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Simon Russell Beale
Born January 12, 1961 (age 58)
Simon Russell Beale, CBE (born 12 January 1961) is an English actor, author and music historian.
Beale has been described by The Independent as "the greatest stage actor of his generation." He has appeared in Persuasion (1995), The Young Visiters (2003), Dunkirk (2004), The Deep Blue Sea (2011) and as Falstaff in the BBC made-for-television films Henry IV, Part I and Part II (2012). He was part... full bio
Museo
[2018]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 2h 8min
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In 1985, a group of criminals mock the security of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City to extract 140 pre-Hispanic pieces from their showcases.
The Death of Stalin
[2017]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, War | 1h 47min
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Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.
The Lehman Trilogy
[2019]
 
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Movie | Drama
The Hollow Crown
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Drama, History | 2h 30min
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V.
Cunk on Shakespeare
[2016]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 30min
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The character from Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (2013) presents a mockumentary about William Shakespeare, talking us through his life and works in her own unique style.
Dunkirk
[2004]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Drama, History | 3h
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A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.
TV Movie
Royal National Theatre celebrates 50 years.
A Dance to the Music of Time
[1997]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 6h 56min
Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Shakespeare Uncovered
[2012]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary | 55min
Various actors discuss Shakespeare plays. Each episode is presented by one actor and, in most cases, the actor discusses one play. However, some episodes cover more than one play. For example, all three "Henry plays" are presented together.
Ancient Worlds
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Documentary
An Ancient society is examined, but not just from a historical point of view. The researchers try to present and approach it as if they lived in that Classical or earlier culture, religion etcetera.
TV Movie | Drama | 1h
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The darker side of the composer is explored when he stays in the hospital for syphilis.
Matisse Live
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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Ambition
[2017]
 
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Short Movie
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Vanity Fair
[2018]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 1h
An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
The Legend of Tarzan
[2016]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 50min
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Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Into the Woods
[2014]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 2h 5min
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A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.
Penny Dreadful
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 1h
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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.
My Week with Marilyn
[2011]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 39min
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Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).
My Cousin Rachel
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 46min
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A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
The Deep Blue Sea
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 38min
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The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Hamlet
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama | 4h 2min
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Spooks
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
An Ideal Husband
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 37min
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Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously.
Blackadder Back & Forth
[1999]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, History, Short | 33min
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At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly....
The Gathering
[2003]
 
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Movie | Horror, Thriller | 1h 32min
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Amnesiac Cassie Grant has a premonition that someone or something wants the family that's helping her recover dead. She investigates the secrets of the town they live in and uncovers darkness, both human and supernatural.
Orlando
[1992]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 34min
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Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British history, experiencing a variety of lives and relationships along the way, and even changing sex.
Alice in Wonderland
[1999]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 2h 30min
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The wizards behind The Odyssey (1997) and Merlin (1998) combine Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" into a two-hour special that just gets curiouser and curiouser.
Deep Water
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History, Sport | 1h 32min
A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.
Legacy
[2013]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 30min
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Set in the 1970s London during the height of the Cold War when a young spy discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past.
The Young Visiters
[2003]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 30min
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Alfred Salteena is a slightly bumbling gentleman who meets a young lady on a train and invites her to his home in London. She comes to see society and meet young men and bothers him to go out and meet important people. They travel to see Lord Bernard where Alfred realises that he is not "high society" enough to win the beautiful social climber Ethel. Bernard offers to send him to a training school... see more
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
[2016]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Musical | 2h
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A celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, broadcast live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
King Lear
[2014]
 
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TV Movie
An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.
Muse of Fire
[2013]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 23min
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Two young London actors set out together to face the greatest challenge in the world of acting - Shakespeare.
A Very Peculiar Practice
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 50min
A surreal comedy series tracking the career of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.
TV Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Music | 2h
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A TV screening of a production of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by the Royal Ballet, staged at the Royal Opera House in London. It's the first full-length score commissioned for the Royal Ballet in 20 years.
Imagine
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, History | 1h
Wide ranging BBC arts programme.
The Mysterious Mr Webster
[2014]
 
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TV Movie | Biography | 59min
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The story of the son of a coach-maker with a highly developed sense of the macabre, who ended up rivalling Shakespeare. John Webster's life was shadowy and his plays darkly imagined - it was once said that he 'saw the skull beneath the skin'. But his masterpiece The Duchess Of Malfi is one of the jewels of the English Renaissance. This gothic tale of forbidden love, intrigue, betrayal and murder is... see more
Fry's Planet Word
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 1h
Fry's Planet Word sees Stephen Fry finding out more about linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have changed. He dissects language in many of its guises.
The 58th Annual Tony Awards
[2004]
 
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TV Special | Music | 2h 10min
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Simon Schama's Shakespeare
[2012]
 
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Mini Series | History
Mark Lawson Talks to...
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
A series in which arts presenter Mark Lawson has a 60-minute in-depth conversation with a notable figure.
A Taste of My Life
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary, Talk-Show | 30min
Nigel Slater interviews celebrities about their lives and the food that has affected them.
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