Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh

  • Born on
    • December 10th, 1960
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.[4] 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).


Acting (54 Credits)

2022Death on the Nile as Hercule Poirot
2020Tenet as Andrei Sator
2018All Is True as William Shakespeare
2018Avengers: Infinity War as Asgardian Distress Call (voice) (uncredited)
2017Murder on the Orient Express as Hercule Poirot
2017Dunkirk as Commander Bolton
2016Mindhorn as Kenneth Branagh
2014Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit as Viktor Cherevin
2012The Dogs of Riga as Kurt Wallander
2012London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder as Isambard Kingdom Brunel
2011My Week with Marilyn as Sir Laurence Olivier
2009The Boat That Rocked as Dormandy
2008Valkyrie as Henning von Tresckow
2008Firewall as Kurt Wallander
2008One Step Behind as Kurt Wallander
2008Sidetracked as Kurt Wallander
2008Wallander (UK) as Kurt Wallander
2007Sleuth as Other Man on T.V.
2005Warm Springs as Franklin Delano Roosevelt
2005The Goebbels Experiment as Narrator
2005Walking with Monsters as Narrator (voice)
2004Five Children and It as Uncle Albert
2003World War I in Colour as Narrator
2002The Tramp and the Dictator as Narrator (voice)
2002Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Gilderoy Lockhart
2002Rabbit-Proof Fence as A. O. Neville
2002Shackleton as Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
2001Conspiracy as Reinhard Heydrich
2001Walking with Beasts as Narrator
2000The Road to El Dorado as Miguel (voice)
2000How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog as Peter McGowan
2000Love's Labour's Lost as Berowne
2000The Ballad of Big Al as Narrator
2000Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special as Narrator
1999The Periwig-Maker as Periwig-maker (voice)
1999Wild Wild West as Dr. Arliss Loveless
1999Walking with Dinosaurs as Narrator (voice)
1998The Gingerbread Man as Rick Magruder
1998Universal Horror as Narrator
1998Celebrity as Lee Simon
1998The Theory of Flight as Richard
1998The Proposition as Father Michael McKinnon
1998Cold War
1996Hamlet as Prince Hamlet
1995Anne Frank Remembered as Narration (voice)
1995Othello as Iago
1994Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as Victor Frankenstein
1993Much Ado About Nothing as Benedick
1993Swing Kids as Herr Knopp, Gestapo (uncredited)
1992Peter's Friends as Andrew Benson
1991Dead Again as Roman Strauss / Mike Church
1989Henry V as Henry V
1987A Month in the Country as James Soon
1987Fortunes of War as Guy Pringle

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