Aug. 25th, 1957
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
5' 6 1/2
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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.
- Former partner of actress 'Jacqueline McKenzie (I)' (qv).
- Artistic director of the theatre company Complicite (formerly "Theatre de Complicite").
- Has been a best friend of 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv) since they were teenagers.
- His play, "Mnemonic", performed at the London's Riverside Studios was awarded the 1999 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best New Play.
- Was nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Director (Play) for a revival of 'Eugène Ionesco' (qv)'s "The Chairs".
- 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 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.
- Ranked #31 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".
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