Known for his well-portrayed role as Gaius Octavian Caesar in the English-American TV show, Rome, Simon Woods is applauded as a young and talented actor. He is also widely known for his portrayal of Charles Bingley in the movie Pride & Prejudice.
The actor became a source of inspiration to the LGBT community when he openly announced that he was gay and was dating Christopher Bailey, his current partner. To learn more about the actor, read his profile below.
Simon Woods – Biography
Simon Woods was born in England, United Kingdom, in 1980. Unfortunately, there are no available details regarding his parents or siblings. While information about Simon’s early life is scarce, it has been confirmed that he attended the elite English independent boarding school, Eton College, which has many notable alumni including Prince Harry, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, among others. After Eton, he attended the prestigious Magdalen College, Oxford where he majored in English.
Before he got his big break in the entertainment industry, Simon Woods worked with the British daily newspaper, The Guardian, in order to meet his needs.
On the personal front, the actor briefly dated the actress Rosamund Pike, before he came out of the closet. The pair dated for a period of two years before going their separate ways. They would later play love interests in the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice.
The Rome actor is now married to his boyfriend of many years, Christopher Bailey – the chief executive of the British fashion house, Burberry. The two started dating in 2009 and were lawfully wedded in 2012.
Movies And TV Shows
Over the years, Simon Woods has featured in quite a number of movies and TV shows. He appeared as Captain Churchill in an episode of the English TV series Charles II: The Power And The passion, as Charlie Givens in Cambridge Spies, and as Greville Woods in Foyle’s War. In 2005, he portrayed Roody Llewellyn in the movie The Queen’s Sister and appeared in the series Elizabeth I as Gifford.
However, Simon Woods got his big break when he appeared as Mr. Charles Bingley in the hit movie – Pride & Prejudice in 2005 opposite Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Talulah Riley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench, and Jena Malone. He also appeared in Twisted Tales and Spooks that same year.
He perfectly played the character of Gaius Octavian Caesar, the nephew and adopted son of Gaius Julius Caesar in the second season of Rome, an English-American historical drama TV series produced by John Milius, William J. MacDonald, and Bruno Heller. The series focused on the historical events of the Roman empire in the 1st century BC. The show aired on HBO, BBC, Two and Ria 2 from 2005 to 2007.
Over the years, Simon Woods has proven how versatile of an actor he can be, which is why his works are not limited to a single genre. He can also be found in Angel where he played Clive Fennelly, A Previous Engagement, Sunny The Elephant and I Want Candy.
All You Need To Know About Simon Woods
1. He Is A Christian
Simon Woods is a baptized Christian which surprises many people because of his sexual orientation; however, religious members of the LGBTQ community are not uncommon as most people think.
2. Net Worth
The details about his net worth are unavailable and under review but is it obvious that the actor makes a decent amount of money for his roles in movies and TV shows.
Simon Woods has earned a reputation as a talented young actor and over the years, he has starred in various critically acclaimed movies and TV shows. Sadly, he has not won any awards yet for his hard work and talent.
Simon Woods’Hollywood look-alike is the actor, Paul Bettany, who is known for his role as Jarvis (and later Vision) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is also known for his roles in The Da Vinci Code, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and A Beautiful Mind, among others.
Simon and Paul have a strong physical resemblance that they get confused for one another often.
5. Social Media
Simon is not active on social media; even though he has Twitter and Instagram accounts, he hardly uses them, preferring instead to maintain a private life.
6. Body Measurements
There is no denying that Simon Woods is a very handsome young man with an enviable physique. He currently weighs 59 kg and is 5 feet 10 inches tall.