Search a film or person :
Simon Russell Beale is a Actor Malaisien born on 12 january 1961 at Penang (Malaisie)

Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale
If you like this person, let us know!
Nationality Malaisie
Birth 12 january 1961 (59 years) at Penang (Malaisie)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Simon Russell Beale (born 12 January 1961) is a British actor, author and music historian.

Beale has been 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 is currently part of the main cast of Showtime's Penny Dreadful.


Beale is a Past President of the Anthony Powell Society, a tribute to his portrayal of Kenneth Widmerpool.

In the Independent on Sunday 2006 Pink List – a list of the most influential gay men and women in the UK – he was placed at number 30, representing an advance of four positions since the previous year's rankings.

Best films

Orlando (1993)

Usually with

Roger Michell
Roger Michell
(2 films)
Oliver Parker
Oliver Parker
(1 films)
Sally Potter
Sally Potter
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Simon Russell Beale (19 films)

Display filmography as list


Directed by Marjane Satrapi
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Actors Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard, Simon Russell Beale, Corey Johnson
Roles Professor Lippmann
Rating69% 3.460573.460573.460573.460573.46057
L'histoire vraie de Marie Curie et de son mari Pierre et de leur découverte du radium, qui a bouleversé le monde de la science.
Operation Finale
Directed by Chris Weitz
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Actors Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Haley Lu Richardson, Simon Russell Beale, Nick Kroll
Roles David Ben-Gurion
Rating65% 3.2512953.2512953.2512953.2512953.251295
Quinze ans après la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, en 1960, une équipe d'agents secrets israéliens traque le nazi Adolf Eichmann, haut fonctionnaire du Troisième Reich en cavale, en Argentine où il se cache.
My Cousin Rachel, 1h46
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger, Pierfrancesco Favino, Andrew Knott
Roles Couch
Rating59% 2.9957352.9957352.9957352.9957352.995735
Lorsque son cousin Ambroise décède dans de mystérieuses circonstances, Philip cherche à piéger sa veuve Rachel, qu'il soupçonne de l'avoir tué pour son héritage. Pourtant, tout se complique lorsqu'il tombe amoureux de cette femme troublante et vénéneuse...
The Death of Stalin, 1h46
Directed by Armando Iannucci
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Adrian Mcloughlin, Jeffrey Tambor, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend
Roles Lavrenti Beria
Rating71% 3.5986753.5986753.5986753.5986753.598675
Après la mort de Joseph Staline, chef suprême de l'Union soviétique, le 5 mars 1953, chacun tente de prendre le pouvoir et d'assurer sa survie au sein même de l'équipe ministérielle du dictateur défunt.
The Legend of Tarzan, 1h50
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Tarzan films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt
Roles Mr. Frum
Rating61% 3.09453.09453.09453.09453.0945
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life in London as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian Captain Rom (Christoph Waltz).
Into the Woods, 2h4
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films about the labor movement, Wolves in film, Witches in film, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp
Roles Baker's Father
Rating58% 2.9476052.9476052.9476052.9476052.947605
A Baker and his Wife wish for a child but suffer under a curse laid upon the Baker's family by a Witch who found the Baker's father robbing her garden when his mother was pregnant. The Baker's father also stole some beans which caused the Witch's mother to punish her with the curse of ugliness. The Witch offers to lift the curse, but only if the Baker and his Wife obtain four critical items for her: a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold.
Legacy (2013)
, 1h30
Directed by Pete Travis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Charlie Cox, Romola Garai, Simon Russell Beale, Geraldine James, Christian McKay, Olivia Grant
Roles Hookey

Charles Thoroughgood (Charlie Cox), a young spy, discovers the truth about his father's past. After leaving the army, he starts training at the Secret Intelligence Service when Viktor Koslov (Andrew Scott), a Soviet diplomat, gets him on a case. Charles' bosses want to exploit Viktor. When Charles makes contact with him, Viktor tells him information that he doesn't want to believe. Charles is also in a relationship with the wife of another agent.
The Deep Blue Sea, 1h38
Directed by Terence Davies
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Ann Mitchell, Barbara Jefford, Oliver Ford Davies
Roles Sir William Collyer
Rating61% 3.0982153.0982153.0982153.0982153.098215
In 1950, Hester Collyer, the younger wife of High Court judge Sir William Collyer, has embarked on a passionate affair with Freddie Page, a handsome young former RAF pilot troubled by his memories of the Second World War. Freddie throws Hester's life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated. For Freddie, that tumultuous mix of fear and excitement that was once in his life seems to be no longer present.
My Week with Marilyn, 1h39
Directed by Simon Curtis, Simon Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Julia Ormond, Emma Watson, Judi Dench
Roles Cotes-Preedy
Rating69% 3.4984353.4984353.4984353.4984353.498435
Following his graduation from university in 1956, aspiring filmmaker Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) travels to London to get a job on Laurence Olivier's (Kenneth Branagh) next production. Hugh Perceval (Michael Kitchen) tells Colin that there are no jobs available, but he decides to wait for Olivier, whom he once met at a party. Olivier and his wife, Vivien Leigh (Julia Ormond), eventually show up and Vivien encourages Olivier to give Colin a job on his upcoming film The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams). Colin's first task is to find a suitable place for Marilyn and her husband, Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), to stay at while they are in England. The press find out about the house, but Colin reveals he secured a second house just in case, impressing Olivier and Marilyn's publicist, Arthur P. Jacobs (Toby Jones).
Deep Water
Deep Water (2006)
, 1h32
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Documentary, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Documentary films about sports, Documentary films about technology
Actors Jean Badin, Tilda Swinton, Simon Russell Beale
Roles Donald Crowhurst (voice)
Rating77% 3.892573.892573.892573.892573.89257
Un couple qui ne s'aime plus fait un accord: la femme aura le droit d'avoir des amants. Bientôt, ces amants commencent à disparaitre l'un après l'autre.
The Gathering, 1h36
Directed by Brian Gilbert
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion
Actors Christina Ricci, Ioan Gruffudd, Kerry Fox, Stephen Dillane, Simon Russell Beale, Robert Hardy
Roles Luke Fraser
Rating55% 2.798892.798892.798892.798892.79889
Cassie Grant, une jeune américaine, est renversée par une voiture en pleine campagne anglaise. Marion Kirkman, la conductrice, appelle immédiatement une ambulance. Après examen à l'hôpital local, le médecin conclut que, alors que Cassie ne présente que quelques égratignures, l'accident lui a fait perdre la mémoire. Elle ne connait plus que son nom et son pays d'origine et ne sait plus ni où elle habite, ni pourquoi elle est en Angleterre. Le docteur lui conseille du calme afin de, peut-être, retrouver la mémoire. Prise de pitié et se sentant responsable, Marion Kirkman invite Cassie chez elle. Elle fait la connaissance de Simon, le mari de Marion. Les jours suivants, Cassie commence à avoir des visions concernant le futur des personnes de son entourage direct.
An Ideal Husband, 1h37
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Cate Blanchett, Peter Vaughan, Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Jeremy Northam
Roles Sir Edward
Rating67% 3.398413.398413.398413.398413.39841
Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old and the plot to help his friend has unintended consequences.
Blackadder: Back & Forth, 33minutes
Directed by Paul Weiland
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Historical, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about writers, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson
Roles Napoleon
Rating76% 3.847523.847523.847523.847523.84752
The film opens at Blackadder Hall where the present day Lord Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) is entertaining guests on New Year's Eve, 1999. As a scam, Blackadder informs them he has invented a working time machine and wagers £10,000 each that he can bring back anything they ask for. His guests – Archbishop Melchett (Stephen Fry), Archdeacon Kevin Darling (Tim McInnerny), Lieutenant George (Hugh Laurie) and Lady Elizabeth (Miranda Richardson) – announce that, if Blackadder is to win, he must bring back a genuine Roman centurion's helmet, the actual wellingtons worn by the Duke of Wellington on the day he won the Battle of Waterloo, and a really smelly pair of 200-year-old underpants. Blackadder intends to scam his guests by dredging the items from his personal store. However, he is stunned to discover that the time machine, built by Baldrick (Tony Robinson) after plans by Leonardo da Vinci, actually works.
Alice in Wonderland, 2h9
Directed by Nick Willing
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tina Majorino, Miranda Richardson, Martin Short, Whoopi Goldberg, Simon Russell Beale, Robbie Coltrane
Roles King Cedric of Hearts
Rating62% 3.1499053.1499053.1499053.1499053.149905
The film follows the storyline of the book closely, save for adding some scenes from Through the Looking-Glass. It also changes the opening real world scene from Alice and her sister sitting at a riverbank to Alice in her bedroom, reluctantly practicing the song "Cherry Ripe", which she is expected to perform at a garden party. (The party guests are played by the same actors as the Wonderland characters, and are shown as resembling them in appearance and personality, in a similar manner to the MGM version of The Wizard of Oz. The toys in Alice's room also reflect the residents of Wonderland). Thanks to stage fright, and constant nagging from her confident music teacher, Alice runs out of the house and hides herself in the woods nearby until the party has ended. However, an apple floats down from the tree and seems to hover in Alice's face. She is suddenly distracted by a human-sized White Rabbit (voiced by Richard Coombs) rushing by. Curious, Alice follows the White Rabbit, falling down his rabbit hole and ending up in Wonderland.