Simon McBurney

Simon McBurney

Highest Rated: 99% Wolfwalkers (2020)

Lowest Rated: 33% Boogie Woogie (2009)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1957

Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Born in 1957 in Cambridge, England, Simon McBurney studied English literature at university before succumbing to the acting bug. McBurney and a couple of compatriots founded the theater company Complicité in 1983, gaining in stature until they headlined arguably the most prestigious venue in European theater, the Avignon International Festival. They mounted an adaptation of Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita that has since toured the world. Although McBurney's true passion is theater (acting and directing), he has been coaxed in front of the camera on a number of occasions. He played supporting roles in films like "Kafka" (1991), directed by Steven Soderbergh, and made a number of guest appearances on TV series (mostly British), including "Absolutely Fabulous" (BBC, 1992-2005) and "Midsomer Murders" (ITV, 1997-). He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2005 for his services to the stage. However, it wasn't until a recurring role in "The Borgias" (Showtime, 2011-13) and a series regular role in "Rev." (BBC, 2010-14) that McBurney gained real onscreen recognition. In 2014, McBurney appeared in Woody Allen's "Magic In the Moonlight" (2014) as well as the Academy Award®-nominated "Theory of Everything" (2014). McBurney also played in the mini-series "The Casual Vacancy" (HBO, 2015) adapted from the book by JK Rowling.


Highest Rated Movies



99% 100% Wolfwalkers Lord Protector Cromwell (Voice) - 2020
65% No Score Yet Siberia Magician (Character) - 2019
80% 81% The Conjuring 2 Maurice Grosse (Character) $102.5M 2016
60% 64% Allied S.O.E. Official (Character) $39.8M 2016
94% 87% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Atlee (Character) - 2015
80% 84% The Theory of Everything Stephen's Father (Character) $35.9M 2014
51% 45% Magic in the Moonlight Howard Burkan (Character) $10.5M 2014
No Score Yet 100% For Those Who Can Tell No Tales Tim Clancy (Character) - 2013
83% 65% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Oliver Lacon (Character) $24.1M 2011
33% 22% Boogie Woogie Rhinegold's Secretary (Character) $1.8K 2009
62% 67% The Duchess Charles Fox (Character) $13.8M 2008
55% 62% Body of Lies Garland (Character) $39.4M 2008
42% 51% The Golden Compass Fra Pavel (Character) $70.1M 2007
51% 49% Mr. Bean's Holiday Executive Producer $32.6M 2007
72% 40% Friends With Money Aaron (Character) $13.4M 2006
No Score Yet 35% Human Touch Unknown (Character) - 2006
87% 89% The Last King of Scotland Stone (Character) $17.6M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torte Bluma Unknown (Character) - 2005
39% 56% The Reckoning Stephen (Character) $256.6K 2004
80% 63% The Manchurian Candidate Dr. Atticus Noyle (Character) $65.9M 2004
No Score Yet 60% Skagerrak Thomas (Character) - 2003
65% 67% Bright Young Things Sneath (Photo-Rat) (Character) $931.8K 2003
64% 57% Eisenstein Sergei Eisenstein (Character) - 2001
48% 72% Onegin Triquet (Character) $183.8K 1999
No Score Yet 57% Mesmer Franz (Character) - 1994
52% 73% Kafka Assistant Oscar (Character) $57.6K 1991


56% 87% Carnival Row Runyan Millworthy (Character) 2019
55% No Score Yet The Loudest Voice Rupert Murdoch (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Casual Vacancy Colin Wall (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rev. Archdeacon Robert (Character) 2014 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comic Strip Presents Unknown (Character) 1992-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE SHOWTIME: The Loudest Voice Rupert Murdoch (Character)


Oliver Lacon says: It's the oldest question of all, George. Who can spy on the spies?

Oliver Lacon says: There's a mole, right at the top of the Circus. And he's been there for years.

Oliver Lacon says: there's a mole right at the top of British Intelligence he's been there for years... and all i require from you is one codename

Oliver Lacon says: There's a mole right at the top of British Intelligence he's been there for years... and all I require from you is one code name.

Lord Asriel says: I propose to discover a world much like our own in a parallel universe.

Fra Pavel says: That is heresy!

Lord Asriel says: That is the truth.