Simon McBurney stars in "The Borgias" on Showtime as Johannes Burchart. McBurney also stars in the feature film "Jane Eyre" (2011) as Brocklehurst.

Simon McBurney is a British actor, writer and director who has received both an Olivier Award and a Tony Award nomination. The founder of England's Complicite theater, McBurney has directed productions of "Street of Crocodiles" (1992), "The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol" (1994), "Mnemonic" (1999) and "The Elephant Vanishes" (2003). Outside of the Complicite he has also directed "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" and "All My Sons" (2008) (both in New York), as well as live comedy shows, including Lenny Henry's "So Much Things To Say" and "French and Saunders Live" in 2000.

The son of an archaeologist and the grandson of American surgeon Charles McBurney, Simon followed his studies at Cambridge University by training for the theater at the Jacques Lecoq Institute in Paris.

McBurney also has a number of TV and film acting credits, including a recurring role on BBC's "The Vicar of Dibley" as Cecil the Choirmaster; Ridley Scott's feature film "Body of Lies"; "The Manchurian Candidate," starring Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep; "The Last King of Scotland," opposite Forest Whitaker; "Friends with Money"; "The Golden Compass," starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig; and "The Duchess." McBurney also wrote and executive produced "Mr. Bean's Holiday." He also recently voiced the character of Kreacher in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1."

In 2008, he was ranked 31st on the Telegraph's list of the 100 most powerful people in British culture.




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Age: 60 years old
Birthday: August 25, 1957
Height: 5' 6 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Simon Montagu McBurney
Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK


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