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

Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh
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Birth name Kenneth Charles Branagh
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 10 december 1960 (59 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)
Dunkirk (2017)
(Actor)
Thor (2011)
(Director)
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
(Actor)

Usually with

Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle
(19 films)
Richard Briers
Richard Briers
(10 films)
Gerard Horan
Gerard Horan
(10 films)
Jimmy Yuill
Jimmy Yuill
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kenneth Branagh (58 films)

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Actor

Tenet
Tenet (2020)

Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Clémence Poésy

Terrain inconnu. Le projet est décrit comme une épopée d’action autour du monde de l’espionnage international.
Death on the Nile
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Rose Leslie Harington, Tom Bateman
Roles Hercule Poirot

Après l'enquête de l'Orient-Express, le célèbre détective privé belge Hercule Poirot doit enquêter sur un meurtre perpétré à bord d'un navire de croisière. En effet, la riche et belle héritière Linnet Ridgeway s'éprend de Simon Doyle, le fiancé de sa meilleure amie, Jacqueline de Bellefort, et l'épouse dans la foulée. Partis en voyage de noces, les jeunes mariés sont poursuivis par la jeune femme délaissée, dans leurs étapes successives, jusqu'en Égypte, où ils séjournent dans un hôtel où se trouve également Poirot, qui pressent une situation dramatique. Ce dernier, les jeunes mariés et leur poursuivante, ainsi que divers clients « aisés » de l'hôtel se retrouvent fortuitement pour faire une croisière à bord du vapeur S. S. Karnak… Jusqu'au jour où Linnet est retrouvée assassinée. La suspecte la plus probable, Jacqueline, qui nourrissait une grande haine envers celle-ci, est pourtant une des seules personnes à avoir un alibi inattaquable. Mais Hercule Poirot n'est pas dupe et ses « cellules grises »vont mettre à mal tous les alibis et révéler une machination diabolique.
All Is True
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about writers
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Lydia Wilson, Gerard Horan, Alex Macqueen
Roles William Shakespeare
Rating62% 3.1000653.1000653.1000653.1000653.100065
Le 29 juin 1613, le Théâtre du Globe que dirigeait William Shakespeare est entièrement détruit par un incendie. C'est le prétexte qui pousse le dramaturge au faîte de sa gloire à décider de cesser d'écrire. Il quitte Londres et rejoint son village de naissance Stratford-upon-Avon où il retrouve sa famille qu'il n'avait pas vu depuis de nombreuses années.
Avengers: Infinity War, 2h29
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Films about spiders, Hulk (comics) films, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Asgardian Distress Call (voice) (uncredited)
Rating84% 4.2476054.2476054.2476054.2476054.247605
Père adoptif de Gamora et Nébula, Thanos a commencé à recueillir les six Pierres d'Infinité : la Pierre du Pouvoir, la Pierre de l'Espace, la Pierre de Réalité, la Pierre de l'Âme, la Pierre du Temps et la Pierre de l'Esprit. Son objectif est de réunir ces six gemmes sur un gantelet doré, forgé par le nain Eitri sur Nidavellir, afin d'utiliser leur immense puissance pour détruire la moitié de la population de l'Univers et rétablir ainsi un certain équilibre. Dans sa quête le menant sur diverses planètes, la Terre, Knowhere et Vormir, Thanos est aidé par ses enfants adoptifs : Ebony Maw , Cull Obsidian , Corvus Glaive et Proxima Midnight . Face à cette nouvelle menace qui concerne l'Univers entier, le groupe de super-héros des Avengers, divisé depuis 2 ans, doit se reformer, et s'associer au Docteur Strange, aux Gardiens de la Galaxie et au peuple du Wakanda.
Dunkirk
Dunkirk (2017)
, 1h47
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Tom Glynn-Carney, Harry Styles
Roles Commander Bolton of the Royal Navy
Rating78% 3.9447153.9447153.9447153.9447153.944715
Au début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, en mai 1940, environ 400 000 soldats britanniques, canadiens, français et belges se retrouvent encerclés par les troupes allemandes dans la poche de Dunkerque. L'opération Dynamo est mise en place pour évacuer le Corps Expéditionnaire britannique (CEB) vers l'Angleterre.
Murder on the Orient Express, 1h54
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, Tom Bateman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench
Roles Hercule Poirot
Rating65% 3.253273.253273.253273.253273.25327
Le célèbre détective belge Hercule Poirot prend l'Orient-Express pour rentrer d’Istanbul à Londres. Mais alors que le train se retrouve bloqué par la neige dans les montagnes yougoslaves, Samuel Ratchett, un riche Américain, est assassiné. À la demande de son ami M. Bouc, directeur de la ligne, Poirot se met à enquêter pour découvrir le meurtrier parmi les passagers.
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% 3.099183.099183.099183.099183.09918
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, 1h39
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% 3.498323.498323.498323.498323.49832
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
Rating69% 3.4961353.4961353.4961353.4961353.496135
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% 3.699223.699223.699223.699223.69922
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% 3.5489153.5489153.5489153.5489153.548915
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% 3.1009653.1009653.1009653.1009653.100965
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% 3.249393.249393.249393.249393.24939
"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."