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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), Body of Lies (2008) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). See full bio »
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 2014 The Casual Vacancy (TV Series) (post-production)
Colin Wall
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Colin Wall
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Colin Wall
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Colin Wall
  Knifeman (TV Movie) (post-production)
 2014 The Theory of Everything
Frank Hawking
 2014 Magic in the Moonlight
Howard Burkan
 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
 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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Other Works:

He acted in the Almedia Theatre production season in the plays: "A Minute Too Late"; "Ave Maria"; "Miss Donnithorne's Maggot"; "Escape for Tuba"; "Food of Love"; "What is All This Dancing?"; "The Visit"; "My Army"; "Please, Please, Please"; "The Phantom Violin"; "Anything for a Quiet Life"; "Rainmaker in Gebb" and "The Right Size in Que Sera"; with Annabel Arden, Marcello Magni, Celia ... See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Director (Play) for a revival of Eugène Ionesco's "The Chairs". See more »

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