Simon Reeve Profile

Simon Reeve was born in 1972 and is a British author, adventurer and television presenter, presenting programmes such as the series Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and Equator.

Simon Reeve


  • Simon Reeve is the older brother of award-winning photographer James Reeve.


  • Simon wrote the book The New Jackals, published in the late 1990s. This was followed by the publication of One Day in September about the 1972 Munich massacre.


  • Following his work as an author, Simon began making exceptional travel documentaries for the BBC in the early 2000s, travelling to far-flung locations.


  • Meet the Stans, the four part BBC series on Central Asia, was one of his first forays in front of the camera, taking Simon from Kazakhstan, through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan to Afghanistan, and finally to Uzbekistan.

  • In 2006, the three-part documentary Equator followed Simon along the equator around the world. Simon traced the southern tropical region in the Tropic of Capricorn in the four-part 2008 documentary series.

  • In the 2010 six-part series Tropic of Cancer, Simon trekked around the northern tropical region of the Tropic of Cancer.

Quick Facts

  • Simon is a member of the WWF's Council of Ambassadors.

  • Finally, did you know that Simon was once arrested for "spying" by the KGB?