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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 August 1957Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Birth NameSimon Montagu McBurney
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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), Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) and The Theory of Everything (2014).

Trivia (12)

Artistic director of the theatre company Complicite (formerly "Theatre de Complicite").
He was awarded a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Theatre Choreographer of the 1997 season for "The Caucasian Chalk Circle", performed at the Royal National Theatre: Olivier Stage.
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.
His play, "Mnemonic", performed at the London's Riverside Studios was awarded the 1999 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best New Play.
He was nominated for the Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director at the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards for "The Elephant Vanishes" performed at the Barbican Theatre.
Former partner of actress Jacqueline McKenzie.
He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the order of the British Empire) in the 2005 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Director (Play) for a revival of Eugène Ionesco's "The Chairs".
Has been a best friend of Emma Thompson since they were teenagers.
Ranked #31 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".
He is based in London, England. [January 2007]
London, England [July 2008]

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