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Simon O'Connor

Actor, Writer

Simon O'Connor began acting and writing for stage, radio and screen in the late 60s. In 1978, he co-starred as Ginette McDonald's hippy husband on live TV comedy All Things Being Equal. Later he was award-nominated as the meek husband of the murder victim in Heavenly Creatures, and starred as a likeable murderer in black comedy How to Murder Your Wife. O'Connor is also the winner of a Bruce Mason playwriting award.

O'Connor has a likeability, weight and vulnerability that at times can be electric to watch. The jealous exchanges between Harry [O'Connor] and Frank [Andrew Laing], and the tender moments as he lies ill, are touching and beautifully nuanced. Holly Shanahan, reviewing Fortune's production of Gifted, Theatreview, August 2013