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Name: Simon Montagu McBurney OBE
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Date of Birth: 25 August 1957
Home town: Cambridge, England
Family: Married to pianist Cassie Yukawa. His father, Charles McBurney, was an American archaelogist and academic, and the grandson of American surgeon Charles McBurney (who was credited with describing McBurney's point). His mother, Anne Francis Edmondstone Charles, was a British secretary of English, Scottish and Irish ancestry; his parents were distant cousins.
Education: Studied English Literature at Cambridge University, Director training at Jacques Le Coq Institute in Paris
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Non-acting careers:
  • Artistic Director of Theatre Company Complicite
  • As a freelance director his credits include: The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui and All My Sons (both in New York)
  • Live comedy shows including Lenny Henry's So Much Things To Say and French and Saunders Live in 2000
  • Writer - Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) ... aka "Mr. Bean's Vacation" - USA Executive Producer - Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
Movies:
  • Kafka, 1991 - Assistant Oscar
  • Being Human, 1993 - Hermes
  • A Business Affair,1994 -
  • Tom and Viv, 1994 - Dr Reginald Miller
  • Mesmer, 1994 - Franz
  • Der Unhold, 1996 - Brigadier
  • Bicycles Thieves, 1997 -
  • Cousin Bette,1998 - Vauvinet
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle, 1988 -
  • Inside Out, 1999- Market Researcher
  • Onegin,1999 - Sergei Einstein
  • The Reckoning, 2003 - Stephen
  • Skagerrak, 2003 - Thomas
  • Bright Young Things, 2003 - Photo Rat
  • Human Touch, 2004 -Bernard
  • The Manchurian Candidate, 2004 - Atticus Noyle
  • Torte Bluma, 2005 -
  • Friends with Money, 2006 - Aaron
  • The Last King of Scotland, 2006 - Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2007 - Voice of Kreacher
  • The Golden Compass, 2007- Fra Pavel
  • The Duchess, 2008 - Charles Fox
  • Body of Lies, 2008 - Garland
  • Boogie Woogie, 2009 - Robert Freign
  • Robin Hood, 2010 - Father Tancred
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 - Kreacher (voice)
  • Jane Eyre 2011 - Mr. Brocklehurst
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011 - Oliver Lacon
TV:
  • Screenplay, 1988
  • The Two of Us, 1989
  • The Comic Strip Presents, 1992 - Mick
  • The Comic Strip Presents, 1993 - Madman
  • The Vicar of Dibley, 1994 - Cecil
  • Performance - Henry IV, 1995 - Pistol
  • Absolutely Fabulous, 1996 - a Conductor
  • Midsomer Murders, 1999 - Henry Carstairs
  • The Vicar of Dibley, 2004 - Choirmaster
  • Rev, 2010 - Archdeacon Robert
  • The Borgias 2011 - Johannes Burchart
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Awards:
  • 1991 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Mnemonic - Best New Play
  • 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Theatre Choreography of 1997 Season for "The Caucasian Chalk Circle"
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  • “It will inevitably have changed because there were some things I wasn't quite happy about,” says McBurney. “I will try to develop the Hardy and Ramanujan story, to make that more present in some way. The difficulty is that it's such a huge subject, I fear if I start excavating it will become a four-hour epic. I suppose if it gets too long I can split it into two halves, but I prefer something in one go.” - On his play A Disappeariing Number.
  • "It's a kind of Frankenstein, but with a twist", says Simon McBurney, of the opera A Dog's Heartopening this week at the ENO, London.
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  • Has been a best friend of Emma Thompson since they were teenagers.
  • 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 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.
  • Lives in a converted north London piano factory.
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