Simon Turner (born November 21, 1954) is an English musician, songwriter, composer, producer and actor.
After portraying Ned East in the 1971 TV adaptation of Tom Brown’s Schooldays and other roles in films such as The Big Sleep, Dover native Simon Turner quickly rose to fame as a teen star in Britain thanks to his mentor Jonathan King who released his first album in 1973 on UK Records.
In the 1980s, he released several singles on él Records as The King of Luxembourg, many of them having been given airplay by BBC Radio DJ John Peel. In 1990 he released a solo album on Creation Records.
In the 1980s, Turner started to record film soundtracks, most notably for Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio, The Last of England and The Garden. He also composed the complete score for William Eggleston in the Real World as well as for David Lynch produced film Nadja. Many of his soundtracks are released on CD, mainly on Mute Records whom… read more