Simon Montagu McBurney, OBE (born 25 August 1957) is an English actor, writer and director.
McBurney was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. His father, Charles McBurney, was an American archaeologist and academic, and the grandson of American surgeon Charles McBurney (McBurney's point). His mother, Anne Francis Edmondstone Charles, was a British secretary of English, Scottish and Irish ancestry; his parents were distant cousins. McBurney studied English Literature at Cambridge University and then trained for the theatre at the Jacques Lecoq Institute in Paris.
McBurney is a founder and artistic director of the UK-based theatre company Complicite, which performs throughout the world. Productions by Complicite which McBurney has directed include Street of Crocodiles (1992), The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol (1994), Mnemonic (1999) and The Elephant Vanishes (2003). A Disappearing Number, a devised piece conceived and directed by McBurney, taking as its inspiration the story of the collaboration between two of the 20th century's most remarkable pure mathematicians, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a poor Brahmin from South India and Cambridge don GH Hardy"played at the Barbican in Autumn 2007 and