Simon McBurney

Simon McBurney

Aug. 25th, 1957
Born in
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
5' 6 1/2

Simon McBurney's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Carnival Row TV Show
Carnival Row
The Vicar of Dibley (UK) TV Show
The Vicar of Dibley (UK)
Rev (UK) TV Show
Rev (UK)
The Loudest Voice TV Show
The Loudest Voice
The Casual Vacancy (UK) TV Show
The Casual Vacancy (UK)
The Two Of Us (UK) TV Show
The Two Of Us (UK)

Main Movie Roles

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Simon Montagu McBurney, OBE is an English actor, writer and director. He is the founder and artistic director of Theater de Complicite in England, now called Complicite.

  • Has been a best friend of 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv) since they were teenagers.
  • He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the order of the British Empire) in the 2005 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama.
  • Artistic director of the theatre company Complicite (formerly "Theatre de Complicite").
  • His play, "Mnemonic", performed at the London's Riverside Studios was awarded the 1999 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best New Play.
  • Former partner of actress 'Jacqueline McKenzie (I)' (qv).
  • Ranked #31 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".
  • His portrait was taken by Richard Avedon for inclusion in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's special exhibition "Richard Avedon: Portraits" and appears in the book of the same name.
  • He was awarded a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Theatre Choreographer of the 1997 season for "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" performed at the Royal National Theatre: Olivier Stage.

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