Simon Williams
English actor
Simon Williams
Simon Williams is an English actor known for playing James Bellamy in the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. Frequently playing upper-middle class or aristocratic upper class roles, he is also known for playing Dr. Charles Cartwright in the sitcom Don't Wait Up and Sir Charles Merrick in medical drama Holby City.
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Woman Gains Hope, and Momentum, After an Exercise Class Awakens a Passion
NYTimes - about 1 year
Simone Williams, beleaguered by diabetes and mobility issues, found a support network in exercise classes that helped her lose more than 120 pounds.
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Avengers anniversary: 50 moments that shaped Marvel’s mightiest
LATimes - over 3 years
#photogallery-wrapper{width:100%;background:#000;min-height:450px;} #photogallery{background:#000;width:600px;margin:0px auto;min-height:450px;} .photogalleryloader{} #photogallery div.galleryitem{width:100%;margin:0 0 30px;} #photogallery div.galleryitem p{text-align:left;margin:5px 0px;padding:0 10px;} #photogallery div.galleryitem p.galleryCaption{padding-top:5px;border-top:1px #333 solid;} #photogallery div.galleryitem img{margin:0 auto;border:none;} #photogallery .galleryCredit{letter-spacing:1px;font-size:.75em;text-transform:uppercase;} The Avengers are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Click through the gallery for a look at 50 memorable moments in the Marvel heroes' history. (Gallery by Jevon Phillips and Thomas Suh Lauder. Images above by Fox; Marvel; 20th Century Fox) 1 Link "The Coming of the Avengers!" (September 1963): Publication of A ...
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ANALYSIS: Egypt's Brotherhood raises stakes by excluding IMF
The Daily News- Egypt - almost 5 years
* The Brotherhood may be first to yield in the game of brinkmanship, to avoid inheriting an economy in tatters. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) # @ CAIRO: In all but ruling out an early agreement on an IMF loan, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has dramatically raised the stakes in its struggle with the army-led administration for control of a country still reeling from a year of political turmoil. The Brotherhood's candidate for president, Khairat Al-Shater, said this week the group would not accept an International Monetary Fund loan unless its terms were changed or a new government was formed to monitor how it is spent, demands that almost certainly won't be met. Even without a loan before the presidential election in May and June, whoever comes to power will be forced, sooner or later, to impose hugely unpopular taxes and cuts in government spending to reduce budget and balance of payments deficits inflated by a year of political and economic turmoil. But any del ...
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SLOW AND STEADY: UAE March business activity improves slightly
Kipper Report - almost 5 years
The HSBC UAE Purchasing Managers’ Index, which measures the performance of the manufacturing and services sectors, increased to 52.3 points last month from 52.0 in February. The adjusted index remains above the 50-point mark which separates growth from contraction, the survey of 400 private sector firms showed. “The data is still painting a picture of an economy that is stable, not one that is gaining momentum,” said Simon Williams, chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa at HSBC. UAE firms saw output growth increase to 53.4 points from a five-month low of 52.5 in February, but new orders fell to a three-month low of 56.5 points in March, the survey showed. Job creation across the UAE non-oil private sector gained pace in March with the latest increase the most pronounced since October 2011. However, the rise in headcounts was only marginal and below the series average. “Employment still looks sluggish, wages flat and export demand soft. Another month of fl ...
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Cresselly crowned champions - again - Tenby Observer
Google News - over 5 years
The consistent Jonathan Williams scored 37 not out, but Simon Williams took 3-19 and Ashley James 3-45 with the result that Hundleton were dismissed for 91. Lawrenny Seconds will be relegated despite defeating Hook Seconds by 104 runs
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Rural shopkeepers call for support for roadside advertisements - North Wales Weekly News
Google News - over 5 years
Co-owner of Siop Pentrefoelas, Simon Williams said he and his partner Llewelyn Hill are even looking into the cost of paying for their own brown tourism sign to advertise their new convenience store as he has been told to remove advertising signs
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Paragon Hard Disk Manager 11 Pro review - PC Advisor
Google News - over 5 years
Paragon Hard Disk Manager 11 Pro is hard-disk management software with a great feature set. A drive-management tool is not the kind of software you're likely to use every day, but when you do need software
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Gulf loses Dh21.3b in GDP due to reduced work hours -
Google News - over 5 years
Simon Williams, chief economist Middle East and North Africa HSBC, told Gulf News that reduced work hours lead to fewer hours logged, leading to the potential for some businesses to witness reduced productivity. "It's inevitable, the loss of
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National chance for Simon - Worcester News
Google News - over 5 years
WORCESTER'S Simon Williams hopes to step up his paddling progress after being selected for the national development training camp. The 15-year-old has produced strong displays at national regattas this season to earn his chance to impress selectors
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Weekly insight from Simon Williams, head of 2012 operations - Dorset Echo
Google News - over 5 years
Key contacts for each of the groups will be bringing insight to their activities through a weekly column in the Dorset Echo and online at Here is Simon Williams, head of 2012 operations: WITH less than a year to go to the
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New Blackburn Rovers 2011-12 home shirt to promote Prince's Trust -
Google News - over 5 years
Blackburn's head of marketing, Simon Williams told the club's official website: "The club has enjoyed a strong and productive relationship with The Prince's Trust since 2005 and this agreement takes that relationship onto another level. ... -
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Weymouth and Portland 2012 Operations team hails new centre - Dorset Echo
Google News - over 5 years
Simon Williams said in excess of £45million-investment in Osprey Quay had revived the former naval site, which lost 4500 jobs when it closed in 1999. He said: “The new Maritime Business Centre completion really demonstrates, at a time when the economy
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Saudi banks' private sector lending expands -
Google News - over 5 years
That's the kind of environment where you expect banks to lend," says Simon Williams, economist at HSBC in Dubai. Healthier credit figures are likely to give the Arab world's largest economy a boost as the non-oil sector benefits from easier access to
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Businesses being warned to prepare during Olympic period - Dorset Echo
Google News - over 5 years
Simon Williams, head of the Weymouth and Portland 2012 Operations Group, said: “It's one year to go – it's getting really scary as there's still an awful lot to do but we're on the case. “Weymouth and Portland is the only venue outside London to have
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Simon Williams
  • 2015
    Age 68
    In 2015 Williams appeared as Jeremiah Moxley in the BBC TV series Father Brown episode 3.7 "The Kembleford Boggart"
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  • 2012
    Age 65
    In 2012, Williams appeared in Chariots of Fire, the stage adaptation of the film of the same title.
    More Details Hide Details He played the Master of Caius College, Cambridge, the role originated on screen by Lindsay Anderson.
  • 2011
    Age 64
    In September and October 2011, Williams reprised the role of Group Captain Ian Gilmore in the Big Finish Productions audio series 'Counter-Measures' (released in July 2012).
    More Details Hide Details A second series was recorded in October 2012 and released in June 2013. Gilmore will also return in the Big Finish '1963' set.
    Williams made a guest appearance in the fourth season of the Canadian series Murdoch Mysteries, in 2011, called, "Downstairs, Upstairs", in honour of the actor's famous role.
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  • 2010
    Age 63
    In 2010, Williams contributed to the CD We Will Remember Them, published by the Royal British Legion, where he read three of the poems.
    More Details Hide Details Williams has also written two novels, Talking Oscars and Kill the Lights, and has written several plays. In early November 2007, He performed in Curtain up! Lights up! Cock up! at the Jermyn Street Theatre near Piccadilly Circus in London. Williams has loyally served the Actors' Charitable Trust and Denville Hall for more than 30 years, including 15 years as joint Chairman with Angela Thorne. He also donates his time and expertise to the Sir Terence Rattigan Charitable Trust, the King George V Fund for Actors and Actresses, and several other charities.
    In 2010, he appeared as Lord Godwyn in the television series Merlin in the episode "The Changeling".
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  • 2009
    Age 62
    In 2009, Williams returned to the fictional world of Holby to make a one-off appearance in Casualty as Professor de Silva, the father of junior doctor Toby de Silva.
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  • 2008
    Age 61
    In 2008, he appeared in an episode of the BBC spy series Spooks as bank owner Sir Francis Denham.
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  • 2002
    Age 55
    In 2002 he appeared in the film The Gathering Storm, and has also appeared in the Doctor Who audio drama Nekromanteia.
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  • 2000
    Age 53
    In 2000, he appeared on BBC Radio's Just a Minute.
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  • 1994
    Age 47
    Williams has also had recurring roles as Gerald Trigg in Law and Disorder in 1994 and Sir Charles Merrick in Holby City from 2000 to 2003.
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  • 1992
    Age 45
    In 1992 Williams starred in the series The Mixer, his co-star was Jeremy Clyde of Chad & Jeremy fame, and appeared as Charles Elliot in the 1997 film The Opium War.
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  • 1986
    Age 39
    Williams married actress Belinda Carroll, with whom he had two children, Tam and Amy, both actors. They divorced. He married again in 1986 to the actress Lucy Fleming, the daughter of Peter Fleming and Celia Johnson and the niece of James Bond creator Ian Fleming.
    More Details Hide Details Williams trained in repertory at Worthing, Birmingham and Bath, and later joined the Theatre Workshop.
  • 1985
    Age 38
    In 1985, Williams replaced Richard Heffer to play Dr. Charles Cartwright in the sitcom Don't Wait Up, a role Williams continued for three series until 1990.
    More Details Hide Details In the meantime, he had also appeared in Juliet Bravo, the Doctor Who serial "Remembrance of the Daleks" as Group Captain Gilmore, Minder, and the pilot of The Alleyn Mysteries, in which he played Roderick Alleyn. He also was a guest star on the TV series Cluedo where he played murder victim, Mr. Chapman. Williams also played Captain Hastings in several BBC Radio 4 adaptations of Agatha Christie novels, starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. Simon Williams has appeared in episodes of Bergerac, Dangerfield, Dinnerladies, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dalziel and Pascoe, Bad Girls, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Starhunter 2300, Cutting It, Heartbeat, Family Affairs, Doctors, The Bill, Diamond Geezer 2, Kingdom and First Among Equals.
  • 1981
    Age 34
    In 1981, he played Buddo in the TV series Kinvig.
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  • 1979
    Age 32
    From 1979 to 1981, he played Laurence Lucas in Agony, a role he reprised in 1995 in Agony Again.
    More Details Hide Details His film career includes appearances in The Touchables (1968), The Breaking of Bumbo (1970), The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970), Three for All (1976), The Incredible Sarah (1976), Jabberwocky (1977), The Uncanny (1977), The Odd Job (1978), and the Peter Sellers films The Prisoner of Zenda (1979), and The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980). He also played Nigel Pennington-Smythe in the TV reunion film Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1983). In 1996, he voiced the Bishop in The Willows in Winter.
  • 1975
    Age 28
    Williams would go on to appear in 37 episodes until the penultimate episode "All the King's Horses" in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details Following this, he appeared in Wodehouse Playhouse.
  • 1971
    Age 24
    He got his big break in 1971 when he made his first appearance as James Bellamy in the Upstairs, Downstairs episode "Board Wages".
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  • 1967
    Age 20
    Williams has appeared on stage in many productions, and has also directed a number of plays. He first appeared on television in 1967 in Man in a Suitcase, and in 1969 played the lead role in Slim John.
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  • 1946
    Simon Williams was born in Windsor, Berkshire, in 1946; his parents were actor Hugh Williams and actor/model Margaret Vyner.
    More Details Hide Details His sister Polly married his Don't Wait Up co-star and friend Nigel Havers. His brother is the poet Hugo Williams. Williams was educated at Harrow School in Harrow on the Hill in the west London suburb of Harrow.
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