from 1992 to 2010.

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The Royal2003PC Alf VentressTV Show
Tales of Mystery and Imagination1995MontresorTV Show
Heartbeat1992Alf Ventress, PC Alf VentressTV Show
Love Hurts1992Eddie BoydTV Show
The Darling Buds of May1991Ted WatsonTV Show
Alleyn Mysteries1990Inspector FoxTV Show
Haggard1990LandlordTV Show
A Future in Fish1990FatherTV Show
The Woman in Black1989John KeckwickTV Movie
A Bit of a Do1989Dale MonsalTV Show
Stay Lucky1989Bill ClarkTV Show
Ruth Rendell Mysteries1987Det. Insp. Michael BakerTV Show
The New Statesman1987CatchpoleTV Show
Wish Me Luck1987JosefTV Show
Boon1986Appleby, Tom, Prison WarderTV Show
Casualty1986Jacob HinterTV Show
Lovejoy1986Dave GoodisTV Show
Death Is Part of the Process1986ErasmusTV Movie
Blott on the Landscape1985JacksonTV Show
Dempsey and Makepeace1985TennantTV Show
Late Starter1985Mr. BaxterTV Show
Time for Murder1985Arthur Henry StrappTV Show
Pope John Paul II1984Foreman KrauzeTV Movie
The Bill1984Ch. Supt. Pearson, Michael McGeeTV Show
Cockles1984Mr. StarveyTV Show
A Month in the Country1984MatveyTV Movie
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet1983GamekeeperTV Show
Give us a Break1983Tommy BuckTV Show
Number 101983ParslowTV Show
Bird Fancier1983Tom ReganTV Movie
Being Normal1983Bill PymTV Movie
The Tale of Beatrix Potter1982TV Movie
The Bell1982Mark StraffordTV Show
Bergerac1981ChaterTV Show
Cribb1980Constable ThackerayTV Show
Juliet Bravo1980Chief Superintendent Jim CatleyTV Show
Julius Caesar1979TreboniusTV Movie
Minder1979Pongo HarrisTV Show
Enemy at the Door1978Kapitanleutnant ErlichTV Show
Rumpole of the Bailey1978Det. Sgt. WilmerTV Show
Parables1978ChairmanTV Show
Secret Army1977LebrunTV Show
Yanks Go Home1976Jack SankeyTV Show
The Legend of Robin Hood1975ThurkillTV Show
The Sweeney1975Maurice PopeTV Show
Notorious Woman1974TheoTV Show
Churchill's People1974Hair FaceTV Show
Sam1973HansonTV Show
Beryl's Lot1973PolicemanTV Show
Wessex Tales1973JonesTV Show
Heil Caesar!1973CascaTV Show
Country Matters1972JesseTV Show
Crown Court1972John Wellby, Martin O'Connor, Martin O'Connor QCTV Show
Emmerdale Farm1972Will CroftTV Show
Pretenders1972VaggTV Show
The Guardians1971QuarmbyTV Show
A Family at War1970Army ChaplainTV Show
Play for Today1970Doctor, MartinTV Show
Big Breadwinner Hog1969ManTV Show
Hadleigh1969MertonTV Show
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969Chris Payer, FredTV Show
Take Three Girls1969TeddyTV Show
ITV Playhouse1967George, Harvey, MikeTV Show
Mr. Rose1967LandlordTV Show
Escape by Night1964Guard Outside Barn (uncredited)Movie
Doctor Who1963MandrelTV Show
Mystery Submarine1963Leading Seaman GrantMovie
The Last Man Out1962Philippe PerrotTV Show
Operation Snafu1961Private (uncredited)Movie
Top Secret1961PepeTV Show
The Pursuers1961Benny TrotterTV Show
Coronation Street1960Harry Bates, James Peck, Jim CawleyTV Show
Francis Storm Investigates1960RobinTV Show
Probation Officer1959Bill Fletcher, TerryTV Show
Three Golden Nobles1959Hubert BellingerTV Show
Jo's Boys1959FranzTV Show
Starr and Company1958Teenage boyTV Show
From Cover to Cover1958BoyTV Show
Emergency-Ward 101957TechnicianTV Show
Not So Dusty1956DerekMovie
Rex Milligan1956Alfie CutforthTV Show
ITV Play of the Week1955Johnny Ridell, PettersonTV Show
ITV Television Playhouse1955Chipperfield, Francois, German youth #2TV Show
Tales of Hans Anderson1955HansTV Show
London Playhouse1955Rodney IrelandTV Show
Bobby in France1955BobbyTV Show
Capital Visit1955Commentary Speaker (voice)Short Film
Miss Patterson1955GastonTV Movie
Benbow and the Angels1955AndrewTV Show
West of Zanzibar1954Tim PaytonMovie
A Castle and Sixpence1954Christopher SixpenceTV Show
Heidi Grows Up1954PeterTV Show
The Secret Way1954PeterTV Movie
The Gentle Falcon1954A pageTV Show
The Smith Family1954TonyTV Movie
A Loan from Lorenzo1953Richard, Duke of GloucesterTV Movie
The Persian Kitten1953TinkerTV Movie
Ivory Hunter1951Tim PaytonMovie
Prelude to Fame1950Boy (uncredited)Movie
The Old Curiosity ShopAbel GarlandTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (2)

captaintempestApr 10, 2011

Can anyone confirm that William Simons acted with Robert Shaw in The Buccaneers, a childrens programme in the 50s

JulieJul 26, 2010

Love the character, was moved at his respect for Jenny at her breakdown and love his friendly rivalry with Oscar.Heartwarming.

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