Simon Russell Beale

Active - 1992 - Present  |   Born - Jan 12, 1961 in Penang, Malaysia  |   Genres - Drama, Fantasy, History [nf], Romance, Music [nf]

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  • Father was a surgeon in the British Army who was stationed in the Federation of Malay when Simon was born.
  • Attended boarding school in England as a chorister while the rest of his family continued to live in Asia.
  • Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company after attending Guildhall School, and met Sam Mendes, who directed him as the title character in Richard III and as Ariel in The Tempest.
  • Toured with the Royal National Theatre's production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in 1996.
  • Appointed a CBE (a Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2003.
  • Replaced Tim Curry as King Arthur in Spamalot on Broadway in 2005.