Simon McBurney


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Simon McBurney was born on August 25, 1957 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Simon Montagu McBurney. He is an actor and writer, known for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), The Last King of Scotland (2006) and Jane Eyre (2011). See full bio »

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(2011)
Jane Eyre Mr. Brocklehurst
(2011)
The Conjuring 2 Maurice Grosse
(2016)

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 2020 Wolfwalkers
Lord Protector (voice)
 2020 Siberia
Magician
 2019 Carnival Row (TV Series)
Runyan Millworthy
- The Gloaming (2019) ... Runyan Millworthy
- The World to Come (2019) ... Runyan Millworthy
- Unaccompanied Fae (2019) ... Runyan Millworthy
- Grieve No More (2019) ... Runyan Millworthy
- Kingdoms of the Moon (2019) ... Runyan Millworthy
 2019 The Loudest Voice (TV Mini-Series)
Rupert Murdoch
- 2016 (2019) ... Rupert Murdoch
- 2015 (2019) ... Rupert Murdoch
- 2012 (2019) ... Rupert Murdoch (credit only)
- 2009 (2019) ... Rupert Murdoch (credit only)
- 2008 (2019) ... Rupert Murdoch
 2017 The Mercy
Sir Francis Chichester
 2016 Allied
S.O.E. Official
 2016 The Conjuring 2
Maurice Grosse
 2015 The Casual Vacancy (TV Mini-Series)
Colin Wall
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Colin Wall
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Colin Wall
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Colin Wall
 2014 Knifeman (TV Movie)
Houdyshell
 2014 The Theory of Everything
Frank Hawking
 2014 Magic in the Moonlight
Howard Burkan
 2010-2014 Rev. (TV Series)
Archdeacon Robert
- Episode #3.6 (2014) ... Archdeacon Robert
- Episode #3.5 (2014) ... Archdeacon Robert
- Episode #3.4 (2014) ... Archdeacon Robert
- Episode #3.3 (2014) ... Archdeacon Robert
- Episode #3.2 (2014) ... Archdeacon Robert
 2011-2013 The Borgias (TV Series)
Johannes Burchart
- The Banquet of Chestnuts (2013) ... Johannes Burchart
- Nessuno (Nobody) (2011) ... Johannes Burchart
- The Art of War (2011) ... Johannes Burchart
- The Moor (2011) ... Johannes Burchart
- The Poisoned Chalice (2011) ... Johannes Burchart
 2013 Utopia (TV Series)
Donaldson
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... Donaldson
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Donaldson
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Donaldson
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Donaldson
 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Oliver Lacon
 2011 Jane Eyre
Mr. Brocklehurst
 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (Video Game)
Kreacher (voice)
 2010 Robin Hood
Father Tancred
 2009 Boogie Woogie
Robert Freign
 2008 Body of Lies
Garland
 2008 The Duchess
Charles Fox
 2007 The Golden Compass
Fra Pavel
 2006 Friends with Money
Aaron
 2005 Torte Bluma (Short)
Blau
 1994-2004 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series)
Cecil
- Merry Christmas (2004) ... Cecil
- Love and Marriage (1998) ... Cecil
- Animals (1994) ... Cecil
- Songs of Praise (1994) ... Cecil
 2004 Human Touch
Bernard
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Atticus Noyle
 2003 Bright Young Things
Sneath (Photo-Rat)
 2003 Skagerrak
Thomas
 2002/II The Reckoning
Stephen
 2000 Eisenstein
Sergei Eisenstein
 2000 Inside-Out (Short)
Market researcher
 1999 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Henry Carstairs
- Death of a Stranger (1999) ... Henry Carstairs
 1999 Onegin
Triquet
 1998 Cousin Bette
Vauvinet
 1997 Bicycle Thieves (Short)
 1997 The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Video)
Azdak, the judge
 1996 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Conductor
- The Last Shout: Part 1 (1996) ... Conductor (uncredited)
 1996 The Ogre
Brigadier
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Pistol
- Henry IV (1995) ... Pistol
 1994 Mesmer
Franz
 1994 Being Human
Hermas
 1994 Tom & Viv
Dr. Reginald Miller
 1994 A Business Affair
Salesman
 1992-1993 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Madman / Mick
- Gregory: Diary of a Nutcase (1993) ... Madman
- The Crying Game (1992) ... Mick
 1992 The Vacuum (Short)
Colin
 1992 The Bill (TV Series)
Shaun Anderton
- Man of the People (1992) ... Shaun Anderton
 1991 Kafka
Assistant Oscar
 1990 Stolen (TV Series)
Car salesman
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Car salesman
 1989 The Two of Us (TV Series)
The Man
- Trust (1989) ... The Man
 1988 Screenplay (TV Series)
Martin
- Burning Ambition (1988) ... Martin
 1985 Strapontin (Short)
Coffee boy
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Other Works:

He co-wrote "The Streets of Crocodiles", and directed the play (Theatre De Complit production) at the Cottlesloe National Theatre and Tour with César Sarachu, Matthew Scurfield and Annabel Arden in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Trivia:

McBurney's father, Charles, was an American archaeologist and academic of Scottish descent, and his grandfather, also Charles McBurney, was a renowned American surgeon. Simon's mother, Anne Francis was a secretary, of British, Scottish and Irish ancestry. His parents are distant cousins who met during World War II. See more »

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Virgo

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