Simon Montagu McBurney is a British actor, playwright, and director of theater and opera. Simon McBurney was born on August 25, 1957. He is the London-based Théâtre de Complicité’s founder and artistic director. He appeared in several movies including The Manchurian Candidate, Friends with Money, Robin Hood, and The Last King of Scotland.

Simon McBurney is a well-known actor and director in the world. He starred as Archdeacon Robert for 19 episodes as a main cast member of the 2011 series Rev.

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REAL NAME Simon Montagu McBurney
NICKNAMESimon McBurney
BORNAugust 25, 1957
AGE66 years old (2023)
BIRTHPLACECambridge, England
PROFESSIONActor, Director
SPOUSECassie Yukawa
NET WORTH$5 Million
HEIGHT5 feet 5 inches (169cm)

How was the early life of Simon McBurney?

McBurney was born in Cambridge, England, on August 25, 1957. Charles McBurney, his father, was a Scottish-born American academic and archaeologist. Charles McBurney is his paternal great-grandfather who was an American surgeon.

Anne Francis Edmondstone, his mother, was an English, Scottish, and Irish-born British secretary. His parents met during World War II as distant cousins.  His elder brother is composer and writer Gerard McBurney.

He graduated in 1980 from Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he studied English literature. He moved to Paris and attended the Jacques Lecoq Institute to pursue theater training after his father’s death.

Simon McBurney career

McBurney is the founder and artistic director of the worldwide theater company Complicite, based in the United Kingdom. Street of Crocodiles (1992), The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol (1994), A Disappearing Number (2007), A Dog’s Heart (2010), The Master and Margarita (2011), and The Kid Stays in the Picture (2017) were the movies he directed.

McBurney is a well-known actor in film. He played in recurring roles of Dr. Atticus Noyle in The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Oliver Lacon in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, CIA computer whiz Garland in Body of Lies, and Cecil the choirmaster in The Vicar of Dibley. In addition, he was an executive producer and story writer for Mr. Bean’s Holiday.

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He played the part of Archdeacon Robert in the BBC comedy television series Rev from 2010 to 2014. In the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010), McBurney voiced Kreacher. He starred in the premiere of The Encounter in the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival.

He directed at London Coliseum’s The Magic Flute by the English National Opera production of Mozart and the New York Metropolitan Opera’s 2023 organizing of the same production. The Encounter, created by Complicité, was named the 13th best theater production since 2000 by The Guardian writers in September 2019.

Simon personal life

In 2007, he got to know about Cassie Yukawa who is a concert pianist. After they married, they moved to north London, had three kids in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and lives with them. The violinist Diane Yukawa is his sister-in-law.

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McBurney was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2005 New Year’s Honours for services to Drama. He stands for the global movement for the rights of tribal peoples as an Ambassador for Survival International.

How much is Simon McBurney worth?

Simon McBurney is an English actor, writer, and director with a net worth of $5 million US dollars. The TV shows The Vicar of Dibley, Utopia (2013, as Donaldson), The Borgias (2011–2013, as Johannes Burchart), The Casual Vacancy (2015), The Loudest Voice (2019, as Rupert Murdoch), and Carnival Row (2019, as Runyan Milworthy) are some of the recurring roles that McBurney has had.

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