Simon King is one of the world’s leading wildlife film makers, seen contributing to BBC2s ‘Springwatch’ and ‘Autumnwatch’ series.
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Simon has been involved in filming, presenting and producing natural history films for over 25 years. His face is familiar to millions across the globe, as one of the key presenters of the series ‘Big Cat Diary’ and ‘Big Cat Week’. He is also familiar to millions in the UK through his regular live Wildlife programmes such as ‘Britain Goes Wild’ and ‘Wild in your Garden’. His work as a specialist cameraman includes pivotal roles in productions such as ‘Blue Planet’ [which won him an Emmy Award and a BAFTA for best camerawork] and many of the BBC Natural History Unit’s flagship series, from the ‘Natural World’ [Cheetahs – fast track to freedom/Meercats – part of the team] to the epic ‘Planet Earth’, the most ambitious Natural History production in history which has been transmitted during 2006-2007.
Simon’s voice is used repeatedly in Natural History and science related productions and his reputation is one of honesty and integrity, both within the industry and with the audiences. He is a regular public speaker, drawing on his extensive knowledge of the Natural World to provide lively and informative presentations, which can be illustrated by his still library archive, or his film imagery. He is very familiar with motivational speaking in the business arena, deploying fun but factual parallels between the world of commerce and the harsh world of survival in the wild. His diverse professional life has taken him from the raging oceans of the South Atlantic, to the deep freeze of Antarctica, from the great plains of East Africa to the deserts of Australia. He has worked in 6 continents in the most extreme conditions, and has a rich store of tales to tell from each, from the amusing and the inspiring, to the downright frightening!