Who is Anthony Simcoe?
Anthony Simcoe was born on June 7, 1969 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and is an actor, probably best known for his work in the TV show “Farscape” portraying Ka D’Argo. He was a part of the show throughout its run and gained international fame as a result.
Anthony Simcoe’s net worth
As of mid 2020, Anthony Simcoe’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million earned through a successful career as an actor in the profession since 1997.
While best known for his work early in his career, he consistently appeared in television shows and films until the 2010s.
Beginning of early life, education and career
Growing up in Sydney, Anthony aspired to be a professional actor at a young age. After graduating from high school, he pursued his interests and enrolled at Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts. The University is considered the best performing arts institution in the country, operational since the 1950s, and one of the best drama schools in the world. The focus is more on practical experience, where students are allowed to work on real productions.
After earning a degree in drama, he continued his studies and completed a masters of fine arts (MFA) in drama, with a specialization in acting training, with the intention of pursuing a career as a trainer in case his career as an actor didn’t. pan out. In 1997, he got his first professional role in the movie “The Castle”, which immediately attracted attention. The film was highly successful and received widespread acclaim in the country and New Zealand, but a lack of international distribution prevented it from fully living up to its potential.
Rise to Fame – Farscape
In 1999, Simcoe achieved international fame when he was cast in the television series “Farscape”.
The show which aired on the Nine Network and Sci-Fi Channel followed the lives of a diverse set of characters who joined an organization called The Peacekeepers. This is a way for them to escape corrupt authorities, and the team then becomes part of a large ship traveling the universe. The protagonist is a modern-day astronaut who meets the Peacekeepers after accidentally flying through a wormhole. The show builds up its story with the astronaut trying to find his way home, all the while helping the Peacekeepers.
In the show, he played the role of the Luxan warrior Ka D’Argo, who is commanding but ill-tempered – he joined the Peacekeepers after being wrongly convicted of murdering his wife. In the show, he is seen wielding a large broadsword that can transform into a rifle. The show was supposed to take five seasons to complete the story, but it had an abrupt end cancellation during the fourth season. This caused a stir among many fans, as it meant it ended on a cliffhanger.
Continued acting and closing Farscape
After this, Anthony appeared in the mini-series “Marking Time”, portraying Scott Seaton and telling the story of the experiences of refugees in Australia and a man’s discovery of their struggle.
It was the first mainstream project to properly address refugee policy in Australia. After that, he appeared in the comedy film “Syntax Error”, in which he teamed up with Sacha Horler.
The following year, a continuation and conclusion to “Farscape” was announced called “Farscape: The Peacemaker Wars”. The miniseries continues from the fourth season and connects most of the storylines presented in the show. Many of his fans followed the conclusion and even expected a continuation, but it didn’t have the same appeal as expected. Nevertheless, the show was very well watched during its first nights, but never really got any better.
After the ending, the producers hoped to make a film adaptation, but due to numerous issues, it was never continued. All seasons plus the miniseries are available through online platforms around the world.
After a cameo appearance in “The Alice”, Simcoe then landed a supporting role in the film “Nim’s Island”. The film is based on the Wendy Orr story of the same name, starring Gerard Butler and Jodie Foster. It tells the story of a girl living alone on a remote island who tries to enlist the help of an author living in San Francisco. The author suffers from agoraphobia – a fear of open spaces and crowded places – and tries to overcome this phobia in order to meet the girl.
Anthony also made cameo appearances in “Rogue Nation” and “Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities”. In the 2010s, he took on noticeably fewer acting projects; his last film appearance was in 2014’s “The intermediaries 2”, a sequel to 2011’s ‘The Inbetweeners’. Based on the sitcom of the same name that aired on E4, the show follows the story of a group of friends who meet while on vacation in Australia, and will be the end of all the events that happened in the series. and the first movie. The show was very successful at the box office, although the reviews were mixed. In recent years he has focused more on working as a freelance corporate trainer.
It is unknown if Anthony is married as he doesn’t talk much about his romantic endeavours. It is known that he has two children, although he does not talk much about their mother either – it is unknown whether they are in a relationship or divorced. In his spare time he enjoys playing music and performing for the band Signal Room. He was also part of the bands Number 96 and Giant Killers. Even though ‘Farscape’ was completed long ago, many fans of the show still keep in touch and he often looks back on his time on the show with fond memories.