Simon McBurney

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.​

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

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Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

The Golden Compass (2007)

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Ian McShane

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Ian McShane

Bright Young Things (2003)

In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Fenella Woolgar  •  Michael Sheen

In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Fenella Woolgar  •  Michael Sheen

Friends with Money (2006)

After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Holofcener
CAST:  Catherine Keener  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Timm Sharp  •  Joan Cusack

After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Holofcener
CAST:  Catherine Keener  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Timm Sharp  •  Joan Cusack

Kafka (1991)

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Theresa Russell  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Joel Grey

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Theresa Russell  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Joel Grey

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

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Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  James McAvoy  •  Simon McBurney  •  Gillian Anderson

Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  James McAvoy  •  Simon McBurney  •  Gillian Anderson

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

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Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meryl Streep  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Kimberly Elise

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meryl Streep  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Kimberly Elise

Being Human (1994)

One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Forsyth
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Maudie Johnson  •  Max Johnson  •  Robert Carlyle

One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Forsyth
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Maudie Johnson  •  Max Johnson  •  Robert Carlyle

Inside-Out (1999)

Girl cleaning windows of an Oxford St store catches the eye of a guy in the street who larks about much to her amusement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Guard  •  Thomas Guard
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Simon McBurney

Girl cleaning windows of an Oxford St store catches the eye of a guy in the street who larks about much to her amusement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Guard  •  Thomas Guard
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Simon McBurney

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomas Alfredson
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Mark Strong  •  Tom Hardy  •  Gary Oldman

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomas Alfredson
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Mark Strong  •  Tom Hardy  •  Gary Oldman

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

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Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Colin Firth  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Hamish Linklater

Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Colin Firth  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Hamish Linklater

The Theory of Everything (2014)

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The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Emily Watson  •  Harry Lloyd  •  David Thewlis

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Emily Watson  •  Harry Lloyd  •  David Thewlis

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013)

Kym, an Australian tourist, decides to travel to Bosnia. Her guidebook leads her to Višegrad, a small town steeped in history, on the border of Bosnia and Serbia. After a night of insomnia in the 'romantic' Hotel Vilina Vlas, Kym discovers what happened there ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jasmila Žbanić
CAST:  Boris Isaković  •  Simon McBurney  •  Branko Cvejić  •  Kym Vercoe

Kym, an Australian tourist, decides to travel to Bosnia. Her guidebook leads her to Višegrad, a small town steeped in history, on the border of Bosnia and Serbia. After a night of insomnia in the 'romantic' Hotel Vilina Vlas, Kym discovers what happened there ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jasmila Žbanić
CAST:  Boris Isaković  •  Simon McBurney  •  Branko Cvejić  •  Kym Vercoe

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

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Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet—eradicating 'The Syndicate', an International and highly-skilled rogue organization committed to destroying the IMF.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Simon Pegg  •  Rebecca Ferguson

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet—eradicating 'The Syndicate', an International and highly-skilled rogue organization committed to destroying the IMF.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Simon Pegg  •  Rebecca Ferguson

Sweet Dreams (2003)

Skagerrak is the story of being hit by happiness when you least expect it. In their late twenties and tired of partying their way around the world, Danish Marie and Irish Sophie come ashore in Northern Scotland. After another drunken night they are soon parted from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
CAST:  Iben Hjejle  •  Bronagh Gallagher  •  Martin Henderson  •  Ewen Bremner

Skagerrak is the story of being hit by happiness when you least expect it. In their late twenties and tired of partying their way around the world, Danish Marie and Irish Sophie come ashore in Northern Scotland. After another drunken night they are soon parted from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
CAST:  Iben Hjejle  •  Bronagh Gallagher  •  Martin Henderson  •  Ewen Bremner

Tom & Viv (1994)

The story of the marriage of the poet T. S. Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaecological and emotional problems and his growing fame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gilbert
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Rosemary Harris  •  Tim Dutton

The story of the marriage of the poet T. S. Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaecological and emotional problems and his growing fame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gilbert
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Rosemary Harris  •  Tim Dutton

Jane Eyre (2011)

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After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cary Joji Fukunaga
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Jamie Bell  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Judi Dench

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cary Joji Fukunaga
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Jamie Bell  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Judi Dench

Robin Hood (2010)

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When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff and King John's henchman, Godfrey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Mark Strong

When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff and King John's henchman, Godfrey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Mark Strong

Onegin (1999)

In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat – a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is introduced to the young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Fiennes
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Liv Tyler  •  Toby Stephens  •  Lena Headey

In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat – a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is introduced to the young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Fiennes
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Liv Tyler  •  Toby Stephens  •  Lena Headey

Mesmer (1994)

A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Anna Thalbach  •  Amanda Ooms  •  Donal Donnelly

A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Anna Thalbach  •  Amanda Ooms  •  Donal Donnelly
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