Simon Woods

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Simon Woods
Born1980 (age 33–34)
England, UK
Years active2003 – present
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Simon Woods
Born1980 (age 33–34)
England, UK
Years active2003 – present
For the British entrepreneur and former record producer, see Simon M. Woods.

Simon Woods (born 1980) is an English actor best known for his role as Octavian in Season 2 of the British-American television series Rome and the 2005 Pride & Prejudice as Mr. Charles Bingley. He also recently starred as Dr Harrison in the BBC1 costume drama series Cranford, whose arrival in the village "sets female hearts racing."

Personal life[edit]

He attended Eton College, then read English at Magdalen College, Oxford.[1] While at Oxford, he was in a relationship with Rosamund Pike that lasted two years.[2] Despite the break-up, the two later played lovers Jane Bennet and Charles Bingley in Pride & Prejudice.

After graduating from Oxford, Woods worked briefly at The Guardian before becoming an actor.[3]

In 2009, he was reported to be in a relationship with Burberry designer Christopher Bailey.[2][4] On 31 August 2012 it was reported that Woods and Bailey had become engaged to be married.[5]


2003Charles II: The Power and The PassionCaptain ChurchillTV, 1 episode
Cambridge SpiesCharlie GivensTV, 1 episode
2004Foyle's WarGreville WoodsTV, 1 episode
2005The Queen's SisterRoddy LlewellynTV
Elizabeth IGiffordTV, 1 episode
Pride & PrejudiceMr. Charles Bingley
Twisted TalesZakTV
2006SpooksRowanTV, 2 episodes
Starter for 10Josh
PenelopeEdward Vanderman
2007CranfordDr. HarrisonTV, 5 episodes
RomeGaius Octavian CaesarTV, 7 episodes
AngelClive Fennelly
I Want CandyFilm Actor
2008Sunny and the ElephantNicolas
A Previous EngagementTyler


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