Simon Russell Beale


Simon Russell Beale was educated at St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School and Clifton College in Bristol. After graduating with a first in English at Cambridge University he began training as an opera singer before he turned to acting.

Previously for ENO: Voice of Paul Bunyan Paul Bunyan

Career Highlights

Simon started his theatrical career at the Royal Court, and he went on to the Royal Shakespeare Company for 8 years. Since then, he has spent 20 years at the National Theatre. Not only has Russell Beale performed all over the world, he has also appeared in award-winning TV and film. He has presented many BBC programmes about classical music. In 2003 he was appointed a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to the Arts.

Last updated: 9th February 2023