Simon Trinder graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2000. He was a recipient of the BBC Carlton Hobbs Radio Drama award and has a long history of work in radio drama and voiceover. Since 2000, Simon has worked solidly in theatre around the world including the Hampstead, Royal Court, Barbican, Manchester Royal Exchange and the Young Vic.
The first actor to play Puck at Shakespeare's Globe under his mentor and long-term collaborator; Mike Alfreds. Simon began his long relationship with the RSC in 2002 and has been with them ever since, playing in 13 productions with the company in the West End, Stratford Upon Avon and the USA where he was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for his role in The Taming of the Shrew.
He won the Clarence Derwent Award while playing the same role in the West End and was shortlisted for the Evening Standard award. Many years of screen work have followed with regular roles in mainstream television and he currently holds a principal role in Disney’s musical The Lion King. Simon teaches around the world and was a text coach to the company of Richard 2nd at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in 2019. He is the founder of ICAT (Independent Centre for Actor Training).