British actor John Simm has denied quotes made by British TV magazine Radio Times that suggested his dislike of “Whovians”. The 42 year old actor, who has also starred in hit shows such as Life on Mars and Mad Dogs, was quoted in the magazine as saying “God almighty, I’ll be so happy when that’s gone from my life. [The fans are] lovely, I’m sure, but I won’t miss it.” and that fans of the cult TV show are “full on”.
Simm has defended himself via his Twitter this morning, saying that he has not given an interview to Radio Times in a number of years, his quotes were taken “out of context” and his anger was towards the journalist who wrote the article, not the fans. Simm posted this morning:
He later tweeted that:
The Radio Times article had supposedly quoted Simm as saying he was even bombarded by fans whilst shopping in Tesco (a UK supermarket), Simm has rebuffed this by saying quite bluntly that
He last tweeted at 14.30 GMT a message of thanks for the support from the fans but he is
The Radio Times have yet to comment on what has been said by the actor following the article, however as a fan of John Simm, and having had the pleasure of meeting the man twice whilst he was performing in my home city, he was a charming polite guy had loads of time for us at the stage door, and when I first met him there was a little boy there who actually cried because he was scared of “The Master” and Simm was gorgeous with him.
I hope his twitter blackout doesn’t last too long, he brightens my twitter feed .
John Simm is currently performing The Hothouse by Harold Pinter at The Trafalgar Studios, London and can be seen in Mad Dogs 3 on Sky One in the UK next month.
John Simm’s Masterful regeneration