Simon Slater, born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire is an English actor and composer. He was educated at Sedbergh School. He has been performing, playing and composing since his early teens and continued through university when he attended Goldsmiths College at the University of London. He plays piano, double bass, saxophone, clarinet, and the ukulele. Slater has had numerous music scores in theatre and films. He most recently worked as composer was Henry V and Julius Caesar for the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he worked for three years. He wrote the music for Macbeth, starring Sean Bean ("Albery") and the award-winning The Blood Libel for Radio 4. He also composed for many productions at Hampstead Theatre Club, The Liverpool Everyman, Bristol Old Vic, The Bush, and Young Vic. His film credits include Dealers, and Entrapment. His work as a theatrical actor includes a five-year run in the musical Mamma Mia! as Sam Charmichael, as well as Forbidden Broadway (Fortune), Sugar Hill Blues (Hampstead and Warehouse Croydon), The Great White Hope (Tricycle), Aspects of Love (Sydmonton Festival), Waiting for Godot, and Wind in the Willows (Nuffield Southampton). Slater has made guest appearances in several TV series, including in Heartbeat, Birds of a Feather, Doctor Who, Inspector Morse, Lovejoy, Monarch of the Glen and Where the Heart Is. In 1987, he appeared as Inspector Kite in the third series of The Bill. Slater has also appeared in the Theatre Royal (Winchester) production of Peter Pan the Pantomime playing Captain Hook during the Christmas season of 2010/2011. He also wrote all the music for the show. Slater is currently writing the musical score to a new aerial show, 'Zoetrope' which is being produced by the theatre company Kinematic Theatre. The show debuts at Rose Bruford College's Rose theatre in late September.
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