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
The Road to El Dorado
The Road to El Dorado
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Hamlet
Hamlet
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Henry V
Henry V
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Peter's Friends
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The Gingerbread Man
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Celebrity
Celebrity
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Conspiracy
Conspiracy
7.265
Walking with Monsters
Walking with Monsters
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How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
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Warm Springs
Warm Springs
6.9
IMAX: Galapagos 3D
IMAX: Galapagos 3D
6
The Periwig-Maker
The Periwig-Maker
7.5
Love's Labour's Lost
Love's Labour's Lost
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Schneider's 2nd Stage
0
Universal Horror
Universal Horror
7.313
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Following the Rabbit-Proof Fence
8
Shadow of a Gunman
Shadow of a Gunman
0
National Theatre Live: Macbeth
National Theatre Live: Macbeth
6.5
The Making of Walking with Dinosaurs
6
Look Back in Anger
Look Back in Anger
9
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
7.5
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Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces
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Dead Again
Dead Again
6.408
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Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic
0
Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express
6.706
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The Tramp and the Dictator
6.9
Coming Through
Coming Through
4.3
Anne Frank Remembered
Anne Frank Remembered
8.1
A Coming to Terms for Billy
A Coming to Terms for Billy
0
A Matter of Choice for Billy
A Matter of Choice for Billy
4
Prodigal
Prodigal
5.2
Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer
Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer
3.5
To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse
6.1
The Lady's Not For Burning
The Lady's Not For Burning
0
Death on the Nile
Death on the Nile
6.47
Triumph of the Beasts
Triumph of the Beasts
0
The Beasts Within
The Beasts Within
0
All Is True
All Is True
6.112
Too Late to Talk to Billy
Too Late to Talk to Billy
0
It's a Whole New West: The Making of 'Wild, Wild West'
It's a Whole New West: The Making of 'Wild, Wild West'
4.875
Wild Wild West: Loveless's Ladies
6
Wild Wild West: Evil Devices
Wild Wild West: Evil Devices
4
A Haunting in Venice
A Haunting in Venice
6.801
Alien Love Triangle
Alien Love Triangle
10
Valkyrie
Valkyrie
6.909
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
6.399
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein
8
Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
6.937
A Month in the Country
A Month in the Country
6.381
My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
6.684
The Theory of Flight
The Theory of Flight
6.218
Discovering Hamlet
Discovering Hamlet
5.7
The Proposition
The Proposition
6.362
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale
7.7
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers
6.3
Lorna
Lorna
0
James Ellis: An Actor's Life
James Ellis: An Actor's Life
0
Fireheart
Fireheart
7.4
The Dance of Shiva
The Dance of Shiva
0
Strange Interlude
Strange Interlude
0
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West
5.315
Othello
Othello
6.52
Ghosts
0
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder
7.937
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics
0
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
7.72
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
6.8
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
6.115
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe
6.9
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope
6.764
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
7.456
Tenet
Tenet
7.191
Lost Lives
Lost Lives
6
Sleuth
Sleuth
6.2
High Season
High Season
5.571
Easter 2016
Easter 2016
0
The Making of 'Dunkirk'
The Making of 'Dunkirk'
7.9
The Boat That Rocked
The Boat That Rocked
7.253
Thor: From Asgard to Earth
Thor: From Asgard to Earth
7.1
Five Children and It
Five Children and It
5.522
Looking for Richard
Looking for Richard
6.696
Swing Kids
Swing Kids
6.649
Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of 'Tenet'
Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of 'Tenet'
8.625
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence
6.918
Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer
8.256
Discovering Hamlet
Discovering Hamlet
0
Stars In Shorts
Stars In Shorts
0
Peter O'Toole: Along the Sky Road to Aqaba
Peter O'Toole: Along the Sky Road to Aqaba
6
The Magic Touch of Harry Potter
The Magic Touch of Harry Potter
7.5
Mindhorn
Mindhorn
6.112
As You Like It
As You Like It
5.663
Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire
6.8
Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War
8.255
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