Kenneth Branagh News

Date of Birth: December 10, 1960 (54)
Birth Place: Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND
Gender: Male
Eddie Izzard and More to Star in Film Remake of WHISKY GALORE!Eddie Izzard and More to Star in Film Remake of WHISKY GALORE!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 30, 2015

Comic stars Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and John Sessions will be wetting their whistle in the upcoming film reboot of WHISKY GALORE! (more...)

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

McQUEEN to Receive West End TransferMcQUEEN to Receive West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday 27 August, following previews from 13 August, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON Extends Booking PeriodSUNNY AFTERNOON Extends Booking Period
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The multi-Olivier Award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON, which tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks, has extended its booking period by six months, now on sale until 16 April 2016. (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker & John Dagleish Set for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's HARLEQUINADEZoe Wanamaker & John Dagleish Set for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's HARLEQUINADE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Further casting for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick season has been announced. John Dagleish and Zoe Wanamaker are to appear in Harlequinade, with John also joining the company of The Winter's Tale. The two productions will play in repertory at the Garrick theatre from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Receives $65 Million from Thompson FamilyPark Avenue Armory Receives $65 Million from Thompson Family
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Park Avenue Armory announced today that the Thompson Family Foundation has given $65 million to kick-start a programming endowment that will allow the Armory to expand the range and number of groundbreaking works in the performing and visual arts it presents, as well as the scale and reach of its arts education initiatives for underserved public school students. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON's John Dagleish Boards Kenneth Branagh's THE WINTER'S TALESUNNY AFTERNOON's John Dagleish Boards Kenneth Branagh's THE WINTER'S TALE
by Jessica Showers - Jul 9, 2015

John Dagleish, Olivier winner for SUNNY AFTERNOON, is headed back to the West End. The Daily Mail reports that he will take on the role of conman 'Autolycus' in Kenneth Branagh's THE WINTER'S TALE. Branagh and Rob Ashford will co-direct the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's first show of the year, which is slated to run October 17, 2015, through January 16, 2016. (more...)

Disney Picks Up Live-Action PRINCE CHARMING ScriptDisney Picks Up Live-Action PRINCE CHARMING Script
by Jessica Showers - Jul 6, 2015

Disney princes have long played second fiddle to their princess counterparts. Now Variety is reporting a change of tune, with the studio having picked up a spec script for a live-action comedy film called PRINCE CHARMING. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE'S LABOUR LOST at Shakespeare Theatre of New JerseyPhoto Flash: First Look at LOVE'S LABOUR LOST at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of Love's Labour's Lost. The enormously popular summer venue, located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, hosts the show through July 26th. (more...)

NT Live Re-Broadcasts THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, TodayNT Live Re-Broadcasts THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Beginning today, June 25, National Theatre Live will present encore screenings of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy & Tony Award winner Helen Mirren, and directed by Stephen Daldry, to select cinema screens in markets internationally. These screenings will include an exclusive In Conversation with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. (more...)

NT Live to Re-Broadcast THE AUDIENCE This WeekNT Live to Re-Broadcast THE AUDIENCE This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Beginning this Thursday, June 25, National Theatre Live will present encore screenings of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy & Tony Award winner Helen Mirren, and directed by Stephen Daldry, to select cinema screens in markets internationally. These screenings will include an exclusive In Conversation with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. For participating venues and tickets, visit www.ntlive.com. Click here to watch the trailer. (more...)

Rita Rudner to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/17-19Rita Rudner to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Be prepared to laugh as award-winning comedian and New York Times bestselling author, Rita Rudner, makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut on Friday, July 17 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, July 18 (7 p.m.). Known for her epigrammatic one-liners, Rudner has been a house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000. Tickets for Rita Rudner range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WOMAN IN BLACK at the SJT, ScarboroughPhoto Flash: First Look at THE WOMAN IN BLACK at the SJT, Scarborough
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Twenty eight years after its debut, one of the most successful plays in West End history returns to Scarborough where it all began. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh in Talks to Helm MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS RebootKenneth Branagh in Talks to Helm MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Reboot
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Kenneth Branagh is currently in talks to take on a big screen adaptation of Agatha Cristie's iconic detective novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.   (more...)

Dame Judi Dench on Acting: 'The More You Do, the More Frightening It Is'Dame Judi Dench on Acting: 'The More You Do, the More Frightening It Is'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

According to The Stage, Judi Dench, who will soon appear in THE WINTER'S TALE for Kenneth Branagh's new theatre company's West End debut, said at an event to celebrate Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts' 70th birthday that she "lives in fear as an actor." (more...)

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Begins 6/17 at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor StageLOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Begins 6/17 at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of Love's Labour's Lost. The enormously popular summer venue, located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, will host the show beginning on June 17th and continuing through July 26th. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: New Look at Richard Fleeshman, Summer Strallen & More in Chichester's A DAMSEL IN DISTRESSPhoto Flash Exclusive: New Look at Richard Fleeshman, Summer Strallen & More in Chichester's A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
by Roy Tan - Jun 10, 2015

Making their Chichester debuts as George and Maud are Richard Fleeshman (UrineTown, Ghost: The Musical, Legally Blonde) and the Olivier Award nominated Summer Strallen (Top Hat, Love Never Dies, The Sound of Music). The stellar cast also includes Desmond Barrit (The History Boys, Wicked and numerous RSC productions), Isla Blair (Made in Dagenham, The Lyons, Festival 2009'sCollaboration), Richard Dempsey (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Michael Grandage's A Midsummer Night's Dream), Nicholas Farrell (Festival 2011's South Downs / The Browning Version, 37 Days and Chariots of Fire) and Sally Ann Triplett (Follies!, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls). (more...)

Ego Actus to Present I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANTEgo Actus to Present I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Ego Actus will present the World Premiere of Penny Jackson's dark comedy I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC, beginning performances on July 16th, opening July 18th at 8 PM and continuing through August 2nd. The Equity production will be directed by Joan Kane with scene design by David Goldstein, costumes by Caitlin Cisek, lights by Dennis Parichy, sound by Andy Evan Cohen, projections by Jim Marlow. The Stage Manager is Tyler Winthrop. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: WOLF HALL's Christopher Oram on His Tony Win!BWW TV Exclusive: WOLF HALL's Christopher Oram on His Tony Win!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

Just last night, Wolf Hall: Parts 1& 2's Christopher Oram took home the Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play. Check out what he had to say about his win after he stepped off the Radio City stage! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/5/2015 - Tonys, Tonys, Tonys!WAKE UP with BWW 6/5/2015 - Tonys, Tonys, Tonys!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 5, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE TONY AWARDS! What else?! (more...)

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