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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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Known For

Into the Woods
Into the Woods Baker's Father
(2014)
My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn Cotes-Preedy
(2011)
The Deep Blue Sea
The Deep Blue Sea Sir William Collyer
(2011)
The Legend of Tarzan
(2016)

Filmography

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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 King Lear (TV Movie)
Lear
 2013 Legacy (TV Movie)
Hookey
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie)
Hamlet
 2012 Timon of Athens
Timon
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV 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 My Week with Marilyn
Cotes-Preedy
 2011 Die neue Burg (Short)
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
 2002 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)
Widmerpool
- 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)
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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Played a shepherd in William Shakespeare's play, "The Winter's Tale," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Jeremy Irons, Penny Downie, and Nathaniel Parker in the cast. Terry Hands was director. In 1987 the production transferred to the Barbican Theatre in ... See more »

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

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:

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in "Candide" at the Royal National Theatre, Olivier Stage. See more »

Trademark:

Rich, aristocratic voice

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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