Simon McBurney

Born in 1957 in Cambridge, England, Simon McBurney studied English literature at university before succumbing to the acting bug. McBurney and a couple of compatriots founded the theater company Complicit in 1983 ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1957 in Cambridge, UK

Filmography

Actor (32)

The Conjuring 2 2016 (Movie)

Maurice Grosse (Actor)

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 2015 (Movie)

Atlee (Actor)

The Casual Vacancy 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic in the Moonlight 2014 (Movie)

Howard Burkan (Actor)

The Theory of Everything 2014 (Movie)

Frank Hawking (Actor)

The Borgias 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jane Eyre 2011 (Movie)

Mr Brocklehurst (Actor)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 2011 (Movie)

Oliver Lacon (Actor)

Boogie Woogie 2010 (Movie)

Robert Friegn (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Kreacher (Actor)

Robin Hood 2010 (Movie)

Father Tancred (Actor)

Body of Lies 2008 (Movie)

Garland (Actor)

The Duchess 2008 (Movie)

Charles Fox (Actor)

The Golden Compass 2007 (Movie)

Fra Pavel (Actor)

Friends With Money 2006 (Movie)

Aaron (Actor)

The Last King of Scotland 2006 (Movie)

Stone (Actor)

Bright Young Things 2004 (Movie)

Sneath (Photo-Rat) (Actor)

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

Atticus Noyle (Actor)

The Reckoning 2004 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

Human Touch 2003 (Movie)

Bernard (Actor)

Skagerrak 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eisenstein 2002 (Movie)

Sergei Eisenstein (Actor)

Death of a Stranger 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Onegin 1999 (Movie)

Triquet (Actor)

Cousin Bette 1998 (Movie)

Vauvinet (Actor)

The Ogre 1998 (Movie)

Brigadier (Actor)

A Business Affair 1995 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

Being Human 1994 (Movie)

Hermas (Actor)

Mesmer 1994 (Movie)

Franz (Actor)

Tom & Viv 1994 (Movie)

Doctor Reginald Miller (Actor)

Kafka 1991 (Movie)

Assistant Oscar (Actor)
Producer (1)

Mr. Bean's Holiday 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Born in 1957 in Cambridge, England, Simon McBurney studied English literature at university before succumbing to the acting bug. McBurney and a couple of compatriots founded the theater company Complicité in 1983, gaining in stature until they headlined arguably the most prestigious venue in European theater, the Avignon International Festival. They mounted an adaptation of Bulgakov's <i>The Master and Margarita</i> that has since toured the world. Although McBurney's true passion is theater (acting and directing), he has been coaxed in front of the camera on a number of occasions. He played supporting roles in films like "Kafka" (1991), directed by Steven Soderbergh, and made a number of guest appearances on TV series (mostly British), including "Absolutely Fabulous" (BBC, 1992-2005) and "Midsomer Murders" (ITV, 1997-). He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2005 for his services to the stage. However, it wasn't until a recurring role in "The Borgias" (Showtime, 2011-13) and a series regular role in "Rev." (BBC, 2010-14) that McBurney gained real onscreen recognition. In 2014, McBurney appeared in Woody Allen's "Magic In the Moonlight" (2014) as well as the Academy Award®-nominated "Theory of Everything" (2014). McBurney also played in the mini-series "The Casual Vacancy" (HBO, 2015) adapted from the book by JK Rowling.

Milestones

2014

Co-starred in "The Theory of Everything"

1983

Founded Complicite theater company

Bonus Trivia

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Awarded  Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2005

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