Simon Russell Beale Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
January 12, 1961 (58)
Birth Place:
Penang, MALAYSIA
Bio:
Simon Russell Beale's theatre career began with plays at the Traverse and Lyceum Theatres in Edinburgh. His first London appearance was in William Gaskill's Royal Court production of Women Beware Women. For the National Theatre: Timon of Athens, Collaborators (in the Cottesloe and Olivier ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: January 12, 1961 (58)

Birth Place: Penang, MALAYSIA

Bio:
Simon Russell Beale's theatre career began with plays at the Traverse and Lyceum Theatres in Edinburgh. His first London appearance was in William Gaskill's Royal Court production of Women Beware Women. For the National Theatre: Timon of Athens, Collaborators (in the Cottesloe and Olivier ... (read more)

Simon Russell Beale's theatre career began with plays at the Traverse and Lyceum Theatres in Edinburgh. His first London appearance was in William Gaskill's Royal Court production of Women Beware Women.



For the National Theatre: Timon of Athens, Collaborators (in the Cottesloe and Olivier theatres), London Assurance, Major Barbara, Much Ado About Nothing, The Life of Galileo, The Alchemist, Jumpers (also West End and New York, where he was nominated for a 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor), Humble Boy (also West End), the title role in Hamlet (2000 Evening Standard Best Actor, Critics' Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance and the Boston Critics' Association Outstanding Actor in a Large Company), Battle Royal, Candide (2000 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical), Summerfolk, Money, Othello, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Volpone (1996 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor).



For the RSC, Simon Russell Beale has performaed in : The Tempest, King Lear, Ghosts, the title roles in Richard III and Edward II, The Seagull, Troilus and Cressida, The Man of Mode and Restoration.



West End: Death Trap

Other theatre: Bluebird, The Winter's Tale, The Cherry Orchard, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Philanthropist (2005 Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Best Actor), Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night (both winning him 2002 Evening Standard, Critics' Circle and Olivier Awards for Best Actor and Drama Desk award nominations in the US. For Uncle Vanya: Village Voice Obie for Best Actor), Julius Caesar, Macbeth and The Duchess of Malfi.



Ballet

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland





TV

American Experience, Dunkirk, The Young Visiters, Great Historians: Gibbon, A Dance to the Music of Time (1997 Royal Television Society Best Actor and BAFTA Best Actor), Persuasion and The Mushroom Pickers. He is the presenter of BBC Four's Sacred Music.





Films

My Week with Marilyn, The Deep Blue Sea, The Gathering, Alice in Wonderland, An Ideal Husband, The Temptation of Franz Schubert and Hamlet.





Radio

Extensive recording credits, including The Complete George Smiley, War and Peace; Oscar in The Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Sisterhood, Waiting for Godot, Art and A Dance to the Music of Time.





Narrations



Several books, three roles for the Shakespeare CD Series, and a 10-part television series on The National Trust. Also a 10-part series on The National Trust and presenter of Sacred Victoria, Symphony and Sacred Music.





Concerts



First Night of the Proms, Ivan The Terrible, Artaxerxes, Fašade, Music and Poetry: Auden and Britten, The Firebrand of Florence and Stravinksy Promenade.





Simon Russell Beale is an associate of the National and Almeida theatres, and an associate artist of the RSC. In 2003 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the Arts.

Simon Russell Beale Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Evening Standard Awards - 2015 - Best Actor
Simon Russell BealeTemple
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Simon Russell BealeBluebird
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2012 - Best Actor Gold Star
Simon Russell Beale, Collaborators
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Simon Russell Beale, The Winter's Tale
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2005 - Best Actor Gold Star
Simon Russell BealeThe Philanthropist
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2005 - Best Actor Gold Star
Simon Russell BealeThe Philanthropist
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Simon Russell Beale, Jumpers
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Simon Russell Beale, Jumpers
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Simon Russell Beale, Uncle Vanya
 
Obie Awards - 2003 - Performance Gold Star
Simon Russell Beale, Uncle Vanya
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Actor Gold Star
Simon Russell BealeUncle Vanya
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play Gold Star
Simon Russell Beale, Twelfth Night
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2002 - Best Actor Gold Star
Simon Russell BealeUncle Vanya
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2002 - Best Actor Gold Star
Simon Russell BealeTwelfth Night
 
Olivier Awards - 2002 - Best Actor
Simon Russell BealeHumble Boy
 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Actor
Simon Russell BealeHamlet
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2000 - Best Actor Gold Star
Simon Russell BealeHamlet
 
Olivier Awards - 2000 - Best Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Simon Russell Beale, Candide
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Actor
Simon Russell BealeOthello
 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Simon Russell BealeTroilus And Cressida, RSC
 
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role
Simon Russell BealeMan Of Mode, Restoration, Playing With Trains and Some Americans Abroad
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Musical
Richard Kagan, Leader of the Pack