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Kenneth Branagh is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Writer, Adaptation and Producer British born on 10 december 1960 at Belfast (United-kingdom)

Kenneth Branagh

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Birth name Kenneth Charles Branagh
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 10 december 1960 (57 years) at Belfast (United-kingdom)

Sir Kenneth Charles "Ken" Branagh (/ˈbrænə/ BRAN-ə; born 10 December 1960) is a Northern-Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has directed or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including Henry V (1989) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Othello (1995), Hamlet (1996) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), and As You Like It (2006).
He has also starred in numerous other films and television series including Fortunes of War (1987), Woody Allen's Celebrity (1998), Wild Wild West (1999), The Road to El Dorado (2000), Conspiracy (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Warm Springs (2005), Valkyrie (2008), Wallander (2008–present), and My Week with Marilyn (2011) as Sir Laurence Olivier (Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor). He has directed such notable films as Dead Again (1991) in which he also starred, Swan Song (1992) (Academy Award nominated for Best Live Action Short Film), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) in which he also starred, The Magic Flute (2006), Sleuth (2007), the blockbuster superhero film Thor (2011), the action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) in which he also co-stars, and Cinderella (2015).

He also narrated the BBC documentary miniseries' Walking with Dinosaurs (starred in 1999) (as well as The Ballad of Big Al), Walking with Beasts (2001) and Walking with Monsters (2005).

Branagh has been nominated for five Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, and has won an Emmy and three BAFTAs. He was appointed a knight bachelor in the 2012 Birthday Honours and was knighted on 9 November 2012.

Biography

From 1989 to 1995, Branagh was married to actress Emma Thompson, with whom he starred in Fortunes of War among other projects. During their marriage, and while directing and co-starring with Helena Bonham Carter in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, he began an affair with her. After Thompson divorced him, he and Bonham-Carter were in a well-publicised relationship for several years. In 2003, he married film art director Lindsay Brunnock, whom he met during the shooting of Shackleton.

His distant relative Glenn Branagh, who was a UYM member, died in 2001 while attempting to throw a pipe bomb at police.

He is a fan of English football club Tottenham Hotspur and Scottish football club Rangers F.C.

Branagh is a Christian and has spoken about how he 'became more religious' listening to Laurence Olivier's reading of the Bible.

Best films

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
(Actor)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
(Producer)
Cinderella (2015)
(Director)
Thor (2011)
(Director)
Wild Wild West (1999)
(Actor)
Valkyrie (2008)
(Actor)

Usually with

Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle
(16 films)
Richard Briers
Richard Briers
(10 films)
Jimmy Yuill
Jimmy Yuill
(6 films)
Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kenneth Branagh (51 films)

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Actor

Dunkirk
Dunkirk (2017)

Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical
Actors Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles, James D'Arcy
Roles Commander Bolton of the Royal Navy
Rating74% 3.7483.7483.7483.7483.748
Le film se déroule au début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale en 1940, durant la bataille de Dunkerque. Le film évoquera l'opération Dynamo, l'évacuation de Dunkerque. Il sera principalement tourné sur le littoral dunkerquois.
Murder on the Orient Express
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Michael Peña
Roles Hercule Poirot
Rating67% 3.3952553.3952553.3952553.3952553.395255
Un groupe de passagers se retrouve prisonnier du célèbre train de l'Orient-Express, alors qu'un meurtre vient d'être commis. Le détective belge Hercule Poirot mène l'enquête.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 1h45
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Gangster films
Actors Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, David Paymer, Nonso Anozie
Roles Viktor Cherevin
Rating61% 3.098233.098233.098233.098233.09823
After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Jack Ryan (Pine), studying at the London School of Economics, becomes a U.S. Marine second lieutenant fighting in Afghanistan, where his spine is critically injured when his helicopter is shot down. During a lengthy recovery, he attracts the attention of Cathy Muller (Knightley), the medical student helping him learn to walk again, and Thomas Harper (Costner), an official with the CIA who recruits him.
My Week with Marilyn, 1h38
Directed by Simon Curtis, Simon Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Julia Ormond, Emma Watson, Judi Dench
Roles Sir Laurence Olivier
Rating69% 3.4990053.4990053.4990053.4990053.499005
Following his graduation from university in 1956, aspiring filmmaker Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) travels to London to get a job on Laurence Olivier's (Kenneth Branagh) next production. Hugh Perceval (Michael Kitchen) tells Colin that there are no jobs available, but he decides to wait for Olivier, whom he once met at a party. Olivier and his wife, Vivien Leigh (Julia Ormond), eventually show up and Vivien encourages Olivier to give Colin a job on his upcoming film The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams). Colin's first task is to find a suitable place for Marilyn and her husband, Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), to stay at while they are in England. The press find out about the house, but Colin reveals he secured a second house just in case, impressing Olivier and Marilyn's publicist, Arthur P. Jacobs (Toby Jones).
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, 1h28
Directed by Morgan Spurlock
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Seth Rogen, Adrianne Curry, Kevin Smith, Corey Feldman, Kenneth Branagh, Thomas Jane
Roles Himself
Rating70% 3.5458453.5458453.5458453.5458453.545845
Presented by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon, and directed by Morgan Spurlock, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope explores the phenomenon of the San Diego Comic-Con International, which began as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans. The event has grown into an annual pop culture event that influences every form of entertainment and is attended by over 140,000 people. The film follows the lives of five attendees as they prepare to attend the 2010 convention, which is characterized as "the ultimate geek mecca":
The Boat That Rocked, 2h15
Directed by Richard Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Radio, Musical films
Actors Tom Sturridge, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Will Adamsdale
Roles Dormandy
Rating73% 3.6991053.6991053.6991053.6991053.699105
In 1966, numerous pirate radio stations broadcast to the United Kingdom from ships anchored in international waters, specialising in rock and pop music that is not played on BBC Radio. Seventeen-year-old Carl (Tom Sturridge), recently expelled from school, is sent to stay with his godfather Quentin (Bill Nighy), who runs the station "Radio Rock" anchored in the North Sea. The eclectic crew of disc jockeys and staffers, led by the brash American DJ "The Count" (Philip Seymour Hoffman), quickly accept Carl as one of their own.
Valkyrie
Valkyrie (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Bryan Singer
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Themes Hitler, Political films
Actors Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Terence Stamp
Roles Henning von Tresckow
Rating70% 3.548633.548633.548633.548633.54863
During World War II, Wehrmacht Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) is severely wounded during an RAF air raid in Tunisia, losing his right hand, the ring and pinkie finger on his left hand, and his left eye, and is evacuated home to Nazi Germany. Meanwhile, Major General Henning von Tresckow (Branagh) attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler by smuggling a bomb aboard the Führer's personal airplane. The bomb, however, is a dud and fails to detonate, and Tresckow flies to Berlin in order to safely retrieve it. After learning that the Gestapo has arrested Major General Hans Oster, he orders General Olbricht (Nighy) to find a replacement. After recruiting Stauffenberg into the German Resistance, Olbricht presents Stauffenberg at a meeting of the secret committee which has coordinated previous attempts on Hitler's life. The members include General Ludwig Beck (Stamp), Dr. Carl Goerdeler (McNally), and Erwin von Witzleben (Schofield). Stauffenberg is stunned to learn that no plans exist on the subject of what is to be done after Hitler's assassination.
Alien Love Triangle, 30minutes
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Alice Connor, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham
Roles Steven Chesterman
Rating62% 3.101943.101943.101943.101943.10194
Steven Chesterman is a scientist who has created a teleportation device and hopes to use it for different purposes. He then goes home to his wife to share the news, but he learns she has a surprise for him: she is from outer space. It leads to a string of unusual events where beings from space come to visit Chesterman and his friends and show that all is not as things seem.
Sleuth
Sleuth (2007)
, 1h28
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Michael Caine, Jude Law, Harold Pinter, Kenneth Branagh
Roles Other Man on T.V.
Rating64% 3.2498953.2498953.2498953.2498953.249895
"A millionaire detective novelist matches wits with the unemployed actor who ran off with his wife in a deadly serious, seriously twisted game with dangerous consequences."
Five Children and It, 1h29
Directed by John Stephenson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Freddie Highmore, Tara Fitzgerald, Alex Jennings, Jonathan Bailey, Zoë Wanamaker, Kenneth Branagh
Roles Uncle Albert
Rating55% 2.7998452.7998452.7998452.7998452.799845
The film begins with five children (Robert, Cyril, Jane, Anthea and The Lamb), that let their father go to the fight in World War I. That's in 1914, but the children are asked to stay at their uncle's house with his son, Horace. While exploring the house, Robert finds a locked door in the Greenhouse and brings the other children. They manage to open the door and discover a creature called It, a sand fairy. They wish to make the house tidy without having to do the work. When they come back, they see dozens of copies of themselves doing the chores and wrecking the house in the attempt.
Rabbit-Proof Fence, 1h34
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Films about racism, Transport films, Évasion
Actors Everlyn Sampi, Kenneth Branagh, David Gulpilil, Jason Clarke, Deborah Mailman, Garry McDonald
Roles A. O. Neville
Rating74% 3.748473.748473.748473.748473.74847
Set in 1931, two sisters, 14-year-old Molly and 8-year-old Daisy, and their 10-year-old cousin Gracie live in the Western Australian town of Jigalong. The town lies along the northern part of Australia's rabbit-proof fence, which runs for several thousand miles.
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about disabilities
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Robin Wright, Lynn Redgrave, Jared Harris, David Krumholtz, Peter Riegert
Roles Peter McGowan
Rating69% 3.4967753.4967753.4967753.4967753.496775
The film stars Kenneth Branagh as Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. His latest play is in the hands of effeminate director Brian Sellars (David Krumholtz), who is obsessed with Petula Clark; his wife Melanie (Robin Wright Penn) is determined to have a baby; he finds himself bonding with a new neighbor's lonely young daughter (Suzi Hofrichter) who has mild cerebral palsy; and during one of his middle-of-the-night strolls, he encounters his oddball doppelgänger (Jared Harris) who claims to be Peter McGowan and develops a friendship of sorts with him.