In a recent interview with Whatsonstage.com, Life on Mars star John Simm revealed that he has turned down previous West End offers (See 20 Questions, 23 Apr 2007) – but he may end up there anyway if current negotiations go to plan. While Norwegian screen-to-stage comedy Elling must finish its extended, sell-out season at west London’s 81-seat Bush Theatre on 26 May, commercial producers are keen to take it into town directly afterwards (See News, 8 May 2007). The play reunites Simm with playwright Simon Bent – who has written the piece based on Axel Hellstenius and Petter Naess’ adaptation of the cult 2001 Norwegian film, which was based on the original novel by Ingvar Ambjornsen – and director Paul Miller. Simm’s last stage appearance was also at the Bush, in Bent’s 1996 play Goldhawk Road, directed by Miller. The Elling cast also features Adrian Bower, Keir Charles, Ingrid Lacey and Jonathan Cecil. No doubt, the play’s West End transfer interest will be given a boost if Simm wins the Best Actor BAFTA for his TV role in Life on Mars this Sunday (20 May)…