"All Buckley's creations demand prime time"
- The Stage
"Simon's enthusiasm is infectious"
"Simon is unfailingly helpful, positive and creative. He is totally professional and great fun to work with"
- Helen Shepherd,
Director of Fimbles, The Roly Mo Show and Words and Pictures
"Simon Buckley worked as Head Puppeteer during seven gruelling weeks on Zoo Factor. He was the epitome of
the dedicated professional, displaying all the energy and vitality of one of his puppets. Simon's infectious
enthusiasm and boundless good humour made it a pleasure to be in his company. His skillful manipulation of
the puppets brought their characters to vibrant life and his improvisational skills added colour and comedy
to every character"
- Alan Nixon, Producer/Director of Zoo Factor
"Simon is a great puppeteer because he is a great actor. He finds the humanity in the script/character,
and then with the subtlest of touches, is able to give extraordinary reactions and character-rich performances.
He is a joy to work with as he wants to do the best work possible, albeit from under a squashed settee, or under
a coffee table! He's a team player, and keeps the studio floor entertained with glorious, and oddly rude, ad-libs
while setting up shots, etc. A professional to the very tips of his fingernails. And a real delight to work with."
- Christopher Pilkington,
Executive Producer of Children's Programmes for Endemol UK