Simon Russell Beale

King Lear: Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale interview

WATCH: Director Sam Mendes and actor Simon Russell Beale discuss their acclaimed production of King Lear at the National Theatre.

Shakespeare's Sonnets - Royal Festival Hall

A complete reading of every one of Shakespeare's 154 sonnets, to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. Enjoy these famous works read by some of our greatest actors.

King Lear - National Theatre

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Simon Russell Beale, whose recent appearances at the National include Timon of A

The Charioteer: A Virago Modern Classic - Mary Renault, Simon Russell Beale

After enduring an injury at Dunkirk during World War II, Laurie Odell is sent to a rural veterans' hospital in England to convalesce. There he befriends the young, bright Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. As they find solace and comp

The Hothouse - Trafalgar Studios

It’s Christmas Day in a nameless state-run mental institution where the inmates are subjected to a tirade of mindless cruelty. A maniacal and self-obsessed leader breeds a contagion of hierarchical savagery amongst his staff, who thrive on a noxious die

Privates on Parade - The Noel Coward Theatre

Private Steven Flowers is posted to the Song and Dance Unit in South East Asia where serving under the flamboyant Captain Terri Dennis he discovers it takes more than just a uniform to become a man. Simon Russell Beale plays the cross-dressing Captain