Simon Schama


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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), Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006) and The American Future: A History (2008). He is married to Virginia E. Papaioannou. They have one child. See full bio »

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 2018 Civilisations (TV Series documentary) (5 episodes)
- The Vital Spark (2018)
- Radiance (2018)
 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)
 2009 Simon Schama's John Donne (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 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 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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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

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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 »

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Father of Chloe Frances Schama (born in 1983) and father-in-law of Michael Jason Pyle (born in 1978). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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