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Beale, Simon Russell, (Simon Russell Beale) locked

CBE 2003

Born 12 Jan. 1961; s of Lt-Gen. Sir Peter Beale , qv



St Paul’s Cathedral Choir Sch.; Clifton Coll., Bristol; Gonville and Caius Coll., Cambridge (BA 1st Cl. Hons English 1982; Hon. Fellow, 2008); Guildhall Sch. of Music and Drama


Royal Shakespeare Co., 1985–93 (Associate Artist); Royal National Theatre, 1995–98 (Associate Artist). Theatre: Look to the Rainbow, Apollo, 1983; Women Beware Women, Royal Court, 1985; Royal Shakespeare Company: A Winter’s Tale, The Fair Maid of the West, 1985; Restoration, Man of Mode, 1987; Troilus and Cressida, The Seagull, Edward II, 1989; Richard III, 1990; Ghosts, 1993; The Tempest, 1993–94; Royal National Theatre: Volpone, 1995 (best supporting actor, Olivier Award, 1996); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 1995; Othello, 1997; Candide (best actor in a musical, Olivier Award, 2000), Money, Summerfolk, Battle Royal, 1999; Hamlet (best actor, Evening Standard Award, best Shakespearean perf., Critics’ Circle Award), 2000; Humble Boy, 2001; Jumpers, 2003; The Life of Galileo, 2006; The Alchemist, 2006; Much Ado About Nothing, 2007; Major Barbara, 2008; A Slight Ache, 2008; London Assurance, 2010; Collaborators, 2011 (best actor, London Evening Standard Theatre Award, 2012); Timon of Athens, 2012; King Lear, 2014; Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night, Donmar Warehouse, 2002 (best actor, Evening Standard Award, Critics’ Circle Award, and Olivier Award, 2003); Macbeth, Almeida, 2005; Julius Caesar, Barbican, 2005; The Philanthropist, Donmar Warehouse, 2005 (best actor, Evening Standard Theatre Award, and Critics’ Circle Award, 2005); Spamalot, NY, 2005, Palace Th., 2007; The Winter’s Tale, The Cherry Orchard, Old Vic, 2009; Deathtrap, Noël Coward Th., 2010; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, 2011; Privates on Parade, Noël Coward Th., 2012; The Hothouse, Trafalgar Studios, 2013; Temple, Donmar Warehouse, 2015; Mr Foote’s Other Leg, Hampstead Th., transf. Th. Royal Haymarket, 2015; The Tempest, RSC, 2016; television: Persuasion, 1995; A Dance to the Music of Time, 1997 (best actor, RTS Award, 1997, BAFTA Award, 1998); Spooks, 2010–11; Henry IV, 2012 (best supporting actor, BAFTA, 2013); Penny Dreadful, 2014–16; presenter: Sacred Music, 2008; Symphony, 2011; films: Hamlet, 1997; The Temptation of Franz Schubert, 1997; An Ideal Husband, 1999; The Deep Blue Sea, 2011; Into the Woods, 2014; The Legend of Tarzan, 2016; performances on radio


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