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Happy Birthday, John Simm!

There have been many actors who have taken on the role of the Master. Most recently the character has been portrayed by John Simm, who is celebrating his birthday today.

Simm, who turns 44 today, won the best actor award at the Valencia Film Festival for his film debut in Boston Kickout (1995). He best known for playing Sam Tyler in Life on Mars and The Master in Doctor Who. 

His two kids, Ryan and Molly Simm are big fans of Doctor Who and convinced their father to take the role. He played the Master from 2007-2010 and is very glad he did so.

“I’m incredibly proud of ‘Life On Mars’ and ‘Doctor Who.’ They’re just a blast to do.” – John Simm

What’s your favourite memory of John Simm as The Master? Let us know in the comments below!