Simon Pengelly
Simon Pengelly, born Simon Bradley Pengelly in Brecon on the 11th of February 1983, Simon went to Brecon high school, where he gained his g.c.s.e's and played for the school rugby team. Simon gained his second Dan black belt in shotokan karate with brecon shotokan karate club and became a welsh international fighter earning several Caps for his country. Simon took on an apprenticeship as an electrician and gained his nvq level 2, after completing the apprenticeship, Simon decided to travel the world, he spent considerable time in new Zealand and Australia playing rugby to a regional standard and also traveled Europe.
Upon returning from his hiatus, Simon laced up his rugby boots once again and started playing for Neath RFC, semi professionally. He trained, competed and played at this elevated level for several years while simultaneously training in stone masonry. After completing this training, Simon was ready for a change. The rugby boots were hung up and Simon decided to chase the burning desire to become an actor, which had long been suppressed. Starting in 2009 with relatively small rolls, and moving along quickly he has appeared in the BBC's casualty, merlin, and being human, to name a few. Simon has appeared in a number of short films, most of which have gone on to win awards, but his passion lies in the feature films, where he has been lucky to work alongside such greats as Lou Ferigno, Simon has a real desire to push himself to the limits in his acting and likes to do his own stunts. With four feature films and two short films coming up and three feature films due for release this year, Simon Pengelly is a name to look out for.