Simon Russell Beale

Up 3,106 this week
0:48 | Trailer
Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre. He spent his early years abroad as his father was Surgeon General to the British Army (his mother is also a doctor), but aged 8 was relocated to England and became a pupil at St Paul's Cathedral School. He then attended Clifton College in Bristol on ... See full bio »

7 TIFF Films That Could Be Oscar Contenders

We gaze into our crystal ball to look at seven Toronto International Film Festival titles to watch for come awards season.

Watch the video

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Mary Queen of Scots
Wed, Sep 18 1:40 AM PDT on HBOSIG (521)
The Legend of Tarzan
Wed, Sep 18 8:00 PM PDT on TNT (052)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 people
created 05 Jul 2015
a list of 21 people
created 14 Aug 2017
a list of 25 people
created 27 Jun 2017
a list of 32 people
created 18 Feb 2015
a list of 21 people
created 14 Jun 2012

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Simon Russell Beale's work have you seen?

User Polls

6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Death of Stalin Lavrenti Beria
Into the Woods Baker's Father
Hamlet Second Gravedigger


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (43 credits)
 2019/III A Christmas Carol (post-production) (voice)
 2019 Radioactive
Professor Lippmann
 2019/I Ambition (Short)
 2018 Mary Queen of Scots
Robert Beale
 2018 Vanity Fair (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. John Sedley / John Sedley / Mr John Sedley
- Endings and Beginnings (2018) ... John Sedley
- In Which a Painter's Daughter Meets a King (2018) ... Mr. John Sedley
- In Which Battles Are Won and Lost (2018) ... Mr. John Sedley
- A Quarrel About an Heiress (2018) ... Mr. John Sedley
- Miss Sharp Begins to Make Friends (2018) ... Mr. John Sedley
 2018 Operation Finale
David Ben-Gurion
 2018 Museo
Frank Graves
 2017 The Death of Stalin
Lavrenti Beria
 2017 My Cousin Rachel
 2016 The Legend of Tarzan
Mr. Frum
 2014-2016 Penny Dreadful (TV Series)
Ferdinand Lyle
- No Beast So Fierce (2016) ... Ferdinand Lyle
- The Day Tennyson Died (2016) ... Ferdinand Lyle
- And They Were Enemies (2015) ... Ferdinand Lyle
- And Hell Itself My Only Foe (2015) ... Ferdinand Lyle
- Memento Mori (2015) ... Ferdinand Lyle
 2016 Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (TV Movie)
Richard II
 2014 Into the Woods
Baker's Father
 2014 King Lear
 2013 Legacy (TV Movie)
 2012 Timon of Athens
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
- Henry V (2012) ... Falstaff
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012) ... Falstaff
- Henry IV, Part 1 (2012) ... Falstaff
 2012 Simon Schama's Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
- Hollow Crowns (2012)
- This England (2012)
 2010-2011 Spooks (TV Series)
Home Secretary / William Towers
- Episode #10.6 (2011) ... William Towers
- Episode #10.5 (2011) ... William Towers
- Episode #10.4 (2011) ... William Towers
- Episode #10.3 (2011) ... William Towers
- Episode #10.2 (2011) ... William Towers
 2011 My Week with Marilyn
 2011 The Deep Blue Sea
Sir William Collyer
 2011 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (TV Movie)
The Duchess / Introduced by
 2010 National Theatre Live: London Assurance
Sir Harcourt Courtly
 2006 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
John Adams
- John & Abigail Adams (2006) ... John Adams
 2004 Dunkirk (TV Movie documentary)
Winston Churchill
 2003 The Young Visiters (TV Movie)
Prince of Wales
 2002 The Gathering
Luke Fraser
 1999 Blackadder Back & Forth (Short)
Napoleon (as Simon Russell-Beale)
 1999/I An Ideal Husband
Sir Edward
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
King Cedric of Hearts / Society Man
 1997 The Temptation of Franz Schubert (TV Movie)
Franz Schubert
 1997 A Dance to the Music of Time (TV Mini-Series)
- Post War (1997) ... Widmerpool
- The War (1997) ... Widmerpool
- The Thirties (1997) ... Widmerpool
- The Twenties (1997) ... Widmerpool
 1996 Hamlet
Second Gravedigger
 1995 Screen Two (TV Series)
Charles Musgrove
- Persuasion (1995) ... Charles Musgrove
 1993 The Mushroom Picker (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Anthony
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Anthony
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Anthony
 1992 Downtown Lagos (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Heron
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Heron
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Heron
 1992 Orlando
Earl of Moray
 1988 A Very Peculiar Practice (TV Series)
Mark Stibbs
- Art and Illusion (1988) ... Mark Stibbs
 1985 Time and the Conways (TV Movie)
Party Guest
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (35 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night", at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Helen McCrory, Emily Watson, Mark Strong, Selina Cadell, David Bradley, Luke Varley, Paul Jesson, Cherry Morris, Anthony O'Donnell, Gary Powell and Gyuri Sarossy in the cast. Sam Mendes was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I hate my body. I hate it. I hate my looks. I hate my voice. So much of what I do on stage is really saying, 'Love me, despite the fact that I'm ugly.'


He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in "Candide" at the Royal National Theatre, Olivier Stage. See more »


Rich, aristocratic voice

Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed