Simon Russell Beale Biography (1961-)

Born 1961; son of Peter (a military general) and Julia (a doctor; maiden name, Winter) Beale. Addresses: Contact: c/o The Richard Stone Partnership, 2 Henrietta St., London WC2E 8PS, England.


Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Constantin, The Seagull, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1991
  • Ariel, The Tempest, Stratford, England, 1994
  • The Duchess of Malfi, Greenwich and West End, 1995
  • Mosca, Volpone, Royal National Theatre, London, 1995
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Royal National Theatre, 1996
  • Iago, Othello, Royal National Theatre, 1997-1998
  • Alfred Evelyn, Money, Royal National Theatre, 1999
  • Battle Royal, Royal National Theatre, 1999-2000
  • Title role, Hamlet, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, 2001
  • Humble Boy, Royal National Theatre, 2001
  • Title role, Uncle Vanya, Donmar Warehouse, London, 2002, then Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2003
  • Twelfth Night, Donmar Warehouse, 2002
  • Also appeared as Sir Politic Wouldbe, Volpone; title role, Richard III; and in The Man of Mode; Troilus and Cressida; Die Hose, Traverse Theatre; The Death of Elias Sawney, Traverse Theatre; Sandro Manon, Traverse Theatre; Look to the Rainbow, Apollo Theatre; Women Beware Women, Royal Court Theatre; A Winter's Tale; Everyman in His Humour; The Art of Success; The FairMaid of the West; Speculators; The Storm; The Constant Couple; Restoration; Some Americans Abroad; Mary and Lizzie; Playing with Trains; Edward II; Love's Labour's Lost; King Lear; Ghosts; Candide; Summerfolk.
  • Film Appearances
  • Earl of Moray, Orlando, Adventure Pictures, 1993
  • Charles Musgrove, Persuasion, Sony Pictures Classics, 1995
  • Second Gravedigger, Hamlet (also known as William Shakespeare'sHamlet), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996
  • Sir Edward, An Ideal Husband, Miramax, 1999
  • Napoleon, Blackadder Back & Forth, 1999
  • Luke, The Gathering, Dimension Films, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Title role, The Temptation of Franz Schubert, 1997
  • King of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland, NBC, 1999
  • Also appeared in The Mushroom Picker.
  • Miniseries
  • Downtown Lagos, 1991
  • Kenneth Widmerpool, A Dance to the Music of Time, Channel Four, 1997
  • Episodic
  • Mark Stibbs, "Art and Illusion," A Very Peculiar Practice, ChannelFour, 1988
  • Radio Appearances
  • Appeared in Art, BBC.
  • Taped Readings
  • Narrator, Betrayal, 1996
  • Narrator, The Keys to the Street, Chivers Audio Books, 1997
  • Reader, The Secret House of Death, 1997
  • Reader, The Keys to the Street, Chivers Audio Books, 1997

Further Reference


    • New York Times, April 5, 1998, p. AR4

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