Simon Hew Dalrymple FanshaweOBE (born 26 December 1956, in Devizes, England) is a writer and broadcaster. He contributes frequently to British newspapers, TV and radio. He is also now a consultant and non-executive director of public and private organisations.
Fanshawe first came to public attention as a comedian, winning the prestigious Perrier Award in 1989, and on the television programme That's Life!.
Since then, Fanshawe has been a very frequent contributor on a variety of subjects from arts to politics in newspapers and on many BBC radio and TV programmes. His BBC Radio 4 profile light-heartedly describes him as a "media tart".
Fanshawe has also been involved in many community/campaigning groups and public bodies – often as a board member. He led the campaign to make Brighton and Hove a city in 2000. He was a founding member of Stonewall. He was the chairman of the board for the Brighton Festival Fringe and is on the Board of the Edinburgh Fringe. He founded and chaired the Economic Strategy body of his home town, The Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership. He was Chairman of Brighton & Hove Local Radio Ltd from 1996 to 2000 when the company was acquired by Forever Broadcasting.