Joe Sims: Off West End Awards

Date - 6 February, 2012, All News Awards Theatre
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Congratulations to Joe Sims for winning the People’s Choice Best Actor award at the Offies for his role in As We Forgive Them at the New Arcola Theatre.

In 2009 As We Forgive Them won the audience choice award at the 24:7 festival as well as the Vicky Allen Memorial Award, presented by the North West Branch of Equity. It was nominated for four Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards and won Best Fringe Production. It transferred to the Bolton Octagon, the Young Vic Studio and then the New Arcola Theatre.

Set in a high-security prison in the United States, the play traces an eight-year attempt by patrician politician John Daniels to teach his daughter’s killer – snarling, feral redneck Lee Fenton – how to read.


Bristol born Joe Sims has worked across television, film, theatre and radio. He recently won the Off West End People's Choice Award for Best Actor for his two hander As We Forgive Them as well as 3 other Best Actor Award nominations for the role.

Recent TV credits include White Heat with Sam Claflin and Lindsay Duncan, Casualty, Red and White and Ultimate Force.

Film includes Outside Bet with Bob Hoskins, Derah Garuda and the award nominated Overseasoned.

Theatre credits include the award winning As We Forgive Them at the Arcola/Young Vic, Leopaldville and Christmas Reloaded for Papa Tango Theatre and She Stoops To Conquer at the Manchester Royal Exchange.

Joe can be seen in the role of Nige Carter alongside David Tennant and Olivia Colman on the new ITV drama Broadchurch which airs in March.

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