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SIMON McBURNEY is an actor, writer and director who was most recently seen starring with Jennifer Aniston and Frances McDormand in FRIENDS WITH MONEY. His feature films also include THE HUMAN TOUCH; Jonathan Demme's THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE; Paul McGuigan's THE RECKONING; the title role of EISENSTEIN; Tim Burton's SLEEPY HOLLOW; TOM AND VIV; BEING HUMAN; MESMER; COUSIN BETTE; ONEGIN; SKAGGERAK and BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS.

He also recently created the story for and is executive producing the forthcoming FRENCH BEAN, the sequel to BEAN, starring Rowan Atkinson.

In theatre, McBurney is one of Europe's leading directors. As the co-founder and artistic director of Theatre de Complicte, he has devised, directed and acted in over 30 productions, toured all over the world and won numerous international awards. His production of "Mnemonic” earned a Time Out Live Award, a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, a Lucille Lortel Award and The Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, among others. His plays also include "The Elephant Vanishes” at Lincoln Center and "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” starring Al Pacino, Paul Giamatti, Billy Crudup, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman and Charles Durning. On Broadway he directed "The Chairs” for which he received a Tony Nomination. In London, he recently both directed and starred in "Measure for Measure” and "A Minute Too Late” at the National Theatre.

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