Sat, 10 March 2012
In this episode we are joined by Simon Bamford who was the "Butterball" Cenobite in the Hellraiser movies 1 and 2. He joins us via skype from the UK and we talk about his role as a demon from Hell as well as his friendship with Clive Barker.
A professional actor for over 30 years Simon has been in demand in theatre all over the world. At the Young Vic he played Ernst Robel in 'Spring Awakening', At the Chichester Festival Theatre he played opposite Nicholas Parsons and Ruthie Henshall as 'Gabby' in 'Follow the Star', In Cairo and Bucharest he performed in 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)' and played Roy in 'Neville's Island'. He played the Butterball Cenobite in the first two Hellraiser movies. He also created and played the role of Ohnaka in Clive Barker's holocaust movie 'Nightbreed'. In 2009, he had played Derek in 'The Book of Blood' for Matador Pictures and is filming 'The 4th Reich' in the Ukraine during 2012. On television, he can be seen in the SKY TV 'Better Effect' commercials. In 2000, he won actor of the year award for his portrayal of Pip in Great Expectations at The Vassa Theatre in Stockholm, and has also designed and directed several international tours including 'The Big Day' Sofia, Qatar, and Dubai as well as Educating Rita in Kuala Lumpur. In 2004 he took a production of 'Shirley Valentine' to help raise money for a new school.