Simon returns to play the role of Imran Pervaiz following tremendous success in the role for the RSC last year. He was subsequently nominated for Best Actor in Theatre at the 2019 Eastern Eye ACTA Awards.
Other notable performances in theatre include the lead role of George in East Is East in the No.1 National Tour, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (RSC) and Liaquat in Drawing The Line (Hampstead).
Further theatre credits include: Comedians (Bolton Octagon); Rafta Rafta (Bolton Octagon); Behna, East is East (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); The Revenger's Tragedy (National Theatre); Rafta Rafta (National Theatre);The Deranged Marriage (Rifco Theatre
Company); Anthony And Cleopatra (RSC); The Crime Of The 21st Century (Theatre 21); Play To Win (Soho Theatre); East Is East (Oldham Coliseum Theatre); Haroun And The Sea Of Stories (National Theatre); Aureng-Zebe (National Theatre Studio); Coriolanus (Dukes Theatre, Lancaster).
Television credits include: Simon memorably played the hard-hitting character of Daddy (Shabir Ahmed) in the BBC's BAFTA-winning three part drama, Three Girls.
Other television work includes: Murdered By My Father, No Offence (C4); Midsomer Murders, The Bill (ITV); Popcorn, Man Like, Holby City, Dalziel and Pascoe, Doctors, A Thing Called Love, Casualty, Grease Monkeys, EastEnders, The Last Detective, (BBC); Green Wing (Channel 4) and All About Me (Celador).
Film credits include: All in Good Time (Rafta Rafta) (Left Bank Pictures); Red River (Emma Lindley Films); Midnight Feast (Short).
Simon has worked extensively in radio, performing in a great many plays for Radio 4, 5 and BBC World Service.
Workshops include: Dara and The Screens (National Theatre Studio); Lost Nation (The Red Room); Half 'n' Half (National Theatre of Wales); Songs for a Sanctuary (Kali Theatre Company); The Infidel (Theatre Royal Stratford East).