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Simon McBurney

Simon McBurney was born on August 25, 1957 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Simon Montagu McBurney. He is an actor and writer, known for The Last King of Scotland (2006), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Body of Lies (2008). See full bio »
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 2015 The Casual Vacancy (TV Mini-Series)
Colin Wall
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Colin Wall
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Colin Wall
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Colin Wall
 2014 Knifeman (TV Movie)
 2014 The Theory of Everything
Frank Hawking
 2013 Utopia (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Donaldson
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Donaldson
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Donaldson
 2010 Robin Hood
Father Tancred
 2009 Boogie Woogie
Robert Freign
 2005 Torte Bluma (Short)
 1994-2004 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series)
Choirmaster / Cecil
- Animals (1994) ... Cecil
- Songs of Praise (1994) ... Cecil
 2004 Human Touch
 2003 Bright Young Things
Sneath (Photo-Rat)
 2003 Skagerrak
 2002/II The Reckoning
 1999 Inside-Out (Short)
Market researcher
 1999 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Henry Carstairs
- Death of a Stranger (1999) ... Henry Carstairs
 1999 Onegin
 1997 Bicycle Thieves (Short)
 1996 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
- The Last Shout: Part 1 (1996) ... Conductor (uncredited)
 1996 Der Unhold
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
- Henry IV (1995) ... Pistol
 1994 Mesmer
 1994 Being Human
 1994 Tom & Viv
Dr. Reginald Miller
 1994 A Business Affair
 1992-1993 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Madman / Mick
- Gregory: Diary of a Nutcase (1993) ... Madman
- The Crying Game (1992) ... Mick
 1992 The Bill (TV Series)
Shaun Anderton
- Man of the People (1992) ... Shaun Anderton
 1991 Kafka
Assistant Oscar
 1990 Stolen (TV Series)
Car salesman
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Car salesman
 1989 The Two of Us (TV Series)
The Man
- Trust (1989) ... The Man
 1988 Screenplay (TV Series)
- Burning Ambition (1988) ... Martin
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His directing credits with theatre company Complicite's (where he is artistic director) include : "The Street of Crocodiles", "Out of a house walked a man...", "The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol", and "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" and Shakespeare's "Measure For Measure". See more »

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5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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His portrait was taken by Richard Avedon for inclusion in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's special exhibition, "Richard Avedon: Portraits", and appears in the book of the same name. See more »

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