Joseph-Philippe Simon, called Lockroy (February 17, 1803 – January 19, 1891)[1] was a French actor and playwright.


Born in Turin as the son of Baron General Henri Simon, who forbade his son's use of his surname in an artistic career, Joseph-Philippe Simon began as an actor under the pseudonym Lockroy at the Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe and the Comédie-Française in Paris before devoting himself entirely to writing. For a few months in 1848 he served as provisional administrator of the Comédie-Française.

Lockroy married Antoinette Stephanie, the daughter of the revolutionary writer Marc-Antoine Jullien de Paris. She published two books of her own, Contes à mes nièces (Tales for my nieces, 1868) and Les Fées de la famille (Household fairies, 1886). Their son was the journalist and politician Édouard Lockroy.

Lockroy died in Paris.



  1. Death notice in Le Figaro, 20 January 1891
  • Media related to Lockroy at Wikimedia Commons
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