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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