Simon Williams

  1. Michael Cochrane, Doctor Who #120: Black Orchid, TV, 1982.       Not a rehash of Sophia Loren’s 1958 Hollywood melo, but an aventure (with cricket!) in 1925 England for for Doc5 Peter Davison. In the baker’sd dozen list for Lord Cranleigh were Cochrane, Nicholas Ball, Michael Cashman, Christopher Cazenove, Keith Drinkel, Peter Firth, Nigel Havers, Paul Jerricho, Martin Potter, Jeff Rawle, Patrick Ryecart, James Warwick – and   Simon Williams, invariably a lord or knight.
  2. James Warwick, Doctor Who #121: Earthshock, 1982.        In Doc5 Peter Davison’s Cybermen encounter, circa 2526, Scott was offered to Williams, Colin Baker (to be Doc6 in 1984-1986), Nicholas Ball, Andrew Burt, Lewis Collins, Peter Firth, Del Henney, Martin Jarvis, Tim Pigott-Smith, Patrick Ryecart, Patrick Stewart, David Warner. Plus Gareth Hunt (aka Mike Gambit) from TV’s 1976-1977 New Avengers. And the more successful 1977-1983 Professionals: Bodie and Doyle, aka Lewis Collins and Martin Shaw,
  3. Martin Potter, Doctor Who #126: Terminus, TV, 1983.      Director Mary Ridge had as many as 16 Eirak choices for Doc 5 Peter Davison’s visit to the titular and leprous space station. Many of the usual suspects – Williams, Potter, Nicholas Ball, Ralph Bates, Christopher Cazenove, Tom Chadbon, Ben Cross, Richard Heffer, avdrts, Martin Jarvis, Jeff Rawle, Patrick Ryecart and Simons Ward. Plus Sean Arnold, Jack Galloway, Nigel Havers, Paul Shelley.  
  4. Nicholas Ball, Lifeforce, 1984.
  5. Tom Adams, Doctor Who #130: Warriors of The Deep, 1984.      Competing for Commander Vorshak in Doc5 Peter Davison’s finale were 13 of the astonishing army of 203 candidates for just 18 roles in that year’s Lifeforce movie mess: Williams, Steven Berkoff, Kenneth Colley, Michael Craig, Paul Darrow, Anton Diffring, Del Henney, Martin Jarvis, Ian McCulloch, Patrick Mower, Patrick Stewart, David Warner and Peter Wyngarde. Plus three outsiders: Brian Blessed, Peter Gilmore, Gareth Hunt. The difference being Who was science fiction and Lifeforce was science fart. Williams was Dr Cartwright in the 25th anniversary season opener #148: Remembrance of the Daleks, 1998, with Doc7 Sylvester McCoy back in… 1963!

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  5