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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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 2010-2014 National Theatre Live (TV Series)
Lear / Hamlet / Joseph Stalin / ...
- King Lear (2014) ... Lear
- 50 Years on Stage (2013) ... Hamlet
 2013 Legacy (TV Movie)
Hookey
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Falstaff
- 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 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (TV Movie)
The Duchess / Introduced by
 2006 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
John Adams
 2004 Dunkirk (TV Movie documentary)
Winston Churchill
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
King Cedric of Hearts / Society Man
 1997 A Dance to the Music of Time (TV Mini-Series)
Widmerpool
- Post War (1997) ... Widmerpool
- The War (1997) ... Widmerpool
- The Thirties (1997) ... Widmerpool
- The Twenties (1997) ... Widmerpool
 1993 The Mushroom Picker (TV Mini-Series)
Anthony
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Anthony
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Anthony
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Anthony
 1992 Downtown Lagos (TV Mini-Series)
Heron
- 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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Other Works:

(2009-10) Played 'George Smiley' in BBC Radio's 'The Complete Smiley' See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Simon Russell-Beale

Height:

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.'

Trivia:

For his performance in "Hamlet" at the Royal National Theatre, he won the 2000 John and Wendy Trewin Award at London Critics Circle Theater Award for Best Shakespearian Performance and the 2000 London Evening Standard Theater Award for Best Actor, as well as being nominated for the following awards: a Laurence Olivier Theater Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Actor. See more »

Trademark:

Rich, aristocratic voice

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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