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Simon McBurney

Simon McBurney

Birthdate: August 25, 1957

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Simon Montagu McBurney, OBE (born 25 August 1957) is an English Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actor, writer and director. He is the founder and artistic director of Théâtre de Complicité in England, now called Complicite. Description above from the Wikipedia article Simon McBurney, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.? ...detailed bio


The Theory of Everything (2014)

The story of the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)


Jane Eyre (2011)

The film begins with Jane Eyre running away from Thornfield Hall in the middle of the night and finding herself alone on the moors, in the pouring rain. She manages to reach the doorstep of Moor House, the home of Mr. St. John Rivers, a clergyman, and his two sisters. They take Jane in, saving he...

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)

In October 1973, Control, the head of British Intelligence ("the Circus"), sends agent Jim Prideaux to Budapest in Communist Hungary to meet a Hungarian general who had promised to deliver valuable information. However, Prideaux is shot and captured by Soviet agents. Amid the international incide...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I (2010)

The Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour, addresses the wizarding media, stating that the ministry would remain strong even as Lord Voldemort gains strength. Severus Snape arrives at Malfoy Manor to inform Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters of Harry's departure from No. 4 Privet Drive. Voldemort ...

The Duchess (2008)

Set in the late 18th century, the story follows the life of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Well known for her beauty and fashion sense, she is also known for her extravagance and gambling habits. Despite the blatant infidelities of her husband, the cold and much older William Cavend...

Body of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a CIA case officer in Iraq, tracking a terrorist called Al-Saleem (Alon Abutbul). He meets Nizar, a member of the terrorist organization who is prepared to offer information in return for asylum in America. Despite his boss Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe)'s objectio...

The Golden Compass (2007)

At the beginning of the film, we learn that the story takes place in one of many alternate worlds, in which a person's soul is contained within an animal companion called a dæmon. The Magisterium, represented as a unified religious power. Lyra Belacqua, an orphan that resides in Jordan College, a...

Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)

Mr. Bean (Atkinson) is attending a raffle. Mr. Bean wins the raffle and claims his prize. The prize is a holiday involving a train journey to Cannes, a Sony video camera, and €200. Bean proceeds to film his trip to the French Riviera beach on the video camera. Following a misunderstanding involvi...

Friends with Money (2006)

Olivia (Jennifer Aniston) is a single, cash-strapped woman working as a maid in Los Angeles in order to make ends meet. She is surrounded by a support network of well-off friends consisting of Franny (Joan Cusack) - a stay at home mom with a large trust fund; Christine (Catherine Keener) - a succ...

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

In 1970, Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) graduates from medical school in Scotland. With dull prospects at home, he decides to seek adventure abroad by working at a Ugandan missionary clinic run by Dr. David Merrit (Adam Kotz) and his wife, Sarah (Gillian Anderson). Garrigan becomes attracted to...

Human Touch (2004)

Human Touch is a 2004 film directed by Paul Cox and starring Jacqueline McKenzie, Chris Haywood and Aaron Blabey. The plot follows the story of Anna who is a singer trying to raise money for her choir's trip to China. She does this by posing nude for an ageing artist and upon seeing the finished ...

The Reckoning (2004)

In 1380 England, a priest (Bettany) called Nicholas leaves his village after being caught in flagrante delicto with a married woman. After hiding in the woods, he is found by a travelling acting troupe who at first think he is a robber. Reluctantly, they allow him to join their group to replace o...

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Major Bennett "Ben" Marco (Denzel Washington) is a war veteran who begins to doubt what is commonly known about his famous U.S. Army unit. During the Persian Gulf War, Sergeant First Class Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) supposedly rescued all but two members in his unit, of which Marco was the com...

Bright Young Things (2003)

The primary characters are earnest aspiring novelist Adam Fenwick-Symes and his fiancée Nina Blount. When Adam's novel Bright Young Things, commissioned by tabloid newspaper magnate Lord Monomark, is confiscated by HM customs officers at the port of Dover for being too racy, he finds himself in a...

Eisenstein (2000)

Eisenstein is a 2000 Canadian film about Sergei Eisenstein, directed by Renny Bartlett and starring Simon McBurney, Raymond Coulthard and Jacqueline McKenzie. It was nominated for five Genie Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. New York Times reviewer Stephen Holden ...

Mesmer (1994)

In 18th century Vienna, Franz Anton Mesmer believes he is able to heal patients by drawing out something unique from inside his patients. However, the only ones who seem to have improvements are the young ladies he helps. His controversial methods and their consequences lead him to leave Vienna a...