Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale

Actor, author and music historian

Simon Russell Beale, CBE is an English actor, author and music historian. Described by The Independent as “the greatest stage actor of his generation”, he has appeared in Persuasion (1995), The Young Visiters (2003), Dunkirk (2004), The Deep Blue Sea (2011) and as Falstaff in the BBC made-for-television films Henry IV, Part I and Part II (2012). He was part of the main cast of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful. More recently, he has appeared in Into the Woods and The Death of Stalin.

Praise for The Death of Stalin

“For decades, I wondered if this extraordinary theatre actor would ever get a screen role worthy of his stage career. Now at last he has. His Beria is the dark heart of the film.”
– Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian) *****


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Event 31: Talking About Shakespeare

Alexander McKenzie Stage

Simon Russell Beale and Nicholas Hytner have been talking to each other about Shakespeare for the best part of 30 years. They have worked together on two of his plays (Much Ado About Nothing and Timon of Athens) and separately on many others (including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Julius Caesar). This afternoon they will […]