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Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale interview: Why I shaved my head for Lear

When a classical actor plays Hamlet, a clock starts counting down to his Lear.

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

Night Waves: Melnikov House, Anat Admati, The Hot House, The Rest Is Noise

Anne McElvoy talks to Simon Russell Beale and John Simm about Pinter's The Hothouse.

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

Night Waves: Melnikov House, Anat Admati, The Hot House, The Rest Is Noise

Anne McElvoy talks to Simon Russell Beale and John Simm about Pinter's The Hothouse.

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