Simon Donald - Details


After graduating from Aberdeen University, Simon Donald wrote and starred in the one man show A Tenant For Edgar Mortez, performing at the Edinburgh Festival in 1982, where he won the Festival Award for Best New Performer and The Sunday Times Best Playwright Award and then toured around the UK. His association as writer and actor with Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre began when he was commissioned to write three plays, all of which were performed at the theatre. The third, Life of Stuff, transferred to London’s Donmar Theatre, where it won The Evening Standard Award for Best New Play and the London Drama Critics Award, and was filmed, directed by Donald. Other writing credits include episodes of TV drama series Doctor Finlay, and the drama Deacon Brodie, starring Billy Connolly, as well as the feature film My Life So Far, directed by Hugh Hudson and produced by David Puttnam.