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Simon's first venture outside the theatre was as a marionette operator on the Jim Henson film Labyrinth, featuring David Bowie and a host of goblins. Since then he has worked various supporting roles on Muppet movies as well as being part of the animatronic team controlling the one and a half ton robot in Lost in Space. On The Bear he worked in the Italian Alps for three months mixing realistic bear puppets with live grizzly bears. He was puppetry co-ordinator for the John Henderson movie Tales of the Riverbank in which he also performed Hammy the Hamster to the voice of Ardal O'Hanlon.

Credits include:

Punch Drunk (2009: Ben Kent) short film as puppeteer and puppet maker
Pop Art (2008) short film as assistant puppeteer
Tales of the Riverbank (2007: John Henderson) puppetry co-ordinator
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2004: Garth Jennings) puppeteer
Lost in Space (1998: Stephen Hopkins) part of the animatronic robot team
Muppet Treasure Island (1995: Brian Henson) puppeteer for 12 weeks
Muppet Christmas Carol (1992: Brian Henson) background puppeteer
The Bear (1987: Jean Jacques Arnaud) cable puppet operator
Labyrinth (1985: Jim Henson) marionette operator