Simon Davis Archives

Staged Series 2 Ep 5: Tennant and Sheen’s Hell is Other Actors
This is their punishment, their community service. Still from "Staged Series 2 Ep 5", BBC Simon, the show's creator, writer, and director, as played by Simon Davis, is also having a crisis Everyone is forgetting that he actually wrote the show He says people think Michael and David improvised the entire series This gives them a small[...]
Staged Series 2 Ep 3: Whoopi Reads the Riot Act
In a script written by Simon Davis in a kind of meta admission of guilt and mea culpa. David and Michael need to be corralled, and it's often a mummy figure that does it At the climax of Series 1, Dame Judi Dench had to come in to get David and Michael back in line Mary[...]
Staged Series 2 Ep. 3: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Torture Tennant!
It's all about exquisitely torturing Michael and David this season! Meanwhile, Georgia (Georgia Tennant), Anna (Anna Lundberg) and Lucy (Lucy Eaton playing creator Simon Davis' sister) are getting along perfectly nicely as they rehearse a gender-switched scene from the first season for charity Unlike David and Michael never getting around to rehearsing last season, they actually[...]
Staged 2 Episode 2: Now the Story - and Comedy - Truly Begins
Creator, writer, and director Simon Davis has sold the rights to a US network and is writing the pilot He tells Nina Sosonya that she would be back playing the same role as she did in the first season of the BBC original In fact, the original supporting cast would be back, except for David[...]
Staged Returns to a Different World, a Different Mood
Show creator, writer, and director Simon Davis plays a nervous, disastrous, stressed-out version of himself The show is a meta hall of mirrors and satire of show business that skewers those who work in it. Still from "Staged Series 2", BBC Studios Series 2 is even more meta – the actors deal with an American network that[...]
Staged Returns to a Different World, a Different Mood
Series co-creator Simon Davis is back, of course. It's a weird coincidence that series 2 should premiere on the night that the UK enters a second lockdown due to skyrocketing infection numbers in the country Coming after the news of a second lockdown, the show takes on more levels of irony Tennant announces he's all set[...]
2000 AD #2051 Review: Riots, Gambling, And Angry Gods
The coloring work is solid, and the overall aesthetics work. Slaine: The Brutania Chronicles by Patt Mills and Simon Davis receives another compelling episode for its 'Archon' story Slaine and Sinead continue their battles against the stone hordes of the Archon, and Slaine has to come to grips with his parentage. The swords-and-sandals plus god-battling nature of[...]
2000 AD #2050 Review: A Mixed Bag With Some Compelling Tales
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] 2000 AD #2050 cover by Simon Davis In this extra-sized issue of the sci-fi anthology book, 2000 AD, we have stories of Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Grey Area, Slaine, Indigo Prime, Sinister Dexter, and The Fall of Dead World. The Judge Dredd story entitled 'Icon', by T.C Eglington, Colin MacNeil, and Chris Blythe, is about a[...]