|Full Name||Simon Merrells|
|Birth Name||Simon Merrells|
|Birth City||Epping, Essex|
|Filmography||On the Waterfront,The Lord of the Ring|
|Education||Sylvia Young school|
|Date of Birth||July 14,1965|
Simon Merrells is a professional British actor who got into the limelight after landing the role of Ben Talbot in the movie, The Wolfman. He is also a theatre actor who began his career in the industry with his work in theatre plays. Besides, Simon is also recognized as the brother of the famous actor, director, and producer Jason Merrells.
Simon Merrells was born on July 14, 1965, in Epping, Essex, England. He holds British nationality, and his age is 56 years. The actor was passionate about acting from an early age, and his parents also supported him in getting involved in the film industry. He grew up alongside his brother, Jason, who has already established himself in the film industry.
The 6 feet tall actor began drama school. However, he left the respective profession to work as a minicab driver to fund traveling to Mexico, where he painted. And Merrells got involved in fringe theatre in Brighton, where his brother resided when he returned to England.
His earlier acting work was in the theatre. Merrells played parts in adaptations of On the Waterfront and Much Ado About Nothing. After making his appearance in various other plays, later, he began getting offers to play on the big screen.
His social media handle does not hint anything about his love life, so, it seems like the actor is leading a single life. Also, none of the verified sources have covered the fat news about his marital status.
While surfing around his Instagram, he has posted some cozy pictures with Alexandra, who might be his partner.
On the other side, Merrells has starred alongside various female artists, but we are unknown whether he has a real-life partner or not. He was also rumored to be married, and some sources claim he is a father of two grown children. But we cannot confirm it as the news about it has not been confirmed by Merrells.
The Lord of the Ring cast Simon has added a massive fortune to his name from his active presence in the showbiz industry. He has also worked in various hit movies that must have paid him well. Besides, his net worth is predicted to be around $1.4 million. The major of his gains comes from his work as an actor. And in the UK, the average salary of an actor is $47295.50.
Apart from being an actor, Merrells also makes money from endorsements. According to the Influencer Marketing Hub, he charges around $86.25 - $143.75 for a single post on Instagram. In addition, Merrells also has a luxurious car which he often features on his Instagram account.
Some of his movies and their box office collection:-
|Billionaire Ransom||$11,200,000||$33,289||Jonathan Tilton-Scofield|
|The Musketeers||$25 million||-||Vincent|
|The Wolfman||$150 million||$142.6 million||Ben Talbot|
Simon Merrells began his acting career by performing in theatre. Initially, he also starred alongside his brother Jason in a production of The Comedy of Errors in 2007. They portrayed the character of twins. Likewise, he has also worked with some professional directors, including Steven Berkoff. His big-screen debut came in 1997 after he landed the role of Baragon in the tv series, The New Adventures of Robin Hood.
And in 2000, he also got a chance to work in the movie Small Time Obsession, where we can see him as a racing manager. Following year, he got his breakthrough as he starred in the tv series, Casualty. From 2000 to 2001, he was also a part of London's Burning. Moreover, he got more attention from people after appearing in Family Affairs as Conrad Williams. In Casualty, he starred alongside Suzanne Packer.
In 2013, he portrayed Crassus in Spartacus: War of the Damned. Merrells worked very hard for the project as he had to undergo a sustained strict diet and four-week fitness boot camp in rehearsal for the role, losing 21 lbs. We can also see his portrayal in numerous other movies, including Index Zero, The Rise of the Krays, Dominion, Billionaire Ransom, 12 monkeys, and many more.