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Simon Schama


Simon Schama was born on February 13, 1945 in London, England as Simon Michael Schama. He is a writer and producer, known for A History of Britain (2000), The Story of the Jews (2013) and Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006). He is married to Virginia E. Papaioannou. They have one child. See full bio »
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Known For

A History of Britain
(2000-2002)
The Story of the Jews
(2013)
Rough Crossings
(2007)

Filmography

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 2013 The Story of the Jews (TV Series documentary) (5 episodes)
- Return (2013)
- Over the Rainbow (2013)
- A Leap of Faith (2013)
- Among Believers (2013)
- The Beginning (2013)
 2012 Simon Schama's Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Hollow Crowns (2012)
- This England (2012)
 2008 The American Future: A History (TV Mini-Series documentary) (written by - 4 episodes)
- What Is an American? (2008) ... (written by)
- American Fervour (2008) ... (written by)
- American War (2008) ... (written by)
- American Plenty (2008) ... (written by)
 2007 Rough Crossings (TV Movie)
  Simon Schama's Power of Art (TV Series documentary) (5 episodes, 2006) (writer - 2 episodes, 2006)
- Rothko (2006)
- Picasso (2006)
- Van Gogh (2006) ... (writer)
- Turner (2006) ... (writer)
- David (2006)
 2003 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Murder at Harvard (2003) ... (writer)
  A History of Britain (TV Mini-Series documentary) (6 episodes, 2000 - 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- The Two Winstons (2002)
- The Wrong Empire (2001)
- The British Wars (2001)
- Nations (2000) ... (writer)
 1992 Rembrandt the Public Eye and the Private Gaze (TV Series) (narrative script - 2 episodes)
- The Private Gaze (1992) ... (narrative script)
- The Public Eye (1992) ... (narrative script)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "An Embarrassment of Riches," 1988. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Professor Simon Schama
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Personal Quote:

I would want the British reader to feel that religion in America isn't an absurd thing - a sign of a pin head athwart a gigantic body. The antidote to [Robert Putnam's book] 'Bowling Alone' is absolutely school and church." [the twin pillars of a neighbourliness that flourishes in New England as it seldom still does in the old one.] "I remember when we moved into Moon Hill [in Massachusetts], the... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to History and Art Criticism. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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