1961 – Simon Russell Beale is a British actor was born 12th of January in Penang, Malaya.
1969 – Became a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral.
1975 – First theatre performance playing Desdemona in Othello at Clifton College.
Went to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and obtained a first in English.
1983 – Graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
1990 – Performed as Konstantin in Chekhov’s The Seagull, as Oswald in Ibsen’s Ghosts and as Edgar in King Lear.
1995 – Regular at the Royal National Theatre where his roles have included Mosca in Ben Jonson’s Volpone opposite Michael Gambon.
1997 – Portrayed the pivotal role of Kenneth Widmerpool in a television adaptation of Anthony Powell’s A Dance to the Music of Time.
1998 – Won the Best Actor category at the British Academy Television Awards.
1999 – Played the King of Hearts in television adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
– Key part of Trevor Nunn’s ensemble, playing in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, Edward Bulwer Lytton’s Money and Maxim Gorky’s Summerfolk.
Won the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award three times (for his performances in Volpone, Candide and Uncle Vanya).
2003 – Appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
2006 – Played Galileo in David Hare’s adaption of Brecht’s Life of Galileo and Face in Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist.