Simon Reeve Tickets
Born in 1972, Simon Reeve is a writer and television presenter who is best known for his TV shows, which feature him travelling to some of the most remote and extreme corners of the globe. An after-dinner speaker and inspirational talk-giver, Reeve embarked on his first tour of the whole of the UK in 2017. During his show, An Audience with Simon Reeve, the presenter recounted many tales from his travels, including how he has been chased by pirates, as well as being hounded by the Mafia and attacked by Columbian gangsters. His 90-minute show included plenty of hair-raising episodes plus a question and answer session, which allowed audience members the chance to interact.
Reeve has visited no less than 120 countries around the planet. His BBC documentaries, which cover many of them, have been sold by the corporation to over 60 countries around the globe, making the filmmaker one of the most recognisable travel presenters and writers in the world.
Simon Reeve's career
As well as travelling the globe with a film crew, Reeve has been on the New York Times bestselling author list with six different books. As a travel writer, he has few peers, particularly when it comes to books that cover the less hospitable parts of the planet. As an educator whose writing and TV shows are designed to delve into the less-visited places of the planet, Reeve has received a One World Broadcasting Trust Award, which was given for his 'outstanding contribution' to a greater understanding of the world. The presenter has also won the prestigious Ness Award, given to him by the Royal Geographical Society.
After what Reeve admits was something of a misspent youth, the writer left school with no real ambition and he was happy for a time to live on benefits, without truly seeking a job. However, he decided to alter his life when he found his vocation from travelling, and his talent for writing about it. As such, Reeve's spoken word tours are just as much about inspiring stories as they are about the world of travel. From his many journeys, Reeve seeks out other individuals who have overcome some sort of adversity or other.
Having now made around 20 TV series, mostly for the BBC, Reeve has won widespread praise for his work in the press. Shows such as Caribbean, Sacred Rivers and Tropic of Cancer may start out as if they are focused in one area, but few of them shy away from explaining complex issues or looking at the world's problems. Fellow travel writer Michael Palin has referred to Reeve as an 'infectious geographer'.
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