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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 actor, 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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 2013 The Story of the Jews (TV Series documentary)
 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) (2 episodes, 2006) (writer - 2 episodes, 2006)
- Van Gogh (2006) ... (writer)
- Turner (2006) ... (writer)
- Rembrandt (2006)
- Caravaggio (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)
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Other Works:

Book: "Citizens," 1989. 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 »


He is a professor of Art History and history at Columbia University in New York City. His wife is also a professor of genetics and development at Columbia University. See more »

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