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)

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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.

  • He was nominated for the Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director at the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards for "The Elephant Vanishes" performed at the Barbican Theatre.
  • 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 play, "Mnemonic", performed at the London's Riverside Studios was awarded the 1999 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best New Play.
  • 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.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Director (Play) for a revival of 'Eugène Ionesco' (qv)'s "The Chairs".
  • 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.

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