Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh

Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is a British actor and filmmaker. Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London; in 2015 he succeeded Richard Attenborough as its president. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. He has won three BAFTAs and two Emmy Awards. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2012 Birthday Honours and knighted on 9 November 2012. He was made a Freeman of his native city of Belfast in January 2018. In 2020, he was listed at number 20 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors. Branagh has both directed and starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Othello (1995), Hamlet (1996), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), and As You Like It (2006). He was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director for Henry V and for Best Adapted Screenplay for Hamlet. He has also starred in the television series Fortunes of War (1987), Shackleton (2002), and Wallander (2008–2016) and in the films Celebrity (1998), Wild Wild West (1999), The Road to El Dorado (2000), as SS leader Reinhard Heydrich in Conspiracy (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Warm Springs (2005), as Major General Henning von Tresckow in Valkyrie (2008), The Boat That Rocked (2009), and as Sir Laurence Olivier in My Week with Marilyn (2011), Dunkirk (2017), and Tenet (2020). He won an International Emmy Award for Wallander and a Primetime Emmy Award for Conspiracy, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for My Week with Marilyn. Branagh directed and starred in the romantic thriller Dead Again (1991), the horror film Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), and the action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). He directed and starred as Hercule Poirot in the mystery drama adaptations of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Death on the Nile (2022). He also directed such films as Swan Song (1992), which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film, The Magic Flute (2006), Sleuth (2007), the Marvel superhero film Thor (2011), and the live-action adaptation of Disney's Cinderella (2015), He narrated numerous documentary series, including Cold War (1998), Walking with Dinosaurs (1999), The Ballad of Big Al (2001), Walking with Beasts (2001), Walking with Monsters (2005), and World War 1 in Colour (2005).
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Birthday
    12/10/1960
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
7.7
Valkyrie
Valkyrie
6.9
The Road to El Dorado
The Road to El Dorado
7.3
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
6.4
Hamlet
Hamlet
7.4
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein
8
Henry V
Henry V
7.2
Sleuth
Sleuth
6.2
Peter's Friends
Peter's Friends
6.5
Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
7
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West
5.3
The Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread Man
5.6
Celebrity
Celebrity
6
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence
6.9
Conspiracy
Conspiracy
7.3
Walking with Monsters
Walking with Monsters
7.3
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
5.9
A Month in the Country
A Month in the Country
6.3
Othello
Othello
6.4
Five Children and It
Five Children and It
5.5
Warm Springs
Warm Springs
6.9
IMAX: Galapagos 3D
IMAX: Galapagos 3D
6
The Periwig-Maker
The Periwig-Maker
7.5
The Boat That Rocked
The Boat That Rocked
7.2
Love's Labour's Lost
Love's Labour's Lost
5.5
Schneider's 2nd Stage
0
My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
6.7
The Theory of Flight
The Theory of Flight
6.2
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
6.8
Ghosts
Ghosts
0
High Season
High Season
5.6
Universal Horror
Universal Horror
7.2
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
6.1
Following the Rabbit-Proof Fence
Following the Rabbit-Proof Fence
8
Shadow of a Gunman
Shadow of a Gunman
0
National Theatre Live: Macbeth
National Theatre Live: Macbeth
7
The Making of Walking with Dinosaurs
6
Look Back in Anger
Look Back in Anger
9
Discovering Hamlet
Discovering Hamlet
5.7
Looking for Richard
Looking for Richard
6.7
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
7.5
Easter 2016
Easter 2016
0
Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces
Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces
6.5
Dead Again
Dead Again
6.4
The Proposition
The Proposition
6.3
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder
7.7
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe
6.9
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic
6
Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express
6.7
The Tramp and the Dictator
The Tramp and the Dictator
6.9
Coming Through
Coming Through
4.8
Anne Frank Remembered
Anne Frank Remembered
7.7
A Matter of Choice for Billy
A Matter of Choice for Billy
4
A Coming to Terms for Billy
A Coming to Terms for Billy
0
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope
6.8
Prodigal
Prodigal
5.2
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale
7.7
Stars In Shorts
Stars In Shorts
0
Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer
Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer
3.5
The Lady's Not For Burning
The Lady's Not For Burning
0
To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse
5.4
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
7.5
Swing Kids
Swing Kids
6.7
Mindhorn
Mindhorn
6.1
Death on the Nile
Death on the Nile
6.4
Triumph of the Beasts
Triumph of the Beasts
0
The Beasts Within
The Beasts Within
0
Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War
8.2
All Is True
All Is True
6.1
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics
6
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers
6.3
Too Late to Talk to Billy
Too Late to Talk to Billy
0
Lorna
Lorna
0
James Ellis: An Actor's Life
James Ellis: An Actor's Life
0
Tenet
Tenet
7.2
Lost Lives
Lost Lives
6
Thor: From Asgard to Earth
Thor: From Asgard to Earth
7.1
It's a Whole New West: The Making of 'Wild, Wild West'
It's a Whole New West: The Making of 'Wild, Wild West'
4.9
Wild Wild West: Loveless's Ladies
6
Wild Wild West: Evil Devices
Wild Wild West: Evil Devices
4
Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of 'Tenet'
Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of 'Tenet'
8.5
Fireheart
Fireheart
7.3
A Haunting in Venice
A Haunting in Venice
6.7
Discovering Hamlet
Discovering Hamlet
7
Alien Love Triangle
Alien Love Triangle
5.5
Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer
8.1
As You Like It
As You Like It
5.7
The Dance of Shiva
The Dance of Shiva
0
Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire
6.8
Strange Interlude
Strange Interlude
5
Peter O'Toole: Along the Sky Road to Aqaba
Peter O'Toole: Along the Sky Road to Aqaba
7.6
The Magic Touch of Harry Potter
The Magic Touch of Harry Potter
7.8
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out
0
Denzel Washington - Un modèle américain
Denzel Washington - Un modèle américain
7.5
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder
6.9
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