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Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre. He spent his early years abroad as his father was Surgeon General to the British Army (his mother is also a doctor), but aged 8 was relocated to England and became a pupil at St Paul's Cathedral School. He then attended Clifton College in Bristol on ... See full bio »

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Into the Woods
Into the Woods Baker's Father
My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn Cotes-Preedy
The Deep Blue Sea
The Deep Blue Sea Sir William Collyer
Orlando Earl of Moray


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 2017 The Death of Stalin (post-production)
Lavrentiy Beria
 2016 The Legend of Tarzan
Mr. Frum
 2016 Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (TV Movie)
Richard II
 2014 Into the Woods
Baker's Father
 2014 National Theatre Live: King Lear (TV Movie)
 2013 Legacy (TV Movie)
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
- Henry V (2012) ... Falstaff
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012) ... Falstaff
- Henry IV, Part 1 (2012) ... Falstaff
 2012 Simon Schama's Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
- Hollow Crowns (2012)
- This England (2012)
 2011 My Week with Marilyn
 2011 1320
Chuff Henry
 2011 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (TV Movie)
The Duchess / Introduced by
 2010 National Theatre Live: London Assurance
Sir Harcourt Courtly
 2006 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
John Adams
 2004 Dunkirk (TV Movie documentary)
Winston Churchill
 2003/III The Gathering
Luke Fraser
 1999 Blackadder Back & Forth (Short)
Napoleon (as Simon Russell-Beale)
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
King Cedric of Hearts / Society Man
 1997 A Dance to the Music of Time (TV Mini-Series)
- Post War (1997) ... Widmerpool
- The War (1997) ... Widmerpool
- The Thirties (1997) ... Widmerpool
- The Twenties (1997) ... Widmerpool
 1995 Screen Two (TV Series)
Charles Musgrove
 1993 The Mushroom Picker (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Anthony
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Anthony
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Anthony
 1992 Downtown Lagos (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Heron
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Heron
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Heron
 1988 A Very Peculiar Practice (TV Series)
Mark Stibbs
- Art and Illusion (1988) ... Mark Stibbs
 1985 Time and the Conways (TV Movie)
Party Guest
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Robert Stephens, Janet Dale, Jenny Quayle, Abigail McKern, Christopher Colquhoun, John Normington, Simon Dormandy, David Calder, David Bradley, Owen Teale, Ian Hughes, and Mark ... See more »

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3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

I hate my body. I hate it. I hate my looks. I hate my voice. So much of what I do on stage is really saying, 'Love me, despite the fact that I'm ugly.'


Was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for a revival of Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers." See more »


Rich, aristocratic voice

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