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British actor Simon Russell Beale showed his talent on the Hollywood big screen, appearing in a long line of successful films. In 2001, he co-starred with Diana Rigg in "Humble Boy." In 2003, he starred as a bumbling philosopher in Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers," for which he received a Tony nomination. Beale's early acting career mostly consisted of roles in various films, such as the dramatic adaptation "Orlando" (1993) with Tilda Swinton, "Persuasion" (1995) with Amanda Root and "Hamlet" (1996) with Richard Attenborough. He also appeared in the Peter Vaughan comedy adaptation "An Ideal Husband" (1999). He also was featured in the miniseries "A Dance to the Music of Time" (1997-98). He also appeared in the TV movie "Alice in Wonderland" (NBC, 1999). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the Christina Ricci horror flick "The Gathering" (2003), the Michelle Williams dramatic adaptation "My Week With Marilyn" (2011) and the drama "The Deep Blue Sea" (2012) with Rachel Weisz. He also appeared in the TV special "John & Abigail Adams" (PBS, 2005-06). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "The Young Visiters" (BBC, 2004-05). Film continued to be his...

British actor Simon Russell Beale showed his talent on the Hollywood big screen, appearing in a long line of successful films. In 2001, he co-starred with Diana Rigg in "Humble Boy." In 2003, he starred as a bumbling philosopher in Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers," for which he received a Tony nomination. Beale's early acting career mostly consisted of roles in various films, such as the dramatic adaptation "Orlando" (1993) with Tilda Swinton, "Persuasion" (1995) with Amanda Root and "Hamlet" (1996) with Richard Attenborough. He also appeared in the Peter Vaughan comedy adaptation "An Ideal Husband" (1999). He also was featured in the miniseries "A Dance to the Music of Time" (1997-98). He also appeared in the TV movie "Alice in Wonderland" (NBC, 1999). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the Christina Ricci horror flick "The Gathering" (2003), the Michelle Williams dramatic adaptation "My Week With Marilyn" (2011) and the drama "The Deep Blue Sea" (2012) with Rachel Weisz. He also appeared in the TV special "John & Abigail Adams" (PBS, 2005-06). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "The Young Visiters" (BBC, 2004-05). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the James Corden box office smash fantastical comedy "Into the Woods" (2014), the Alexander SkarsgÄrd hit action picture "The Legend of Tarzan" (2016) and the dramatic adaptation "My Cousin Rachel" (2017) with Rachel Weisz. He also had a part in the TV miniseries "The Hollow Crown" (2012-16). He held additional roles in television including a part on "Penny Dreadful" (Showtime, 2014-16). Most recently, Beale acted in "The Death of Stalin" (2017).

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CAST: (feature film)

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2.
 Radioactive (2018)
3.
 My Cousin Rachel (2017)
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 Into the Woods (2014)
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 Deep Water (2006)
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 Alice in Wonderland (1999) King Of Hearts
9.
 Ideal Husband, An (1999) Sir Edward
10.
 Hamlet (1996) 2nd Gravedigger
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2001:
Co-starred with Diana Rigg in "Humble Boy"
2003:
Starred as a bumbling philosopher in Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers," for which he received a Tony nomination
2014:
Had the recurring role of Ferdinand Lyle on "Penny Dreadful"
2018:
Cast on the mini-series "Vanity Fair"
1985:
Made screen-acting debut as a party guest on "Time and the Conways"
1996:
Cast as the second gravedigger in Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet"
1997:
Played Widmerpool on mini-series "A Dance to the Music of Time"
2014:
Played the baker's father in Disney's "Into the Woods"
2014:
Portrayed the title character in the National Theatre Live production of "King Lear"
2017:
Cast as Lavrenti Beria in ensemble comedy/satire "The Death of Stalin"
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Education

Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge: -

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father:
Peter Beale. Physician. Was an army surgeon.
mother:
Julia Beale. Physician. Died of cancer in April 2000 at age 64.
brother:
Andrew Beale. Surgeon. Twin of Tim; born in 1962.
brother:
Tim Beale. Twin of Andrew; born in 1962.
sister:
Katie Beale. Physician. Younger.
sister:
Lucy Beale. Younger; died c. 1972 at age four of a congenital heart defect.
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